Dear Webby Humor Letter, Oct 30/06: Norton Problems 

Good Morning,   !
Monday,  October 30, 2006

Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right.
-- Arthur Schopenhauer

Liberty means responsibility.
That is why most men dread it.
-- George Bernard Shaw

The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing
opinion we have of ourselves with the appalling things
that other people think about us.
-- Quentin Crisp

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While traveling through Wyoming one winter day, I was experiencing
what's called a horizontal blizzard. The snow that had fallen the day
before was blowing across the road.

When I stopped for fuel, I remarked on the condition to a man at the
gas station. He obviously was a local who had seen a lot of winters.

"Yeah," he said, nodding. We don't get much snow, but what we do get,
we use a lot."

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=========================================== A man is at Grand Central Station waiting for his train that leaves at 6 p.m., but he has forgotten his watch. So he looks for someone to ask the time. He spots a guy carrying two suitcases and sporting this fabulous hi-tech watch, so he asks him for the time. The guy replies "Sure, which country?" The fella asks, "How many countries have you got?" to which the man replies, "All the countries in the world!" "Wow! That's a pretty cool watch you've got there." "That's nothing," the man says. "This watch also has a GPS facility, fax, e-mail and can even receive NTSC television channels and display them on its miniature active color pixel LCD screen!" "Boy, that's incredible. I wish I had a watch like that one. You wouldn't consider selling it by any chance?" "Well, actually the novelty has worn off for me, so for $900, if you want it, it's yours." The watchless traveler can hardly whip out his checkbook fast enough to hand over a check for $900. The seller takes off the watch and gives it to him. "Congratulations, here is you new hi-tech watch." Then, handing the two suitcases over as well, he says, "And here are the batteries." ============================================ Get a Dish Network for as low as $19.99/month Free HD & DVR Equipment & Free installation Free Dish Network Satellite TV Systems We are nationwide Dishnetwork retailer! ================================== From the Tech Support Pits: From: Rheta Re: Norton and Defender Dear webby: i may have a big problem. my norton antivirus was runing out. and i had heard that norton dosent really catch everything. so i bought Defender pro 15 in 1. i thought i had uninstalled norton. befor i installed Defender. when i tried to install the anti virus it says norton is still installed on my computer and i canot run the new one now what do i do? i just got a message pop up saying. surrent securrity. attention on sunday 29. 06 an Lovesanattack was dected on my machine..... Rheta Dear Rheta That is one of the reasons I, and most techs, don't like Norton. It is often nearly impossible to get a complete and clean un-install. I have no idea if Defender is a solution or a problem. All I use is McAfee VirusScan and McAfee fire-wall. Since McAfee works just fine, I have never spent any time checking out alternatives. I have used VirusScan since the 80's, when it came on a 360 KB 5 1/4" floppy. My only virus related activity is telling McAfee every 5 years what the new expiry date on my VISA for the auto-renewal is. Try contacting Norton and ask them how to get a clean un-install. Then you can try that Defender and see if it helps or makes things worse. Have FUN! DearWebby ==========================================
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