why did my anti virus stop working?

WHY DID MY ANTI VIRUS QUIT WORKING? JOY.BUTLER@SBCGLOBAL.NET

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  • 1 decade ago
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    most virus are spread through IE. IE is not a safe browser. you should use a more secure browser to protect your PC from virus.

    i recommand you to use firefox with Google toolbar. firefox can block any any popup and disable any virus and adware, spyware on webpage, so, firefox is much safer than IE browser. as you know, most of virus spread throught internet and webpage.

    besides, firefox is much smaller than IE, so it run faster than IE.

    download firefox for free, Just have a try:

    http://www.toolforyou.net/firefox/

    Good Luck, Merry Xmas !!!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It could have gone on strike for better working conditions.

    Its contract period could be expired and stopped working because you didn't renew it.

    It could be a malware infection on your computer preventing it from working.

    I notice you have an sbcglobal.net email. Are you using the Online protection provided by AT&T Yahoo? If not, you should be. You are paying for it in your DSL service.

    If it is the AT&T (SBC) Yahoo online protection Anti-Virus program that is not working, call 1-877-722-3755.

  • phy333
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    You probably have Norton or McAfee and they do expire.

    Try these, they are better. They work and they are free:

    Run the tool and then download the free spyware and virus protection programs:

    Malicious virus removal tool:

    http://www.microsoft.com/security/malwareremove/de...

    Ad-Aware Free download:

    http://www.lavasoft.de/software/adaware/...

    AVG Download free

    http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1

    Yahoo Toolbar has good pop-up blocker:

    http://toolbar.yahoo.com/

    Good Luck

    p.s. Very dangerous to put your email address in here. You will be bombarded with spam.

  • 1 decade ago

    Because the virus must have found a way to infest and disable your secrurity systems. Many viruses nowadays are getting more and more intelegent. Get a new virus protection like:

    AdAware

    Spybot

    SpySweeper...etc...etc

    You can google those terms :)

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  • 1 decade ago

    Do you need to update it/is it expired? Did you install another anti virus, or have another one installed on the computer before you installed that one? Sometimes they will counteract each other and cause problems.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well, you need to mention what kind of antivirus that you are using on. There are several reason for this matter. Maybe, you antivirus has been 'disable' either by yourself accidentally or by it own vendor for unknown reason(s). One of the possible reason is because of invalid cd keys and expired subcription. There are other reasons too.

  • 1 decade ago

    MAYBE YOUR COMPUTER WAS INFECTED BY VIRUS..THAT CAN STOP YOU ANTI VIRUS WORKING, AND THIS VIRUS ARE REALLY BAD, THEY NOT BROKE YOUR SYSTEM, BUT THIS VIRUS JUST STOP YOUR ANTIVIR, AND GIVE OPORTUNITY TO HUNDREDS VIRUSES TO BREAK IN TO YOUR COMP...BEWARE..YOU HAVE TO REPLACEIT WITH OTHERS ANTIVIR NOW!, TRY TO USE kaspersky antivirus..IT FREE..AND IT'S FROM RUSSIA..THE HEADQUARTER OF all VIRUSES..

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The antivirus softwares are to be regularly updated. Please visit the following site and select a suitable free antivirus. http://tinyurl.com/ymctqq

    You can visit the following site , if you want a more effective antivirus . You have to pay for it!

    http://tinyurl.com/ykzjyp

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