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Computer problems and Nortons Internet Protection!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

I have been having no end of 'odd problems with my computer - I have XP and 2009 Nortons Internet Protection.
I have had wild fluctuations of broadband speed - Telstra didn't want to know - it changed (often within 1 hr) between 56Mbps down to 1Mbps and anywhere in between!! -
Also I had so many problems with the Sparkpeople site - pages not loading completely - then often the whole computer jammed up and it was 1 file from Nortons stuck open!! When this happened it just jammed any or every program - had to do a restart to clear it then it would often happen again within a few mins!! Checked the file - it was a mainframe file that HAD to be there!!
Then this morning my email just wouldn't - none in none out!! But Internet was ok!! Tried another computer and everything ok!! So I went looking - decided to dump Nortons and got a 1mth free trial of Kasperski. In the installing it did a full scan - and found 14 problems that Nortons had let in - 4 Trojans, 6 trackers etc!! Not funny!! Nortons had missed these!!
Since Kasperski has been going - I have had a set speed of 50Mpbs Internet (no fluctuations so far) and no jammed programs and the SP site loads and works!! I hope it continues -
I thought that if other people were having odd, frustrating problems with a computer they might think about what I found!!

  
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MARILYN1946 7/11/2009 9:32PM

    Norton screwed up my computer and it cost me over $100 a couple years ago for a computer tech company to fix it. They now recommend to any of their customers that use it to uninstall Norton and use something else.

Glad to know you're so much better protected and so much less inconvenienced with your new program.

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BMARYGIRL 7/11/2009 12:16PM

  I admit I do not use Norton's. I find it interrupts work and doesn't stop the stuff I want stopped. My niece says "Norton's is a virus!!!"

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SANDYK1750 7/10/2009 3:14AM

    I too had problems with Norton slowing down my computer. We tried Mcafee and found it faster than Norton but it still slowed us down. NOD32 is great and so is AVAST

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IRONGRANNIE 7/10/2009 2:48AM

    If you don't like Kasperski, I have Mcafee and have had no problems whatsoever with it. I am so glad I didn't get Norton! emoticon
Denise.

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Learning Curve

Monday, July 06, 2009

I think I am finally getting the hang of meal planning now. Most days I stay within all my allowances, and on the odd occasions things don't quite add up I am only a fraction under.
I am also finding that the weight comes off better if I keep my calorie allowance on the high side of my allowance. I find this interesting because every diet I have had before has used the principal of limiting, often severely, the amount of food eaten an therefore the calories. They didn't work though!!
Ok, ok, yes I know - SP is always telling us that its portion control combined with nutrient control that matters. However when one has learnt calorie control all ones life, to be able to eat, what for me is a substantial amount of food, and lose weight, is totally foreign and has taken time to get my head around.
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RIGHTNOW61 7/7/2009 8:02PM

    I don't think I get this yet. Sounds great, can't wait til it hits me. emoticon

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YOBBI1 7/6/2009 10:51PM

    I agree totally,I found at 1st when I kept at low end of calorie limit didn't lose much at all,now i keep to higher end losing more.Love the fact I don't have to starve myself to lose weight.If anything I sometimes have trouble eating all I should is so much :)

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OFEDEOZ 7/6/2009 9:33PM

    Wooohoooo! It's great when you finally get it, it's not jusy about the calories

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MARIADALE 7/6/2009 8:13PM

    It does seem that we lose more if we restrict less.

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IRONGRANNIE 7/6/2009 7:06PM

    I suppose it won't surprise you to hear I have found exactly the same thing. I can't believe the amount of food I can eat and still the weight comes off! How much do we love Sparkies! emoticon emoticon

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IRONGRANNIE 7/6/2009 7:05PM

    I suppose it won't surprise you to hear I have found exactly the same thing. I can't believe the amount of food I can eat and still the weight comes off! How much do we love Sparkies! emoticon emoticon

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IRONGRANNIE 7/6/2009 7:03PM

    I suppose it won't surprise you to hear I have found exactly the same thing. I can't believe the amount of food I can eat and still the weight comes off! How much do we love Sparkies! emoticon emoticon

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Nothing!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

I have absolutely nothing to say - life is going on as usual - same old, same old !! My weight is - oh so slowly - dropping off! The dogs hate the cold weather, as always and really - that's it!!

  
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MARIADALE 7/4/2009 10:12AM

    Slow and steady wins the race!

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Instant messaging

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Ever since the instant messaging system came in I have had lots of different logging in problems and very slow loading..
Recently I discovered how to turn it off (I haven't used it anyway) and my problems disappeared.
I have a feeling that it might be that its great for people with high speed internet connection but if - like me - you have a slower rate - not of my choice -then it can cause problems!! emoticon

  


Spread the Spark Weekend -

Friday, June 26, 2009

Its all about effort - right?
Well I went shopping in my Sparkpeople T shirt, then we had a Rally!! The turn up consisted of - Me - hubbie (behind the camera), our 2 dogs (watching fascinated from the window). lots of wild birds, and Herbie 2 (my scooter) but then what do you expect in the bush!! At least the sun came out!!
Anyway - SP asked for photos and here is mine!!


I hope the US rallies were better attended!!

  
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IRONGRANNIE 6/27/2009 2:44AM

    I love it!!!! I can see the pride in your face. I hope you can hear my giggles.

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