Hi Ron, Tell them we all read your mssg and we're not getting it either! Personally, I use free AVG and TDS-3 with WormGuard and Port Explorer, plus ZoneAlarm, SurfinGuard and MailWasher just for good measure, and RamBooster to help keep it squeakin. Roland Ron Allen chizotz-at-charter.net |24hoursupport/1.0-Allow| wrote: > > I am disgusted. > > Tonight, I got a pop-up message that appeared to use the Windows > Messenger service that has been abused by spammers urging me to update > my virus protection. This happened several times in a row, and, thinking it > was > the spam that has raised so many problems recently, I dismissed it > each time. Then, of course, I set about finding out how this junk got > through my defenses, which consisted of PC-Cillin 2003, Zone Alarm > Pro, and a hardware firewall in the form of a gateway router. > > Turns out that the pop-up message was from Trend Micro, which I > discovered by trying to update my virus patterns which immediately > displayed the pop-up again. The message in the pop-up said that my > virus protection expired today. Always suspicious of this kind of > thing, I checked my records and, sure enough, it was exactly one year > ago that I bought the last version of PC-Cillin. OK, so far so good, > although I was a little put out that they gave me so much warning. But > OK. > > Naturally, I immediately went to the Trend Micro web site and > purchased the upgrade to PC-Cillin 2004, downloaded the file, and > started to install it. > > Folks, the PC-Cillin 2004 install **REMOVES** Zone Alarm Pro from your > system and installs it's own firewall. When you go to disable the > PC-Cillin firewall, it warns you that all network security is also > disabled. > > I find this totally unacceptable. Unless someone here can explain to > me why I should accept this intrusive and invasive attempt to dictate > to me what software I can and can not have installed on my system, I > intend to call them tomorrow morning and demand my money back. This > may well be followed by calls and/or letters to the Better Business > Bureau and whatever other agency I can think of to complain to, > especially if they give me even the slightest hassle about a refund. > > Beware of PC-Cillin 2004. I will report back here if I find that this > warning is unwarranted... but I don't see now how it could be. > > Ron > > For a web-based membership management utility and information on list > policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ > > To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject. > > > For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.