RE: Replacing Norton With Another Program

  • From: Chris Skarstad <toonhead@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2007 20:16:56 -0600

Hi. Here's how you can tell if your nod 32 is scheduled for a weekly scan. you probably wouldn't want to do it every day, but for me at least, every week is fine. I do it every Sunday night at like 4 in the morning when I know I won't be using the computer. So if you leave your computer on all the time like I do, you can sleep well knowing that NOD is doing its job. If you don't have your computer on then, it'll scan when the computer is turned on next. Ok, so here's what you do. go into the control center, and in the tree view, arrow down to NOD 32 systemtools. if it's closed, open that section of the tree view and arrow down to scheduler/planner. Ok, now that you're there, press control plus tab and you'll be in a dialogue with different scheduled tasks for NOD 32 to perform. The one we're interested in is one that says on demand scanner. here comes the fun part. in order to change this to a time you want, you'll need to use your JAWS cursor. so if for example, you hear, nod 32 scanning NOD 32 on demand scanner 04 :00 on the following days Sunday not checked, you'll need to check it with the space bar. then to set it to a time you want, you'll need to use your JAWS cursor and move over to that particular spot on the screen.

When you're there, route your pc cursor to your JAWS cursor.
Now, how i do it, and there may be a different way to do this, but how i do it is I press the right mouse button, this is located one key to the left of the numpad slash on a standard windows keyboard. from the menu that appears, choose edit. you'll next be taken through a type of wizzard that lets you determine what type of task you're doing and when to let it happen. the most confusing part ischoosing the time and the day of the week, but if all this sounds confusing you should be at least able to determine that NOD 32 is in fact scanning your computer at all. Like I said, the interface is a bit quirky, but if you can work it, you can rest assured that it's doing its job. and yes, on my system, even when i had performed a manual scan i noticed little to know sluggishness.

Hope this helps somewhat!




At 06:34 PM 2/17/2007, you wrote:
Wow that seems almost too easy.  Do I understand you to say that I should
install/set up the program and forget about it?  That is unless I am
notified of a threat and/or have reason to be concerned?

I do have the program configured for automatic updates, and believe I
understand how to do a manual scan, but can't tell if and/or when it
automatically scans for threats.  That is definitely unlike Norton!  I don't
know about others, but my Jaws 7 and XP machine could not function properly
when Norton did its thing.  I hated what happened to Jaws (extreme
sluggishness and poor performance).  I would leave the computer until Norton
had finished whatever it was doing.  I've been using NOD 32 for a bit over a
week now and have never once been interrupted.  Actually that's what
concerned me that I didn't have things set up properly.  Can I really expect
NOD 32 is protecting me without Jaws experiencing the slightest of hiccups?
If so that would be incredible and would definitely motivate me to purchase
the program.

I am not sure that I am using Jaws properly with NOD 32, but have figured
out a few things.  I'd appreciate any helpful tips you might have to use
Jaws more efficiently, but here's what I've figured out.  In the NOD 32
Control Panel, arrowing through/opening items in the treeview is not an
issue.  However, I couldn't read anything about or do anything with these
items.  If I use Control/Tab I'm then in a dialogue and can move through it
in the typical fashion.  I can also use the Jaws Cursor to access multiple
tabs on the dialogue box.  To go back to the main menu of the Control Panel,
I have to escape and go back through the Programs Menu to start all over.
Are there easier/more efficient methods for accessing the Control Panel in
NOD 32?

Lastly I'd like to ask about the settings in NOD 32 to ensure that I have
things configured properly.  Again it may be that I'm not using Jaws well
enough to read everything, but I don't find any information to advise me
about these settings.  Okay, so here's the deal.  I click on NOD 32 via the
Desktop or Programs Menu.  I use the Jaws Cursor to find the Tabs.  Using
the Left Mouse Button or by routing Jaws to PC, I click on the desired Tab.
I can manipulate the multiple page dialogue box in the typical fashion.
When selecting the Setup Tab, I notice that scanning Email is not selected.
This is confusing as there is a note stating otherwise at the bottom of my
Email messages.  Are these two totally unrelated features?  I'd be very
interested in your advice about what should or shouldn't be checked in these
settings.  I tried to leave the default settings, but with all of my
experimenting things could have been accidentally changed.

Katrina
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Chris Skarstad
Sent: Saturday, February 17, 2007 2:49 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Replacing Norton With Another Program

Hi.  Yes, it's true, NOD 32 traditionally does not notify  you when the
computer is scanned for viruses, but you can set it to scan at specific
times. or you can even perform a manual scan, and if something comes up,
it'll let you know. If it doesn't, you're ok and you're virus free.


The e-mail address and password are used to make sure that you aren't
pirating the software.
after you reach the end of your 30 day trial period, you'll have to enter
the  e-mail address and password if you'd like to still receive updates.
You'll get this info when you buy the program, and you put that info into
the control center, I believe it's under update in the settings.
I'll admit the interface is somewhat lacking, but I read in a technology
newsletter that the developers will be making updates to the interface, so
hopefully it'll still be accessible when they do update it.
I can tell you that NOD 32 updates itself sometimes 2 or 3 times a day, so
if you make sure automatic updates are turned on, you should be safe from
any new threats.
  I hope this helps somewhat.









At 12:53 PM 2/17/2007, you wrote:
>Hi Chris and other NOD 32 Fans,
>
>I believe NOD 32 is successfully installed on my computer.  I unchecked
>the option for graphics.  I changed a couple of other options (e.g. not
>showing the splash screen at start up), but otherwise pretty much
>stayed with the default options.  I've tried to read through the help
>information, but find I just don't understand much about how this
>program works.  How do I know that the program is working properly?  I
>haven't been able to determine that my computer has been scanned for
>viruses.  I assume it automatically does this right?  Shouldn't the
>program notify me that the system was scanned or something like that?
>There is an option about entering an E-mail address and password, but I
>didn't do that as I'm not sure why it is necessary.  can you tell me
>about how the program works and/or how I can ensure that I am
>protected?  Norton may have its drawbacks, but at least I understand
>how it works.  (smile)
>
>Katrina
>-----Original Message-----
>From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
>Behalf Of K Anderson
>Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2007 7:59 PM
>To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: RE: Replacing Norton With Another Program
>
>Thanks Chris.  I definitely will try NOD 32.  You sure make it sound great.
>(smile)
>
>Katrina
>-----Original Message-----
>From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
>Behalf Of Chris Skarstad
>Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2007 4:39 PM
>To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: Re: Replacing Norton With Another Program
>
>Hi Katrina
>
>As I've said lots of times already, but maybe you didn't see them, you
>absolutely can not go wrong  with NOD 32 from:
>
>http://www.nod32.com
>Norton puts itself in a lot of places on your computer, but a standard
>uninstall of the program should remove most traces of it, enough that
>it'd be safe to install another antivirus program. It's never a good
>idea to have
>2 antivirus programs installed on the same machine, at least that's
>always been my experience.  As I told others the advantage of NOD 32 is
>the fact that it doesn't get in your way, it doesn't slow down your
>computer while scanning for viruses, it updates itself in the
>background and if something does happen, it presents you a simple
>window that lets you decide which action to take.  When you install NOD
>32 however, do a custom install, and make sure that the custom
>graphical interface is not turned on.  You can always turn it off after
>you install the program, but if it may present some issues with JAWS if
>you keep it on.  Others on the list are using it too so if you need
>help in disabling the graphics, just ask.  After using Nod 32 I'll never
use anything else. I swear by it.
>It does cost a little bit of money, but for the protection it offers,
>it's an invaluable solution. plus it's accessible with JAWS, and it
>just plane works.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>At 03:27 PM 2/6/2007, you wrote:
> >My edition of Norton is about to expire.  I'm considering AVG or
> >maybe another anti-virus program.  Is there anything special I need
> >to do before installing and/or trying out a different anti-virus
> >program.  Do I need a special tool to remove all traces of Norton?
> >Actually, can I install the new program before uninstalling Norton?
> >I would deactivate Norton, but I'm wondering if it would be easier to
> >keep Norton on my system in the event that I don't like the new
> >program and choose to return to Norton.
> >
> >Katrina
>
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