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Free Virus Scan that is impressive

FREE is always good in this day and age...especially if it is not only free but GOOD!  I purchased a new notebook computer this weekend and after a very lengthy conversation with the very knowledgeable Best Buy salesman I decided to purchase the virus software Trend Micro for $39.99 with a $20 annual subscription fee. This seemed pretty reasonable so I decided to try it, especially when I found out it is faster and takes less memory that Norton and McAfee, etc. and it is a lot less expensive than these other virus programs.

I went ahead and loaded it on my notebook without a problem but when I tried to load it on my desktop computer I could not load it because I received the error message "A security threat prevented the installation of Trend Micro".

After much investigation I found out there is a FREE web version of Trend Micro called Trend Micro House Call that will run a complete scan on your computer and removed any spyware and other infections found.  My scan took just over 2 1/2 hours and, boy did it ever clean up my computer.  There is so much spyware that can attach to our computers just by visiting websites and this program really cleaned up my hard drive.

Now I can load the Trend Micro CD I purchased on my desktop without any error messages and my computer is running FASTER without any delays.  I highly recommend if you do nothing else, please click the Trend Micro House Call link above and start your free scan.  You will be amazed what this program will find.  I also feel the $39.99 up front fee and $20/year fee for the annual subscription is a bargain.

 

 Posted By: George Tallabas - Boise Idaho Real Estate Agent - Associate Broker 
with RE/MAX Advantage, Canyon Counties #1 Brokerage in sales and listings
specializing in Boise Idaho Real Estate and Southwest Idaho Real Estate.

 

Native Idahoan and Boise Idaho Real Estate specialist serving Boise, Meridian Eagle, Nampa, Caldwell and the surrounding Treasure valley area of southwest Idaho. Specializing in residential, investment, land and commercial real estate. Search thousands of MLS listings at Boise Homes for sale and learn all about Idaho by visiting Search Idaho Homes

Comment balloon 43 commentsGeorge Tallabas • April 01 2008 04:46PM

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That sounds like something I want to try.  My computer needs to be cleaned up!
Posted by Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago
Barbara - Go for it my friend!  It is awesome!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago

Hi George - I agree completely with you about Trend Micro being a complete bargain at that price.  I switched to that software 3 years ago, and would be hard-pressed to ever use anything else. 

Would you suggest "House Call" scan for someone who already has and uses Trend Micro?  I have mine running constantly in the background, and am just curious what you would suggest on that.

Thanks!
Ann

Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) almost 11 years ago

Hi Ann - I only had to use the House Call version on line before I could load the Trend Micro disk.  This is way I recommnded House Call to those that may need to clean up their computer first.  Thanks Ann and have a great evening.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago
Hi George - I have used the Trend Micro program for almost 4 years now and it's the best money you can spend.  It not only catches the viruses and spyware, but it can tell you if someone is trying to access your system, if wireless hot spots are safe, if your email is being scanned, etc.  It's incredible!  As long as it's available I won't use anything else.
Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) almost 11 years ago

George -- Your post is definitely timely for me. My motherboard recently bit the dust (no idea why), and I'm in the market for a new laptop too. So I'll check this out when I make my upcoming purchase. Did you do much research before buying your new notebook? If so, I'd love to hear any tips you picked up in the process. Many thanks.

Posted by Lisa Broadwater, GRI, CDPE - Bend, Sisters, Tumalo, Redmond (Cascade Sotheby's International Realty) almost 11 years ago

Carol - Thank you my friend.  I have been pretty impressed so far!

Lisa - I did quite a bit of research and ended up with a new Dell Inspiron with an Intell Core 2 Duo processor, 2 GB DDR2 memory and 250 G Hard Drive, and 14.1" widescreen.  I reads and writes dual-layer DVD's and CD's and has a built in webcam and microphone.  Price was $799.99   My last notebook was a Dell and I have had Dell desktops in the past and have been real happy with them.  I purchased the notebook at Best Buy. I hope this helps and good luck to you.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago
Hey George, I love Trend Micro for my e-mail spam protection too!  It's great!
Posted by Don Wixom, "Looking out for your next move..."tm (RE/MAX Advantage Nampa, ID) almost 11 years ago
Don - Thanks dude...I young man at Best Buy recommended it and it rocks!  See you tomorrow my friend.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago
Thanks for the info.  I have avg and I'm not a fan; my computer is really slow.  I'll have to try the house call.
Posted by Pam Dent, REALTOR® - Charlottesville Virginia Homes / Horse (Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.) almost 11 years ago
Pam - I also had AVG and Spybot Search and Destroy but they didn't keep my desktop clean, obviously.  Good luck and I hope this cleans up your system.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago
Thanks, I'm going to give it a try right now!
Posted by Amy Prouty (Home Staging) almost 11 years ago
Amy - You are welcome and good luck to you.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago
I recently switched to Kaspersky.  It found things that Norton was not stopping.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) almost 11 years ago
Randy - Thanks my friend...I hope all is well in beautiful Hawaii.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago

It is a very good product.  I've used house call!  I also use Panda, but on this year's update for re-subscription I ran into a slower connection and connectivity issues on the Internet on one laptop!  Thanks for sharing, I will check out Trend Micro again!

Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (Crye-Leike REALTORS®) almost 11 years ago
Jim - Thank you my friend.  I hope you are having a great year.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago
Holding our own but it is brutal year!  Thanks for asking!  I heard you did fantastic at REMAX Convention!  Way to go!  You are great!
Posted by Jim Crawford, Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR (Crye-Leike REALTORS®) almost 11 years ago
Jim - Thank you so much.  Yes, I had a wonderful time at the convention.  The best convention I have ever been to and was humbled with two nice awards including the "Hall of Fame" I hope things improve for you my friend.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago
George- I used to use Trend Micro but it made my computers slow. I now use Free AVG and I love it! It is very good and effective and does not slow my systems down. 
Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) almost 11 years ago

I'm a free AVG user after an unsuccessful bout with Trend Micro.  It was interesting reading the other comments to see what others have tried and canned.  Thank you.

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Posted by Susie Blackmon, Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing almost 11 years ago

Katerina - I had the opposite happen. I had AVG and Spybot Search and Destroy for years and kept them up to date and ran the programs daily but my computer kept getting slower and hanging up more.  As soon as I ran the free House Call my computer ran faster and did not hang up.  Maybe it is a newer version than what you had my friend?  Thanks for sharing.

Susie - As I mentioned to Katerina, I used AVG and Spybot Search and Destroy with minimal results and still had viruses and bad files attach to my hard drive.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago

Hey George,

  Thanks for the info. I have been using Avast and it locked up my online forms electronic versionand the MLS techs still can't figure out why.

Posted by Doug Fritchie (DOUG FRITCHIE-Silver Legacy Properties,Inc.) almost 11 years ago
Free is good!  You are a great blogger, always providing first hand tips in real estate or interesting information that will help out others.  I enjoy reading your blogs George! 
Posted by -- Casey Brischle, Spokane Home Loan Mortgage Professional (Columbia Bank) almost 11 years ago

Casey - Thank you for stopping by and for the compliment.  Have a great day.

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago
Thanks, George, my computer is slowing down, I will try it.  Your advice is always the best.
Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (ERA - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) almost 11 years ago
Virginia - Good luck to you and I hope it cleans it up!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago
George ~ I'll have to check this out, as I am currently fed up with my current virus protection program (which shall remain nameless):-)
Posted by Darleen McCullen, Broker - Raleigh, NC Real Estate almost 11 years ago
Darlene - Good luck to you and I hope it works out for you.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago
How does this work with winforms online? Does it block your library?
Posted by Tina Maraj, #1 Selling Agent in Fullerton 2016 714-403-7901 (RE/MAX North Orange County) almost 11 years ago
Tina - I don't know my friend.  All I know is that it really cleaned up my computer.  You can go online to thier site and maybe get your questions answered.  I wish you well.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago
George - Thanks for a great tip.  I used it this morning and it was fast and easy.
Posted by Karen Gentry>>Charlottesville, Virginia Real Estate Professional (RE/MAX Excellence-Charlottesville VA) almost 11 years ago
Karen - I am so glad it worked out for you.  Have a great day!
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago

George - thanks for the freebie. I am going to check it out and clean up the spy ware on my PC. Thanks much.

Chuck

Posted by Chuck Dellorto, "Talk To Chuck" (Coldwell Banker - Serving INDIANA & ILLINOIS) almost 11 years ago
Chuck - You are welcome my friend. Good luck to you.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago

Hi George. Thanks for sharing the great tip! Keep them coming.

Posted by Vicente A. Martinez, Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes (Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson) almost 11 years ago
Norton and McAfee are such ram robbers. Glad it worked for you.
Posted by Rod Rich, Atlanta- Associate Broker (Atlanta Communities Real Estate) almost 11 years ago

Thanks for this link.  I'm going to give it a try tomorrow.  My computer is starting to slow down and drag and I have been looking for something good to get it cleaned up!

Posted by Kimberly Grant, Real Estate Agent - Huntsville Alabama (Exit Leon Crawford Realty) almost 11 years ago

Vincent - You go it my friend!

Rod - That is what I heard...good luck to you.

Kimberly - I hope it works well for you...good luck to you!

Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago
Our office requires the results of a current Trend Micro scan on our computers be turned in monthly in order to stay connected to the network.
Posted by Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS (Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International) almost 11 years ago
Sharon - That is great, thanks for sharing.
Posted by George Tallabas, Idaho Real Estate (RE/MAX Advantage) almost 11 years ago

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Posted by Joannah almost 10 years ago

Yes Trend Micro has the best online scanner-Best anti-virus to use though is Avast and its free

Posted by Justin Chester (Help My Computer Please) over 9 years ago

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