Verizon



oldtimer
07-09-2005, 10:48 PM
I use Verizon DSL. I got an E-mail message today from Verizon offering a new
complete virus protection program for my Windows XP and WIN-98 systems. It
is offered on a monthly basis, to be included with my DSL bill.

My Norton is about to expire and I was planning on upgrading for another
year. I wonder if anyone knows anything about this new Verizon system and if
it is worth investing in? It is decision time.

Thank you...

Phil Weldon
07-09-2005, 10:48 PM
The added monthly cost your ISP would charge could be an important factor.
Want to share that bit of info with us?
Earthlink offers an 'online' (whatever they mean by that) antivirus service
from Norton for $3.95 per month. a price of ~ $50 US per year doesn't seem
like a very good deal to me, especially if you must be online to use it. A
yearly up grade of Symantec Norton Antivirus is less than that, and there
are many other choices you can try out for free. If Verizon's offering is
similar, I'd say don't pay any more than necessary to your ISP.


"oldtimer" <res075cztest@gte.net> wrote in message
news:O$V9Uo%23WFHA.2684@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>I use Verizon DSL. I got an E-mail message today from Verizon offering a
>new complete virus protection program for my Windows XP and WIN-98 systems.
>It is offered on a monthly basis, to be included with my DSL bill.
>
> My Norton is about to expire and I was planning on upgrading for another
> year. I wonder if anyone knows anything about this new Verizon system and
> if it is worth investing in? It is decision time.
>
> Thank you...
>
>
>

David H. Lipman
07-09-2005, 10:48 PM
From: "oldtimer" <res075cztest@gte.net>

| I use Verizon DSL. I got an E-mail message today from Verizon offering a new
| complete virus protection program for my Windows XP and WIN-98 systems. It
| is offered on a monthly basis, to be included with my DSL bill.
|
| My Norton is about to expire and I was planning on upgrading for another
| year. I wonder if anyone knows anything about this new Verizon system and if
| it is worth investing in? It is decision time.
|
| Thank you...
|


Oltimer:

I am a long time Verizon DSL user. I don't suggest using *any* Verizon software so you
should find out exacltly what is offereed. It was my understanding that they bundled MSN
software with new accounts and that had McAfee built-in. However, I have not seen nor
tried it. I have used McAfee v8.x reatil software and I dodn't like it nearly as much as a
like their enterprise corporate v7.x or v8.0i software.

So, do some homework, call 800-567-6789 and find out exactly what is offered, if the AV
software is standalone or built into MSN or other software and what exacyly teh AV softwre
is.

I can/will sugggest the following...

AVAST -
http://www.avast.com/i_idt_1016.html - FREE

AntiVir -
http://www.free-av.com/ - FREE

AVG -
http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/2/lng/us/tpl/v5 - FREE

CA eTrust -
http://www.my-etrust.com/microsoft/index.cfm - FREE for one year.
{ Free offer ends 8/1/05 }

I put CA eTrust above the rest of the others.

I will also point you to the Verizon Security and ADSL private News Groups.

news://news.verizon.net/0.verizon.adsl

news://news.verizon.net/0.verizon.security

One final note: I see your a fGTE customer so most likely you are a DHCP assigned
subscriber ( I am a fBA client so I use PPPoE ) but I don't know what modem or modem +
Router you are using. I bring this up beuuase you can increase the security of your
Internet experience by blocking TCP and UDP ports 135 ~ 139 and 445 on a Router and what you
can do or if you need to obtain an additional Router for your ADSL modem can be discussed in
either of the above Verizon News Groups.

--
Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm

oldtimer
07-09-2005, 10:48 PM
The price is 4.95 per month for use on one computer and 7.95 for use on
three computers.


"Phil Weldon" <notdiscosed@example.com> wrote in message
news:2%Nie.3676$M36.929@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> The added monthly cost your ISP would charge could be an important factor.
> Want to share that bit of info with us?
> Earthlink offers an 'online' (whatever they mean by that) antivirus
> service from Norton for $3.95 per month. a price of ~ $50 US per year
> doesn't seem like a very good deal to me, especially if you must be online
> to use it. A yearly up grade of Symantec Norton Antivirus is less than
> that, and there are many other choices you can try out for free. If
> Verizon's offering is similar, I'd say don't pay any more than necessary
> to your ISP.
>
>
> "oldtimer" <res075cztest@gte.net> wrote in message
> news:O$V9Uo%23WFHA.2684@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>I use Verizon DSL. I got an E-mail message today from Verizon offering a
>>new complete virus protection program for my Windows XP and WIN-98
>>systems. It is offered on a monthly basis, to be included with my DSL
>>bill.
>>
>> My Norton is about to expire and I was planning on upgrading for another
>> year. I wonder if anyone knows anything about this new Verizon system and
>> if it is worth investing in? It is decision time.
>>
>> Thank you...
>>
>>
>>
>
>

Phil Weldon
07-09-2005, 10:48 PM
I'd suggest comparison shopping.

Quite a few reputable antivirus programs can be had for less. For example,
Norton Antivirus 2005 (with 12 months of updates), can be easily found for
less than $50 US, and with an upgrade rebate, $20 US less. Other antivirus
programs are similarly priced.

You might want to question your ISP as to what support they provide for the
service, and whether that support includes help in removing worms, trojans,
and other malware. Also ask about spyware and adware. Unless the ISP
offers a lot of additional support, then the quoted price does not seem like
a good value.


"oldtimer" <res075cztest@gte.net> wrote in message
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> The price is 4.95 per month for use on one computer and 7.95 for use on
> three computers.
>
>
> "Phil Weldon" <notdiscosed@example.com> wrote in message
> news:2%Nie.3676$M36.929@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>> The added monthly cost your ISP would charge could be an important
>> factor. Want to share that bit of info with us?
>> Earthlink offers an 'online' (whatever they mean by that) antivirus
>> service from Norton for $3.95 per month. a price of ~ $50 US per year
>> doesn't seem like a very good deal to me, especially if you must be
>> online to use it. A yearly up grade of Symantec Norton Antivirus is less
>> than that, and there are many other choices you can try out for free. If
>> Verizon's offering is similar, I'd say don't pay any more than necessary
>> to your ISP.
>>
>>
>> "oldtimer" <res075cztest@gte.net> wrote in message
>> news:O$V9Uo%23WFHA.2684@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>>I use Verizon DSL. I got an E-mail message today from Verizon offering a
>>>new complete virus protection program for my Windows XP and WIN-98
>>>systems. It is offered on a monthly basis, to be included with my DSL
>>>bill.
>>>
>>> My Norton is about to expire and I was planning on upgrading for another
>>> year. I wonder if anyone knows anything about this new Verizon system
>>> and if it is worth investing in? It is decision time.
>>>
>>> Thank you...
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>


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