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Advisory not to use AVAST Free Antivirus

Getting AVAST Free Antivirus for your PC can create serious computer and business problems that should never happen. This antivirus program has a “sandbox” feature that is designed to quarantine or uninstall legitimate software the worldwide AVAST Antivirus user base is deemed “not to use significantly”. This is fine if you are using iTUNES. Out of 17 million woldwide AVAST users, a significant portion will have iTUNES installed on their PC, so any version of iTUNES will be deemed safe. However, if you purchased a legitimate, niche software program that is the best in it’s category like PreLien2Lien or hypthetical examples like MyGolfHandicap, WhereToFish, etc…. AVAST will quantify it as a virus because a significant portion of it’s 17 million user base does not use it or malicious virus programs are generally new with obscure names.


Most average PC users are not going to understand from the ACTIONS drop down menu what to do next – “Open in sandbox.” Furthermore, the internet is loaded with posts from frustrated users that document that AVAST pays no attention to the “Remember my answer for this program” setting.

If you don’t want to pay $29 for an antivirus program to not only protect your PC but also your business, the hands down best free antivirus program available is MICOROSFT Security Essentials. Unlike AVG Free Antivirus, it does not put an advertising message on all your emails. Download the free software at this link first – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5201 – and save where you can find it to install. Next, uninstall AVAST from your Windows XP (Control Panel/Add/Remove Programs) or VISTA/WINDOWS 7/WINDOWS 8 PC (Computer/Uninstall or change a program). Then run the MICROSOFT Security Essentials install program. Not only will PreLien2Lien work flawlessly forever, you can enjoy once again stress free use of your MyGolfHandicap and WhereToFish software.

PreLien2Lien Works With Windows 8

Today is Friday, October 26th. Pat Sajak, Hillary Clinton and one of Charlie’s Angels, Jaclyn Smith, celebrate birthdays today. Born today was Windows 8 from MICROSOFT. More properly worded, released today was Windows 8 from MICROSOFT.

SO, I was a bit woried when I walked into the Roseville, CA BEST BUY six minutes after they opened to purchase my ACER Aspire M5-581 ultrabook with Windows 8. At 4PM today, I got some quality time to fire up my new toy and load PreLien2Lien on it. The stress from my workday was diminished a bit after seeing the software download from our website, install and activate just as it does on all PCs and Thin Client servers since Windows 98 (fourteen years ago for those over the age of thirty).

I am not sure I buy into any of the reasons MICROSOFT had to release Windows 8. They wanted a tie in with their phones. But I recently became a iPhone 5 convert, after using an Android phone for two years and and one of the first poorly desgined MICROSOFT phones previous to that.

Two versions of Windows 8 are designed to work on MICROSOFT’s Slate Tablets. Fine, except that I like my small, 14 inch Windows 7 ASUS laptop that has everything including the kitchen sink loaded on it. It can’t take pictures or video, but I can video conference with it. If I want to take pictures or video like I did at my son’s freshman football game last night, I use my iPhone 5.

BUT, going forward my valued customers will have no choice when they walk into BEST BUY, COSTCO, SAM’S CLUB, OFFICE DEPOT, OFFICE MAX or STAPLES. They will only be able to purchase a Windows 8 computer, unless after Christmas season 2012 PC manufacturers scream at MICROSOFT to allow backwards licensing with Windows 7. Precedent for this occured in 2007 when Windows Vista was released. Corporate America would not buy Vista PC’s unless they also included Windows XP.

My great technology loving son will see the new Windows 8 laptop tonight. He and others of his generation will be the real decision makers who will determine the success or failure of Windows 8. People like the ease of use and quality of APPLE’s iPod with the iPhone and iPad. Will my son and others have the same APPLE like comfort level and user experience with Windows 8 products? We will know by October 26, 2013.

Craig R. Altman