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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9390 on: June 10, 2014, 09:22:40 AM »
There is no anti-virus software for phones and tablets. Just computers. 

On my PC running Windows 7, I have Spybot Search and Destroy.  I hate AVG with a passion because they are impossible to remove and have a ton of annoying popups if you are on their free software.  It's been 3 years since I got my Mac, and I still can't remove AVG from my laptop.

There is anti-virus software for Android phones and tablets.

Really?  what's it called?

Lookout is the one that came on my Android phone.
I use AVG and I love them :) (though I don't use it on my computer so maybe it is different there)

@Pastrygoddess. You probably use an Iphone or Ipad. Those do not have anti-virus software because you can not install anything on them without apple approval. On other devices you can install what you want, so off course there is anti-virus software available there.

Yes I have apple products, but I also have a Nexus 7 which is Android. 

Don't use AVG on your computer.  You constantly have to restart in order to install upgrades.  There are pop ups constantly. If you have the free version, it asks you over and over to upgrade to the paid.  It's impossible to remove...just google it. 
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9391 on: June 10, 2014, 09:29:48 AM »
Don't use AVG on your computer.  You constantly have to restart in order to install upgrades.  There are pop ups constantly. If you have the free version, it asks you over and over to upgrade to the paid.  It's impossible to remove...just google it.

Maybe it's just the way I use the computer that I put AVG Free on but I don't really have any problems with it.  I do tend to shut it down after every use because I only use that particular machine sporadically so maybe that's why.  The Windows updates are MUCH more annoying than the AVG.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9392 on: June 10, 2014, 09:30:19 AM »
There is no anti-virus software for phones and tablets. Just computers. 

On my PC running Windows 7, I have Spybot Search and Destroy.  I hate AVG with a passion because they are impossible to remove and have a ton of annoying popups if you are on their free software.  It's been 3 years since I got my Mac, and I still can't remove AVG from my laptop.

There is anti-virus software for Android phones and tablets.

Really?  what's it called?

Lookout is the one that came on my Android phone.
I use AVG and I love them :) (though I don't use it on my computer so maybe it is different there)

@Pastrygoddess. You probably use an Iphone or Ipad. Those do not have anti-virus software because you can not install anything on them without apple approval. On other devices you can install what you want, so off course there is anti-virus software available there.

Yes I have apple products, but I also have a Nexus 7 which is Android. 

Don't use AVG on your computer.  You constantly have to restart in order to install upgrades.  There are pop ups constantly. If you have the free version, it asks you over and over to upgrade to the paid.  It's impossible to remove...just google it.

I've used AVG for years and I've never had any of those issues. I'm using it right now - I've never had a pop up or an upgrade request.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9393 on: June 10, 2014, 09:57:36 AM »
I use Avast on my computers, Lookout on the phones and the built in malware features on my iPad.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9394 on: June 10, 2014, 06:17:05 PM »
Iobit.com has mobile anti-virus (Malware Defender Mobile or something similar) for free and a more comprehensive paid version, too.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9395 on: June 10, 2014, 07:58:17 PM »
There is no anti-virus software for phones and tablets. Just computers. 

On my PC running Windows 7, I have Spybot Search and Destroy.  I hate AVG with a passion because they are impossible to remove and have a ton of annoying popups if you are on their free software.  It's been 3 years since I got my Mac, and I still can't remove AVG from my laptop.

There is anti-virus software for Android phones and tablets.

Really?  what's it called?

Lookout is the one that came on my Android phone.
I use AVG and I love them :) (though I don't use it on my computer so maybe it is different there)

@Pastrygoddess. You probably use an Iphone or Ipad. Those do not have anti-virus software because you can not install anything on them without apple approval. On other devices you can install what you want, so off course there is anti-virus software available there.

Yes I have apple products, but I also have a Nexus 7 which is Android. 

Don't use AVG on your computer.  You constantly have to restart in order to install upgrades.  There are pop ups constantly. If you have the free version, it asks you over and over to upgrade to the paid.  It's impossible to remove...just google it.

There are versions of Lookout available for iPad, but they don't do everything the Android version does.

I've had AVG free on my computer for years with no problems. Only occasional restarts for updates, and maybe a popup when I boot up. Sometimes. That's it. Never tried to remove it.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9396 on: June 10, 2014, 08:50:32 PM »
There is no anti-virus software for phones and tablets. Just computers. 

On my PC running Windows 7, I have Spybot Search and Destroy.  I hate AVG with a passion because they are impossible to remove and have a ton of annoying popups if you are on their free software.  It's been 3 years since I got my Mac, and I still can't remove AVG from my laptop.

There is anti-virus software for Android phones and tablets.

Really?  what's it called?

Lookout is the one that came on my Android phone.
I use AVG and I love them :) (though I don't use it on my computer so maybe it is different there)

@Pastrygoddess. You probably use an Iphone or Ipad. Those do not have anti-virus software because you can not install anything on them without apple approval. On other devices you can install what you want, so off course there is anti-virus software available there.

Yes I have apple products, but I also have a Nexus 7 which is Android. 

Don't use AVG on your computer.  You constantly have to restart in order to install upgrades.  There are pop ups constantly. If you have the free version, it asks you over and over to upgrade to the paid.  It's impossible to remove...just google it.

i've been using AVG (the free version) for over 10 years and never encountered those problems the pop ups
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« Reply #9397 on: June 10, 2014, 11:10:49 PM »
I have a couple of book questions. I have noticed in some old books (Grace Livingston Hill in particular) that you might see the name of a business shortened to W----'s instead of writing out the name. Why? Is that a common thing, or just this author?

Also, I was reading a book with a character named Cadwallader. Can anyone tell me how this is pronounced?
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9399 on: June 10, 2014, 11:56:38 PM »
I have a couple of book questions. I have noticed in some old books (Grace Livingston Hill in particular) that you might see the name of a business shortened to W----'s instead of writing out the name. Why? Is that a common thing, or just this author?

Also, I was reading a book with a character named Cadwallader. Can anyone tell me how this is pronounced?

It's pronounced (I think) "Kad - wull - add - er."
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9400 on: June 11, 2014, 12:28:15 AM »
I have a couple of book questions. I have noticed in some old books (Grace Livingston Hill in particular) that you might see the name of a business shortened to W----'s instead of writing out the name. Why? Is that a common thing, or just this author?

Also, I was reading a book with a character named Cadwallader. Can anyone tell me how this is pronounced?

It's also a holdover from the 1800s-era newspapers - the gossip columns would all be about how the Earl of W-- and the Duchess of A-- were seen talking together, or the Marquis K-- was believed to be courting the eldest daughter of the Earl S--.  Those who were "in the know" could figure out who they were talking about, but the common people (not the upper crust) wouldn't.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9401 on: June 11, 2014, 06:26:31 AM »
What is the difference between Manga and Anime?
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« Reply #9402 on: June 11, 2014, 06:31:06 AM »
What is the difference between Manga and Anime?

Manga are Japanese illustrated novelas, sort of what we would call "comic books", but aimed for adults. Anime are the Japanese movies, videos and TV shows that can be based on manga.



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« Reply #9403 on: June 11, 2014, 06:34:52 AM »
What is the difference between Manga and Anime?

One is the paper format the other the televised/movie animated one, it's like the difference between a comic/graphic novel and a cartoon show.
Both can be of the same serie/subject/hero, like Batman paper comics and Batman animated serie.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9404 on: June 11, 2014, 08:03:06 AM »
I was watching an Agatha Christie mystery set just after WWI.
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