2 Apr 08
The enemy of good is better. – Anon
So, my computer keeps giving me messages that it’s not protected despite having McAfee Security Center (AOL Version), Zone Alarm (thank you SO much Kim Komando – sarcasm intended), and Windows Firewall. In researching this, it said I had to update the McAfee, but it wouldn’t let me because the Zone Alarm was there. I couldn’t uninstall the Zone Alarm, because I’m not an Administrator (on my own damn home computer) and I have no idea how to change this.
So, being the resourceful doctor I am, I went to the Zone Alarm forum to see if anyone else had this problem. Sure enough, there were dozens of similar complaints. There were detailed instructions of how to uninstall it (which interestingly included re-downloading the program from the site). The special instructions also included erasing a bunch of files and changing the Registry (right now, those of you with computer experience are probably going, “uh oh”).
The upshot of all this is that I can no longer access any http:// site through Internet Explorer 7. I can get https and even ftp, but not http. Of course, if I use AOL to get on the web, I have no problem (which is how I made this post).
Any ideas out there?
Note: Morrie bent my wheel back into alignment and it’s good as new. He’s every bit the character you’d think he is.