In another forum, it has been suggested Norton Antivirus 2008 running on either a Windows XP Pro or an XP Home system can and often does corrupt WD and/or interferes with the creation and updating of files needed for the Carterlake/AJAX/PHP templates.
[li] Are you successfully running the current version of WD and feeding the templates while running Norton AV?[/li][/ul]
[li]What commercial AV software can you suggest that gets along well with WD, NextStrom, StrikeLink, WASP2, AboutTime, and common Windows applications.[/li][/ul]
Thanks in advance for your reply.
Note added: I am aware of Norton AV 2008’s dislike for dumprep.exe, and I can well appreciate why this could hangup systems running WD under certain circumstances.
On my dedicated Weather workstation, the one that is connected to the Weather Station, GRLevel3, Weather-Display, Cumulus etc… I have AVG Paid version. The workstation runs for weeks at a time between reboots which is normally required for updates and other issues rather than instability. I have the firewall turned off.
I don’t use this computer for anything but weather related tasks. No browsing etc… behind a hardware firewall.
In reality, it doesn’t need anti-virus.
Taking a peak is currently see:
WD WrkStn Last Reboot 27 Days 9 Hours 9 Minutes 31 Seconds WD WrkStn Avail Mem 341.204 MB WD Software Start 12:18:07 AM 5/4/2009
Thanks to all that replied. It look like it would be tough choosing between AVG Paid and ESET NOD32, but I will look at Kaspersky too before deciding.
Those are impressive figures. Living in God’s Country, you must not have to deal with much snow and ice! My chief problem in the winter is power outages. We are on a well and depend on electricity to operate the heating system. My backup generator is not diesel due to cold-weather starting problems. Maybe you get the picture.
BTW, I never did take a moment to thank you for the tips. Web Developer looks just terrific. I cannot wait to find time to learn how to use it. I have also ordered UltraEdit. Your website and design ideas impressed me when I was searching for a way out of the old website design which I could not maintain. It was a kludge if there ever was one.
Maybe it is time to think of a new build with low power consumption and reliability in mind. The hardware firewall available with some of the NVIDIA chipsets might be all that is really needed. But I have little experience with hardware firewalls other than what might be a firewall in a so-called gateway and one of MB-based firewalls in a system I am using. So much to do, so little time…
with firewalls and anti virus software, one has to be able to use exclusions so that the AV software will recognize we want all that stuff to work… sometimes it is easy to set and other times we have to push all the buttons to get the response we need. However, we do need this stuff with all the teens out of school for the summer and nothing to destroy.
Now school is out, I was forced to join Facebook last night to stay in contact with my chief technical consultant over the school vacation. She is a good kid, in spite of the piercings. (I cannot help but stare because I am sure it must have hurt. However, it is embarrassing when a young girl asks what you are starring at!) She is busy building a neat iPhone App this summer in hopes of earning enough to buy a new horse for jumping. BTW, she was not interested in FFTExplorer. Funny, it is so educational.
More to learn. I’ll add that to the HoneyCud’Ya list. Thanks again.
If you are impressed with 27 days uptime then I should give you a real target by telling you that my systems are generally power company limited but will easily run more than 3 months and have several times run longer than 6 months before the power co has finally taken them out.