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Another virus I guess.  Anyway I am not happy about this.  $60 to clean it up.  I have a contract with my internet company & next time I'm giving them a call.  At least it's up & running so I can get my tax work double checked.

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Linda, I would suggest you install "Microsoft Security Essentials" if you're having virus problems. It's a free program from Microsoft that is designed for your version of Windows and it updates automatically. I haven't had one issue with a virus or any malware since I started using it and it doesn't slow down the computer like most anti-virus programs do.

 

Just my 2 bits worth anyway..  Smiley Happy

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Thanks for that excellent suggestion.
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Sorry it cost you, but glad it was no more than that.
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Thanks for the info.  I'm still not sure it's 100%.  But I'm working on separating asset income from expense.  Don't know why but this Quicken program gives the totals with the income deductions off.  My old program I had it separately.

 

Funny how you don't think about how things are set up in the program until you get to the end of the year & look close.

 

I am so tired right now and I have to take mom to her cousin's visitation which is a good 50-60 min. drive.  And then back tomorrow morning for the funeral.  I am grumpy about it plus my day will be broke up Thursday with her hair appointment.  There is not enough time to drive the 8 m. home and get much accomplished before I have to head back so an afternoon shot again.  If I had all this tax stuff really nailed down it would not be such an issue.

 

DH says I get too nit picky on the details but I hate being asked a question from the accountant & not be sure of the answer.  Let alone in (X) years if we get audited. Smiley Surprised

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When I read a post like that, it reminds me of that hilarious line from " Cheers"...,, "It's a dog eat dog world, and some days, I'm wearing Milkbone underwear."
Reading about all the running you must do just wears me out! I spent five hours on the road today, for CPA and two errands, and now 1.5 hours riding back south, and I am exhausted. I do not see how you do it....
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Our stuff has been delivered.   Got another 1099 in today's mail so I scanned  and e-mailed it.   Our taxes will be SO  BAD  I don't anything could really help.  Hope I have most of my kitchen stuff paid for before  March 1st.  The ole checking account going to look pretty sick then.. 

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Buying cows at record high prices, plus the bull and handlng equipment and incidentals, should knock a big hole in our bill. If not, I will be sick!

We have already spent enough on equipment this year to offset a lot of income...hope the Sec, 179 holds up again.
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There is a free program named Avast that is good. They have paid versions but no need to get it.  I use it and like it.

Also AWG is supposed to be good.

I also sometimes us a program named Malwarebytes.

 

Do a google search on "anit-virus software review" and look at half a dozen sites and see which programs are consistently among the best.  I'd not pay for one until I was sure the free ones wouldn't do the job.

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