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new laptop w/windows 8 won't recognize wifi connects

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    Sorry - to clarify, her computer recognizes every other wireless network in the area except for ours. So strange!

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernDestiny View Post
    Hi, I'm assuming this could very well be the issue because I initially had uploaded the trial version of Avast and deleted McAfee which was pre-installed. I refreshed my laptop which of course deleted Avast and re-installed McAfee. It was fine for about a week but it is doing again (maybe because its a 60 day trial version). My question is, if I go ahead and purchase Avast (which is my preference), will that cure my problem? Thanks for your input!

    Hi there
    Why would you want McAfee (Mc AWEFUL) on ANY system in the universe - it's horrible and only exists because the company probably plays on the same golf courses as some CEO's of large corporations. Similarly why bother with AVAST on W8 -- W8 has a perfectly OK BUILT IN A/V system on it.

    You DO NOT NEED ANY EXTRA AV system on W8. The built in system is just as good (or bad) as anything else -- it's actually quite passable but remember NO AV software is going to be 100% effective -- only YOU can ensure that by following fairly simple rules -- and if you do use torrents etc BACK UP before installing anything.

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