Posted: 5/23/2009 6:18:00 AM
I have read/heard that a computer should have a firewall, anti-virus, and spyware removal applications. I have been using an Asus netbook about 3 days now.
I downloaded installer files from www.download.com, www.softpedia.com, and other web sites like filehippo.com, brothersoft.com, and the publishers.
For a firewall app, I wanted to use ZoneAlarm. On installing the ZA installer file, Asus netbook stopped in the middle and said that the file was corrupted. I downloaded another ZA installer file. Asus installed the second ZA file.
For a spyware removal app, I tried Spybot Search & Destroy. On installing the SBSR installer file, Asus netbook did nothing. There was no installation. I downloaded another copy of SBSR installer file. On installing the 2nd SBSR installer file, Asus netbook stopped in the middle and said that the sqlite3.dll file was corrupted. I downloaded another SBSR installer file from a different web site. Again, on installing the 3rd SBSR installer file, Asus netbook stopped in the middle and said that the sqlite3.dll file was corrupted. I tried several more times. and Asus netbook did not allow the installation.
For an anti-virus app, I tried the free editions of AVG and Avira. Each time I tried a different installer file downloaded from a different web site. The results were all the same. Asus netbook said during the middle of the installation process that the installer file or several installer files were corrupted.
So, my Asus netbook has no anti-virus and no spyware removal applications.
Any suggestions on how to install free anti-virus and free spyware removal application on the Asus netbook?
Any ideas on what the problem could be -- such as a bad broadband cable connection (Charter), nearly all installers already corrupted by spammers, need to update an Asus netbook driver?
Thanks in advance for your help.