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Old 01-03-2015, 10:13 PM
Location: Greater NYC, USA
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nope, they told me that my Internet alone is $80, when I complained that my bill is to high. I never knew that they could shut some-one off for using to much bandwith )
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Old 01-03-2015, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by ground_pounder View Post
have they ever shut you off for using to much bandwith. the first time they did that to me id'e tell them to stick it and to come get there **** out of my house
Comcast does not shut you off for using too much bandwidth. They don't enforce a bandwidth limit (at least in NJ,they don't).
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Old 01-05-2015, 05:40 PM
Location: Colorado
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No, they have no bandwidth limits that you know about and they certainly do not shut you off for using too much, nor do they charge more for you using more bandwidth. But I have heard rumors (not substantiated with actual testing) that if you hit certain rather high thresholds, they might throttle your bandwidth down and slow your connection without telling you, just to limit your use.

I don't know if it's true or not. There are many variables, such as location and equipment, that might affect such a perceived situation.
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Old 01-06-2015, 12:46 AM
Status: "Psychological-Comfort-Pitbull" (set 22 days ago)
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Use Windows Defender in real-time......ditch all that messy mess that just slows-down and spams-up your PC.
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Old 01-19-2015, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Sonic_Spork View Post
So Comcast formerly provided Constant Guard Protection Suite free of charge along with Norton antivirus.

Constant Guard was less than perfect, as it had ads for computer fixers/cleaners/ID theft protection services, etc on the right side of the main panel, but if you could accept that they were just there and ignore them, you were all good. The product seemed useful, not only storing login information but protecting one from keyloggers stealing it by having a "click the number pad to log in" setup. I know that in the past (don't know about now) even the military used a similar protocol for login (clicking numbers and characters, instead of typing them in, to defeat keylogging.)

Well, with little warning, I recently had Constant Guard replaced by White Sky "Fast Connect." This new program not only has the same ads the old one had, it causes many glitchy behaviors in user machines, such as browser freezes and random minimizing (I didn't experience that but some did) and in my case, perpetual requests to enable a browser extension (popups, annoying) and for some reason it was "working in background" so much that it was like my mouse cursor had the hiccups. It was switching from the little swirly ring to a pointer and back every few seconds, constantly.

But the final straw...the worst thing of all...was that if you finally give in and OK the browser extension which is somehow supposed to make your browser more secure, it actually enables something called Visual Shopper. Simply put, VS is adware. But it's worse in a way than many. Because if you are shopping anywhere...trying to look at ads for products you are actually interested in on Craigslist, or Ebay, or Etsy, or Amazon...this funky little utility will place photo ads to external websites superimposed OVER the pictures in the listing you're viewing. Not only is that beyond irritating to the consumer, it's terrible for sellers on these sites.

If you suddenly have Visual Shopper, and can't seem to find and remove it with scans...this is why. It's part of Fast Connect.

So I want to spread the word...Fast Connect is NO BUENO. Uninstall it, if you have it.

There are other free utilities that store logins, and are better, including ID Vault by Norton which is included free with your antivirus suite if you have Comcast.

CORRECTION!!! ID Vault was a product of White Sky not Norton... and was the core of Comcast's Contant Guard.
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