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Post by jack123 on Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:09 pm

Hi guys!,
While playing with a joystick earlier on, my stupid Norton anti virus program, closed openbve and gave me a background task message, and as you know you cannot move the mouse while you are in openbve. So I had to log of the computer. When I log back on, the computer now won't work openbve!!!!! Every time I load it it comes up SDL failed to create window!! Please tell me what I need to do to fix it. When I logged the computer off, it made all the icons really really big and the resolution was massive, but when I logged off and went back to the login screen, every thing was back to normal! Please help! I'm so annoyed confused!!

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Post by Quork on Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:03 am

My... Is it that oldschool to know Alt+Tab? Shocked

Try setting it to window mode and starting it in window mode.
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Post by Ducatista on Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:27 am

Hi jack123,

Get rid of the "stupid Norton Anti-virus". Besides slowing down your computer, it takes some stupid actions on its own. I removed that stupid thing from my computer, just a few days after had installed it. I prefer the Microsoft Security essentials which is a very light but yet effective anti-virus. Then I suppose you have to reinstall OpenBVE, so that any deleted or damaged libraries are replaced. If this can't solve your problem, you might have to run windows installer to fix your system.

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Post by Quork on Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:39 am

Well... I'd rather suggest to still have some protection beyond those M$-alibi things... I have the free Avast antivirus (rather unknown in Western Europe, but very popular in e.g. Poland), it is very effective, very lightweight and you can have it either change to silent mode automatically when a fullscreen application is started or, as I did, have it be in silent mode all the time. You only need to re-register every year, other than that, there's no strings attached. For registration you give your name and your e-mail-adress (which seems to be really kept confidential, I still don't have spam on it after even years of use). The only problem I know of is a slight conflict with Ashampoo Firewall; Ashampoo Firewall won't let Avast update automatically even if you set it to inactive, so if you use Ashampoo Firewall you need to update manually via the "add/change programs" Windows panel.
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Post by jack123 on Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:17 pm

Thanks both of you,
I ended it having to take it to my local pc shop and the stupid norton actually completely corrupted my graphics driver! I had to pay £15! and the guy said its not the first time norton had done this to someone's computer. I am going to stop using it when my subscription runs out. Do you know the buggers took £50 subscription fee out my bank without telling me!!! Ha last time I'm ever using norton! And to any other BVE Players don't use it, just causes a load of problems :/

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Post by graymac on Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:38 pm

Those Norton buggers wanted to try and con me on renewing a subscription. I wasn't at all happy to do that and was unhappy with the performance issues too. So I changed software.

I recommend AVG antivirus, from experience. A free version is available, though I use the paid=for software, which is often available cheaper from Amazon than direct from AVG online.
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Post by Dexter on Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:51 pm

I am using AVAST and I am satisfied with it... also has a free version for non-commercial use.
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Post by vpodhola on Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:02 pm

I am using Avast Free, too. Some years ago, after downloading a new train, Avast notified that one ***.dll file is very suspicious. I sent it to the Avast technical support and they found it´s O.K. and modified database.
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Post by buckysam on Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:23 pm

That's crazy! I've had Norton on my laptop for about a year now and nothing like that has ever happened. It does sometimes tend to remove a file because it thinks it's a virus when it's not. Luckily, it has a function that will restore the deleted file and exclude it from future scans. But I still like it. It keeps my computer safe. At least it has less false positives than McAfee. Now that one is the worse anti-virus ever! Don't ever get it!

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Post by Quork on Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:31 pm

Norton comes with Adobe products sometimes, so it can't be any good, by definition Razz
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Post by phileakins on Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:49 pm

Quork wrote:Norton comes with Adobe products sometimes, so it can't be any good, by definition Razz

Oooh - that was said with some feeling!

I agree, bin Norton (sorry Sam) and explore AVG. I have the paid for version including a firewall and will thoroughly recommend it.

Cheers.

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