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    Knee High to a Worms Ass BaumKap's Avatar
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    Stfu Virus protection?

    Just wanted to know what you guys use as virus protection/scans. Would be nice to see what all everyone uses and help people get better software to keep their computers in tip top shape.

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    Boycott shampoo! Demand the REAL poo! Null0000's Avatar
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    I use AVG and Malwarebytes.

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    Ever notice how fast Windows runs? Neither did I SgtLukeSkykiller's Avatar
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    Good common sense (no porn, no sketchy torrents, etc)

    Microsoft Security Essentials-http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security-essentials-download
    1 automatic full scan once every 24 hrs

    Malwarebytes Premium-https://www.malwarebytes.org/
    1 automatic full scan once every 24 hrs

    Immunet 3-http://www.immunet.com/free/index.html (Warning: MAY CAUSE FALSE POSITIVES IF YOU'RE NOT CAREFUL)

    And of course the Hardware Firewall in my router (Linksys EA4500) as well as the software firewall that comes with Windows 7

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    Keep honking. I'm reloading Mokona512's Avatar
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    I use avast and malwarebytes, and good common sense.

    antivirus is really only useful for more trusted content, if you are downloading risky files, then a virus scanner is not likely to protect you (you will have to be using a virtual machine or extra PC that you do not mind reformatting). Since malware developers have access to the same virus scanners that everyone else has access to, it is not hard for them to develop malware and make sure that none of the current scanners are able to detect it, thus giving their malware some time to infect others before virus scans are updated to detect it.

    The first line of defense (and most effective) is safe behavior, the virus and malware protection is then there to hopefully catch anything that makes it past.

    And as recommended in the above post, hardware firewalls are also good. a decent hardware firewall (with no upnp) is useful for containing malware. Firewalls running on the system are not useful for containing an infection as once the computer is compromised, the malware often also creates special firewall rules, or simply disables the firewall. A good router based firewall can help prevent an infected machine from becoming part of a bot network sending spam, or hosting CP or other crap that will lead the account holder into troubles with the law.

    No hardware firewall ever reduces the need for a software firewall unless you will only have your single PC on the network and never ever, any other system on the network, as if an infected computer is connected to your network, a hardware firewall can protect the world from that machine if it wants to become a spam bot or something, but it will not protect the internal network, so stuff like the windows firewall will offer some protection from other infected devices on the LAN.

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    I use Norton.

    Been using it for 4 years now, never has my computer gotten a virus, malware, etc.

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    Boycott shampoo! Demand the REAL poo! Null0000's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by AOD_SgtLukeSkykiller View Post
    Good common sense (no porn, no sketchy torrents, etc)

    Microsoft Security Essentials-http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security-essentials-download
    1 automatic full scan once every 24 hrs

    Malwarebytes Premium-https://www.malwarebytes.org/
    1 automatic full scan once every 24 hrs

    Immunet 3-http://www.immunet.com/free/index.html (Warning: MAY CAUSE FALSE POSITIVES IF YOU'RE NOT CAREFUL)

    And of course the Hardware Firewall in my router (Linksys EA4500) as well as the software firewall that comes with Windows 7
    Actually, porn site are not the most dangerous anymore. http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Porn-Rel...ews-15093.html Its the everyday website that you are most likely to get a virus from. I normally boot into linux whenever I use torrents.

    @coolperzon - That you know of. Manyy people are completely unaware when they have a virus. Antivirus is normally only effective against 45% of harmful software.

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    Ever notice how fast Windows runs? Neither did I Deadzone's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by AOD_SgtLukeSkykiller View Post
    no porn
    Are you fucking insane!!!???

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    I use Kaspersky. No problems for me.

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    I'm an Avast! guy, coupled with Malwarebytes, CC Cleaner and various tools, tho I hope to never need to use them really, since careful what I plug or load...

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    Norton, no problems.

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    Criminal Lawyer is a redundancy Tzamen's Avatar
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    Bit Defender and malwarebytes yarrrr' edition.

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    Ever notice how fast Windows runs? Neither did I SgtLukeSkykiller's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadzone View Post
    Are you fucking insane!!!???
    Nope, and I'll leave it at that-also See Secunia PSI to ensure all your shiz is up to date http://secunia.com/products/consumer/psi/

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    PCHunter anti-rootkit !!! it even works on Windows 8.1 64bit!

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    Can I have your Tots ToughMudderFker's Avatar
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    Im using BitDefender, but thinking of switching...

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    Boycott shampoo! Demand the REAL poo! Scipio's Avatar
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    Avast is a great free antivirus, and is better than a lot of other ones because it uses little CPU resources. There's even a gaming mode that keeps it quiet and use even less processor whenever an application is fullscreen.

    Malwarebytes is very useful after you get a virus.

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    Norton for 14 years :)

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    Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue Fishwithadeagle's Avatar
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    Personally, I use malwarebytes


 

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