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Originally Posted by Erick Silver View Post
And yes I have used AVG(had to reformat HDD after visiting my Yahoomail), I have had Malwarebytes(had to reinstall windows because it removed a system32 file that was required for windows to run properly.) No program is perfect.
So you had to reinstall windows twice because of AVG and Malwarebytes? I've installed both on HUNDREDS of machines over about a decade in both business and home environments and have never had an issue of the sorts. I wouldn't associate them in that manner as I'm positive you are either exaggerating or have had two extremely unusual experiences that need further qualification.

OP - Any of the major free AV will do the job. Everything else is up to you to not make poor decisions in front of the AV or any other security suite, no matter how complex or efficient.
Edited by _02 - 5/2/11 at 12:38pm
    
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post #42 of 50


nortons usage is highlighted, if you look at the top that is firefox
Edited by Razzal - 5/2/11 at 12:38pm
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Well since everyone is going crazy in this thread. OP is you want security from viruses go with Linux.

But it does look like Norton finally turned things around. I guess they realized they had to compete or be destroyed.
     
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post #44 of 50
Thread Starter 
alright thanks for everyone's opinion...

when the attack happened i was just browsing ocn...

wut? probably a false positive?

but yea... norton... since it's free and i get the full suite seems to be a good deal + malwarebytes
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alright thanks for everyone's opinion...

when the attack happened i was just browsing ocn...

wut? probably a false positive?
There is dynamic content loaded on the pages that is NOT hosted on OCN which could be subject to infection. I'm not saying that is what happened, because I obviously can't know.
    
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No, OP should just run a scan of norton full system scan rather than installing second rate crap.


Malwarebytes is rather efficient and effective at what is does. It's indispensable on every computer, IMO.
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post #47 of 50
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I'm stereotyping, how

I told him a few of the free AV's recommended in this thread. If he wants to pay for an anti virus he can get some great features. I wasn't one of the individuals in this thread that even mentioned the word "norton".
1) Norton was not actually mentiond per sey. But his screenshot was of Norton and someone started by say that Norton is crap.
2) He does not pay for Norton. He gets it free with his subscription to Comcast Internet.

All the arguing aside. Norton has come a long way. More than one AV review site has ranked them within the top 5 for 2011 for PAID services. And I think thats where its getting a bit confusing. While AVG and Malwarebytes are free, Norton does have to be paid for. Now while Comcast Customers get theirs for free I can only assume that the subscrition fee is included in what we pay for our internet.
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Cool
Does mse do the same?
wish my AV did awsome cool stuff like that
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post #49 of 50
Norton is not as bad as it used to be. It is decent again. Malwarebytes is a very good program. It catches stuff that McAfee Enterprise misses.

There is no 100 percent perfect AV. You just have to be pro-active about your security.
post #50 of 50
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Originally Posted by badatgames18 View Post
It's actually the first time this has happened on my newer rigs...

what is this and is it a cause for concern? and what should i do if anything at all

Attachment 208533
lol what site did you browse? That's site has been compromised with cross site scripting. Its not the browser or anything its the site. The owner of it has to fix it. It has been hacked.

If you use firefox with http headers live you'll be able to see it. Classical css lol
Edited by Spooony - 5/2/11 at 4:21pm
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