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The improper use of apostrophes hurts my head. You don't play catch up for not using them in the past, you just start using them correctly.

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no update pop-up to force off.
That's only true for virus definition updates, but not program updates. MSE has been popping up every time I start it reminding me that there is a newer version available. IT's quite annoying because it steals focus from the application I'm using at the time.
    
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I can argue about statistics collected by ANYONE and not appear ignorant.

Now I'm not targeting you or anything but I wouldn't believe anything good about McAfee because I know it's not true (this might be goin a weeeeeeebit far but w/e).

...Have you even used McAfee? Cause if you have I'd think we wouldn't have this talk at all.
Even if McAfee were perfect and had no false positives (false) and >95% detection (false) and couldn't be bypassed and subverted by any script kiddie worth his salt (false) then there's still the fact that it's a resource hog with ten thousand extraneous services that comes pre-installed on thousands of machines and makes what would be very snappy computers feel like they've got a Pentium 4 inside. Plus it's expensive as crap, pops up constantly, and did I mention it's a resource hog?

My uni's computers are Pentium 4 Prescott machines with 1GB DDR RAM running Windows XP SP2. McAfee on = constant 40%+ CPU usage and 780MB RAM usage just at the desktop. McAfee off = constant 15% CPU usage and 620MB RAM usage at desktop.

It's the difference between usability, and torture.
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Not even. I have been able to remove some really nasty stuff with Linux. Even with boot sector viruses. Just repair the master boot record and it will be fine.

Formatting your drive because it has a bad infection is just the lazy way.
*Quick way.
    
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*Quick way.
Windows way.
    
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Windows way.
No, the quick way. 40 minutes to reinstall vs a couple of hours to remove.
    
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I don't bother with a full reinstallation. I make a backup image after I install Windows and my essential programs on a separate disk. If I want to format and start fresh, I reload the image. Quick and painless.
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No, the quick way. 40 minutes to reinstall vs a couple of hours to remove.
That's a rather optimistic estimate, it usually takes me some 4 hours to fully reinstall Windows, meaning Windows itself as well as all the software, drivers and all the rest.
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No, the quick way.
No it's definitely just the Windows way. It's the Windows way to solve most problems.
    
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No, the quick way. 40 minutes to reinstall vs a couple of hours to remove.
*Lazy way. What about datamining?

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No it's definitely just the Windows way. It's the Windows way to solve most problems.
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