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post #11 of 37
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Originally Posted by Gnomepatrol;13557076 
This just in 13 out of those 14 downloads are idiots....

One of them was bound to get a virus/malware/spyware/ect...

I think calling them all idiots from your high horse is a bit much.

They just don't know or care how to use a computer that is all...
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post #12 of 37
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Originally Posted by ByteFail;13556529 
It's there fault for not looking up simple fixes, and hiring me to solve their problems for them.

Well, you'd be wrong to think that. It is absoloutely their fault for not knowing the obvious signs of a virus.

I've been virus free for the past 3 years and for one of those years I didn't even have a firewall.
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This is just a great excuse for them to police the internet.
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I've had my computer for over 7 months, downloaded hundreds of GB's........ not a single "virus". (ran malwarebytes once..... something came up, but nothing too bad). Windows 7 is more secure than most people think.
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post #15 of 37
I think I downloaded 14 things today, not one was malicious.
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Originally Posted by Thedark1337;13556906 
to quote Forrest Gump: Stupid is what as stupid does.

Fixed, for you. smile.gif
    
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post #17 of 37
dont download anything off TPB that's a rar. go by the one with the most seeders, and with good comments and you should be safe. that's pretty much my way of life.
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post #18 of 37
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Originally Posted by ByteFail;13556529 
I beg to differ.

Simply because stupidity runs off of ignorance which can be combated with knowledge, but I really wouldn't have this any other way.

I prefer this.. More work for me.

It's there fault for not looking up simple fixes, and hiring me to solve their problems for them.


You are too idealistic. Your average person is a complete idiot and will always be uninformed about everything in life.
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post #19 of 37
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Originally Posted by Unaufhaltsam;13556348 
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That is a higher rate than I thought. People need to pause and look at the filename real quick before downloading. Would stop 90% of this.

No, more like pay attention to the damn file type, before downloading.
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post #20 of 37
Can't call em stupid, uneducated in most cases is the culprit. If I don't know how to read, but school wasn't in existance for me to learn, it doesn't make me stupid, it makes me uneducated.

Most people don't have the formal training, nor are computers their hobby. My mechanic is real good at fixing cars but he's not good at ballet. Doesn't mean he can't dance, he's just never been taught to do so.
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