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post #21 of 37
Really there should be a nice little instruction video when you first install windows telling you how to avoid viruses. Don't download files from untrusted sources, don't run .exe files unless you know POSITIVELY that it's from download.com/microsoft.com/brothersoft.com/another reputable site.

Also, if something comes up and says you have a bunch of viruses in your browser window while you're simply browsing the net, DON'T CLICK ON IT.

Actually, if people could just read that message, I bet the rates would cut in like freaking half.
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post #22 of 37
Quote:
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.

Where?! I don't see it!confused.gif
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post #23 of 37
tux says that 0/10 downloads are malicious
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post #24 of 37
A very simple rule for not getting a virus on your computer is that porn does not come in a .exe format...learned that the hard way when I was younger.
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post #25 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fullmetalaj0;13558933 
A very simple rule for not getting a virus on your computer is that porn does not come in a .exe format...learned that the hard way when I was younger.

Haha, that's the first post in awhile that made me actually laugh. biggrin.gif

Have to learn somehow though, and smart people learn from mistakes. wink.gif
    
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post #26 of 37
READ THE ARTICLE

The article states 1/14 PROGRAMS. They are not talking about images, movies, torrents, and stuff like that. They are talking about programs!

/stepsoffsoapbox
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post #27 of 37
There are over 14 programs on my PC and none of them are malicious.













Sorry.
post #28 of 37
This is 1/14 programs downloaded through internet explorer. Maybe other browsers have more intelligent users and a lower rate?
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post #29 of 37
Quote:
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.

this is 100% true because alot of people are ignorant and wont spend the time to find the knowledge Thus they stay doing stupid things, and those who spend time to find knowledge combat stupidity cause they LEARN how not to do stupid things

/rant tongue.gif
    
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post #30 of 37
...In other news 13 out 14 people are computer noobs.

Put the two stats together and someone is bound to get some kind of malicious virus.
    
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