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TBH. If you surf the Internet properly, you won't need all that protection.
You wouldn't need real time protection. Learn to surf the Internet right and know what not to do.
How do you surf the internet right?
Even FB got malware on it
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Microsoft Security Essentials. (MSE)
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post #23 of 46
Avast is good.

And you should learn how to browse the internet more safely.. Like dont click suspicious links etc.
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ver a million pages infected that
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Um. Why? I use Linux bro.
Linux Mint 10 LXDE
Since you're so observant, it's only in the sig rig. Not sure how you missed that.



Not really, someone doesn't need to understand computers and networking technology to know how to surf the Internet. If they looked at links before they clicked them and made sure that they weren't on a phishing site, things would be alright.



Uh huh. And if IIRC, it only effected you if you were stupid enough to click your friends links. And then a whole chain reaction started. This is why I don't use Facebook.
Over a million web pages infected thats just the last part of 2010! telling someone they dont need protection they just need to surf safe is like telling someone they dont need condoms in the brothel they must just pick out the ones that look safe for the eye and they wont get STDs
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Edited by Spooony - 8/14/11 at 3:57am
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I found (and perhaps this will not work for you) that having my Untangle box with Kaspersky enabled for AV and all the other in house programs for spyware,adware,web filtering and then free avast on the actual hosts really keeps me clean.Everytime I want to stop the Untangle service I give the log a read and the level of spyware,adware that was blocked (few actual virus attacks but this is because of where I do not go) I decide to keep the service.OH yes I still have MalwareBytes and CCleaner on all the hosts also.I use quite a few products to keep unwanted "things" off my network.It is not unusual to have 150+ hits per hour from various spyware,adware.DoubleClick and YieldManager are the most persistant.About once a month the Avast blasts to life telling me that it has quarantined something that got by Kaspersky. Having an AV on the Untangle and Avast on the hosts does not break the rule of one AV product at a time as they are not on the same machines.
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post #26 of 46
Pay for virus protection. Surf properly. Never have issues.

I used to dabble with free AV programs until I had a PC become unusable. I suspected a virus (but I had free AV). Installed Kaspersky, yes I paid what $30 for it?, did a scan, found a fair few infections and I mean like 10. This wasn't because of bad habits, I know what I'm doing most of the time, it was just bad luck and poor protection.

Yes you might be able to get okay AV for free why not just pay $40 and be certain you have a competent support team updating and being available should the need arise.

The effect AV has on system usage really isnt that bad. AVG uses more than Norton360 on my current PC >_>
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Microsoft Security Essentials and MalwareBytes.
This. However, if you are downloading shady things then it really doesn't matter how much AV you have. You're going to catch something.
post #28 of 46
I'll say it the same way I say it to anyone else.

If you're a smart user, you can use MSE, and you'll be fine. You really don't need anything more than that if you're not a complete half-wit.
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Nod32, plus you can sign keep signing up for a new trial everytime it runs out.
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I've been to the restaurant at the end of the Interwebz, and I've clicked almost every shady link out there. Why? Because it's fun. I've rarely been infected, and when I am? I learn to clean, and adjust.

Used:
Avast(felt bloated, like avg's younger brother)
Avira(loved this one, but wanted less intrusion)
MSE - Yes this has the lowest detection rate, but for myself and most people who stay with ocn, tpu, netflix, and craigslist, you're fine.

I disagree with "having to have a paid av" never have, and NEVER will(unless of course I host a server).
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