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interesting article

The antivirus I've tried the fastest and effective was the NOD32. Very light
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My AV is reformatting once a month or so from an image, all programs that are installed are installed in a machine purely ran without internet, but programs I actually want the most recent version of (eg. Firefox) I download after redoing the image, no system resources are used on an AV and because I use NoScript and Adblock, the likelyhood of a virus appearing in that month is dramatically reduced. (ie. It's commonsense with viruses going away within a month, sooner if I actually see them)
Curious, what is your reasoning behind not running the AV? Even though I think re-imaging frequently like that is a great idea provided you don't eat up too much time doing it.

Just system resource usage?

I'd be worried that even a small breach could compromise an encryption key, credential to a sensitive online resource, etc. In the end, no method is fully secure if someone is determined, but I don't fully get the tradeoff of any level of vulnerability for resources that are typically so negligible that they go unnoticed.
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As important as proactive anti-virus is, I'm almost inclined to go naked on the AV front and resort solely on having good backups. I can restore my entire system in mere minutes should I discover virus symptoms.
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As important as proactive anti-virus is, I'm almost inclined to go naked on the AV front and resort solely on having good backups. I can restore my entire system in mere minutes should I discover virus symptoms.
So what about a keylogger that might sniff your credit card number?

It seems you guys are just worried about data being destroyed.
    
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Curious, what is your reasoning behind not running the AV? Even though I think re-imaging frequently like that is a great idea provided you don't eat up too much time doing it.

Just system resource usage?

I'd be worried that even a small breach could compromise an encryption key, credential to a sensitive online resource, etc. In the end, no method is fully secure if someone is determined, but I don't fully get the tradeoff of any level of vulnerability for resources that are typically so negligible that they go unnoticed.
They tend to lag my HDD a tad, its not much and only noticeable when I'm doing a lot but real time protection is a real pain in the rear end.
But the main reason is that frequent updates eat up my quota and my time, I'd prefer to do the reimage (Which takes barely any time due to the fact I run a 30GB C: drive) once a month.

As for CC cards, ebanking passwords, etc, I never enter them and I tend to only do that stuff on my phone for obvious reasons, plus running a 64bit browser helps when I just copy paste it, etc.
    
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ESET Smart Security 5 is doing just fine. I didnt notice any slow downs.
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I have always used Kaspersky's internet securities, though recently i installed Bitdefender with my 64bit win7. Works great imo.

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post #78 of 81
Would having a fast SSD sort load times out with an antivirus on?

With a core i5 2500k would having an antivirus slow me down alot with an ssd?
Edited by dmxdex2020 - 10/18/11 at 8:35am
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Most people who have a router don't need antivirals because of the double firewall.
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ESET Smart Security 5 is doing just fine. I didnt notice any slow downs.
ESET has a very small footprint. great option if you game but don't want to skimp on protection.
    
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