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Why dont u use an activator to activate windows so u dont have to re install every 30 days
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Oh, now you've done it.
    
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Yikes, reinstalling windows every month?! Reminds me of troubleshooting my ssd biggrin.gif

But seriously, To those who are uninstalling and reinstalling their AV every month or whenever they need to scan a file, that seems like a hassle rolleyes.gif

As for me, I use avast free and malware bytes on all my pc's.

Edit: I'm kind of giving him the benefit of the doubt that he's not a pirate. I had this problem with a clean install of the oem discs of a pc of mine a few years past its prime. Microsoft wouldn't validate it online and i just gave up.
Edited by gelatin_factory - 1/15/12 at 9:09pm
post #103 of 232
nothing. and never had any problems.
post #104 of 232
I don't use any kind of anti virus because i dont go around downloading miscellaneous crap.
post #105 of 232
I use MSE because I've never seen it affect my performance so it's no point in being without it. As far as surfing responsibly...

I remember one time I was looking at random info for a musician. Like most musicians they didn't have a website that they keep up to date and instead used their myspace page. With no other tabs open I clicked on the page and my antivirus went off. I'm assuming one of their ad servers had been infected (that happens a lot more than people realize) and tried to pass it on to me. I haven't been without an antivirus since then. I've had other past instances where I was surfing pretty safe but a full scan still found something lurking in my temp folder.
    
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Kaspersky for me.
I used to run Norton but I did a scan with Kaspersky and found another 5 viruses that Norton missed!
Running anti-virus just gives me peace of mind. it doesn't intrude and I haven't noticed any slowness since I installed it.
Been virus free for 5 years and counting.

Lol that is the same thing that happened to me! I decided to run norton scans (a thorough scan mind you) and compare it kaspersky. Kaspersky caught 7 more bugs that Norton totally missed!ph34r-smiley.gif
    
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I don't use any kind of anti virus because i dont go around downloading miscellaneous crap.

And that right there is pretty much the reason why people get malware. The only problem is that there is a possibility websites will be able to install something on your os without you knowing, but this is not likely as you would have to be dinning your browser as admin
    
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I don't use any antiviruse either.
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post #109 of 232

MSE + MalwareBytes, love it thumbsupsmiley.png

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Originally Posted by victorofhavoc View Post

Wow man, of all places I expected people here to have anti-virus running.

I am currently a student with a focus on network security. What I've learned is that you can easily get viruses even if you monitor what you do. A lot of the time people have trojans or viruses of all sorts running without actually displaying symptoms (these are viruses made by the real coders and not some idiot kids goofing off). For example, your computer might suddenly have 30 megabytes less RAM and you'll never know. It won't say you're using 30 more just that 30 is missing. Oh noes! well it's because something is running in the background parallel to your OS.

Honestly guys, have you noticed how windows warns you when something tries to access the network? well that's because it's opening a new port, and often times it won't close it later because that program might need it. These open ports can be scanned by port scanners, imagine that!, and then you start receiving automated attacks until that port is accessed. You won't even know it's happening if the coders have done it well.

Common myths:

if you visit only secure websites you won't get a virus
MACs don't get viruses
Visiting few websites you know well means you won't get viruses
if you don't download anything you can't get a virus
you're not getting attacked at this very minute

Do yourselves a favor and just get a light AV program, and just run a scan once a week and you'll be fine...mostly anyway....the good viruses are actually undetectable by AV programs.

Good Luck guys!


Listen to this guy, I have seen the dark side of the net and what people are capable with the blackshades RAT and other malicious software for simply saving a picture to their hard drive. I myself have fallen victim to a java drive by on this very site. Someone posted a flash game in off topic, I had opened the link on a machine with no AV and thought nothing of it, I opened it on another machine with AV and it popped up with a warning. A few months passed and nothing happened, but when Star Craft 2 hit the hacker logged into my account on here and used it to spread another virus via a fake text document with a virus in it. So I learned the hard way with a ban from the site to keep my account from doing further damage and I had to go change everything including my bank info and work info. So just because you know a site is safe and think there is nothing to infect you doesn't mean there isn't something embedded somewhere.
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