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Thought I would share something:

I just now finished installing this setup on my girlfriend's netbook:

01. Firefox + AdBlock Plus + AdBlock Pop-Up Blocker + W.O.T.
02. AVG Antivirus FREE
03. Malwarebytes FREE
04. Comodo Firewall FREE w/ Defense+ activated and Sandbox on
05. CCleaner
06. TuneUp Utilities 2012

AVG didn't find anything on full scan.

Comodo Firewall has blocked several intrusion attempts via svchost.exe.

CCleaner cleansed the registry database.

TuneUp Utilities scanned the SSD for errors + other issues.

Best of it all is that Malwarebytes FREE found - on full system scan - one single threat. It's was something with a registry key related to iTunes.exe. Got it quarantined and deleted.

I'm VERY much pleased with this setup, and I'll install it on my sister's PC, and all other PCs, which I'll encounter from now on.
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post #252 of 366
Quote:
Originally Posted by WhitePrQjser View Post

Thought I would share something:
I just now finished installing this setup on my girlfriend's netbook:
01. Firefox + AdBlock Plus + AdBlock Pop-Up Blocker + W.O.T.
02. AVG Antivirus FREE
03. Malwarebytes FREE
04. Comodo Firewall FREE w/ Defense+ activated and Sandbox on
05. CCleaner
06. TuneUp Utilities 2012
AVG didn't find anything on full scan.
Comodo Firewall has blocked several intrusion attempts via svchost.exe.
CCleaner cleansed the registry database.
TuneUp Utilities scanned the SSD for errors + other issues.
Best of it all is that Malwarebytes FREE found - on full system scan - one single threat. It's was something with a registry key related to iTunes.exe. Got it quarantined and deleted.
I'm VERY much pleased with this setup, and I'll install it on my sister's PC, and all other PCs, which I'll encounter from now on.

doh.gif False positives man.
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post #253 of 366
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Originally Posted by redsunx View Post

"and what I like to call the "computer retard", you know that person who keeps clicking ad's thinking hes really going to get a free pair of cat slippers."
That's gonna be part of a signature after dinner.

If you think that was a self contradiction then sadly your wrong. There is still that 1% of users who use browsers such as IE6, IE7, and older builds of Firefox where these permission vulnerabilities still exist (these would be your "computer retard").
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Thread Starter 
As started before, Google Chrome is a much better safer browser than Firefox.
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If you think that was a self contradiction then sadly your wrong. There is still that 1% of users who use browsers such as IE6, IE7, and older builds of Firefox where these permission vulnerabilities still exist (these would be your "computer retard").

No way man, you've been explaining in uber detail what I've been trying to get at this whole time.

I just think it's funny.
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Originally Posted by atibbo69 View Post

What is anti-virus software? I haven't installed any such program in my 10 years of owning a PC. No problems thus far.. Except for the one time my mother got on my computer for about 10 minutes and some how magically infected my computer with a virus. I think it had something to do with Facebook.. mad.gif

doh.gif
post #257 of 366
Don't care bro, if i got infected by malware or virus or anything, i will just reformat, that will take care of the stolen information too you know rolleyes.gif
post #258 of 366
If you have a computer, you know what AV is and does, and you wont have one, you are stupid!
Avast and many others are FREE! WHATS IT HURTING? NOTHING!
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post #259 of 366
It hurts performance on my not top of the line gear by alot.

I say your stupid if you have to run av to feel safe if you are going down the name calling road.
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Originally Posted by General121 View Post

If you have a computer, you know what AV is and does, and you wont have one, you are stupid!
Avast and many others are FREE! WHATS IT HURTING? NOTHING!

You do understand these engines run constant scans around the clock on your machine, even during boot time? You do understand these engines scan possible suspected file types during runtime to make sure your not executing a virus by mistake? You do understand this is adding a few milliseconds before the launch of each application? I think maybe most of you have ran antivirus engines ever since you first owned a computer. And don't know the difference between a machine with and a machine without, simply because you never ran your machine at its full without one. If your running a i5 2500k @ 4.5Ghz with a SATA III SSD then obviously a antivirus means nothing to you in terms of performance hindering. But still to this day less then 20% of the desktop PC's in the world actually have a solid state drive in them. Think of each time you run chrome/firefox your virus guard is scanning that binary right before its launched for possible bad signatures. How many signatures exist in a virus database? A million? more? That's a lot of information to load and process in a short amount of time, all the time. You can now see where and why antivirus guards hinder performance on lots of machines.
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