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So when you do get a virus, pull out the windows cd. Probably about time anyway.

^^^^This..When you change platforms every 2 weeks or less..What's the point of an antivirus?Yeah..lemme bench with AVG in
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^^^^This..When you change platforms every 2 weeks or less..What's the point of an antivirus?Yeah..lemme bench with AVG in
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What if your personal info has stolen? Will reformat takes care of it?
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What if your personal info has stolen? Will reformat takes care of it?

If someone wanted your info that bad, no scanner is going to help you.
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If someone wanted your info that bad, no scanner is going to help you.

people needs to learn what antivirus programs actually do, what features they have, what the features do as well.....

Comodo Firewall's 'Defence +' is a HIPS implementation, so's Google Chrome's tabs are sandboxing.

And what part of 'drive-by malware' don't you get people?
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Originally Posted by kikkO View Post

Consumer Anti-virus only sells you the illusion you are being secured. What's important is that they protect you when it counts which has failed time and time again. Yet the paranoid and uninformed consumer will always buy into their own insecurities and purchase anti-virus and security suites year after year.
I have reformatted tons of computers year after year that have all windows updates and virus signatures up to date yet their computer still gets infected.

Have you ever thought you of people never think to actually run their Antivirus?
Windows updates only patch Windows OS and Microsoft product exploits.

Also, I'm not ever gonna use your services. Reformatting should be last resort, as you know, the customer's personal data that's not obvious to you can be lost.
Also as I said, actually understand how an AV works, and it's features as well. Also they do protect the protection for the vast majority of malware.

People need to realise that not you are the minority.'Mums and Pops' are the majority

So sick of the 'hardcore gamer mentality' or the 'overclocker mentality' at times.
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If you want actual scary numbers:

https://www.securelist.com/en/analysis/204792216/Kaspersky_Security_Bulletin_Statistics_2011

And that's just from systems with Kaspersky AV solutions.....

Or yeah, don't make me laugh with 'common sense' when a website gets hacked and you visit it. Everything looks normal but in the source code...

https://www.securelist.com/en/analysis/204792223/Monthly_Malware_Statistics_February_2012

Honestly cybercrims can hack a website, change nothing but plant an exploit in the source code and get out without even being noticed. Website works and looks normal otherwise. Good luck with 'common sense' in terms of that.
Edited by chinesekiwi - 4/9/12 at 10:26pm
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And we have a hat trick!
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If someone wanted your info that bad, no scanner is going to help you.

It's like saying, if someone want's to steal your car so bad, no lock or alarm will gonna help you, so leave it unlocked.
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I'm seriously considering implementing a restraining order on intrusive advertising companies. I've looked products up and have bought the items at stores and advertising is still hounding me over said items. For FS stop hounding me. I've been hacked; we are all hacked, and good ole OCN bought into it to make a dollar.

When does it stop?

It stops when I clear my cache out and start over, after that here we go again.

All this post will do though is make advertising companies more intrusive so they know when people have bought products so they can leave them alone afterwards. That would entail an even greater amount of spying to know that.

To that I say go F yourselves.

To me, there is no difference between data mining for advertising compared to a virus that takes information from a computer unwillingly, and it gets on my friggen nerves.
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Can never be too safe. Chrome + Lastpass + Adblocker + MSE + Autorun disabled + Dropbox

I know MSE isn't the best, but I enjoy how non-intrusive it is. And I don't need a super good AV, I just want something running in the background.

Even if something passes my common sense, my passwords can't get stolen. If I do get infected, I just reinstall everything since its so easy thanks to dropbox.
Havn't have a virus to my knowledge in 2 years now, but still have an AV.

My biggest fear is a virus aimed at stealing dropbox passwords, since that password is saved locally somewhere for automatic login :/
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