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AVG Free is better and just as non-intrusive. Same with Defence + in Comodo
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Previously I was just using AntiVir Avira/MSE. Now after reading this thread, I would like to give it a bit more thought.

I've a router: Linksys WRT54GL which is flashed with a mini DD WRT firmware- does this have the hardware firewall? Would AntiVir Avira + Comodo be a good combo?
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Whats Anti-Virus, I don't seem to remember ever installing that on any of my pc's.
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Originally Posted by M0rbidDeath View Post

1) I have never had a virus.
2) I have never used antivirus.
3) Reinstalls take 30 minutes.
Smart browsing does indeed prevent the vast majority of infection opportunities. Running without a firewall, while unsafe, does open you to possible attacks. In the end though, is it really that bad? Keep a secure backup, and reinstall in half an hour. I really don't see the point.

Oh and you know that... how exactly.?


What a bunch of clueless users in this forum.
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Originally Posted by .:hybrid:. View Post

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 :/

If you store your files and restore them after a virus infection you basically reinfect yourself...

It's like saying : " Hey I've got AIDS... **** I'm going to store my blood in packs, change bodies and then resort my blood so the HIV is gone ! "

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It's all fine and dandy for people to prefer AV but not alright to hurl insults at the people who have success without running them. Pretty mighty opinions from people who have to rely on extra software to babysit your activities to catch the malignant code you already let past you. I'm thinking maybe you AV proponents assume we AV opponents know as little about our systems as you guys do. Such is not necessarily the case. I keep an eye on all active connections, know the function of all running processes and know where each byte of traffic is coming from and going to. I keep up to date on major exploits and patch when the update is available. Awareness is my AV, and it must be working pretty damn well because I haven't needed an emergency reformat in longer than I can even remember. For my money, that's worth a lot more than having some extra garbage running in the background to tell me what I would already know.


Your very post show how clueless you are.
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have success without running them
and you know that because???
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I keep an eye on all active connections
wow you must be pretty quick then...
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know the function of all running processes
because we all know viri are named virus.exe and absolutely not hiding in one of the 15 svchost.exe process ....
Edited by darknight670 - 4/10/12 at 8:37am
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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 :/

Keep your passwords in an AES-256 password manager...
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Lastpass is AES-256
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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.

Terrible analogy.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post

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.

To add to this not to mention that the bigger threat is now Facebook links and not 'adult entertainment'.
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