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Originally Posted by Volvo View Post

I used to be an AVG user.
Then I switched to MSSE.
I surf smart, so I know I'm not going to get anything funny.
Besides, I don't have a credit card so no credit card info gets phished.
Before entering passwords I make it a habit to scramble the entry and go back and forth so that thwarts any form of keyloggers as well.
To be honest I'm not a fan of bloatware (well, who is...) and hence I only have MSSE installed.
That has been serving me fine for two years and it will continue to do so.

Agree! If it is working, why get all paranoid and go install something else. Life is too short to let some site like AV-test and a handful of premium security software companies play the fear mongering card!


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Originally Posted by nsseriouspanda View Post

If you're worried about security threats, then all you need to do is use some commonsense, disable Java plug-ins, Adobe plug-ins, use a program like MSE, and a properly setup hardware firewall.
I know Java and Adobe Reader have the highest number of security vulnerability, after all, they are the most commonly used plug-ins. I do not need Kaspersky labs to tell me that. Also, you wrote "avoid having Java installed if possible" there is no need for this. Most of the threats are via plug-ins! Disabling the plug-ins and proper browser and windows settings is a much better solution. You may want to consider using a telegraph for your daily web info smile.gif

meh, only got a secured NAT via the router, I could easily setup a DMZ using a pile of crap spec box that I could remote into if I wanted to change anything but as I said, can't be bothered for home use.

EDIT: Can we get rid of the outdated myth that AVs are bloatware?
Since this is a computer hobbyist forum, with most people's systems here, the resources used by them, even if it's scanning, is beyond minimal and unnoticeable tbh.

Here

i5 750 and 4GB of RAM was the test rig. They tested it while it was encoding and transcoding videos as well..gees....
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meh, only got a secured NAT via the router, I could easily setup a DMZ using a pile of crap spec box that I could remote into if I wanted to change anything but as I said, can't be bothered for home use.

You will not even be able to see it. Stop Google bull**** and actually read up some! I have had people try and they have failed smile.gif

Cannot be bothered = do not know how! Nothing but talk!


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I run AMD so I don't get viruses.
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I run AMD so I don't get viruses.

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I wonder why they miss so many in Corporate User section.
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Imagine when anti-virus enemy start using xeon phi!from what I read online ,everybody know how to program Intel,opencl?you meet one every full moon!
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I've tried multiple AV and all that in the past and it usually comes down to which one catches the malicious file first. You will have people who worship one program then suddenly it doesn't pick up a malicious file and then they jump ship to another program that does and then when that doesn't work they change again. For me I tried the "top" programs that people have suggested and while they're suppose to detect most of the threats out there it could also become annoying as it will have a lot of false positive results and always overreacting or the program eats up all your resources. I switched over to MSE and have been fine with it, now I don't try to jump in the waters to see if there any leaks, meaning I don't browse shady sites or download files that comes with 500 toolbars and wait for it to tell me I'm being stupid. Its like if I wore a bullet proof vest, I'm suppose to expect it to protect me from every kind of bullet? I like MSE as it does what its suppose to do and it uses less resources than most AV programs out there and its free.

I've had friends who had preinstalled AV software or they get one that their friends recommend for them. Boot up their system and its bogged down and its slow as hell and they still get malicious files. Uninstalling those programs takes years then after its uninstalled... woah everything is faster and you slap on MSE and they should be good to go. I've had friends telling me their computer is faster and all that and I'm like.. i barely did anything just uninstalled old AV expired/outdated program, uninstalled 1000x toolbars and startup programs and install MSE and they swear that its 10x faster than before. biggrin.gif


Know what you install (don't click next, next, next, always do custom install)
Don't browse shady sites that does 500 popups and tries to install browser plugins
Scan every once in a while, don't have to do it everyday but every end of the week or two or something.
Just don't be stupid lol
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I wonder why they miss so many in Corporate User section.

The corporate version (ForeFront) is essentially the same program but you are able to run your own back end server for monitoring and patch management. The client itself probably doesnt work any better than MSE.
 
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Uninstalled MSE, installed AVAST Internet Security Trial biggrin.gif
There have got to be enough, decent Internet Security kits + 30 day trials to trial your way through an entire year tongue.gif only to pick up where you left with the newest edition of that year.

You will end up with corrupted and unusable OS, AV's are not toys, they can make havok of your system. Install Avast free or CIS (Comodo Internet Security) if you need complete solution.
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