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How do these paid-for companies manage to get users to buy their products?
Brand recognition + pre installed on machines.
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AVG and Nod32 are the only ones i've used for a while

Almost everything is better than AVG lol. Bitdefender and Avira for instance. Nod32 and Kaspersky though <3
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I've been saying for years, Norton is worse than the viruses it tries to block,

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Peter Norton was born in the same town as Kurt Cobain. Not surprised his legacy product sucks. I have never liked Symantec anti virus products the first time i used znorton ended up with s boat load of viruses.
Edited by Djmatrix32 - 7/4/16 at 9:30am
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This was the nail in the coffin for me with Endpoint. Migrated to Kaspersky this past weekend.
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Stopped using anti-virus software 9 years ago, aside from the occasional manual scan executables. Stopped getting viruses. Stopped having weird Windows issues that are just as damaging as viruses.

They're annoying, intrusive, spammy, and resource hogs. I suspect that they might sometimes compromise critical windows files. I think programmers will first seek to exploit the vulnerabilities of the AV software instead of the operating system itself. I would.

Plenty of people will disagree with me, but my PC experience has been phenomenal from the day I got rid of all my AV software. Hard to argue with those results.
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Stopped using anti-virus software 9 years ago, aside from the occasional manual scan executables. Stopped getting viruses. Stopped having weird Windows issues that are just as damaging as viruses.

They're annoying, intrusive, spammy, and resource hogs. I suspect that they might sometimes compromise critical windows files. I think programmers will first seek to exploit the vulnerabilities of the AV software instead of the operating system itself. I would.

Plenty of people will disagree with me, but my PC experience has been phenomenal from the day I got rid of all my AV software. Hard to argue with those results.

I used to do the same until recently that I noticed some strange behavior and found some malware and stuff I use avast now and malwarebytes... they're pretty good , only noticeable problem with avast is some publicity but it's ok I mean it's free... I use spybot also but only install it when I think there may be something going on
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I double dip using Malwarebytes and Norton 360. And stay away from "those sites"... No problems at all. Half of it is the user. No AV software is or will ever be foolproof. To think otherwise is being uninformed.

 

Again most people don't get it. Your Internet enabled device is DIRECTLY connected on the wire to multi Millions of other nodes on the Internet. Every worldwide Government Agency, Federal, City , State, public and private companies, and every citizens internet enabled online device all connected together and not so hard to reach out and touch someone. It's like saying we share the same air. Don't go to the slums at 2am in the morning and "most times" you avoid getting shot. The Internet even moreso.

 

I'm using Unreal Engine 4 programming in C++, and once my current project is done, I'd love to create a 3D Netstat, showing Internet Activity in 3D, with concentration points of large POPs worldwide. I don't have time now unfortunately.

 

OT:

I'm still shocked at how most families don't understand that their kids largest desire nowadays is to be "Live" on the Internet which of course provides an International Presense, and all that that can entail..Mostly very bad for kids. Most families cave to their sub 12 year old kids whiny desires so they are not labelled an outcast, or so the kids tell them.

 

OTT: 

Just maybe I'll also create a 3D OCN logo. with Gameworks ...just kidding lol


Edited by Ghoxt - 7/7/16 at 10:51pm
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Stopped using anti-virus software 9 years ago, aside from the occasional manual scan executables. Stopped getting viruses. Stopped having weird Windows issues that are just as damaging as viruses.

They're annoying, intrusive, spammy, and resource hogs. I suspect that they might sometimes compromise critical windows files. I think programmers will first seek to exploit the vulnerabilities of the AV software instead of the operating system itself. I would.

Plenty of people will disagree with me, but my PC experience has been phenomenal from the day I got rid of all my AV software. Hard to argue with those results.
+rep because I've always been afraid to say this lol win2k was the last os I ever had 'live' av running on, I'll never forget the boost after removing it and never went back, zero problems here, ever.
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Stopped using anti-virus software 9 years ago, aside from the occasional manual scan executables. Stopped getting viruses. Stopped having weird Windows issues that are just as damaging as viruses.

They're annoying, intrusive, spammy, and resource hogs. I suspect that they might sometimes compromise critical windows files. I think programmers will first seek to exploit the vulnerabilities of the AV software instead of the operating system itself. I would.

Plenty of people will disagree with me, but my PC experience has been phenomenal from the day I got rid of all my AV software. Hard to argue with those results.

Nailed it. thumb.gif
 
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