Originally Posted by SiNiSt3r
i just keep avg on there so that windows would quit bothering me. defender = garbage.
as long as your smart and have a decent router and keep the firmware upgraded you dont really need anything. keep windows firewall on and that all you really need. if someone is hellbent on getting on to your system its not that difficult if your stupid about what you click on.
before i installed vista i didnt have any av/asp. i would just run an av test form a bootable cd once a month. never had a problem at all and have been doin that for almost 3yrs now.
I concur. AV SW is highly over-rated. A router will protect you. I run AVG because it has a small footprint unlike some AV SW which seems to think the whole purpose of the PC is to run AV SW.
If you are a Networking nut the easiest way to protect your entire LAN is by using a Dummy PC as a front end and use that as a Browser...it could be any outdated rig you can find...how much power does webbrowsing take?
Keep your HTPC/Cruncher/Gamer rigs offline: that's ultimate safety, or connect through the Dummy PC. Anything nasty coming in will only take out your sacrifical rig.