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Poll Results: How is your system protected?

 
  • 34% (51)
    No firewall, no nothing. I use my computer carefully.
  • 4% (6)
    I've got Firewall + AVG + Kaspersky + McCaffee with Norton as backup.
  • 60% (89)
    I protect my computer moderately. (please post preferred program ITT)
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post #11 of 88
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post #12 of 88
I use windows Firewall and MSE.
surf on Firefox with adblock and NoScript.
Never had a problem
post #13 of 88
Common sense+MSE=virus free
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post #14 of 88
MSE + Windows firewall on desktop
Just windows firewall on laptop, I only play a handful of games and check OCN on it...
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post #15 of 88
I use absolutely no security whatsoever.

I disable windows firewall, have no backups, and disable every possible security feature I can in my router. The only real thing I use is a keylogger blocker due to an insecurity after I was infected with one.

This is mainly because back when I had a low end desktop computer, antivirus and firewall software was always very invasive and tended to bog down my system. I have ever since hated security, though I realize I could now use it and probably forget it was even on. I suppose if I kept any valuable data I would back it up, but I honestly could care less as all I have are programs and games that it'd take me a max of about one day of installing to have everything back to normal again.

I have had a total of two viruses on computers I have built (been doing this for about two to three years) and neither have done any damage or had no real effect outside of giving me two million pop ups and locking up the internet and other programs on my system. All I do is install scanning software using a flash drive and it has fixed it both times painlessly.

I really don't think viruses are anything to worry about. Worst case scenario I will have to reformat my hard drives and spend a day installing software.

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post #16 of 88
i usually use malwarebytes if i do have a virus wich is usually rare happened a couple times becaus eof my sister downloding 179kb files on limewire which scream out to annione with common sence its a virus especially when yure trying to download a 500mb program
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post #17 of 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by skier View Post
no security, windows update off, windows firewall on. if i get a virus I reinstall windows.

get one virus every 6months probably, I reinstall way more frequently than that (I'd be amazed if I ran the same install for two months) because I put all my big applications and every setup file I ever download on a 1TB in-case storage drive
Why no Windows updates? You can just do the security updates if you want, you don't have to do all of the. While I don't think a power user necessarily needs to run an AV, I DO think it is foolish not to install the security updates. As vulnerabilities show up and are exploited in the wild they get patched. Why not take advantage of that?

I know there are a small percentage of OCN users who think its bad to install Windows updates for some reason but really it is very foolish not to. I think some of them think they affect performance or eat up hard drive space, but those are both false.
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post #18 of 88
Not using an AV is pretty idiotic. The internet is a herpes filled whore who will gladly give it to you at anytime. How do you know you are virus free without running checkup? I don't GAF how "safe" you think you browse, but it is literally like screwing a girl without any protection.
    
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post #19 of 88
Lol uhh :
Avast daily scan and a rigorous weekly scan
Comodo software firewall
Spyware check every week with spybot
Malware check everyweek malwarebytes
No ads plus no script on browsers
GMER for rootkits weekly scan
I have a clean system and i intent to keep it that way. Also os reinstalls when needed. o__o don't know how you people are so careful, me I've never in my life got a virus and -knock on virtual wood- want to keep it that way.
     
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post #20 of 88
i just use MSE
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