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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 #41 of 88
I've just uploaded a trojan worm to this page if you are reading this your PC is now a zombie controlled by my botnet. Good luck trying to find and delete it.
No, only joking.
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post #42 of 88
You're asking on a site full of computer geeks We all for the most part know what emails to open and not open, what sites to go to, etc.

I just use whatever firewall is on my computer with win 7 just so I can personally allow and disallow programs to connect and microsoft security essentials. I scan once in a while but, it's more a waste of time.
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post #43 of 88
if you don't think you need AV's, then don't bother

no reason for anyone to try to convince you or need you to prove that you don't have viruses.

i myself use Norton Internet Security 2011, runs fine and light on the computer.
got it for free. I haven't had a virus on my systems in a long time, but I still rather run it as a precaution.
post #44 of 88
Common sense won't protect you against exploits in the OS and apps. At least with an AV, it might prevent your computer from becoming part of a bot-net.
post #45 of 88
Windows Firewall + Avast Free (wanted to try something other than AVG) + Malwarebytes

It's mainly just a precaution. I scan every 3 days or so and never have any infected files.
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post #46 of 88
Nor worth my time to not have MSE.
As a power user, I have full control over everything, but there is no sense in not having the increased security, though I am required to run Symantec and our network security is top of the line-- it would be very detrimental for my system to be infected.

What do you have to lose by running MSE? About 25 megs of RAM, a little HDD space, a few extra I/O operations here and there... You will be unlikely to notice it even if you look :O
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post #47 of 88
I use antifir so I don't get nervous going to youporn
post #48 of 88
I use linux.

(I run an untagle router, I have a host file to block malware)
 
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post #49 of 88
if your smart you dont need av.. only once did i get hit by a virus while not having any protection on.. just unlucky me got hit wit random attack happened like 2 hours after windows install.. it sucked
     
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post #50 of 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by beers View Post
As long as you have common sense you're pretty safe.
Yeah, common sense won't detect legit-looking sites that have been compromised with malicious script codes and malware. Next please...
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