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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 #51 of 88
i used to not use an av program for a good 3 years because it bogged my system down to much *cough* *cough* norton sux *cough* *cough* i recently stumbled across avast a few months ago and i installed it purely for giggles and i haven't even really noticed its there to be honest aside from its update notifications every once and a blue moon but over all it runs nice and hasn't dampened my performance at all.

sorry for the norton insult to all you norton fans out there Ive just never had a good experience with norton.
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post #52 of 88
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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
I used to have AVG Pro but i decided to quit using it cuz it's a waste of space, i'm picky yes but i do use Microsoft Security Essentials and no viruses. I gotta have protection no matter what cuz i hate reformatting sometimes. At least i already have backups.

As for those who DON'T use anti-virus protection is really stupid. You know why? Just because "oh i can reformat anytime" doesn't protect you. Have you even thought of your identity as a protection? If you do not use firewall, anti-virus or malware protection. HUGE risk and the greater your system is and your information including information to your bank account or credit or anything related to money can be stolen in a heartbeat cuz simply you don't have protection unless you DON'T order online but you still input your address in for registering things like forums for example!

So if i were you i'd at least use windows firewall on.
post #53 of 88
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Originally Posted by ez12a View Post
i'd hate having to update the host file constantly.
o_o just takes like... 2 min every few weeks at most. Guess im silly but ill take that 2 min to make 99% of annoying stuff on the internet dissapear xD
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post #54 of 88
i lawled at some things in this thread! i didnt in the last 3 months of xp and didnt get anything. ran norton the day before i got vista and had nothing at all lol. vista i did after 6 months because i could be bothered and had 1 tracking cookie. didnt for the first week of win7 and had nothing but if your on win7 might aswell get microsoft security essentials. its free and doesnt make your pc slow down at all
post #55 of 88
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Originally Posted by ELEKTRIK_BLUE View Post
i used to not use an av program for a good 3 years because it bogged my system down to much *cough* *cough* norton sux *cough* *cough* i recently stumbled across avast a few months ago and i installed it purely for giggles and i haven't even really noticed its there to be honest aside from its update notifications every once and a blue moon but over all it runs nice and hasn't dampened my performance at all.

sorry for the norton insult to all you norton fans out there Ive just never had a good experience with norton.
May I ask when was that 3 year?

I been using Norton since 1999 I know that 2007 and 2008 are the most bloated one 2011 are the lightest one
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post #56 of 88
Still the best paid AV is
ESET NoD32 hands down.
     
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post #57 of 88
I run Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on this workstation. What's a virus?
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post #58 of 88
Well, I'm kind of 'in' to security (I fix people's computers sometimes IRL), so I use lots of different stuff, if only to try things out. I haven't gotten a virus in about 10 years though because I use common sense. Still, I think everyone should use something. Common Sense doesn't block everything (just most everything), and modern AV software uses virtually no resources if it's a decent program. There's no good reason not to.

At the moment, my setup is a hardware firewall, Threatfire, and Avast. But I switch between Avira, Avast, MSE, Comodo AV for antivirus programs and PC Tools, Comodo Firewall, and Online Armour for firewalls.
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post #59 of 88
I use MSE and Malwarebytes
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post #60 of 88
avast home, and malwarebytes (run every week or 2)

windows firewall off, ms defender off, avast takes care of most things

having multiple firewalls/antivirus applications will interfere with each other and not protect you enough.
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