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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 #61 of 88
I dont use anything at all lol sometimes ill use task manager see something random thats using resources and sometimes track things down like that but if i use an anti virus is normally says my whole c: is a virus so cba.
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post #62 of 88
I have zero security besides my network (hardware firewalled, port forward what I need).
 
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post #63 of 88
As addressed, I use a router so I personally don't use one, but I have put AVG on our families PC as my sister likes

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post #64 of 88
All my friends get viruses from downloading music. They always ask me "How don't you ever get viruses?" Well because I wouldn't download a Master of Puppets file that's only 230 Kilobytes.

Anyway I just stopped using Kaspersky Internet Security which has NEVER let me down but on my new build I decided to use something a little lighter and switches to Microsoft Security Essentials. Use common sense and getting a virus is pretty unlikely. The only thing I don't have protection on is my MacBook.
    
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post #65 of 88
AVG, Malwarebytes, Advanced Systemcare 3
    
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post #66 of 88
Windows 7 Firewall + Avira (Free)
post #67 of 88
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Originally Posted by Zero4549 View Post
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
meh, my pfsense box will do a lot of that for me without any further input.
 
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post #68 of 88
if people are using there computers without Firewalls you are mad.
at the end of the week you will see you credit card bill. and you will cry.
    
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post #69 of 88
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Originally Posted by BKsMassive View Post
if people are using there computers without Firewalls you are mad.
at the end of the week you will see you credit card bill. and you will cry.
You gotta be mad to keep your credit card details on your pc in the first place...

Myself I have router/windows firewall + MSE

The biggest threat used to be my little brother installing shizzle on my pc, but gladly he's stopped doing that now
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post #70 of 88
Thread Starter 
Seems like rule of thumb goes as so:

If you've got a router, you're already protected from DIRECT threats and as long as you're careful, you should be okay.

But if you're hooked on the interwebs straight outta the wall, you'll need at least a firewall to protect your passwords, identity and bank information.

AV software is just going the extra mile and further protecting your computer from viruses acquired from user-error such as running careless installations which result in toolbars, screensaver and widgets that are merely viruses in disguise.


Thanks a bunch guys! Keep discussing!
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