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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)
146 Total Votes  
post #71 of 88
I use Norton 360.
It's not that much of a resource hog as some people describe.
Doesn't affect my performance, though I don't think it's a good idea to run it on a netbook.

I use Malwarebytes just for scanning if I suspect I'm infected by something Norton 360 didn't catch.
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post #72 of 88
DrDarkTempler

my three year period was from 2006 to 2009 it was when it was the most bloated because i remember using norton back in 2001 and it wasnt to bad
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post #73 of 88
i use iolo system mechanic professional, which in turn takes care of hard drive fragmentation, ram fragmentation, program fragmentation,and even registry entries that arent needed and registry defrag, in turn it also carries an anti spyware/malware/virus program, i usually run it every month or so, ive not had a virus ever, i just do it for piece of mind, because my hardware is expensive enough that i care
Edited by PCSarge - 12/26/10 at 11:28am
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post #74 of 88
Avast Free Edition + Windows Firewall + Dropbox + A set of Brains.
All you need.
post #75 of 88
I liken this to having sex without a condom. More fun? You betcha, but you'll eventually end up with some odd disease.
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post #76 of 88
Just Windows Updates + Firewall and the weekly scan with Spybot Search & Destroy or Malwarebytes.

I haven't gotten a virus/spyware once with my current setup.
That is about... 2-3 years or so being virus free.

I just don't get why would anyone pay for an antivirus. Its just not necessary.
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post #77 of 88
Quote:
Originally Posted by PCSarge View Post
i use iolo system mechanic professional, which in turn takes care of hard drive fragmentation, ram fragmentation, program fragmentation,and even registry entries that arent needed and registry defrag, in turn it also carries an anti spyware/malware/virus program, i usually run it every month or so, ive not had a virus ever, i just do it for piece of mind, because my hardware is expensive enough that i care
what on earth is ram and program fragmentation
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post #78 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
Planning for if you get a virus: Good idea.

Planning to get a virus (particularly with any regularity): Not... so... good idea...

I have no idea why you keep windows update off, but with a virus every 6 months, I'm inclined to think there are other serious problems here. Or reinstalling every other month, that just seems crazy.
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post #79 of 88
no anti-vir/no firewall... used to have norton 360 but that was a piece of junk, never caught anything and only caused headaches.

stay away from IE! microsoft forefront is also a joke. They never seem to get malware added to their definition database until 4 months after they've been infecting widespread.

google chrome + a monthly scan of malwarebytes is all I use and I've been clean 2 years.
post #80 of 88
I only run MSE on all of my systems. It's honestly there more for when other people use my computer though. I generally try to avoid dodgy sites.

EDIT : Yeah I use Google Chrome also.
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