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I had used Firefox before a while back but it was a resource hog so I dumped it. Have they lightened up the load on newer versions? Most of the stuff i download are drivers, and benchmarks and such from reputable sites, so I should be relatively safe on that aspect, not foolproof I do realize.

And I am currently using MSE but i got hit with the infamous AV8 virus which from a quick google search has been declared as adware, is this correct?
with a pc like yours would it mater were like 10-20mhz and 20-35mb go
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post #12 of 21
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I had used Firefox before a while back but it was a resource hog so I dumped it.
Really I think its pretty light maybe not as fast as Chrome or Opera, but the foxes add-ons are so flexible .
The beta firefox 4 is a joke right, super hog.
Edited by Wabbits - 1/28/11 at 11:39pm
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with a pc like yours would it mater were like 10-20mhz and 20-35mb go
I suppose not, Im just really compulsive about keeping a light load
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eset is a good one, i been using it for 3 years and it has not let me down.
    
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post #15 of 21
I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials + MalwareBytes for a while now, i run a scan usually once a week, typically on a Sunday.

Like others have stated, avoid sketchy sites, and really common sense and your own judgement is your best prevention method at times.
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Really I think its pretty light maybe not as fast as Chrome or Opera, but the foxes add-ons are so flexible .
The beta firefox 4 is a joke right, super hog.
Im thinking about just setting up a crash dummy rig that wouldnt matter how much resouces it used as long as it was safe from troublemakers

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eset is a good one, i been using it for 3 years and it has not let me down.
Seens ads for it but i have never used it. Thanks for the input good sir
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Im thinking about just setting up a crash dummy rig that wouldnt matter how much resouces it used as long as it was safe from troublemakers



Seens ads for it but i have never used it. Thanks for the input good sir
Its on sale right now at the egg : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...dex-_-32114008
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Hey people, does someone know any good website so i can watch at a live football match?

Thanks,
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Yes I have heard Linux is pretty safe while on the internet, but I am a gamer and hate Wine. Maybe I should just set up another browsing rig from some spare parts just to surf with.
Yup.
I'm a gamer too - which is one of only 2 reasons I use Windows; the other being Cubase (haven't got linux-studio-recording sorted yet).

Everything else I reboot into linux You could easily install a basic distro for your "connected" tasks and keep your Win-Box squeaky-clean for gaming!
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