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Poll Results: Have you experienced worse performance or viruses because of Steam?

 
  • 96% (50)
    No, no problems here
  • 1% (1)
    Yes, I've noticed that my PC is slower with Steam
  • 0% (0)
    Yes, I've gotten a virus from Steam
  • 1% (1)
    Yes, I've experienced both
52 Total Votes  
post #11 of 28
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I said yes because it doesnt cause viruses or slows down the computer
So you're the one who said yes in the poll?
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I think the system resources it uses are pretty minimal. Although it does work strangely on this pc, I had to disable desktop compression or bf2 wouldn't play right or some such nonsense.

As far as viruses go, I haven't heard anything like that. If you get the Steam client from Steam, then there should be no problems. There are of course people within Steam that are phishing and will try to send you trojans/viruses/keyloggers or steal your info.

Interesting question though... I don't know that Steam is a large enough target for hackers or malicious users to take aim at though. While it is fairly good sized.. I would think something like Facebook or Myspace would be better to target..
post #13 of 28
Here's a tip.. stop pirating crap or downloading too much porn?
post #14 of 28
It does not cause viruses or slowdowns. Who told you that? Your xbox mates?
post #15 of 28
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Here's a tip.. stop pirating crap or downloading too much porn?
Is this the third comment about me being a n00b for blaming viruses on Steam? I just had a question, but I guess I shouldn't assume that people expect me to have the least amount of brain...


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It does not cause viruses or slowdowns. Who told you that? Your xbox mates?
If you guys keep doing that I'll close the thread. No reason to go on the offensive.
Edited by B!0HaZard - 3/2/11 at 12:59pm
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Is this the third comment about me being a n00b for blaming viruses on Steam? I just asked...



If you keep doing that I'll close the thread.
I get it actually OP.... This is a test of intelligence for OCN. I like your thinking
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I get it actually OP.... This is a test of intelligence for OCN. I like your thinking
not_sure_if_serious.jpg

Perhaps Steam made my sarcasm detector crash Oh wait, no, it's probably my OC acting up
Edited by B!0HaZard - 3/2/11 at 1:03pm
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no problems here.
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Is this the third comment about me being a n00b for blaming viruses on Steam? I just had a question, but I guess I shouldn't assume that people expect me to have the least amount of brain...



If you guys keep doing that I'll close the thread. No reason to go on the offensive.
I'm not on the offensive. Was a serious question.
post #20 of 28
If someone gets a virus while using Steam its the person's fault, not Steams. People need to learn how to not click on random links.
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