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post #11 of 28
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Well I'm a full-time software engineer and I hear about viruses every day. Perhaps "out-of-the-virus-loop" would have been better?
Haha yes perhaps. Well as another AVG user has said on this thread, AVG hasn't notified me of anything for aaaages. What is going on?
Maybe I'm just savvy while browsing and downloading things i.e. I don't go round clicking popups and ads and downloading toolbars and smilies and other crap..
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Originally Posted by d3viliz3d View Post
It's just you

You just don't notice cause browsers, OS and anti-virus applications are getting smarter and smarter, and more precise.
People is more aware now than in the past, they are reluctant to open a "strange email" or such.
But viruses are still there, never get off of your guard.
I personally would think the same, I think it's AGES since I got my last virus.
Also, in this time of crYsis, people think only 'bout moneymaking, so keyloggers and fishing websites are hundred of thousands.
Love your little jab at crytek for selling out to console
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I do 200-300 virus removals a year at my job so yeah they are still alive and kicking lol
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post #14 of 28
in my expierence theres more malware and spyware on the net then viruses. sorry but i found Microsofts security essentials to be rather ****.

my uni gives out free 1 year kaspersky internet security and its great. no issues so far
post #15 of 28
I work on computers everyday. I don't see as many 'virus' ridden computers anymore. Most of them are fake anti-viruses and malware. If people stayed away from AVG and got MSE/Malwarebytes, I'd be out of biness'.
Shhhh...
post #16 of 28
Ya as said today's browsers, and everyone Google's before actually clicking a link, so the chance of accidently clicking a hostile link is lower. Not to mention the crack down on Spam. So virus's are still out there, especially key loggers and trojans, software has just come to a level where the average user doesn't have to be paranoid about where they browse. Most users populate well established sites like news sites and Facebook which are well monitored.

That said Email contamination is still pretty bad if you do accidently click on the 'pillz +10!' link you can end up as a spam bot. Annoying.
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post #17 of 28
I don't use AV on my home computers - if you don't download or install silly things or plug random flash drives into your pc, you will not get viruses.

And for those of you who think I'm naive, I've worked as a sysadmin in sensitive networks for a while, and I would never, ever, recommend running no AV in a corporate environment
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I dont even run an anti-virus anymore :/ I used to run nod32 but it caught like 1-2 false positives since I installed it 2 years ago. So I kicked it to the curb. I run noscript+ABP and run every potential threat through one of the online scanners that have multiple antivirus software checking it. I've had no problems with virus' malware spyware or anything else, as I am somewhat safe about what I do and how I do it.
post #19 of 28
Viruses will never go away. It's made by Anti-Virus software company to keep their business running.
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post #20 of 28
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Viruses will never go away. It's made by Anti-Virus software company to keep their business running.
Lol, would be great if that were true O.o

Well I've put on MSE as it seems to stay out of my way.

Seems like the people who get viruses are the non web savvy people then. I don't really know anyone like that which will explain why viruses have eluded me for all this time.
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