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Originally Posted by fluxlite View Post
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
Same.

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Originally Posted by s-x View Post
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.
Noscript + knowledge = virus free.

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Originally Posted by jethro_static View Post
Viruses will never go away. It's made by Anti-Virus software company to keep their business running.
They certainly do.
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Same.

Noscript + knowledge = virus free.
You talking about browsing with javascript disabled? Oh noes, all my lovely front end jQuery loveliness is for nothing :O
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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.
Those people all bought Apple PCs so Steve Jobs can control there computer experience, LOL!
     
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Those people all bought Apple PCs so Steve Jobs can control there computer experience, LOL!
Ah yes. Machined aluminium encased user friendliness ... at the expense of your soul.
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I would imagine that Virus's are not a huge concern to 99.9% of this forum; its the people on Oprah.com following links from 'Troll_Man568' to a free tuna casserole recipe:

"Make sure to click 'YES' on install!"

I could never have said it better myself. I completely agree with this.
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It has been a mighty good while since I've caught anything serious so I dont know, i think they have gotten better at it!
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Actually, a lot of viruses are from people trying to download free music, movies and serial key generators. And then there's P-O-R-N, LOL!

Actually, I think some AV stuff is overly sensitive. UPS sends me tracking info with a zip file, but Hotmail says it contains an unknown virus and will not open any of them. I have to ask my shipper one time for the tacking info since Hotmail decided to trash bin the file.
     
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post #28 of 28
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Actually, a lot of viruses are from people trying to download free music, movies and serial key generators. And then there's P-O-R-N, LOL!
This only applies if you're absolutely clueless of what you are doing. Not that I pirate a lot.
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