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ibebatman On May 16, 2007




Renwick, United Kingdom
#1New Post! May 25, 2006 @ 17:48:23
what kind of anti virus and anti spyware stuff do you people use?

we have AVG, SpyWareBlaster, Spybot, Norton, and probably a load of other stuff, but they still get in.

its really annoying. im assuming that this doesnt just happen on my comp, but i may be wrong
bandylank On June 22, 2006

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, United Kingdom
#2New Post! May 25, 2006 @ 17:50:04
I just got norton, the only stuff that gets in gets deleted when i clear my temp folder
mammothmeat On October 25, 2007




Trondheim, Norway
#3New Post! May 25, 2006 @ 17:50:47
I just use Avast..
I don't get thawt many viruses.. *knocks wood*
spyware however,
magwarna On July 06, 2006

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, Canada
#4New Post! May 25, 2006 @ 17:52:49
Mcafee
emma_m On August 21, 2008




On TFS leave......, United Kin
#5New Post! May 25, 2006 @ 18:02:34
I have Norton
el_diablo On December 19, 2008

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Maui, Hawaii
#6New Post! May 25, 2006 @ 18:06:19
AVG
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
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Here and there,
#7New Post! May 25, 2006 @ 18:16:18
I've never, ever been infected with a virus.

For many years, I never used any sort of antivirus software whatsoever. The only thing I would do was go to Trend Micro's free online virus scan every month or so just to be sure.

Recently I've installed Clamwin to do scheduled weekly scans because I'm too lazy to go to that website all the time.

I'm obviously a firm believer in not using real-time AV protection. I hate that s***. Slows computers down significantly, no matter which program you're using. Obviously it's perfectly possible to keep yourself virus free by just using a little common sense.
el_diablo On December 19, 2008

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Maui, Hawaii
#8New Post! May 25, 2006 @ 18:18:47
@jonnythan Said
I'm obviously a firm believer in not using real-time AV protection. I hate that s***. Slows computers down significantly, no matter which program you're using. Obviously it's perfectly possible to keep yourself virus free by just using a little common sense.


Exactly. I can't remember that last time I got a virus. I just use the AVG scanner once a week along with spybot and adware. I don't have any active scanners running.
deadguy On December 08, 2009




Bucuresti, Romania
#9New Post! May 25, 2006 @ 19:11:54
@jonnythan Said
I've never, ever been infected with a virus.

For many years, I never used any sort of antivirus software whatsoever. The only thing I would do was go to Trend Micro's free online virus scan every month or so just to be sure.

Recently I've installed Clamwin to do scheduled weekly scans because I'm too lazy to go to that website all the time.

I'm obviously a firm believer in not using real-time AV protection. I hate that s***. Slows computers down significantly, no matter which program you're using. Obviously it's perfectly possible to keep yourself virus free by just using a little common sense.


you are wrong on so many levels, answer this :

1. Are you up to date on all software vulnerabilities ?
2. Do you use Microsoft ?
3. Do you use any P2P software ?
4. Do you download music from websites ?
5. Do you use warez ?
6. Do you borrow CDs or DVDs from friends ?
7. Do you open email attachments from people you know ?
8. Do you use IE ???
9. Are you on a network ?
10. Do you use bluetooth for infrared devices ?
11. Are all your CDs original with a holographic sticker from the manufacturer ?
12. Do you use email manager software (MS Outlook, Thunderbird, etc) ?
13. Is your computer used by anyone else then you (even for 5 minutes) ?

If you answered yes to either one of the questions from 2 to 13 and no to question number one then you have a 99 % chance to get infected with a virus.

Note that a good trojan doesn't even make you acknowledge it's presence...and if you scan your computer once a week (maximum) your computer is already compromised when it catches the trojan.

I recommend Zone Alarm Security Suite: it features a 3 level firewall, email protection, antivirus and antispyware. The good thing about it is that it doesn't slow down your computer at all (i even tested it on a computer with a 800 Hz Duron processor and 64 mb of RAM and it didn't slow it down at all)
el_diablo On December 19, 2008

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Maui, Hawaii
#10New Post! May 25, 2006 @ 19:14:19
Yes that's what they make you believe so you'll buy there damn software.


I've been using this method for several months now and have never had any sort of problems, never has my computer acted funky or have I found any sort of trojan, virus or anything indicating that I might have been infected.
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
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Here and there,
#11New Post! May 25, 2006 @ 19:16:14


I love it. "If you use email software, you have a 99% chance to get infected with a virus."

Talk about bunk, dude. You've been listening to the scare tactics of Norton and McAfee for too long.

I've never had a computer of my own get a virus.
deadguy On December 08, 2009




Bucuresti, Romania
#12New Post! May 25, 2006 @ 19:16:29
@el_diablo Said
Yes that's what they make you believe so you'll buy there damn software.


.....dude...it's the hars reality !

And i actualy tested the software on very inferior machines and it didn't slow them down at all !

Right now it uses 5.552 k of my memory
el_diablo On December 19, 2008

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Maui, Hawaii
#13New Post! May 25, 2006 @ 19:17:55
@deadguy Said
.....dude...it's the hars reality !

And i actualy tested the software on very inferior machines and it didn't slow them down at all !

Right now it uses 5.552 k of my memory


Okay, well if I ever get a virus maybe then I'll consider but my method seems to working just fine. And I can save a few bucks.
deadguy On December 08, 2009




Bucuresti, Romania
#14New Post! May 25, 2006 @ 19:19:56
@jonnythan Said


I love it. "If you use email software, you have a 99% chance to get infected with a virus."

Talk about bunk, dude. You've been listening to the scare tactics of Norton and McAfee for too long.

I've never had a computer of my own get a virus.


email software my have vulnerabilities...so it's not necessary for you to even click on the email title to activate the virus. Even if it's in the bulk folder you still download the infected file (which may be a simple script in a picture) and you are infected.

these are not "scare tactics"...these are reality
jonnythan On August 02, 2014
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Here and there,
#15New Post! May 25, 2006 @ 19:20:42
@deadguy Said
.....dude...it's the hars reality !

Then explain how I use IE, Outlook Express, and Thunderbird and have never, ever been infected on any of half a dozen computers?

The fact is that it's very easy *not* to get infected with viruses if you simply use your head.
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