Virus Protection what do you use?

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MSE Free...... Kasperski Paid
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Well the biggest Anti Virus for me is Common Sense but I also use the free Microsoft Security Essentails as well

Oh and actually paying for software and not downloading cracks and keygens or other such things that increase your chances by 500+% but I guess that also comes down to common sense
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Livin Wrote:... funniest part is.....


You take it too serious. Poor windows user. Its ok to defend windows but just dont expect to be thought of as intelligent when you do it (cats out of the bag for you anyway). Especially when you bring peoples mothers into the debate. Hmmm......didnt that go out in the third grade? Wait.......Ahhhhh now I see it. Thats when you quit school and became a windows user. Your talk about "Let the adults" proved the fact. Poor child.Big Grin

You can still go back to school ya know. Just get away from those 99% people.
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Livin Wrote:50k - not even close to accurate...


Sorry you're right and I was wrong. There I just admitted it.

I did some quick research and it appears I vastly underestimated the windows vulnerabilities. Man...... you gotta really be wishing for that new education right now. Call the local school board and see if they let a 16 year old into third grade.
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Windows: MSE
Mac: Sophos

Whether or not either is necessary is open for debate.
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FishOil Wrote:Sorry you're right and I was wrong. There I just admitted it.

I did some quick research and it appears I vastly underestimated the windows vulnerabilities. Man...... you gotta really be wishing for that new education right now. Call the local school board and see if they let a 16 year old into third grade.

I work tech support. I don't mind the vulnerabilities since it keeps me employedLaugh

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The Linux vs Windows debate always makes me laugh.. keep it up boys!!!
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Quote:I went for many years without running anti virus on any of my home Windows machines. Did I get a virus... about once every 2 years. Did I lose any data... never. Did I ever need to reformat and start over... never.
I also did not click on spam links or allow 3rd party scripts to run.
Ditto. Don't run AV on my Windows XP machine (my primary machine).
Quote:Well the biggest Anti Virus for me is Common Sense...
Exactly.

I guess if you have to run something, run Microsoft Security Essentials.

Less bloat, less resources.
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waldo22 Wrote:Ditto. Don't run AV on my Windows XP machine (my primary machine).

Exactly.

I guess if you have to run something, run Microsoft Security Essentials.

Less bloat, less resources.

yes and if you want a little more protection, Symantec Endpoint Protection 12

less bloat then the consumer version (Norton 360 Protection). Love small business edition AV Cool designed to run on low-end PCs and small HDD

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Common sense really, not had a virus in any time frame i can remember but i use MSE, would never buy AV, see 10's of PC's everyday with norton and every other form of AV on, with viruses. (work as IT Technician)
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Kaspersky i use, never had any problems for years now!

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Avast does the trick on my Windows box.
Never ran one when I had a macbook and on my Linux machine purely because its a lot less prone to viruses at the moment.
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Beer40oz Wrote:On Microsoft Security Essentials do all the OS Updates have to be there? or it does not matter?

I am trying it now... it turned on my Automatic Updates.... I don't like that so I disabled the Automatic Updates.

hehe... so you want antivirus software but don't want to apply the OS security updates... dat make no sense.
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Livin Wrote:ignorance is bliss...

Linux reported vulnerabilities according to National Vulnerability Database, 2011 YTD = 212
of those 69 are the highest severity rating

all OSes have vulnerabilities, period. Windows has the highest # reported and fixes are published way faster too...
+1, however doesnt ms release patches like once a month. open source patches are usually nightly builds (multiple times a day sometimes like xbmc).

also my linux server has only been cracked a few times (guest account) and never did it go offline. since windows runs one large monolithic kernel, a faulty mouse driver will blue screen a server. linux (and mac now that it is based on bsdi unix) has a modular architecture so when software crashes, it wont bring down the whole server down with it.
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Durex!!!!!! Big Grin
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