Anti Virus

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Re: Anti Virus

Post by vladimir » Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:47 pm

Free antivirus...joke.

Avast/Avira, free shite.

The myth that Linux/Apple cannot be screwed is coming to an end

Pay $11 and get 1 year Kaspersky. Combined with Malwarebytes, brilliant!

Android Kaspersky offers phone lock/locate options free if you have a registered 1 year version.

When I have to advise people to pay for stuff, you know it's bad
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Re: Anti Virus

Post by StroppyChops » Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:24 pm

Never had a technical problem with Avast!, had it running on six devices at one point. Although the current upselling to a paid product gets tiring.
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Re: Anti Virus

Post by General Mackevili » Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:26 pm

vladimir wrote:Free antivirus...joke.

Avast/Avira, free shite.
No way!

It's important that you remember you ONLY have antivirus protection, so you need other free programs for malware, etc...

The ripoff paid bundles come with everything else, all-in-one.

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Re: Anti Virus

Post by phuketrichard » Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:28 pm

I use
FREE Ad- Aware
FREE avg
FREE zone alarm for my windows
FREE spotflux
have not had a virus in years
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Re: Anti Virus

Post by Rain Dog » Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:12 pm

vladimir wrote:Free antivirus...joke.

Avast/Avira, free shite.

The myth that Linux/Apple cannot be screwed is coming to an end

Pay $11 and get 1 year Kaspersky. Combined with Malwarebytes, brilliant!

Android Kaspersky offers phone lock/locate options free if you have a registered 1 year version.

When I have to advise people to pay for stuff, you know it's bad
Exactly the combination I use. Kaspersky and Malwarebytes. I even paid $4 extra for the suite, as having better access to tweaking the firewall + the Excellent "AntiBanner" adblocker (much better than adblock+) was worth it to me. Kaspersky has the best prevention and unlike other AV brands in Cambodia, it's pricing has been designed for Cambodia (Less than a third of what I would pay in Singapore).

Using Avast is dangerous IMO. It is sort of like Windows ---- so popular it makes it an appealing target for those looking to circumvent an AV and because it is free it appeals to the less security conscious who are more likely to do something dumb online.
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Re: Anti Virus

Post by Rain Dog » Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:14 pm

phuketrichard wrote:I use
FREE Ad- Aware
FREE avg
FREE zone alarm for my windows
FREE spotflux
have not had a virus in years
Correction --- Have not DETECTED a virus in years
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Re: Anti Virus

Post by Digg3r » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:16 pm

If you know your system and know your network you'll be able to tell if you get infected of not. No need for anti virus. Keep your OS and software up to date, no pirated software, don't browse dubious sites, disable autoplay on usb, don't open email attachments unless you know exactly what they are and don't have admin on your user account.
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Re: Anti Virus

Post by Rain Dog » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:21 pm

Digg3r wrote:If you know your system and know your network you'll be able to tell if you get infected of not. No need for anti virus. Keep your OS and software up to date, no pirated software, don't browse dubious sites, disable autoplay on usb, don't open email attachments unless you know exactly what they are and don't have admin on your user account.
Still not foolproof if you download any executables at all. Your advice about not using an admin account is spot on although most people (including myself :oops: ) tend to ignore this.
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Re: Anti Virus

Post by StroppyChops » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:25 pm

A bigger risk these days is using the same password for email, Facebook, games, etc. and banking.
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Re: Anti Virus

Post by Digg3r » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:29 pm

StroppyChops wrote:A bigger risk these days is using the same password for email, Facebook, games, etc. and banking.
Only fools do that. I use a password manager called lastpass. Industry leader and probably secure to all except the NSA
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