Anti Virus

Phones, Internet, Computers and such.
User avatar
vladimir
The Pun-isher
Posts: 5544
Joined: Mon May 12, 2014 6:51 pm
Karma: 104
Location: OgooBoogoo
Palestine

Re: Anti Virus

Postby 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
Oh, Carruthers, if you can hear me, wave your antennae.
User avatar
StroppyChops
The Missionary Man
Posts: 8679
Joined: Tue May 06, 2014 11:24 am
Karma: 177
Australia

Re: Anti Virus

Postby 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.
Bodge: This ain't Kansas, and the neighbours ate Toto!
User avatar
General Mackevili
GONK
Posts: 12192
Joined: Tue May 06, 2014 5:24 pm
Karma: 157
Location: The Kingdom
Contact:
United States of America

Re: Anti Virus

Postby 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.

That's it.
"Life is too important to take seriously."

"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh."

Looking for the best deals on hotels and guesthouses in Cambodia?

Book through Agoda:

Phnom Penh
Siem Reap
Sihanoukville
Kampot
Koh Rong
User avatar
phuketrichard
Expatriate
Posts: 5417
Joined: Wed May 14, 2014 5:17 pm
Karma: 232
Location: the far side of the moon
Aruba

Re: Anti Virus

Postby 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
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
User avatar
Rain Dog
Expatriate
Posts: 675
Joined: Thu May 29, 2014 4:40 pm
Karma: 10

Re: Anti Virus

Postby 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.
Taxi, we'd rather walk. Huddle a doorway with the rain dogs
The Rum pours strong and thin. Beat out the dustman with the Rain Dogs;
User avatar
Rain Dog
Expatriate
Posts: 675
Joined: Thu May 29, 2014 4:40 pm
Karma: 10

Re: Anti Virus

Postby 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
Taxi, we'd rather walk. Huddle a doorway with the rain dogs
The Rum pours strong and thin. Beat out the dustman with the Rain Dogs;
User avatar
Digg3r
Expatriate
Posts: 1589
Joined: Wed May 14, 2014 8:55 pm
Karma: 49
Korea North

Re: Anti Virus

Postby 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.
User avatar
Rain Dog
Expatriate
Posts: 675
Joined: Thu May 29, 2014 4:40 pm
Karma: 10

Re: Anti Virus

Postby 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.
Taxi, we'd rather walk. Huddle a doorway with the rain dogs
The Rum pours strong and thin. Beat out the dustman with the Rain Dogs;
User avatar
StroppyChops
The Missionary Man
Posts: 8679
Joined: Tue May 06, 2014 11:24 am
Karma: 177
Australia

Re: Anti Virus

Postby 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.
Bodge: This ain't Kansas, and the neighbours ate Toto!
User avatar
Digg3r
Expatriate
Posts: 1589
Joined: Wed May 14, 2014 8:55 pm
Karma: 49
Korea North

Re: Anti Virus

Postby 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


  • Advertisement
Booking.com

  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Tech Zone”



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Majestic-12 [Bot] and 11 guests