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Virus Protection
« on: December 27, 2010, 04:34:25 PM »
My virus protection is due to be renewed. I've been using AVG Pro which has been okay though I have picked up a virus or two. My PC is also kind of old and needs replaced.

(Yes. Yes. Get a Mac. Blah. Blah. Fucking Blah.)

Any suggestions besides the AVG? Norton was terrible for me. Never done McAfee. Don't know what else is good.

Help me continue to surf for armpit/fart pr0n virus free!!!

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Re: Virus Protection
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2010, 04:44:17 PM »
I'm surprised you've had any problems with AVG. I've never had an issue... And would trust them more than Norton and McAfee. 

Then again...are you serious about armpit/fart porn (or, rather, using public trackers for torrents)?  Cause, yeah, that'll get you. I would never download anything from a public tracker. Avoid that, keep AVG going, and beef up Firefox. You'll be fine.

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Re: Virus Protection
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2010, 04:51:23 PM »
I'm not serious about armpit/fart porn. Or torrents. In fact I'm about as safe a web surfer as there is.

On the last virus I had which required repairs, the guy told me I could have very likely got it from either Facebook or Adobe's Flash player. Both of which are HUGE targets for hackers. Go figure.

I think I need to beef up Firefox. My browser is indeed pretty bone stock.

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Re: Virus Protection
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2010, 05:12:55 PM »
Yeah, Facebook sucks.  I don't read messages, or respond to anything. I block every game and gimcrack social application.

Facebook should be used for business/marketing.  Driving people to whatever you're selling. A hyperblog, I suppose.

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Re: Virus Protection
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2010, 05:58:16 PM »
I actually think my trouble is Adobe related. It's Reader or a Flash website that usually crashes my machine. My theory is that Adobe got virused out when I had my trouble earlier in the year, and they never quite got all the corrupted files out.

That and my PC is a six year old beast that's been Frankensteined to death.

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Re: Virus Protection
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2010, 08:40:55 PM »
I use the free Avira and free ZoneAlarm.  Avira has found and killed a few viruses.

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Re: Virus Protection
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2010, 09:24:52 AM »
Tyson - what do you use for your Mac?
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