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Post by Doomguy on Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:42 pm

I used to have AVG installed and it was pretty good. I had to uninstall it though to save some RAM (my computer only has 512 mb Shocked ). So as of now I have no antivirus and taking all precautions on the internet (unless of course I have to reinstall it in case of viral meltdown).

So what do you have?
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Re: Name your antivirus

Post by Sporadic on Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:15 pm

Avast.

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Re: Name your antivirus

Post by Ovyda on Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:25 pm

Norton 360

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Re: Name your antivirus

Post by Sporadic on Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:27 pm

Ovyda wrote:Norton 360

How's that working for you? lol

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Post by Keiichi Morisato on Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:30 pm

Microsoft Security Essentials / Windows Defender.

Come at me.

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Post by Sporadic on Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:34 pm

Keiichi Morisato wrote:Microsoft Security Essentials / Windows Defender.

Come at me.


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Re: Name your antivirus

Post by Keiichi Morisato on Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:38 pm

Sporadic wrote:
Keiichi Morisato wrote:Microsoft Security Essentials / Windows Defender.

Come at me.


There's nothing wrong with it.

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Re: Name your antivirus

Post by Sporadic on Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:52 pm

*repeat image here*

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Re: Name your antivirus

Post by Bato on Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:58 pm

Norton.

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Post by Roy Blue on Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:03 pm

I use Avira (as far as free ones go, it's pretty reliable).

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Re: Name your antivirus

Post by Sporadic on Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:10 pm

They do conferences and group discussions at defcon all the time about how Avast and AVG are the best. And how Norton and Mcafee are pieces of shit.

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Post by plantkingman on Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:26 pm

I use McAfee.
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Re: Name your antivirus

Post by Keiichi Morisato on Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:29 pm

Sporadic wrote: Norton and Mcafee are pieces of shit.

At least we agree on something.

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Re: Name your antivirus

Post by Sporadic on Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:44 pm

Keiichi Morisato wrote:
Sporadic wrote: Norton and Mcafee are pieces of shit.

At least we agree on something.

I just don't use what you do because I don't trust Microsoft with my security.


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Re: Name your antivirus

Post by Keiichi Morisato on Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:51 pm

Sporadic wrote:
Keiichi Morisato wrote:
Sporadic wrote: Norton and Mcafee are pieces of shit.

At least we agree on something.

I just don't use what you do because I don't trust Microsoft with my security.


And typically I agree with that statement if it wasnt proven to be good.

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Re: Name your antivirus

Post by Blazer on Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:09 pm

Use to AVG free with Windows Defender. Decided to trade for lightweight AVAST. (Free ofc)

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Re: Name your antivirus

Post by MiniSiets on Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:16 pm

MSE is actually pretty nice and surprisingly light weight for an antivirus. I'd be using it right now if it weren't for NoScript being the best solution. Now I don't even use an AV and save resources.

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Re: Name your antivirus

Post by Ovyda on Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:34 pm

Sporadic wrote:
Ovyda wrote:Norton 360

How's that working for you? lol

It was together with my laptop when I bought it. Until it expires, I'll be using it. Not very pleased with it tbh. Just 3more months left.

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Re: Name your antivirus

Post by Sporadic on Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:12 pm

MiniSiets wrote:MSE is actually pretty nice and surprisingly light weight for an antivirus. I'd be using it right now if it weren't for NoScript being the best solution. Now I don't even use an AV and save resources.

Yeah, using TOR has really made the most safe and secure browsing experience. Haven't had issues in a long time.

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Sporadic wrote:
Ovyda wrote:Norton 360

How's that working for you? lol

It was together with my laptop when I bought it. Until it expires, I'll be using it. Not very pleased with it tbh. Just 3more months left.

Yeah I had Norton like 10 years ago I think. I hated it. Started using Avast around that time and have since been totally satisfied.

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Re: Name your antivirus

Post by Valvatorez on Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:27 pm

I use a condom.

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Re: Name your antivirus

Post by Sporadic on Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:28 pm

Valvatorez wrote:
I use a condom.

Karma's idea of a safe internet experience.


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Re: Name your antivirus

Post by bedheadred on Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:29 pm

I use Avast to protect virgin computer from internet cooties.

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Re: Name your antivirus

Post by Hikikomori on Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:31 pm

A mix of AVAST!, Windows Defender, and System Mechanic Pro. All three have their Pro's and Con's.

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Re: Name your antivirus

Post by MiniSiets on Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:00 am

From what I understand, Tor protects your anonymity from surveillance services by scrambling your Internet connection across its own private network, but doesn't necessarily protect you from infections. NoScript is more of a preemptive approach to security than antiviruses by blocking all scripts on webpages by default and whitelisting ones that you trust, allowing you to view the sections of a website that you need while keeping scripts from ads and other third party sources blocked which is where 99% of malware comes from. It might seem cumbersome at first, but once you have your usual set of trustworthy sources whitelisted, you forget it's even there. Personally I think the tradeoff is easily worth it considering you don't really need an antivirus afterward, which saves a lot of system performance depending on what you were using before.

Also it goes without saying Norton and McAfee suck. Especially McAfee, which is bloated to hell and still gets infected. I also don't like AVG; it might protect you well but it's a resource hog, or at least that's been my experience with it. Maybe the newer versions might have gotten better, but I'd be skeptical of that. And Windows Defender... seriously. Just disable that POS. It's the first thing I do on every fresh install of Windows. Completely useless. I don't even know why Microsoft still bothers to update it now that they have the superior Microsoft Security Essentials. I disable User Account Control as well because it does nothing to protect you and adds a whole lot of pointless "ARE YOU REALLY REALLY SURE?" dialogs in the process.


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Re: Name your antivirus

Post by Doomguy on Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:05 am

Tor won't protect you from viruses. It does however prevent almost everything from getting into your computer blowing your anonymity so......it's one of those "look! I have a million dollars and no means to protect myself from criminals!" while stranded on an island Very Happy
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