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19th March 2012, 03:33 AM   |  #21  
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People say Norton eats resources because their computers suck.


Muahahhahaha



Actually Norton is #1 right now in picking up the most viruses. They do tests on that stuff, and I can have it for free by either taking a copy from the store I work at or doing 3 months trials. Forever.
19th March 2012, 05:01 AM   |  #22  
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I was using Norton on all my systems. I was happy but didnt feel like paying anymore so i went the free way.
Now i'm using AVG 2019 Antivirus, ZoneAlarm firewall, Ad-Aware, and Advanced System Care 5. All for free and not a single virus the past 2 years, and i frequent questionable websites.
19th March 2012, 06:02 AM   |  #23  
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and i frequent questionable websites.

Huh ?
19th March 2012, 06:19 AM   |  #24  
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I was using Norton on all my systems. I was happy but didnt feel like paying anymore so i went the free way.
Now i'm using AVG 2019 Antivirus, ZoneAlarm firewall, Ad-Aware, and Advanced System Care 5. All for free and not a single virus the past 2 years, and i frequent questionable websites.

2019? Hook me up yo.
19th March 2012, 06:23 AM   |  #25  
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2019? Hook me up yo.

Damn it, i just broke rule number one of the temporal prime directive, i revealed that i'm from the future.

Sorry, i meant 2012
19th March 2012, 08:02 AM   |  #26  
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2019? Hook me up yo.



LOL.
J/k
19th March 2012, 08:05 AM   |  #27  
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LOL.
J/k

Its both

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19th March 2012, 08:33 AM   |  #28  
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Im an IT Technician and to be completely honest I find its all "much for muchness" on my own machine I run Microsoft Security Essentials and have had NO issues at all. I also run a Malware Bytes scan every now and then - (Both pieces are software are free). Majority of clients that come through the store are people that just like to click on everything that says "HEY LOOK AT ME!!!1!!1!!" so with a little vigilance you should be fine!
19th March 2012, 05:08 PM   |  #29  
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Im an IT Technician and to be completely honest I find its all "much for muchness" on my own machine I run Microsoft Security Essentials and have had NO issues at all. I also run a Malware Bytes scan every now and then - (Both pieces are software are free). Majority of clients that come through the store are people that just like to click on everything that says "HEY LOOK AT ME!!!1!!1!!" so with a little vigilance you should be fine!

That's the biggest defence; avoiding dodgy sites in the first place

When I worked for NTL we discovered they had 3 servers used as proxies for some schools.
Windows 2000, not hardened properly, no firewall!
Basically the developers who wanted them didn't want to wait for the build guy at the time to be free, so he gave them the instructions on how to build a hardened server and they only did the bits that looked easy.
I contacted the person who had become responsible for them, told him they really needed to be shut down and rebuilt, either all at once if they could, or one at a time, but he didn't do anything.
Couple of days later El Reg had an article stating one of those servers had tried to infect them with Nimbda

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2001/09...orm_runs_riot/
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19th March 2012, 05:49 PM   |  #30  
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I use Norton one 90 day trial at a time, it lasts me a hell of a lot without paying. Or you if you like Trend Micro I got a 4 year Education subscription for that too for free but don't use it.

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