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RE: What anti-virus program do you use? #21
(05-05-2016, 09:21 AM)GateK33per Wrote: True

Just wish they had it in the 1st place xD

But not everyone knows a lot technology based like us.
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RE: What anti-virus program do you use? #22
AVG Antivirus.
It's pretty good.

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RE: What anti-virus program do you use? #23
I have Avast and Malwarebytes at the moment. I used to have AVG but the stupid logger application that it throws in was using about 150kb/s download whenever I had my browser open and I wondered why stuff was a bit slower, so I got rid of AVG and removed anything it left behind.
airgames, on 08 Dec 2014 - 5:24 PM, said:
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I broke !!
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'backin89', on 22 Dec 2010 - 6:40 PM, said:
Igot your fucking crackpipe bitch. i dont even smoke cigarrettes. i hope you all sleep in the fucking cold

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RE: What anti-virus program do you use? #24
MBAM( R )(A), EMET, and several browser plugins all do the trick.

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RE: What anti-virus program do you use? #25
Avast currently.
Common Sense is the best antivirus
Whoop Whoop?

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RE: What anti-virus program do you use? #26
I use malwarebytes and McAfee(my dad installed this, hate McAfee, its shit)

(05-08-2016, 02:21 AM)Pirate Wrote: Common Sense is the best antivirus

This. I could not agree with this more.

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RE: What anti-virus program do you use? #27
I study malware in college. I study how it works what it does and where its going in the future. People here have some big misconceptions.

(04-14-2016, 05:21 PM)Axari Wrote: None. I'm not an idiot, and an anti-virus won't protect me from any exploits anyways.

It will pick up malware that gets added to your PC through any scripts that run in browers. For example Flash, Javascript. (always have noscript installed and running)
Also HTML5 is not as "Secure" as some people think it is so don't go quoting it as the solution https://www.sitepoint.com/security-risks-html5-apps/

It will also protect you from potential malware that comes in on torrents, if you ever download anything on a non privet torrent tracker you need to learn that while it is a free download. Most of the time its still not "free".
I love reading all them "It got picked up at a trojen!" "Dont worry its just a false positive!"

Or malware on USB's or thats on your local network?
It won't protect you from exploits no, but not very much will.



(04-27-2016, 07:18 AM)insidious15 Wrote: On windows a while ago I used to use AVG, but then Avast! stepped up their game and I started using them. I really hate anti-virus though, or any other stuff added on to my windows system.

Which is why I mostly use linux, with the anti-virus of Common Sense, just as a few other users (@BishopQ and @Elevate) have nicely pointed out
I use linux every day. You should have at least ClamAV installed. Linux is not amune to malware and never will be. It has a nice permissions set up and that means that malware has a hard time doing bad things while running (unless your logged in as root).

Some light reading.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_malware
https://blogs.sophos.com/2015/03/26/dont...-security/
https://www.linux.com/learn/myth-busting...ne-viruses


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Common Sense is a phrase that I disagree with but indeed being smart about what you do online will make you 10 times safer. The problem is that everyone slips up from time to time and gets malware on their PC's. It always happens and its not always avoidable. The NSA's air gaped network even got a virus on it. Actually do you remember how Stuxnet? worked https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuxnet all it takes is someones infected USB, breached website, email attachment etc etc etc.


On my windows Machine thats used for gaming pritty much only at this point I have Malwarebytes and BitDefender. I run a scan every week and I also run ccleaner every 3 or so weeks to clean out junk.

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RE: What anti-virus program do you use? #28
(05-20-2016, 11:25 AM)Dozy Van Wrote: On my windows Machine thats used for gaming pritty much only at this point I have Malwarebytes and BitDefender. I run a scan every week and I also run ccleaner every 3 or so weeks to clean out junk.

Registry cleaners like ccleaner can actually damage your system. The registry is a database of settings, for programs and windows itself. Registry cleaners can remove critical entries that are needed for your operating system to function properly.

Here's an excerpt from the malwarebytes blog:
Quote:You should not have to optimize, defragment, organize, streamline, clean, compress, fold, knit, wash, or color code your registry. Ever. Period. Nada. Zilch. The potential performance enhancements resulting in the use of these programs are at best miniscule and unperceivable. At worst, they could damage your computer so badly as to require a re-installation of the operating system.
Source: https://blog.malwarebytes.org/cybercrime...snake-oil/

If you need to remove old or outdated registry entries that are potentially left behind from uninstalled programs, its best to do it yourself, or if you don't know what you are doing, not at all.
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RE: What anti-virus program do you use? #29
(05-20-2016, 04:56 PM)Skullmeat Wrote: Registry cleaners like ccleaner can actually damage your system. The registry is a database of settings, for programs and windows itself. Registry cleaners can remove critical entries that are needed for your operating system to function properly.

Here's an excerpt from the malwarebytes blog:
Source: https://blog.malwarebytes.org/cybercrime...snake-oil/

If you need to remove old or outdated registry entries that are potentially left behind from uninstalled programs, its best to do it yourself, or if you don't know what you are doing, not at all.

I use it for old and background files left over by browers and such, not for the registry but thank you for the info. I don't have enough experiance to know exactly what I am doing regarding the windows Reg so I normally keep away unless I need to for something specific. Smile

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RE: What anti-virus program do you use? #30
Kaspersky for a long time, then moved to Bitdefender.

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