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dadkins
Can you do Blu?
Premium,MVM
join:2003-09-26
Hercules, CA
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avast Home(FREE) here

Running avast Home(FREE) on three machines.
Double/triple check with Kaspersky Online and Housecall regularly.

*NO* infections - EVER!!!
Yeah, I surf porn.
Yeah, I will download and try to install just about anything - I am the resident guinea pig in the Software forum here.
I get asked to try software when someone is wary.

STILL, not a single infection... go figure.
--
Think outside the Fox... Opera



corey389

join:2001-06-17
Warwick, RI

why do some people say i never had *NO* infections - EVER i seen avast, nod32, Kaspersky and the worst norton and mcafee all miss virus you can not trust any single av out there but some are better than others if you are going to put your full trust in to a av i say that is just stupid if you secure windows you could even get away with no av and if you had windows secured windows right you would not have to perform weekly spyware scans spyware should not even have a chance to install



lilhurricane
Crunchin' For Cures
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join:2003-01-11
Purple Zone
kudos:57
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reply to dadkins

said by dadkins:

...I am the resident guinea pig in the Software forum here.
I get asked to try software when someone is wary.

Confirmed.
..and thanks SWGP Daddy-O


dadkins
Can you do Blu?
Premium,MVM
join:2003-09-26
Hercules, CA
kudos:18
reply to corey389

Re-read my post friend! I stated that I double and triple check my machine regularly.

I don't trust anything! Period!

Spyware is also a non-issue here - I run my various scanners for entertainment - all that is ever found. by any scanner, is cookies!
Cookies are irrelevant!

So yeah, I can say that I have never been infected... YMMV.
--
Think outside the Fox... Opera



dadkins
Can you do Blu?
Premium,MVM
join:2003-09-26
Hercules, CA
kudos:18

1 recommendation

reply to lilhurricane

said by lilhurricane:

Confirmed.
..and thanks SWGP Daddy-O
Anytime lil, anytime!
--
Think outside the Fox... Opera


zoom314

join:2005-11-21
Yermo, CA
Reviews:
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·Time Warner Cable

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reply to dadkins

said by dadkins:

Re-read my post friend! I stated that I double and triple check my machine regularly.

I don't trust anything! Period!

Spyware is also a non-issue here - I run my various scanners for entertainment - all that is ever found. by any scanner, is cookies!
Cookies are irrelevant!

So yeah, I can say that I have never been infected... YMMV.
I get rid of tracking cookies as they tend drag My cpus performance down, Otherwise I'm like You, I don't get infected, Of course I don't go to porn sites as I'm My income is very low. And Yes I use Avast under XP x64, With AVG one has to pay for that software, Free is better when It works.
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(25.92GHz crunching for SETI with the PC Perspective Killer Frogs)


tcp1
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join:2000-04-17
Herndon, VA

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reply to dadkins

Exactly, Dadkins - because it's not as easy to get an infection as so many people like to believe.

If you're relatively recently patched as far as your OS and browser is concerned, and you don't go running completely unknown renegade EXE files and installing ActiveX controls, your chances, believe it or not, are actually pretty damn slim.

Viruses don't come with shareware, freeware, mp3s, or even most porn sites. "Warez" do not generally contain viruses.

Most infections nowadays are of the spam zombie variety, and come from people running a long-unpatched OS. Generally speaking, if those folks aren't updating their OS, they're not running a current AV either, so it really doesn't matter.



tcp1
Premium
join:2000-04-17
Herndon, VA

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reply to zoom314

said by zoom314:

I get rid of tracking cookies as they tend drag My cpus performance down, Otherwise I'm like You, I don't get infected, Of course I don't go to porn sites as I'm My income is very low. And Yes I use Avast under XP x64, With AVG one has to pay for that software, Free is better when It works.
Not to say tracking cookies are good, but how exactly do they slow your CPU down?

The browser looks up a cookie by the corresponding domain name in an index. This is hopefully an almost instantaneous search (unless MS and Mozilla are idiots), probably in a binary tree, at most converging to almost an O(logN) operation. Often the index itself, which is only a few KB, is in memory for this search. The cookie itself is a small text file with a few name value pairs; if anything, a fraction of a fraction of a percent of your page load and rendering time.

Again, tracking cookies aren't "good" (yet they aren't as insidious as most folks believe) - but unless you're running a pentium 133 or something, they're not "slowing down your CPU."

I guess my problem is all the "urban myths" which pervade this topic..


dadkins
Can you do Blu?
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join:2003-09-26
Hercules, CA
kudos:18
reply to zoom314

Thank you Joker!



dadkins
Can you do Blu?
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join:2003-09-26
Hercules, CA
kudos:18
reply to tcp1

Thank you tcp1!
Exactly!



root9

join:2005-04-08
Kitchener, ON
reply to tcp1

Whole puter is slowed when anti-virus or security has to check memory, text file of cookie [which can take a long time due to code in the cookie] and any related files referenced with page being accessed
Then we have cookies who reference other cookies to boot
Some pages use up to 60 cookies
Try using opera browser or mozilla with privacy plugins and watch your speeds drop
Using IE is just outright foolish
Some cookies are malformed and may even lock up your browser if they don't get their information from your OS