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Nightfall
My Goal Is To Deny Yours
Premium,MVM
join:2001-08-03
Grand Rapids, MI
Reviews:
·ooma
·Comcast
·Callcentric
·Site5.com
reply to Lagz

Re: How to stay safe?

said by Lagz:

said by AVD:

said by Nightfall:

some other pay product that does a good job with malware infections?

no such animal.

Truth... else we wouldn't be having this discussion.

Still some are out there that are better than the free products or nothing at all.
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My domain - Nightfall.net


DarkSithPro

join:2005-02-12
Tempe, AZ
kudos:2
reply to Subaru

said by Subaru:

Yeah it's stupid but we will see, most of this is his sites he goes to (xxx) and maybe a user under another account does something but not going to a porn site.

Tell them to get an iMac and call it a day. Seriously fuck it. If they're too stupid, or careless to be careful get them on an Operating System that caters to people who can't fuck it up. I did this with a friend who got infected weekly. After a while when he wanted to get a new desktop I convinced him to get a Mac Mini. After that I never had a call for help, ever again. It was so great


Lagz
Premium
join:2000-09-03
The Rock

1 recommendation

said by DarkSithPro:

said by Subaru:

Yeah it's stupid but we will see, most of this is his sites he goes to (xxx) and maybe a user under another account does something but not going to a porn site.

Tell them to get an iMac and call it a day. Seriously fuck it. If they're too stupid, or careless to be careful get them on an Operating System that caters to people who can't fuck it up.

That day is rapidly nearing an end. No longer is the Mac a haven for the stupid to escape learning to protect their system.
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When somebody tells you nothing is impossible, ask him to dribble a football.


Lagz
Premium
join:2000-09-03
The Rock
reply to Nightfall

said by Nightfall:

Still some are out there that are better than the free products or nothing at all.

I have yet to find any that will protect against stupid.
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When somebody tells you nothing is impossible, ask him to dribble a football.


AVD
Respice, Adspice, Prospice
Premium
join:2003-02-06
Onion, NJ
kudos:1
reply to Nightfall

said by Nightfall:

Still some are out there that are better than the free products or nothing at all.

there are some pretty solid free products.
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* seek help if having trouble coping
--Standard disclaimers apply.--


Nightfall
My Goal Is To Deny Yours
Premium,MVM
join:2001-08-03
Grand Rapids, MI
Reviews:
·ooma
·Comcast
·Callcentric
·Site5.com
reply to Lagz

said by Lagz:

said by Nightfall:

Still some are out there that are better than the free products or nothing at all.

I have yet to find any that will protect against stupid.

True, and what AVD says is true. When I read the OPs post, I didn't see what he had installed (if anything). If he is trying to protect against stupid using a crap piece of software, maybe a change to admin rights is in order or a change to the software. I know some products protect against stupid better than others. Trust me, I have tested some of them.
--
My domain - Nightfall.net


Lagz
Premium
join:2000-09-03
The Rock

1 recommendation

said by Nightfall:

said by Lagz:

said by Nightfall:

Still some are out there that are better than the free products or nothing at all.

I have yet to find any that will protect against stupid.

I know some products protect against stupid better than others. Trust me, I have tested some of them.

I know a few people that would find a way to infect a toaster. They click OK for everything and install everything. Some people treat a computer like any other appliance or tool they might own. Turn it on and use it, then turn it off. I don't run any malware scanners or anti-virus software and haven't been infected in ages(1993'ish or so). I stopped running them about 6-7 years ago.

Their is a difference between most people and myself and that is I educated myself about the subject rather than filling my head full of the latest celebrity gossip. Don't get me wrong I don't recommend people not use anything to protect their computer, I'm just pointing out that some people just don't care about securing their computers.

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I generally recommend from our polls here. I currently recommend MSE for about the last year, but I previously recommended Avast and even prior to that I recommended AVG. Most people prefer free and frankly I haven't seen a difference in performance between free and paid.
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When somebody tells you nothing is impossible, ask him to dribble a football.


Subaru
1-3-2-4
Premium
join:2001-05-31
Greenwich, CT
kudos:1
reply to Subaru

Something he said to me awhile ago when some messaged popped up I think he said he just shut the computer down because it scared him or something.. can't really remember but I chuckled.

I hope this takes care of it, I haven't heard anything bad back so far.