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Mele20
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reply to PX Eliezer7

Re: What AV are you running?

Windows 8 is the problem. Online Armour is NOT compatible so there goes your HIPS. ProcessGuard, of course, is not compatible and it still is the best HIPS ever developed. There is no way to run Win 8 as a limited user as it will drive you insane very quickly. It is FAR WORSE than even Vista in regards to UAC. You can do it only if you run sucky programs that don't require FULL ADMIN at all times.
Disabling javascript in browsers? Oh come on, then you might as well just stop using the internet. Same with Java unless you have a FABULOUS ISP that ALWAYS gives you what you are paying for or you simply don't care if you are getting bad speeds and are being grossly overcharged. Flash you can do away with so it is no longer a problem.

Of course, one should always practice safe hex but to say that it is bad news if something reaches your AV and hasn't been stopped before that is absurd. If one uses a local proxy like the Proxomitron one cannot also use the utter crap junk that most AV offer now because of user ignorance that detects "threats" before the browser displays a page. That not only GROSSLY slows your surfing (and is impossible if you use a local proxy like Proxo) but is silly. The point of having an AV is so it will prevent EXECUTION of malware on your computer. It doesn't matter if malware gets on your computer. What matters is does your AV stop it from executing?
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DownTheShore
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said by Mele20:

There is no way to run Win 8 as a limited user as it will drive you insane very quickly. It is FAR WORSE than even Vista in regards to UAC.

For Vista users, if you can find a copy of Norton Labs' UAC Tool somewhere, it works well, because it includes a check-box in the window for UAC to remember that a program is allowed, so you don't get repeated warnings about it every time you reopen the program. I've been using it for years on both computers - much less hassle than the original Windows UAC yet still does the job. It never went beyond the Labs' development, and from what I've read, doesn't work well on Win7 and beyond.
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