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Windows 7: 5 Reasons Why Your Life Will Be Miserable Without an Antivirus

11 Sep 2011   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
5 Reasons Why Your Life Will Be Miserable Without an Antivirus

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Although antivirus programs are affordable today, there are still certain computer users who still do not have one installed. If you are one of those who still do not have an antivirus installed in your computer, this is why your life will be miserable.
5 Reason Why Your Life Will Be Miserable Without Antivirus | WindowsTalk.org


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11 Sep 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Nice post thanks
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12 Sep 2011   #3
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

With so many free products to choose from why would anybody still take a chance on getting infected? Just install something reputable. It's got to offer more protection than having nothing at all.
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12 Sep 2011   #4
Urthboundmisfit

7 Pro x64 SP1, XP SP3 VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
With so many free products to choose from why would anybody still take a chance on getting infected? Just install something reputable. It's got to offer more protection than having nothing at all.
I strongly agree. I use Avast Free, MBAM free on demand along with MVPS hosts and Adblock Plus w/subscriptions inside Firefox, block third party cookies...etc...and I'm snug as a bug-in-a-rug.

Then again there's some users who can use the strongest protection known to mankind who will ultimately fall prey to the PEBKAC factor and/or ID-10-T Error then blame their "stupid, useless" AV, lol.
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12 Sep 2011   #5
legacy7955

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Yep.

I think a lot of this reluctance to use security suites dates back to XP and earlier where you had only bloated offerings that definitely slowed down many PCs and made many almost as usable as a virus would!!!!

Even old baddies like Norton and McAfee are much much better than they were just several years ago, heck Norton one of the worst offenders a few years ago for bloat and causing system slowdowns are now very light on resources for most PCs that are 5 years old or less.

Again the companies that make the security are NOT getting the word out effectively. I know how good MSE is through word of mouth on sites like this, BUT the general public doesn't see this ...

MS needs to make sure that people know how effective and resource light MSE is.

Honestly I think MSE should advertise on TV . That is one of the most effective ways to reach consumers even today.

ALSO EXTREMELY IMPORTANT IS THAT PC OWNERS MUST BE TOLD THAT BEFORE YOU INSTALL A SECURITY SUITE YOU WANT ALL TRACES OF ANY OTHER SECURITY SOFTWARE TO BE COMPLETELY REMOVED WITH THE MAKER SPECIFIC REMOVAL TOOLS THAT ALL THESE PROVIDERS OFFER!

THIS IS NEVER MADE CLEAR TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, AND IT CAUSES HUGE ISSUES FOR MANY CONSUMERS!!!!!
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12 Sep 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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ALSO EXTREMELY IMPORTANT IS THAT PC OWNERS MUST BE TOLD THAT BEFORE YOU INSTALL A SECURITY SUITE YOU WANT ALL TRACES OF ANY OTHER SECURITY SOFTWARE TO BE COMPLETELY REMOVED WITH THE MAKER SPECIFIC REMOVAL TOOLS THAT ALL THESE PROVIDERS OFFER!

THIS IS NEVER MADE CLEAR TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, AND IT CAUSES HUGE ISSUES FOR MANY CONSUMERS!!!!!
Here they are: AV Uninstallers
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12 Sep 2011   #7
Urthboundmisfit

7 Pro x64 SP1, XP SP3 VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Here they are: AV Uninstallers
Bookmarked, TYVM!
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20 Sep 2011   #8
Apple92

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Good post,thanks.Now I should tell my dad since he didn't buy his antivirus for his laptop.He has one but it was expired like 3 years ago I think.Thanks god it is still working.Hahaha but I'm going to tell him.Thanks
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20 Sep 2011   #9
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

People need to take into account that if they don't have an AV, they are just helping propagate these viruses. Most viruses/malware will scan your E mail addys, and pass it on to all your contacts. If it doesn't stop at your PC, it's going to probably get passed on to who knows how many people...and so on, and so on.....
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20 Sep 2011   #10
DBone

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I run my x32 XP test machine without any AV..............But, I run my browser in Sandboxie Paid, never use any other source except the browser, and I send any download to VirusTotal first before running. I also run a scan with either Hitman Pro or Malwarebytes after each use.
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