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Windows 7: How often does you AV save you from an infection?

02 Jul 2009   #21
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TechOutsider View Post
Have been running a netbook on public, free, and unsecured wifi for a month w/o any real-time AV (no infections). Hint: online scanners.
what happens if you get infected so badly you can't even access online scanner sites ? and believe me that happens.... oh not today... but someday if you keep that up lol.


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02 Jul 2009   #22
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TechOutsider View Post
Have been running a netbook on public, free, and unsecured wifi for a month w/o any real-time AV (no infections). Hint: online scanners.
the average time before being infected is dropping from 15 mins, to a little under 5

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02 Jul 2009   #23
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

It's not that bad. I haven't run AV since 1996 and have only been infected twice.
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02 Jul 2009   #24
Cindy

Windows 7 Ultimate RC1 / XP Black 2009
 
 

My Antivirus informs me of anything as I'm downloading and gives me options as what i want my AV to do, mine is retail and to me worth it as i download a lot ! (all legal stuff of course )




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02 Jul 2009   #25
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

sadly all that popups when downloading something gets annoying after awhile
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06 Jul 2009   #26
edrik

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

My Kaspersky Internet Security hasn't let me down yet

I have not had an infection since I was in XP (I think I was using avast back then.)

Only drawback from Kaspersky is it eats a lot of system resources so it's not advisable on slow systems.
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06 Jul 2009   #27
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cindy View Post
My Antivirus informs me of anything as I'm downloading and gives me options as what i want my AV to do, mine is retail and to me worth it as i download a lot ! (all legal stuff of course )
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edrik View Post
My Kaspersky Internet Security hasn't let me down yet

I have not had an infection since I was in XP (I think I was using avast back then.)

Only drawback from Kaspersky is it eats a lot of system resources so it's not advisable on slow systems.
Glad to hear that but that wasn't the question.
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06 Jul 2009   #28
Antman

 

Never.
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