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

11 Jun 2009   #1
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 
How often does you AV save you from an infection?

Just to satisfy my curiosity.

How often does your antivirus programs stop an infection from happening? I'm not talking about things like play.exe renamed to mp3 files. My mom gets those all the time and they do nothing. A real infection. Also, what where you doing that caused it?

Thanks


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11 Jun 2009   #2
The Sly Assassin

W7 7127 X64
 
 

Its a not very common event for me, usually my Av will pick it up, but last time i got an infection, it cleaned me right out, ended up formating and starting fresh, was the win32.virut. and i got it from a keygen for a program i have lost the serial code for, i got the code, but got a nasty suprise as well.
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11 Jun 2009   #3
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Sly Assassin View Post
usually my Av will pick it up
That's what I am after...not actually getting infected. The question is...
Quote:
How often does your antivirus programs stop an infection from happening?
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11 Jun 2009   #4
The Sly Assassin

W7 7127 X64
 
 

Not often, is your answer, because i stick to site i know, and i dont visit "adult" sites, that usually have a hidden suprise, besides the one your expecting.
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17 Jun 2009   #5
srq2625

Win7 Ultimate, x64
 
 

In the last couple of years, Avast has alerted me to at least two different items of malware from sites where one would not expect to find them. One was on the site for one of my favorite restaurants - go figure.
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18 Jun 2009   #6
John Henry

Win 7 RC 64bit b7229
 
 

never had any infection. But sometimes my KIS were blocking some maliciuous web scripts, nothin more.
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23 Jun 2009   #7
grouchpunk08

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 

If I ever download something and unzip or unrar something that is a virus, my avg will throw up a window giving me the option to delete it. So I'd say my avg keeps me from getting infected about as often as I download something that will infect me.
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26 Jun 2009   #8
screwballl

Win7, XP, Vista x64, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

my wife is a virus magnet... between setting her to a limited user account and using Avira, her PC has not been infected in at least 3-4 years now
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26 Jun 2009   #9
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

Please red the question asked carefully. If you read it right, your answers should look something like this...
Quote:
6 months ago I downloaded x from such and such website and was going to run it but my AV alerted me that it was infected so I delete it instead
I'm not interested in how your spouses, parents, kids, etc, treat computers. Just you.

Thanks again.
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27 Jun 2009   #10
John Henry

Win 7 RC 64bit b7229
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ten View Post
Please red the question asked carefully. If you read it right, your answers should look something like this...


I'm not interested in your spouses, parents, kids, etc.

Thanks again.
Was it sarcastic?
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