hello all. it's me. me. me. me..
i'll get straight to the point, here. I've been using MSE as my antivirus, i was quit happy with it. but, as of late, i've been noticing A LOT of issues with it.
Being, that whenever i do pretty much anything, the program scans any file that opens, closes, pretty much any activity. this isnt really a bad thing, i understand that much. but when it comes to day to day things like installing a (trusted) program, or uninstalling for that matter. MSE fires up, and boggs my system down to a crawl. I've actually had to terminate the scanner, just to uninstall a game. but that made it worse. the scanner then restarts itself, runs it's "startup" scan, overloads, forcing me to hard shutdown (via 5 second pwr button). Not being a very patient person, i uninstalled MSE, and have been not useing any antivirus for about 2 days. I actually like how things have been running. application (any of them) start up times are cut in half, downloads of small files dont throw my PC into a state of panic. so on, so forth. This comes with pretty much every A/V I've used. I'm really just liking how much faster everything is without one. O.K., i guess that wasn't the point of this thread. so here it is...
Can anyone recommend anything to NOT do, when NOT using an A/V? I get the basics. no pr0n / warez sites, trusted apps, and such. But, anything else? like general use no-nos, and vulnerability issues, stuff like that. I have not, NOT used an A/V before, and would like any tips to keep my pc clean and clear. thanks in advance. i have named the contraction of getting a computer virus "HePC" (get it?)