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Windows 7: Think your free antivirus is safe to use? .... think again

23 Jan 2015   #21
Solarstarshines

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The best virus protection is in the index finger of your right hand

The second best are frequent images, Then you can always backpaddle

The third best is running all internet activities in a virtual Linux machine - and scan everything you have downloaded there with Virus Total before you move it to the host machine.

That's all I can think of. --- A yeah, there are also some AV programs you can use - if you believe in them.


warning   Warning
This AV strategy does not apply to left handed people
lmao ,I am a Southpaw and never had Virus issues because i actually pay for mine and just be done with it MSE is good but i'd rather just pay and use what works best for me this Thread should get lots of hits for being right on the money


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24 Jan 2015   #22
marsmimar

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Once again, it all comes down to two things: the computer user's personal preference and how willing the user is to use safe computing practices. Personal preference probably won't change. Kinda like being a life long Ford person, or Chevy person, or Dodge person. As far as using safe computing practices, you can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink.

A friend of mine has a daughter who is very computer savvy. She's been a programmer for about 25 years and has probably forgotten more about computers than most people ever learn. She has to restore her dad's computer to a clean system image about once a week just to rid it of malware, PUPs, etc. Her dad will click on anything if it "looks interesting". Sad to say he has also lost a lot of money by falling for scams.

Bottom line and strictly my personal opinion . . . using a "bad" AV program is better than using nothing at all, but even the "best" AV program won't save you from yourself. What is the best AV program? I have no idea because if there was a best we'd all be using it.
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