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Windows 7: Does Anything Work?

03 Nov 2010   #41
hello people

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I think if you are smart and keep things very simple, problems can be avoided. On my old XP Home PC I ran with no anti virus for 5 years and never had my PC crippled. I don't advise or promote that way of running a PC...but yeah...it seems that a lot of problems are a combination of devious attacking and user error...a terrible mix.


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03 Nov 2010   #42
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

It's not just user error or not knowing better now days the internet suggest you can go here and there and it is safe sites to browse but alot of those sites are contaminated by adds that contain bad java scripts and malware most people get on a new music site to download unknowing half the stuff there getting will infect thiere system but not the mp3 player

anyway my point is this as long as web browsing and multiple sites are options for consumers AV compainies will be beyond super rich just because people will pay for anything when they don't know any better

you really think the machanic fixing you're car is going to be truthfull just like the web you never know what you'll get even pro users as ourselves can catch a mean one once in a while
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03 Nov 2010   #43
hello people

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

But I ran an XP Home PC for 5 years with no AV installed...and never got a virus. That goes a little beyond luck and more into the territory of smart internet use. AV software companies are a shameful scam preying upon the idiocy of Johnny P.C. Punchclock.
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03 Nov 2010   #44
mooreted

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hello people View Post
But I ran an XP Home PC for 5 years with no AV installed...and never got a virus. That goes a little beyond luck and more into the territory of smart internet use. AV software companies are a shameful scam preying upon the idiocy of Johnny P.C. Punchclock.
If you don't scan for malware, how do you know you don't have any?

Anyway, I use MSE and not going to sites likely to host malware and not downloading anything I don't really need. I try to keep my system lean and mean. I really don't need screen savers and free music.
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03 Nov 2010   #45
hello people

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I admit periodically I used to scan for malware...but nothing serious was ever detected.
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03 Nov 2010   #46
mooreted

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hello people View Post
I admit periodically I used to scan for malware...but nothing serious was ever detected.
Well, if you don't go to sites with malware and don't install a bunch of crap, you can do it. I like to feel I'll get some warning in case I go to a site that looks legit but isn't or something tries to install in the background without letting me know.
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03 Nov 2010   #47
hello people

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Yeah that's pretty much why I'm running MSE these days....the last month or whatever since my W7 install
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04 Nov 2010   #48
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

Since one cant force the users to practice safe browsing habits and seeing that some users will continue clicking blindly here and there and getting infected, the disc imaging technique could be our best bet..
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04 Nov 2010   #49
hello people

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I've never really understood disc imaging. Maybe it's for another thread...but how does a few gig of disc image account for scores of gig on an OS drive? I don't get how it all compresses to a fraction of the actual size.
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04 Nov 2010   #50
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

You start out using a compression tool to compress massive gigs

then you burn the image as a iso the iso is the image you burn for it to work
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