Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Does Anything Work?

04 Nov 2010   #51
mooreted

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hello people View Post
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.
There are all kinds of compression algorithms: mpg, zip, tar, iso, etc. The basic idea is that when a series of bit is repeated over and over, you can predict those bits and remove them so you can replace those bits when you decompress them. You can also represent a bunch of bits with a smaller set of bits and use mathematical equations to recompile the longer set of bits.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
04 Nov 2010   #52
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Plus, OS auxiliary files aren't backed up.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hello people View Post
shameful scam preying upon the idiocy of Johnny P.C. Punchclock.
Leave out 'scam' and I agree. So many people I meet have no AV or PC safety concept ... - Security | DSLReports Forums.

In this day and age, as long as you use a computer, you'd be silly not to have some sort of security.

Websites are being hacked all the time (often, not for malicious reasons) and malicious ads appear on otherwise good websites.

Malicious websites are being pushed to the top of search results through Black Hat Search Engine Optimization techniques.

If you are careful, you can minimize the risk greatly but it is worse for the uninformed with social engineering taking place on social networking sites probably everyday and the other well known techniques (emails, USBs, etc).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Nov 2010   #53
hello people

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

For sure...I agree that the uninformed will be the first and maybe only to get burnt. As I said...I ran no AV for 5 years and never got crippled. That's a little more than dumb luck. And stats like that fly in the face of 'you'd be silly not to have some sort of security'. The reason I never ran an AV was because they were all so intrusive and with such an annoying footprint. What it means to me is that a PC can run without an AV as long as the user knows what he's doing. But if a user doesn't know what he's doing then no AV in the world will protect him. This is pretty much why I think AV's are scamola...still I use MSE just for a tiny bit of peace of mind. The rest of my peace of mind comes from my knowledge that I can surf the net without shooting myself repeatedly in the foot.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

04 Nov 2010   #54
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

I don't know what the situation was like five years ago.

I'd be running without a real-time anti-virus right now but I currently have to share a laptop with my parents.

I wouldn't run without multiple on-demand scanners or other protection measures such as Applocker, though.

You never know which website is going to be hacked next or whether or not you will stumble upon it.

People, also, make mistakes.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Nov 2010   #55
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

In the last fifteen years the main aim of Malware has changed, What started as a set of "hackers" writing code to prove something to their peers, to today's multi-million dollar industry.

Whereas the payload of the early Malware was an annoyance, (screen melting, and the rest),which did escelate to software damaging payloads

The payload of the current crop of Malware is designed to create Botnets, steal identities, and properties / money. There is no user visible payload, and as has often been the case, only the errors in the code will make the average user aware that something is wrong.

Whereas it was possible to run a carefully managed system without AV in the past I would not recommend it in today's world, too much is at stake to chance the "perfect" Malware attack doing it's damage before even the most advanced user in the field can notice it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Nov 2010   #56
hello people

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I ran my PC without AV from 2005 - Oct 2010...just for the record
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Nov 2010   #57
bigcitycat

Windows Seven, Ubuntu
 
 

I really like win7 and I can protect it but I find myself using Ubuntu because of all these security issues.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Nov 2010   #58
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigcitycat View Post
I really like win7 and I can protect it but I find myself using Ubuntu because of all these security issues.
If you use the recommended precautions and practise safe surfing... Win 7 is fine to use.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Nov 2010   #59
mooreted

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigcitycat View Post
I really like win7 and I can protect it but I find myself using Ubuntu because of all these security issues.
I use Ubuntu on most of my machines, but this is my gaming machine. If you set up Windows 7 properly, you shouldn't have any problems. It is a pretty secure OS. Ubuntu is not impervious to malware either. You still have to be careful.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Nov 2010   #60
EzioAuditore

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

No matter what OS you use, your best defence lies between your ears...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Does Anything Work?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Win 7 Ult x64 Start doesnt work Icons dont work
Attempted a restore in Safe Mode. System came back up with all icons as normal. Issue start button doesn't work, icons open file but there is not text or data...there is what appears to be wire frames where the information should be. All files still on drive but cannot access. Safe mode does...
General Discussion
Windows won't boot, startup won't work, safe mode dosent work
Today my laptop was working fine but then I shut it down and turned it on again, when I turned it back on, after the Starting Windows and windows logo disappear I get a blue screen for half a second then my computer try's to reboot, I've tried to use startup reapir but u just have a crusor with a...
General Discussion
Recovery does not work, admin account does not work
My mom is visiting and brought her computer complaining that she couldn't get online. The problem seems to be much bigger than that. I tried searching the forums and could only get so far. I enabled the hidden admin account and booted into safe mode. Going into the control panel: Clicking on...
General Discussion
Programs work when installed then don't work the next time I try
I'm not sure where this should be posted so I'm sorry if this is the wrong place. I am a newbie to Windows 7 and don't know it I have a problem with my computer or just a lack of knowledge of Windows 7 I just purchased a 64 bit window 7 with the professional upgrade. I am using an Intel core 7...
General Discussion
LIBusb, USB ports doesn't work. Safe mode also no work
After I install LIBusb I could work futher. But after I put him off en reboot an hour later my wired mouse en keyboard didn't work anymore. When I restart in safe mode both still doesnt work. OS: W7 Home Premium 64b Computer: HP Pavilion p6250 Please Help!!
Drivers
Applications that work with Vista should work with Windows 7 , there are exceptions.
Microsoft ranks Windows 7 features most likely to affect app-compatibility | All about Microsoft | ZDNet.com While Microsoft officials have said that applications that work with Vista should work with Windows 7 , there are exceptions. The 45-page “Windows Application Quality Cookbook”...
News


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:56.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App