Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 26 Jan 2010.
Somebody is gonna get their butt kicked for this!!!
Get a *nix.
While I agree with the sentiment, it's not always a practical solution.
Bit of a fail on Kaspersky's part there...
pfff anti-viruses... never got a virus on any of my computers. my sisters though, even with paid anti-virus keep getting their pcs filled with viruses. its more a matter of knowing what you're doing. people who click on everything they see are the ones that need anti-virus to prevent their "foolishness".
example: i love people who get popups saying "your computer is infected, click here to install this protection software" - and they actually do it, installing the virus voluntarily xD I'm admired these schemes aren't being used in other OS', like mac os. if people voluntarily install the viruses, giving them admin rights, it doesn't really matter what kind of OS you are using...
right now i do not have a virusscanner. for about three years i haven't got one. i'm quite sure i don't have a virus. not sure tbh.
That explains the virus warning I got yesterday. Kaspersky said there was a virus on a website Google advert.
now watch kaspersky slide down the search rankings...
iTunes marked as a trojan and PITA google ads disabled.
+Rep for Kaspersky!
And not that long ago AVG issued a detection update that caused Spotify to be flagged as a virus (as it uses a Themida runtime packer) whenever it was executed.
I went without a virus scanner for years as I didn't like to give away extra resources, and also I tend to format and reinstall my OS every few months. For the last few months however I've had one, used to use AVG for a while but moved to Avast and I'm pretty happy with it. It's good if you've got other people on your computer, or just to ease your mind a little if you think a file you wanted to download might be a bit suspicious. These days computer have plenty of extra umph to handle a virus scanner without impacting on the overall performance significantly. That is, so long as you don't use something like Norton.
It's weird the number of people who's had problems with Norton, yet I've never had any problems with it on any machine I've owned.
I'd tell you what my secret is, but I don't know myself! lol.
Oddly, I never got that alert! =\ strange
I spoke with a mate who has Kapersky, he thinks that since he uses FF with AdBlock he doesn't get Google Ads anyway, so Kapersky didn't pick it up.
Ack multi-post. Admin delete please?
I actually just uninstalled AVG. I started playing Mass effect and my system was utterly crawling - it was like a slideshow. I can run this game flawlessly. I quit back to the desktop and found that an AVG-related executable was consuming a combined 50% of CPU resources - even though I have disabled automatic scans and the updates are scheduled for early morning (I switch the PC on before I go to work - check mail, f'book, these forums...etc...)
As soon as I quit the tray app, it dropped back to the normal 5-10%.
Using Microsoft Security Essentials, I don't want to tempt fate but it's been preety good so for. By far the lightest AV I've used.
Is that a free download or paid?
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