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    Pc Un-install your Anti Virus, it slow down your PC.

    Do we need to install anti virus on PC ? The anwer is absolutely NOT.

    Fire wall from Microsoft and Google help is already enough.

    I do not use anti virus and anti spyware at all.

    I only scan my PC every 1 year and then un-install the program.

    It runs much faster like a horse.

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    And when you play Russian roulette, you only have a 1 in 6 chance of blowing your brains out.
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    Yeah, because everyone knows, Spyware, Malware, Trojans and Worms won't do any harm or slow down your PC at all!

    No, thank you! Have fun being a part of TDL4, though.
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    You mean a program that opens on startup and constantly scans all data being processed by the computer uses system resources? Imagine that.

    You could just use an antivirus program that uses up less resources. Or a OS less prone to virii, like Linux or MacOS.

    Protip: On my first PC, I decided Windows 95 used up too many system resources so I formatted and loaded DOS! It was fast, I recommend you all do the same!
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    You could also try turning it off when it gives you issues, too. But that might be too sensible.

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    I have AVG installed but turned off the whole background protection thing,
    I'm smart enough to not get any viruses, and my browser is pretty much up to date and runs noscript/addblock
    for that extra KEEPSHITOUT protection.

    I'm pretty sure i could be safe without an anti virus though, but i got a quad core with 8gigs of ram so who cares.

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    There's no need for 3rd party anti-virus software in windows these days.

    Just keep it updated, make sure windows defender & firewall are running, install microsoft security essentials, and avoid using IE.

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    Anti-virus software is too bloating for Windows; two machines I have seemed to slow to crawl with them on. Linux is so much better; speed and safety wise.

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    I've been without Antivirus Protection for many many years now. I never update Windows either. I just use Firefox / Chrome / Opera.

    A very decent Antivirus app is ClamWin btw.
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    It really is all about not being a dumbass yeah.

    Like my uncle, guy was bragging so much about his skills, saw his pc the other day and he had like every IE bar imaginable.

    me : how did this happen?

    him : dunno

    me : i know, you don't read when you install something, and you install everything!


    just.. common sense to know what you're doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoVamp View Post
    It really is all about not being a dumbass yeah.

    Like my uncle, guy was bragging so much about his skills, saw his pc the other day and he had like every IE bar imaginable.

    me : how did this happen?

    him : dunno

    me : i know, you don't read when you install something, and you install everything!


    just.. common sense to know what you're doing.

    What's also worse with that common user behavior is that some malware and viruses have their malicious intent stated in the EULA people click to install them. This removes any liability for anti-virus to remove it, or any technical support options to help clean it.

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    I can't tell you how many times the spyware and viruses would eventually win when I had windows still(tongue twister) even with Avg and all the other programs I had. I can't imagine running without them. I always remember those damned fake hard as hell to remove fake spyware removal programs that were something like this..

    I guess I'm just to dumb for windows and run Ubuntu these days which is far from perfect but it sure seems to just work.
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    At least try Malwarebytes or some other free scanning software. Those won't slow you down. I'm currently without protection myself.

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    Even in this day and age, you pretty much need an antivirus. Use a free lightweight one such as Microsoft Security Essentials. Should be enough.
    Using something like noscript and turning off java also helps greatly reduce the chances of getting one.

    This assuming you're not downloading cracks and keygens, or supposedly "free" programs.
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    Best option is to go 100% microsoft with the security software, let windows update run everything, avoid IE, and occasionally run virus scans from the internet via a web browser.

    It's the least bloated way of doing things and in Windows 7 is as refined as Linux or OSX. Executable permissions are still a problem, but you need to manually trigger them now when they attempt something.

    Viruses aren't the big problems any more, it's browsers leaking data. Avoid IE and Safari.

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