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Edited by Commander Gman, 13 August 2007 - 08:09 AM.
Motherboard: MSI P35 Neo-F (Socket 775 LGA) Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40 Ghz Kentsfield Chipset: Intel P35 Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce GT 440 Memory: 2x 2GB DDR2 800 RAM Storage: 1x IDE 80GB, 1x SATA II 500 GB, 1x External 500GB HD Power Supply: 600W Power supply Monitor: Dual screen set-up Casing: Mini-ATX Fan(s): 1x 80mm silent fan OS: Windows XP SP3
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Posted 25 August 2007 - 02:54 AM
Posted 25 August 2007 - 08:00 AM
...The most popular brands of antivirus on the market...have an 80 percent miss rate… So if you are running these pieces of software, eight out of 10 pieces of malicious code are going to get in...the actual reason why the top selling antivirus applications don't work is because malware authors are specifically testing their Trojans and viruses to make sure they can bypass these applications before releasing them in the wild...
Posted 25 August 2007 - 09:57 AM
Posted 26 August 2007 - 03:15 AM
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Posted 26 August 2007 - 01:49 PM
I emphasize #6 because the best security system to prevent infection is still between the computer and the chair. If you're running a firewall, not using an ActiveX browser (anything but IE), and you never download suspicious executable files or untrusted attachments, you'll never get an infection and you probably will never use AV software. I know several guys that don't run any kind of antivirus, haven't for years, and have never been infected by anything. And they're not running on stand alone systems either, they're connected to the internet every day. AV and antispyware software is a nice safety net, but it's no substitute for smart online practices. Likewise, the best security software and infrastructure in the world won't help you if you're opening forwarded attachements, regularly downloading shady files from P2P, clicking random popup windows, or entering your password into unexpected dialogs.
Just a side note...
Antivirus while important is on a part of a secure computer, in my option a small part. There are several other things that are equally as important
1) The operating system, weather it is Mac, Windows, Linux, is routinely patched and updated.
2) Several antisypware (both active and passive) programs to fill in the gaps that antivirus' do not cover.
3) A software firewall, and by the way Windows firewall is inadequate. I prefer and still use SyGate 5.6.
4) A router, even if you have only one computer.
5) Have several online scanners pre-installed. If you do become infected you may not be able to install them later.
6) Probably the most important is safe computer online. That includes no P2P downloads and not opening attachments.
The reality is, except for the router, all of what I described is free and transparent once incorporated into your system.
Whatever you decide just remember a proactive system is much less of a headache that a reactive response to and infection.
Just a thought.
Posted 26 August 2007 - 01:49 PM
Edited by Yourhighness, 26 August 2007 - 01:51 PM.
Posted 26 August 2007 - 09:29 PM
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