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Poll - Do you use anti-virus software?


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#1 caperdog

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 09:11 PM

the internet storm center lists Today's Internet Threat Level: GREEN (the lowest) yet most of the queries on this site are for help with virus and malware infections.

So do you use up to date anti-virus software? and a reasonably secure internet browser

if yes, which one?
if no, why not?

i use AVG-free, Spybot once in a while, and Firefox 3

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 09:42 PM

IE7, and FireFox
AntiVir
MalwareBytes,Superantispyware and Spywareblaster
Comodo personal firewall
All fully updated

EDIT: I forgot my most important item:
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Posted 19 January 2009 - 09:49 PM

FireFox
Avg Paid
MalwareBytes Paid
Hardware firewall
Windows Defender
MS Firewall
IP Changer
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#4 caperdog

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 10:31 PM

3-0 so far
i was hoping some of the 1400+ guests here might get the names of some programs that keep machines from stumbling around the internet running someone else' s software and doing god knows what.

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 10:40 PM

AV: NOD32 v3 or Antivir Avira
Firewall: Zone Alarm or Kerio or Sunbelt
Browser: Opera, except when doing MS updates IE7 runs

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 10:43 PM

yeah ya kind of have to


firefox
avira antivirus
zone alarm
superantispyware

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 01:12 AM

I use Avast Anti Virus, and I run CCleaner 3-4 times a week. I also use Super Antispyware, which I run about once a week. I normally use IE7 and Firefox but I'm careful where I go and if I go someplace I'm not sure about I run my stuff when done.

I also go to Windows Live One Care and run it every month or so, since they built the program I'm hoping they will find anything my stuff doesn't.. :thumbsup:
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Posted 20 January 2009 - 01:54 AM

Avast Anti Virus
IE 7 + Opera
Malware Bytes
Windows Firewall

Should probably install Spybot soon

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 02:17 AM

I also forgot to mention I sometimes use that stand alone program stinger. I believe it's from mcafee.
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Posted 20 January 2009 - 08:06 AM

Given the nature of the internet, a threat level of green does not mean everything is happy and safe and there is no malware; it just means that there is not some new infection(s) running rampant. Nor does it mean that tomorrow, a new virus might not infect a million computers in a matter of days.
Having an resident, and updated, Anti-virus, your computer behind a firewall, using a safer browser, and having several anti-spyware applications is just common sense. Moreover, and perhaps just as important, is being an informed and cautious internet user, avoiding problematic sites and thoughtless downloading.
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Posted 20 January 2009 - 08:59 AM

Firefox 3.05
Malwarebytes
Spyware S & D
SpwareBlaster
Avast Pron Anti-Virus.

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 10:31 PM

I use One Care, IE 7, Malware bytes, atf, dr web.

im about to switch one care to avant i do believe its called.

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 03:24 AM

Firefox 3.05
SpywareBlaster
SuperAntiSpyware
MalwareBytes AntiMalware
Spybot Search&Destroy
NOD32
Zonealarm Pro

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 03:36 AM

FireFox
Avast
Sygate
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Win Patrol

(All updated, too).

And my alert should I venture near a page with nasty things waiting at a site: SiteHound

Plus to ensure I don't have vulnerabilities lurking from not having the latest updated versions of Java and Flash, I use the online scan at 'Secunia'.
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Posted 21 January 2009 - 04:18 AM

Using Comodo firewall
Threatfire
Boclean
Advanced System Care
Scan with Windows Onecare,no problems (Vista)




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