Re: OT: anti-virus software
- From: Jonny O <jonnynacho@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2011 12:48:27 -0800 (PST)
On Feb 20, 12:16 pm, Rompen <rompe...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
You don't need anti-virus software if you:
1. Stop using Internet Explorer and use Firefox
2. Install the NoScript plugin on Firefox and use it.
3. Don't run HTML-enabled e-mail, just text only
4. Don't click on strange file attachments and other things
I used to use AVG, but it seems every anti-virus software gets bigger
and more bloated each day, offers less protection and makes the PC
slower. So I stopped using any years ago and just practice "safe
computing". I will occasionally run Spybot, Malware Bites and
Counterspy just to check my system, but I no longer have any resident
AV software on my system that hogs up CPU and memory resources. In
fact, most of the AV software out there nowadays increases the
vulnerability of your system, especially those ones that insist on
scanning all your incoming/outgoing e-mail.
I do the same.
The last infection I got was because of my old version of adobe
reader. An exploit was posted on youtube! When I watched the vid, it
launched adobe reader, a couple flickers and my machine shut down.
When it booted again I was floating in a sea of spyware.
I didn't upgrade the adobe reader because it has become slightly
bloatware in the last few years. After that, though, I decided to
keep up on the updates.
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