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    Re: News - Don’t waste cash on Antivirus software suggests new report

    I must be doing something wrong. I have Windows Defender disabled and haven't installed any anti-virus protection for .. months, years? I'm not getting any viruses and I use the computer online all day. Help, what do I have to do to get infected? ;O)

    I tell a lie. I did have one virus pop in and I had it classified and removed, followed by removal of the remover, within half a hour. Then it was back to unprotected peace.

    In a comparable context I still recommend using a condom, though. A quick internet search and download won't clear an STD that easily. ;o)

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    Re: News - Don’t waste cash on Antivirus software suggests new report

    Quote Originally Posted by THESPECIAL1 View Post
    I think I''ll still stick to using a paid for third party security solution such as Norton. I can't accept that Norton is basically the same or less effective than the various free security packages currently on offer.
    You've got to be kidding right?

    For home use, most of these suites are completely useless, as if your retarded enough to download a virus that say MSE would identify, your going to be dumb enough to overrule Norton or McAffee home products anyway.

    Thats before we even get started on the number of crashes these apps are responsible for. Norton's helpful email filtering has bugged software I've written before now, with no obvious way of me knowing its responsible, the client, naturally just blamed me until I saw the one machine in question.
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

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    Re: News - Don’t waste cash on Antivirus software suggests new report

    I have been using free anti-virus programs for years and have not had a problem that I know of... I would say that Avast 2012 is currently the best of the lot, but download.com do a fairly thorough review each year when the latest updates come out. One thing's for sure: if you download enough hooky games and software, or are partial to a bit of porn, the chances are you will catch something you didn't want.

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    Re: News - Don’t waste cash on Antivirus software suggests new report

    Looks like MSE has lost a certification:

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11...certification/

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    Re: News - Don’t waste cash on Antivirus software suggests new report

    The problem with suggesting that your company uses products like AVG Free or Avast Free is- they're not licensed for business use. The only free AVs I'd recommend for business use are Comodo and ClamWin, both of which *are* permitted to be used.

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    Re: News - Don’t waste cash on Antivirus software suggests new report

    Quote Originally Posted by Stringent View Post
    Depends on the user. Good users know how to avoid installing dodgy software and toolbars etc onto their PC. If you are careful, you are more than likely to be OK.
    They're getting sneaky these days. Its akin to trying to order something without scansure.

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    Re: News - Don’t waste cash on Antivirus software suggests new report

    Never betrayed AVAST antivirus, since I remember I am using it, I got some problems in the past but that is history, and now I am very satisfied with AVAST. I got 3 PC's at home, and they rock with Avast. Since paying is not an alternative for me .

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    Re: News - Don’t waste cash on Antivirus software suggests new report

    I haven't paid for anti virus software for years anyway. It's going to stay that way.

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