How Many Of You Use An AntiVirus App?

WarmAndSCSI

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I know it's sort of an obvious issue. But some people refuse to use one just because it's "below them". I'd rather be safe than sorry :p

So, do you use protection? If not, then why? ;)
 

dighn

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i use it for manual scan. funny how i've never encountered a virus even though i download all kinds of stuff
 

Zim Hosein

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Originally posted by: WarmAndSCSI
Originally posted by: Zim Hosein
:beer:

Drunk aren't you? I've noticed you just randomly bringing threads out of the grave...

Sadly no :(

I have an early appointment, but that doesn't mean I won't enjoy a :beer: or two WarmAndSCSI :p
 

KC5AV

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I do, because my wife sometimes tries to open email attachments that shouldn't be opened. Tonight, she told me that she needed to look at a .pif file. Of course, it was the 'sobig' virus.
 

WarmAndSCSI

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Originally posted by: TheBoyBlunder
Yes. I've only had two virii in about 5 years...but it doesn't hurt to be safe just in case.

I've only had one - did a windows 2k server install and enabled IIS before patching and picked up CodeRed in a matter of minutes.
 

Palek

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I've got Norton AV on all computers I use, and it regularly picks out viruses from my email. I get at least 1 per week. While I use a relatively unknown and hence safe email client, it's still good to know I have the added protection.
 

ElFenix

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i do. only gotten 1 virus ever. though whenever i'm supposed to fix a friend's computer and back up their hard drive i have to scan their virus filled dumpster before anything else.
 

ElFenix

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Originally posted by: WarmAndSCSI
Man, I started Tuesday with 1045 posts... 300 posts in two days! DAMN, I'm a nef

try 1000 in a week. i've done it like 3 times.
 

Lore

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Originally posted by: ElFenix
Originally posted by: WarmAndSCSI
Man, I started Tuesday with 1045 posts... 300 posts in two days! DAMN, I'm a nef

try 1000 in a week. i've done it like 3 times.


Dang... how do you manage? Do you find time to eat?
 

syberscott

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I don't use any antivirus utilities and I've never had one either. I just use Kerio firewall and common sense.
 

kt

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Originally posted by: syberscott
I don't use any antivirus utilities and I've never had one either. I just use Kerio firewall and common sense.

Yes, common sense. Use it.
 

Aceshigh

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I went without an antivirus for 2 years and everything was fine. Then somehow I picked up the WIN.CIH virus and it infected every damn executable on my hard drive. Cleaning it was a mother because it would infect the antivirus program I was using to clean it and then spread to even more files. I had to download a specific program to isolate the virus before cleaning the pc. Formatting wasn't an option because I had some really important programs on there and besides, viruses can infect the bios sometimes too and even a format won't do the trick. Finally got the damn thing cleaned off, been running Norton's Antivirus since and it has saved me many times.