Malware, virus, something to think about

Discussion in 'NastyZ28 Gamers & Computer Gurus' started by Gary S, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    CorkyE Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Almost a damned if you do and damned if you don't situation. I guess you just pick you poison. In the meantime, I'll give up a bit of speed and let Avast and Malwarebytes run in the background.
     
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    stay off the porn sites.
     
  5. CasperCasper

    CasperCasper Veteran Member

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    why else use the internet ?
     
  6. mickstan

    mickstan Veteran Member

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    LOL

    Get you a old pc to run the porn, one you dont care about. Infected? no worries. Re install the OS.
     
  7. 1973CamaroLT

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    I've been in IT for the past 17 years now, I've always told folks that AV is a false sense of security. Nobody is safe online, no matter what software you run, you can and will get infected at some point and the worst part is, you may not even know about.
     
  8. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    I agree. That is why I suggest you do a full clean reload of the computer every time you suspect something isn't right. A clean reload of operating system and programs means a clean computer again.......for a little while.
    Trying to clean up an infection with antivirus software is a waste of your valuable time and seldom successful. Windows alone will so badly infect its own registry so badly that you don't need viruses and spyware to do it for you. Only a clean start will clean up the registry.
     
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    My 2 cents: We have 6 computers at our small office and I have 4 at home for the kids/wife/me. Webroot was installed on the "family" desktop one of the most heavily machines at home when I purchased it. No issues for the first 2 years and now it's installed on all of them at work and at home. Haven't had any issue at all in 6 years total. I think it's a great program.
     

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