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Going bareback

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by gwalchmai, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

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    Yesterday I installed Comodo Antivirus, and I had some issues with it on startup (like it took forever to boot), so I uninstalled it. As I got ready to reinstall and T/S it occurred to me that maybe I don't even need to run an AV. Hear me out.

    I've been running Avast for about a year, and it hasn't caught anything. Nada, nuttin', zilch. Why? Is Avast unable to catch viruses? I don't think so, and I keep it updated. Am I just lucky? Maybe, but I don't think so. Fact is I haven't been hit by a virus in years. I can't even remember one.

    Why?

    - I have my email scanned before it hits my mailbox, and the scanners work very well.

    - I have my email client set to block executable attachments

    - I don't open what little spam gets through

    - I don't surf porn, warez, or similar questionable sites

    - I mostly stay behind good hardware firewalls at home and at work, and if I ever access the Internet from elsewhere I run a good software FW with things zipped up pretty tight


    So, based on this I'm going to give it a shot. Maybe I'm crazy, but we'll see. ;)
     
  2. Darkmage

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    I think you're crazy. I have the same situation as you do, but my AVG system catches about a virus per month. It doesn't hit my inbox, but it gets quarantined before I ever see it. My ISP filters my mail for virii as well, but some still slips through.

    Your choice, but always remember to practice safe hex. :thumbsup:
     

  3. Washington D.C.

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