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[quote=ndebord] [quote=jsnj] [quote=ndebord] I'm curious about who is using what. Currently my interactive choices are OutPost Firewall 2009 (free), Avast 6.0.1125, MalwareBytesPro 22.214.171.1240. Standalone I have HitmanPro 3.5, Pavark AntiRootkit 1.0.8, Rootkit Revealer, Spybot S&D, SysClean & TDSS Rootkit.[/quote] 2 machines. Older w/XP & a few Linux Distros. Laptop w/Win7. On both all I use is the standard Windows firewall blocking inbound. That's it. Gave up on AV apps etc... about a year ago or so I guess. Just came to the realization that the only "viruses" all the different AV apps were finding all these years were annoying false positives. Just wasn't worth the performance hit they were causing. And I surf w/full JS enabled on all browsers, download & install several apps per week to try them out, visit a couple p*rn sites, download torrent files. You name it. All the things that supposedly put me at risk and I've never been infected all these years. Only security besides Windows firewall would be displaying email as text initially and scanning any suspect file I download w/ClamWin. Not sure it does much, but just an extra precaution to put my mind at ease if I have any doubts. On occasion I use CCleaner just for tidiness sake and I also monitor active tasks w/the task manager regularly. More-so for memory/cpu checking than anything else. Having said that, my family & loved ones have been infected with much tamer surfing habits and w/AV apps installed. I think the major culprits are html/attachment emails and unintentionally clicking popup malware while surfing. So perhaps flashblock and adblock can be considered security apps, both of which I use primarily for cleaner page viewing. Or maybe I've just been lucky so far. But it's going to take a major infection for me to start using full-fledged AV apps again. Doubt that'll happen since it's never happened to me in over 15 years.[/quote] jsnj, Gotten hit twice over the past couple of years.... once with Commodo as the firewall and once with Avira as the anti-virus program. Avast does it better IMO and I am willing to suffer a performance hit.... really don't notice much and I have an old Thinkpad T40 with a Pentium M solo chipset and only 768 Megs RAM, so that would be an issue and has been one with Norton (in the past). Anyhow, works for me and I don't think I would be willing to go out there without my security blanket! <g>[/quote]
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