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post #31 of 62
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New parameters to the query

OP here. Let's change the thread parameters a little...

ASSUME that you surf A LOT, and like clicking DUBIOUS LINKS... What would be a good defense pair or setup that would keep you safe?

Don't tell me stop surfing like that, those are the parameters! :P
post #32 of 62
whoops, double post
post #33 of 62
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Originally Posted by sandino View Post
OP here. Let's change the thread parameters a little...

ASSUME that you surf A LOT, and like clicking DUBIOUS LINKS... What would be a good defense pair or setup that would keep you safe?

Don't tell me stop surfing like that, those are the parameters! :P
antivirus, firewall, firefox, noscript.
post #34 of 62
Anyone else having issues with updating avg? I keep getting error messages with it.
post #35 of 62
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Anyone else having issues with updating avg? I keep getting error messages with it.
I just tried and had no problems with it. If you're still having problems, what errors are you getting?
post #36 of 62
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Well, the problem is I go to a lot of LAN shops, do my homework there, save it on a usb flash drive, continue doing it at home... BAM virus. I had a particularly nasty infection last month, I couldn't find any anti-virus software that could kill it... I had do it manually (kinda fun, but risky).


You guys ever kill viruses for sport? :P
I have killed viruses for sport I stopped using avg a long time ago because I noticed I never caught anything on my weekly scan. When I did caught something, I had to manually remove it
Opera is the safest browser

Opera 9.x - Vulnerability Report - Secunia
Mozilla Firefox 2.0.x - Vulnerability Report - Secunia
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.x - Vulnerability Report - Secunia
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post #38 of 62
I have been very happy with AVG Free for years as well as Comodo firewall (also free!).

Now I see Comodo has a Free A/V software!
Has anyone tried this yet?
post #39 of 62
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Originally Posted by krmathis View Post
No antivirus protection needed over here!
Mac OS X is all I need...
Any security consultant would cringe at that statement...Hell, I do.

It's called security through obscurity, and it isn't security at all.

On topic, I use a mix of Kapersky, NOD32, and Norton Corporate (which isn't complete crap like their consumer AV's). Not all on the same computer, of course.
post #40 of 62
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Any security consultant would cringe at that statement...Hell, I do.

It's called security through obscurity, and it isn't security at all.
It's not security through obscurity. There simply aren't any circulating Mac OS X viruses at the moment. So there's no reason to buy a virus checker, because they don't actually check for anything except Windows viruses and a couple of trojans that have never been shown to circulate in the wild.

Someday, perhaps soon, virus checkers may become useful on Macs. But that time is not now.
post #41 of 62
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Originally Posted by OverlordXenu View Post
Any security consultant would cringe at that statement...Hell, I do.

It's called security through obscurity, and it isn't security at all.
There are NO known virus for Mac OS X!
I don't care about the reason behind that lack of virus (obscurity or because of OS security). I just care about the fact that there are no need to run antivirus software on Mac OS X.

The antivirus applications available for Mac OS X only check for Win32 viruses afaik, and only makes sense in a mixed Mac OS X and MS Windows environment.
post #42 of 62
its been said before but you will have to go out of your way and invite
a virus on the mac.
post #43 of 62
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There are NO known virus for Mac OS X! (...)
Are there? Well, at least you might have missed this nice Trojan here: Mac-Trojaner im Videocodec von Pornoseiten - heise Security

Greetings from Munich!

Manfred / lini
post #44 of 62
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There are NO known virus for Mac OS X!
I don't care about the reason behind that lack of virus (obscurity or because of OS security). I just care about the fact that there are no need to run antivirus software on Mac OS X.

The antivirus applications available for Mac OS X only check for Win32 viruses afaik, and only makes sense in a mixed Mac OS X and MS Windows environment.
Linux has next to no viruses also. Are you telling me that if you were running a large, enterprise-level business-wide server on either OS X or Linux that faced the internet (not necessarily a web server), you would not run an AV utility?

In think your, and the above post, illustrate the "MY OS IS BETTAR DEN URS!!!!" mentality perfectly.
post #45 of 62
not to interrupt, but getting back on topic a bit for a moment . . .

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Originally Posted by NiceCans View Post
I have been very happy with AVG Free for years as well as Comodo firewall (also free!).

Now I see Comodo has a Free A/V software!
Has anyone tried this yet?
If it is as good as their firewall it will be a winner!
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