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1 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-02-19 08:51 ID:vogSdTcJ

Yeah so I don't know where to put this, I tried on 4chan but they didn't answer (well they answered shit)
I'd like to delete this Norton crap and put something else, what do I put ?
I already have Sygate Personal Firewall, Spybot S&D and Spyware Blaster.

2 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-02-19 12:35 ID:i0Uxyrca

Grisoft's AVG Free.

Your quest is over, friend.

3 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-02-19 17:29 ID:U3+Sr+pf

AVG - I hear many good things about it and default install it with friends who don't want to pay for antivirus protection

4 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-02-19 20:49 ID:cZPdegbR

AVG free is probably your best bet. For even better speed (and only if you're an experienced user) disable on-access scans and use the context menu buttons to scan individual suspicious executables as they come in.

If you do this, beware that viruses can come packaged in image files, sound files, etc, that exploit buffer overflows in popular programs. If you run the latest versions of your programs (incl. Windows Update - Windows is made of many programs) you should be safe enough.

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5 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-02-20 16:16 ID:asceL5wJ


6 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-02-20 21:06 ID:KtaHWJ0O

Install linux, problem solved.

7 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-02-20 23:55 ID:U3+Sr+pf


that sounds a bit like "solve 1 problem, get 10 for free". If you're someone who doesn't like to tweak and adjust a lot of things (and most people are) then windows is the most convenient solution.

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8 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-02-25 05:14 ID:i0Uxyrca

no viruses on linux. no one bothers to make one...

9 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-02-25 13:38 ID:AIf0U9pZ


10 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-02-27 12:57 ID:Heaven

Really? I thought Ubuntu was pretty simple; I don't recall tweaking anything. There might be other reasons why >>6's advice is not practical, but I don't think that one is one of them!

11 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-02 01:08 ID:6znVj0XF

>>6 Gaming, I want to play games on my system, thats all.

12 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-03 22:52 ID:LSwpJTPU

>>10 if ur running ubuntu linux without any tweaking whatsoever (...jesus christ thats fucked up), i suggest you go back to windows.

13 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-09 17:10 ID:v1EXnnRh

I tried Windows again after being a GNU/Linux user for several years now, and man, it was seriously difficult to use. I'm used to GNOME, which takes a simplistic approach at its work, while in Windows there were all kinds of confusing menus and options everywhere, and figuring out where to go to do what I wanted was no easy task at all.

14 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-10 05:34 ID:Heaven

Um, are you sure it's the internet you're addicted to, and not, like, crack?

15 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-26 12:39 ID:vogSdTcJ

OP here, so I got AVG Free, and I think it's blocking Javascript. What do I do ?

16 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-26 15:28 ID:Heaven


17 Name: Anonymous Addict : 2007-03-28 01:36 ID:HnWOJZ+t


I thought this was 4-ch, not Slashdot.