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Old 07-11-2005, 02:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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running windows without an AV is like having sex without a condom.

if you using it and it doesn't break, then you are protected, but going without it, then you will be taking chances

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Old 07-11-2005, 03:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yeah if you dont have A/V you will get open sores on your desktop that secrete a yellow milky ooze.

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Old 07-12-2005, 12:39 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Even with an active AV scanner, you still have to be very careful of where you go, what you do, what you view.

My AV will grab the infected but of course has no idea of the "click here to update your pw and account profile" type stuff.

I don't use the web-based emails such as hotmail because I don't have the ability to check the contents of email without opening it.

I use spybot and adaware weekly, scan the whole box nightly with the AV, and about once a month hit one of the online scanners as a double check.

But, I also am meticulous about emptying out the garbage on a regular basis.

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just use an antivirus....they're free now, and save your PC's LIFE!!
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Old 07-15-2005, 07:49 PM   #15 (permalink)
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i just have the free AVG AV, i just scan my computer once in a while if i notice anything.. i don't run it in real time.

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