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3-01-2010 @ 11:15AM
Once again we see that users are their own worst enemy. Sorry folks, I know that this stuff can look amazingly real, but installing anything from the internet requires double and triple checking.As a computer/server tech with 25+ years experience, I recommend Avast! or the new Microsoft Security Essentials. Spybot Search and Destroy (w/ it's TeaTimer option) can also stop malicious installs. But the last line of defense is YOU, take the time to read prompts and Alt-F4 anything suspicious. Learn how to use Task Manager to close programs. And be VERY wary of anything that won't let you close the window or open Task Manager, like the latest Security 2010 trojan does.And don't let this stop you from not getting or using an Authenticator. It is still much better than simply using a password alone.Shameless plug: Anetheron-US-Horde Open Raiding Group http://www.hex.ms
3-01-2010 @ 11:31AM
3-01-2010 @ 11:35AM
Having recently switched to Security Essentials, I wholeheartedly recommend it.It's free, fast, and integrates itself nicely into Windows. It's remarkably light on resources as well.It blows AVG and Avast out of the water.http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/
3-01-2010 @ 11:41AM
AVG went to shit in a hurry. It became bloated, and when 8.0 was released, it installed shit even when you told it not to. Then it started nagging you with a drop-down ad. Now it advertises other programs with that ad.
3-01-2010 @ 2:06PM
NoScript + Firefox is KEY.I also advocate AdBlock. It hides Sponsored Links, preventing them from becoming a problem as above.
3-01-2010 @ 3:19PM
NoScript isn't going to stop people from downloading and installing malware.
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