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Virus/Spyware/Malware/Adware...Threats to your PC

Discussion in 'Security' started by Ace 0f Spades, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. #1
    Hey, just out of curiosity what was the highest number that your scanner ever got? That includes any sort of item that can cause a threat to your computer...
    And honestly this isn't out of curiosity I just want to compare my number to yours. Right now I'ts 3,000 and still 11.5% :) Oh and if you can tell me what virus scanner you use... I use AVG and if there's anything better than this tell me please!!
    SEMrush
    Thanks
     
    Ace 0f Spades, Apr 14, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. briansol

    briansol Active Member

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    AVG is good.

    I've never had more than a couple, but i've cleaned out some friends machines that hit the 20k mark. lol
     
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    Secure Guest

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    I had 200 once on Norton I think
     
    Secure, Apr 14, 2006 IP
  4. SumitBahl

    SumitBahl Reign of Chaos

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    I use AVG as well, its free and its good and effective, i also use Spybot S&D and zonealarm, all good freebies, help your system keep clean.
     
    SumitBahl, Apr 14, 2006 IP
  5. Edz

    Edz Peon

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    Check this out, this must be the world record here :D

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    65.670 spyware infections!

    I installed a VM ware type like software and for some reason, perhaps my firewall was disabled by installing this i got infected like the plague :eek:

    What did i win :D
     
    Edz, Apr 15, 2006 IP
  6. SumitBahl

    SumitBahl Reign of Chaos

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    You visting too much porn and warez websites !!!!! :D ;) :)
     
    SumitBahl, Apr 15, 2006 IP
  7. amitpatel_3001

    amitpatel_3001 Results Follow Patience

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    Avg here also :)
     
    amitpatel_3001, Apr 15, 2006 IP
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    Edz Peon

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    :D It wasn't porn man. Like i said i installed a piece of software that supposed to create a virtual environment and it resulted in this massive infection

    Do you know how much porn you need to surf will you end up with that much spyware?
     
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    SumitBahl Reign of Chaos

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    I know, was just kidding. :D
     
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    mcfox Wind Maker

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    I don't usually have any.
     
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    Ace 0f Spades Peon

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    :eek: thanks for the info on the scanners, I guess I'll stick to AVG and Spybot S&D
     
    Ace 0f Spades, Apr 15, 2006 IP
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    Edz Peon

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    You might want to reconsidder that.

    Here is my opinion about freeware applications.
    If you afford to pay for anti-virus then you should or otherwise you are forced to accept minimal protection for your system.

    Spybot is a nice application though. AVG is not the best choice in my opinion.
    If it had to be free i would choose Ewido above AVG.
     
    Edz, Apr 16, 2006 IP