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Thread: Test Case: Running a PC without an anti-virus

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamrock View Post
    Hmmm...

    What happens if someone sends him an attachment (Word file) that has a virus? This could be from a business associate who does not know the file is infected.

    Is this practical for the average person?
    In such a case, the free email service will already scan the file for viruses. Ie. hotmail, yahoo mail, gmail. Anyone sending me attachments I would direct them to email me at those addresses.

    My email service is using gmail as the backend. So getting infected attachments are pretty low.

    But if I DO happen to get such an attachment that is infected, last resort would be to scan it with 1 of the free online scanners.

    I haven't gotten a virus for over 10 years now. No thanks to my anti-virus, but to my safe browsing and computing. Your regular computing habits will have to change when you are not using an anti-virus.
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    So how long will you continue to browse "bare back"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamrock View Post
    So how long will you continue to browse "bare back"?
    Not planning to install an anti-virus anytime soon. I am enjoying the lack of it. Gonna stay AV-less.
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    RUNNIN FROM AVG ABOUT TIME lol

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    Running my PC without an anti-virus and still virus free. Why didn't I do this years ago?
    and now u c the light no more AVG

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUBBA View Post
    and now u c the light no more AVG

    lol
    AVG is an excellent product. I tried Avira and realized AVG did a better job with some viruses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arch_Angel View Post
    AVG is an excellent product. I tried Avira and realized AVG did a better job with some viruses.
    Really, unless AVG improved alot. I use Avira still, has been excellent so far.
    Last edited by johno; Jul 13, 2009 at 02:10 PM.
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    Ive been using AVG myself and thus far it has been doing a very good job. Avira is pretty good too as i have come to realize. Keep doing your thing archy...maybe one day you can write a best seller about this
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    Been doing that since lord knows how long now. AV proggs are quite resource hungry so I didn't like them very much, in the pre-1GB RAM days. Never looked back since

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    Quote Originally Posted by hantechcns View Post
    Been doing that since lord knows how long now. AV proggs are quite resource hungry so I didn't like them very much, in the pre-1GB RAM days. Never looked back since
    The no-AV users are coming out of the wood work. I know there are many more of you out there.

    I'm in the 2nd week of using no anti-virus and I'm going good. In fact, my pc has improved since removing my anti-virus. My programs use to lockup when I open my email or browser or IM client for the first time, after turning on my pc. Realized it was my anti-virus that did it.
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