My thoughts exactly... You gotta be visiting some stupidly questionable places online to be getting these infections with pretty much all AV's.My God man, what unearthly s*** holes have you been visiting on the web...?
My thoughts exactly... You gotta be visiting some stupidly questionable places online to be getting these infections with pretty much all AV's.
As I've always said, if you have to visit these places, do it through a virtual Linux or Unix window - it makes life so much easier! :haha:
Well I was talking more so about the end user that really doesn't have a high level of technology knowledge. I mean most internet users are not technology people. I've had quite a few instances where someone obtained a virus by visiting one of the junk links that generally come up when doing any old search on Google. The ones you and I wouldn't be clicking on because we know they are not valid links. Just some died end link of sorts.With all of that said, Scott, I disagree with you almost completely. But not in my usual argumentative way, rather in that most of what you've said runs contrary to my personal experience.
Avast died as a result of a Facebook download conducted by my annoying daughter in law, Avira was the only AV, (other than Norton), that allowed malware onto my computer. And AVG Free, (at least fore me), works like a charm. That said, I support it with "NoScript" in Firefox, which I think needs to be given a lot of the credit.
As to "clicking on links from a Google search", I would ask, "what were you looking for in the first place", as a potent diagnostic tool.
Anyway, porn surfing isn't anywhere near as risky a behavior as legend would have us believe either. You'll probably find far more computer diseases where the so called "decent people" congregate.
As to M$E, I use it on my pay bills and make the bills to pay computer. I haven't had any nastiness come from my shopping expeditions. (Running Win7, FF, and of course, "NoScript").