(Un)Holy virus, Batman!

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Geez Loueez! See what happens when you buy a new computer? I finally bought one and the Mcafee anti-virus that comes with for 60 days free did not stop a freaking virus. Bought is Saturday and didnt even have a chance to load on an existing Trend Micro disk I had. I was so mad, I took it back and they gave me another one. Moral of the story, dont hook up to the internet until AFTER you load in the anti-virus software and pull down the Microsoft updates. I bought E-SET. Seems to work okay. What I didnt know until after I bought it, Microsoft offers FREE anti-virus software you can download. Oh well.
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Red wrote:Geez Loueez! See what happens when you buy a new computer? I finally bought one and the Mcafee anti-virus that comes with for 60 days free did not stop a freaking virus. Bought is Saturday and didnt even have a chance to load on an existing Trend Micro disk I had. I was so mad, I took it back and they gave me another one. Moral of the story, dont hook up to the internet until AFTER you load in the anti-virus software and pull down the Microsoft updates. I bought E-SET. Seems to work okay. What I didnt know until after I bought it, Microsoft offers FREE anti-virus software you can download. Oh well.
I've tried Norton, McAfee, Kaspersky and Trend Micro in the past and always found them to have chinks in the armor. The Eset product is probably the best of the bunch, but it is way overpriced.

When I bought a new desktop about six months ago, I loaded the free version of Avira and have found it to be the best antivirus program I've ever used. In addition to being very effective, it is much less of a resource hog then those other products and allows the computer to boot up, shut down and run tasks much more efficiently. You can download the free version at http://www.free-av.com.
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MDDad wrote:
I've tried Norton, McAfee, Kaspersky and Trend Micro in the past and always found them to have chinks in the armor. The Eset product is probably the best of the bunch, but it is way overpriced.

When I bought a new desktop about six months ago, I loaded the free version of Avira and have found it to be the best antivirus program I've ever used. In addition to being very effective, it is much less of a resource hog then those other products and allows the computer to boot up, shut down and run tasks much more efficiently. You can download the free version at http://www.free-av.com.
The Eset was on sale. 3 computers for $49. at Frys.
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Why no one bothers to write a virus for linux:

Basic Installation
Before attempting to compile any virus make sure you have the correct version of glibc installed, and that your firewall rules are set to ‘allow everything’.

-Put the attachment into the appropriate directory eg. /usr/src.

-Type ‘tar xvzf evilmalware.tar.gz’ to extract the source files for this virus.

-‘cd’ to the directory containing the virus' source code and type ‘./configure’ to configure the virus for your system. If you're using ‘csh’ on an old version of System V, you might need to type ‘sh ./configure’ instead to prevent ‘csh’ from trying to execute ‘configure’ itself.

-Type ‘make’ to compile the package. You may need to be logged in as root to do this.

-Optionally, type ‘make check_payable’ to run any self-tests that come with the virus, and send a large donation to an unnumbered Swiss bank account.

-Type ‘make install’ to install the virus and any spyware, trojans pornography, penis enlargement adverts and DDoS attacks that come with it.

-You may now configure your preferred malware behavior in /etc/evilmalware.conf.
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I really don't understand how people get viruses. I run my computers without any kind of anti-virus and often have the firewall disabled, and I haven't gotten a virus in years. In the cases that I did get a virus, my "anti-virus" didn't do a single thing to help. In fact, anti-viruses are often as bad or worse than most viruses to begin with.
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pattywannamack wrote:I really don't understand how people get viruses. I run my computers without any kind of anti-virus and often have the firewall disabled, and I haven't gotten a virus in years. In the cases that I did get a virus, my "anti-virus" didn't do a single thing to help. In fact, anti-viruses are often as bad or worse than most viruses to begin with.
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MDDad wrote:When I bought a new desktop about six months ago, I loaded the free version of Avira and have found it to be the best antivirus program I've ever used. In addition to being very effective, it is much less of a resource hog then those other products and allows the computer to boot up, shut down and run tasks much more efficiently. You can download the free version at http://www.free-av.com.
Thanks for the link. I've been using Avast for the last couple years but I've had a couple trojans slip through. And it does suck up some memory now and then. I'll give it a try.

And how is Norton any different from ransomware since they started charging for updates?
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Red wrote:
I guess you are one blessed person. :mrgreen: Watch what you say! :-" :-" :-"
Definitely!
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I'm glad I'm on a mac and I'm glad that most of you users will never switch to a mac. :D
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