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2011-10-13 5:44 PM

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Subject: Internet Security
What are you using & what do you like / hate?

My renewal with Norton is approaching and their scan drives me nuts. It bogs down my machine and it seems to happen at the worst time.



2011-10-13 5:56 PM
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Subject: RE: Internet Security
Avast free anti-virus

or, I just am on a Mac ;-)
2011-10-13 6:02 PM
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Subject: RE: Internet Security
Stateful firewall (or SPI) for the connection.
Linux, Mac, Solaris for OSs that don't tend to have any viruses available
Avast for the WIN machine.

I'm like a bad maid, I don't do Windows.

2011-10-13 6:04 PM
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I'm like a bad maid, I don't do Windows.

HA!

2011-10-13 6:07 PM
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Subject: RE: Internet Security
AVG free edition. Does a great job, doesn't suck up resources and is free. No need to pay for Norton or mcAfee to hijack your machine.
2011-10-13 7:33 PM
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Avast on the PC's, my linux servers are pretty tightly locked down, and I use a Cisco security appliance. I do research, and clinical data subject to HIPAA is on it's own server with even more stringent security.

I never liked Norton, it was always a resource hog and too many other good and inexpensive or free products available. I had been running AVG but my kids computers had malware and virus problems that AVG never caught so I switched.



2011-10-13 9:20 PM
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Norton sucks.

Stay updated on the security patches and updates.

Be vigilant and skeptical of e-mails from people that you don't know, and question the ones that friends ask you to click on something.

Avoid suspicious sites (STAY AWAY FROM P*RN SITES).

Use AVG on Windows.  Use MalwareBytes.

Stay updated on the updates of those products.

A comparison of "the best of 2011" -
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2381531,00.asp#fbid=B3RbEUPR_w2

Clear your Internet cache once a week or more.

Make a habit to defrag your hard drive once a month.

Teach me to bike better. <-- Whoops, I thought I would try to slip that through.

2011-10-13 11:30 PM
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I get my virus protection from the guys who wrote the OS - Microsoft Security Essentials. Gets good reviews and it's free. Then again I don't go clicking around the internet nilly-willy either, so I don't participate in the whole malware business anyway. I know that if I'm logged in to facebook and I click something and it looks like I have to log back in to facebook that it's a phishing scam. Most people would do well to just pay attention to what they're doing and the majority of this stuff wouldn't be out there.
2011-10-14 6:59 AM
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1stTimeTri - 2011-10-13 9:20 PM

Norton sucks.

Stay updated on the security patches and updates.

Be vigilant and skeptical of e-mails from people that you don't know, and question the ones that friends ask you to click on something.

Avoid suspicious sites (STAY AWAY FROM P*RN SITES).

Use AVG on Windows.  Use MalwareBytes.

Stay updated on the updates of those products.

A comparison of "the best of 2011" -
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2381531,00.asp#fbid=B3RbEUPR_w2

Clear your Internet cache once a week or more.

Make a habit to defrag your hard drive once a month.

Teach me to bike better.

You MUST be kidding about that one... please tell me you're kidding... pretty please? 

2011-10-14 7:51 AM
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Subject: RE: Internet Security
1stTimeTri - 2011-10-13 10:20 PM

Avoid suspicious sites (STAY AWAY FROM P*RN SITES).

Teach me to bike better.

Now thats just crazy talk!

2011-10-14 7:55 AM
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blueyedbikergirl - 2011-10-14 6:59 AM
1stTimeTri - 2011-10-13 9:20 PM

Norton sucks.

Stay updated on the security patches and updates.

Be vigilant and skeptical of e-mails from people that you don't know, and question the ones that friends ask you to click on something.

Avoid suspicious sites (STAY AWAY FROM P*RN SITES).

Use AVG on Windows.  Use MalwareBytes.

Stay updated on the updates of those products.

A comparison of "the best of 2011" -
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2381531,00.asp#fbid=B3RbEUPR_w2

Clear your Internet cache once a week or more.

Make a habit to defrag your hard drive once a month.

Teach me to bike better.

You MUST be kidding about that one... please tell me you're kidding... pretty please? 

Just use Tony's account.



2011-10-14 11:00 AM
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1stTimeTri - 2011-10-14 7:55 AM
blueyedbikergirl - 2011-10-14 6:59 AM
1stTimeTri - 2011-10-13 9:20 PM

Norton sucks.

Stay updated on the security patches and updates.

Be vigilant and skeptical of e-mails from people that you don't know, and question the ones that friends ask you to click on something.

Avoid suspicious sites (STAY AWAY FROM P*RN SITES).

Use AVG on Windows.  Use MalwareBytes.

Stay updated on the updates of those products.

A comparison of "the best of 2011" -
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2381531,00.asp#fbid=B3RbEUPR_w2

Clear your Internet cache once a week or more.

Make a habit to defrag your hard drive once a month.

Teach me to bike better.

You MUST be kidding about that one... please tell me you're kidding... pretty please? 

Just use Tony's account.

I would if Tony's computer was still working but it's currently dead... perhaps he visited too many porn sites? 

2011-10-15 11:53 AM
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Subject: RE: Internet Security
laptop/desktop - avast and microsoft essentials.
tablet - AVG
iphone - Hackulous security
2011-10-16 9:09 AM
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For my desktop I use SpybotSearchAndDestroy, AdAwareand CCCleaner,

2011-10-16 9:25 AM
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smbrown - 2011-10-16 9:09 AM

For my desktop I use SpybotSearchAndDestroy, AdAwareand CCCleaner,

The first two compliment each other since Spybot and Lavasoft each have picked up something the other has missed.

Never run them at the same time, either.

2011-10-16 9:54 AM
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Subject: RE: Internet Security
I'm going back to AVG for my PC. I do not really care for Avast.  For my Linux home server, I just keep it locked down, and I use nothing on my Macbook.   Just don't open any emails from Nigerians!


2011-10-16 10:14 AM
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1stTimeTri - 2011-10-16 10:25 AM
smbrown - 2011-10-16 9:09 AM

For my desktop I use SpybotSearchAndDestroy, AdAwareand CCCleaner,

 time, either.

Yeah because each thinks that the other is a virus :P

2011-10-16 1:37 PM
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Iron Donkey
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furiousferret - 2011-10-16 9:54 AM I'm going back to AVG for my PC. I do not really care for Avast.  For my Linux home server, I just keep it locked down, and I use nothing on my Macbook.   Just don't open any emails from Nigerians!

Or John Belushi.

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