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If you use crap that everyone tends to use (i.e. Norton, MacAffee), there comes a point when people will decide to use it as a hole. Those programs don't catch very much and are not nearly as good as Avast, which is free for non-commercial use and works on even linux.

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It's not ironic though, it's dumb. A program can't "get" a virus. The only thing that could happen was if somehow a virus tucked itself away in one of the directories for the software.

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Actually, viruses CAN embed themselves in other executables - this is what makes serious virus infections almost irreversable.

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yeah irony whatsoever. doesn't mean his life is effed up. big deal. not even funny only for retarded people

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norton is THE single worst anti v ive ever used and it also had a virus..as well as letting 230+ more get in without me knowing..big fun

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Well if the OP can't afford overpriced macs then it wasn't an option. I've only had PCs and never in my life have had a virus for more than 5 seconds.

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That's why you go for the FREE option! Linux! Ubuntu's awesome for those of you who are completely computer illiterate and used to a graphical interface. In any case, sucks that you have a crappy virus program. Use AVG or Avast next time and don't use IE.

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You're getting worked up about "5" viruses, when there are millions on Windows? Another vote for Linux - your hardware will thank you :)

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@tsundere: Ubuntu is also awesome for UNIX gurus who want to get up and running quickly, and are bored with editing configuration files. The installer manages just about everything for you! From empty harddisk to productive computer in half an hour! No more wasted days installing Windows + a zillion programs to make the system usable, or recompiling kernels like in the old days. It. Just. Works. Yay! Also, there're HOWTOs for EVERYTHING for Ubuntu. If anything is supported for Linux, it almost

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to 23: Linix Mi I a good option...I een allow advance theming (Windows 7?!...no it's even better...Linux!!!!) and full compatibility with devian and Ubuntu..,and install a VM and run windows too!!!

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Macs can get viruses. It's rare but happens. And if your Mac does get a virus, unlike windows, most likely your computer is toast.

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*nix is easier to write viruses for in my opinion. It's just that a lot more idiots use Windows, so that's the logical operating system to write a virus for.

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People who say go with Ubuntu is just fan boys, I'm a Ubuntu user and when it comes to software and gaming support Linux sucks big time, Windows is actually good if you know how to use it with a genuine key and a good AV I go with kaspersky :p MAC eeeh too much money for low end specs, conclusion : windows is an all-rounder with flaws lol

That happened to me as well. My Norton 360 was blistfully unaware that a virus was slowly taking over my computer. Urrrgh,

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Was just about to suggest this. Guaranteed the OP used McAfee or Norton, which we (our IT department at the company I work at) joke is more of a virus than the viruses themselves. Just do a full uninstall and get Avast! or AVG and save yourself the hassle. #9 - my definition of an FML is a situation that your life is truly f***ed with. This situation can be somewhat easily remedied so ironic or not, it is not a true FML.

viruses the gift that keeps on giving like HERPES. do they have a pc version of Valtrex in case your pc wants to start dating.

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