By Anonymous - 08/11/2010 17:11 - United States
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I find it funny that you would say that, considering the fact that if everyone were to switch to Mac, it would probably have more viruses that Windows will ever have, since OS X is not equipped to deal with viruses. (Which is why the few it has are especially dangerous. Yes, there actually ARE a few viruses for Macs, and as it get more popular, more and more will come. You better hope Apple screws up soon, because at the rate they're going it's only a few years until you'll have to use an anti-virus program on you Mac (since you probably don't have the common sense to know how to avoid getting viruses; we wouldn't be having this conversation if you did).
people that debate about macs and pcs needs to change from using the word virus to malware bc malware is the term that describes all computer related infection while virus describes 1 type of infection. macs can get malware as pcs do. viruses however have a very small amount for macs.
I would definitely dynamite your friend and break his/her heart by putting a firework next to his/her computer. Also, you should let him/her know how he/she can't handle you as well as how much he/she needs you now as a friend.
Step one: Buy some anti-virus software if you don't have any. You can try to get your "friend" to pay if you want, since its partly their fault. Step two: Don't listen to the songs if you don't like them, and/or delete them. YDI. Quit whining.
I hear good things about the new Norton. Kaspersky & NOD32 are also good. McCaffee, Avast, AVG & Trend Micro are absolutely rubbish ( I work in IT so I can guarantee that from experience ). Also, check that your automatic updates is on if you're not using a pirated version of Windows
63. the problem with most of the ones you mentioned is they cost money to run. why spend money on an av that has a terrible reputation even tho it may be ok now. I had kaspersky for awhile and loved it, but my comp started to slow down. I got avast and it runs fine. since I got avast 1 virus got on but came on through a PDF vaulnerability I believe. avast has stopped all virus attempts since. btw I have been using avast about a year. I also have been involved in IT, not professionally, but every comp I worked on and seen being worked on had norton avg or mccrappy. wouldn't you want an av that won't even let a virus in?
malwarebytes is a good program. I use it not as an av but as a malware removal. my process I use to clean a comp is scan with hijackthis and fix the things needed, install update and run malwarebytes. install update and run avast. install ccleaner and delete temp files and scan registry. run hijackthis to make sure everything is fixed, then delete old restore files and create a new point. then I install a new host file to block ads, as lots of viruses come in though ads. comp should then be clean and protected. I have done this process many times and has been very successful.