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  1. #1 Anti Viru - Is it really necessary? 
    Senior Member PSP Elite Hacker Switchblades's Avatar
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    I've had AV installed on my computer for nearly a year now and it's starting to get on my nerves. It slows my linux down to a halt and asks for application approval on almost anything I want to use. CS, CoD, etc. I have a firewall enabled so I really don't think it's necessary to have my AV installed.

    Anyone else think so?
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    I'm Pitching A Tent PSP Elite Hacker Chriscyco30's Avatar
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    I had AVG, but for a year I didn't get anything, so I uninstalled it cause it just made my computer start up slower.

    I only have a firewall, Ad-aware, and CCleaner to fix my registry.

    I fixed all my problems with those two things.
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    i never use an antivirus. just know your sites.. ahem porn. kind of funny because i have nod32, kaspersky, system mechanic, mcafee, zone alarm, and panda. only time i had a virus was years ago before i knew how to use my computer properly


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    Well you know what they say..."Its better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it." As long as you have some kind of anti-virus, you should be fine.
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    Nod32 is the best to have just in case but I don't think i've ever gotten a virus on any of my own computers.
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    I've always run NOD32 and not seen any major performance drop. I turned off active email scanning and junk like that though. If you are careful and dont pirate a ton of junk off limewire you will probably be just fine.
    Very funny....not.
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    Do I just download a freeware and upgrade to a suscripted one when I need one?
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    i dont run any anti virus, and havent had a problem yet.
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    i dont use a virus, but its kinda hard to get a virus on vista, i guess UAC helps after all...
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    if ur running linux, AV isnt needed that much

    NOD32 is the best AV out right now.

    Having more than 1 AV is Horribly bad
    (they will attack eachother)

    ~Prodigy~

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    us prodigy is right. nod32 would be my favorite in terms of catch rate and low profile. good for gamers


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    Nod32 costs money d00d, can't I just torrent it ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Switchblades View Post
    Nod32 costs money d00d, can't I just torrent it ?
    Well duhh lol .
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    I have McAfee, damn commercial shite says its updating itself every 2 minutes.
    Imma remove it, ive only had one virus in about 6 years...Its not necessary imo. All you need is a good firewall etc...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andromeda View Post
    I have McAfee, damn commercial shite says its updating itself every 2 minutes.
    Imma remove it, ive only had one virus in about 6 years...Its not necessary imo. All you need is a good firewall etc...
    Still using Window's firewall and no problems yet .

    Probably gonna get another one though...
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