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Bought my first PC...Changing sides.

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by wikedeye, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. wikedeye

    wikedeye Well-Known Member

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    I just bought my first pc. I have always been a mac user, since apple IIe, but now I am changing sides. I am looking for any suggestions about how to keep my system clean and free of viruses. Also I would like to see what suggestions people have for performance and just general use. I have used pc's, but I do not know much about dd one.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Easy. Don't click on stupid stuff.
     
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    Yeah I get that. I am talking more along the lines of what virus protection do people use.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    ccleaner and avg free. ms security essentials does well on its own.
     
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    I've switched over to MS security essentials for all of my av needs. I do run CCleaner every few weeks just for fun. But honestly, if you've spent any time on the interwebz and know whats trash or not that is probably your best defense against getting Her Pies on your computer. Make sure your up to date on all your patches and what not you should be good to go. Welcome to the Light Side by the way :D
     
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    Responsible browsing and MS Security Essentials has kept my laptop problem-free since I got it earlier this year. I don't even run antivirus on my home desktop.

    CCleaner is good just for emptying caches and temp files.

    If you do somehow end up with a malware infection (much more common than viruses these days) Malwarebytes Anti-Malware ran from safe mode should clear it up.
     
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    and doni't use IE. get firefox
     
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    Firefox is a must for me. I dont really like any other browser. I am usually good about choosing which sites to visit, but sometimes you mess up.
     
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    i'm using avg9 .. find a download for it and i have a key that activates it till 2018
     
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    It will be nice to finally have access to basically any program and game that I want.
     
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    ive been using Norton Internet Security with Firefox for the past 2 years and havent gotten anything. this is coming from someone who likes to backup ALOT of data ;) and have about 1tb of adult oriented material.

    for free usage, i think this is the best combo imo:

    -malwarebytes for spyware/malware
    -ms essentaisl for general antivirus
    -comodo for firewall
    -cclceaner to clean cookies and histories

    and if youre really concerned and dont install and uninstall very often, id use the guest account with limited rights. Or if you REALLY want to, install a VM machine to be the whore for browsing.
     
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    I have my macbook for porn and other general browsing. The pc will mainly be for school and non interweb related work. I just want to be safe.
     
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    Between this and a non-admin with required login to install software my wife has NEVER had a virus. We still have MSSE installed just in case, but an account that can't actually install anything either without a password or requiring you to switch accounts is the safest and cheapest way to keep you virus free.
     
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    Yup. Wife has admin on her main account, still no virii.
     
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    Free option: MS security essentials
    Paid option: Kaspersky IS

    I have Kaspersky IS on all my PCs, but i get it for free too...
     
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    I found Prevx running with Hitman Pro to be the best for me, never once had a problem though i don't do bit torrent or open dumb shit
     
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    Since I am back in savannah people keep giving me old computers. I have squired two dells and a home built desktop. They are all a few years old, but I figure they can be used for something. Any suggestions? I am thinking of installing linux on one and learning that os. I also might set one up for seti to use.
     
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    seti@home is almost done (lost funding), rosetta and folding is where its at now.
     
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    I haven't heard of those before. I will have to look them up.
     
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