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The Virus Squad

oobar Re:Unsafe (175 comments)

I'm in the same camp as the parent poster. I refuse to go near AV stuff. I have been connected to the net for many, many years and I have yet to be infected. "How do you know that?" you ask? Well, on occasion I have run one of the web-based scanners just to silence naysayers. It has never found a single thing. Since I also don't do the reinstall treadmill, if I had ever been infected once in the last 2 or 3 years it would have shown up.

Step one is never using a MS product for email.

Step two is filtering out all of the junk on the web.

Step three is never clicking on "yes" or "agree" unless you understand what's happening.

more than 10 years ago


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