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    (Original post by Inverse)
    Common sense doesn't prevent you from being targeted over Skype, from being infected by Java drive-by websites, and the list goes on. If you're going to post here, add something constructive instead of making the distinct impression that you're a technological troglodyte.
    Actually common sense plays a big role here, if you have common sense you aren't going to accept these unsigned applets from unverified authors. Same with being targeted over skype, how stupid do you have to be to download someone's malware over skype :facepalm:
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    I've used norton for about 5 years. Only had one virus incident and that was because i manually 'opened the gates' as it were.
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    Well, I have used Norton for many years, and it isn't that resource heavy anymore.

    You may however want to look into additional protection.
    Anti-virus: Norton
    Additional scanner: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (Free)
    Firewall: Windows Firewall.

    As long as you don't visit sites that are questionable, or download things illegally or via torrenting, then you should be fine with those programs for protection. Just be cautious when downloading anything, if it's too good to be true, it most likely is.

    A Java Drive-By, often abbreviated 'JDB' is a method of infection. Normally a Java applet dialogue will pop up and ask for it to run, but there are however Silent Drive bys which can infect without getting any user input.
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    (Original post by pixelfrag)
    You must hang around HF a lot aha. It's not that popular, though. I'd say the largest of malware traffic comes from people downloading silly torrents.
    Indeed I do. However the community isn't so great.

    It's always seemed quite popular to me, but you are right.
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    (Original post by pixelfrag)
    Actually common sense plays a big role here, if you have common sense you aren't going to accept these unsigned applets from unverified authors. Same with being targeted over skype, how stupid do you have to be to download someone's malware over skype :facepalm:
    You'd be surprised how many people lack this "common sense" and continue with the downloads. I wasn't referring to malware transfer over Skype, have a look a few posts above of this one.

    EDIT : Also, as mentioned above, "silent" drive-bys do exist.
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    Microsoft Security Essentials & Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

    Both are free, both get regularly updated, and both work well. Oh, and neither of them pester you to upgrade, or bug you with 'free PRO trials'.


    MAM does have a pro version, but there's no real need for it anyway...
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    (Original post by Inverse)
    You'd be surprised how many people lack this "common sense" and continue with the downloads. I wasn't referring to malware transfer over Skype, have a look a few posts above of this one.

    EDIT : Also, as mentioned above, "silent" drive-bys do exist.
    Yeah I run ClientMesh in the marketplace section, you might have seen it? Unfortunately banned for 2 weeks for post-delete bumping my thread **** sake stupid admins lol ._.

    And yep you're right, they do become silent if you can manage to get it digitally verified!
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    (Original post by pixelfrag)
    Yeah I run ClientMesh in the marketplace section, you might have seen it? Unfortunately banned for 2 weeks for post-delete bumping my thread **** sake stupid admins lol ._.

    And yep you're right, they do become silent if you can manage to get it digitally verified!
    I'm afraid I haven't, I don't really visit the marketplace section very often. :P
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    (Original post by Inverse)
    If you're trying to be amusing, you've failed. Physical access isn't needed for data theft to occur.
    It isn't? What the hell? How do they get my data then???

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    It was funny. You just lack a sense of humour.
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    (Original post by M1011)
    It isn't? What the hell? How do they get my data then???

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    It was funny. You just lack a sense of humour.
    You've displayed a very powerful logical argument here! I must automatically lack a sense of humour because I did not find your petty joke amusing! Sorry, I didn't know it worked that way. :rolleyes:
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    Eset smart security
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    (Original post by Inverse)
    You've displayed a very powerful logical argument here! I must automatically lack a sense of humour because I did not find your petty joke amusing! Sorry, I didn't know it worked that way. :rolleyes:
    You displayed a lack of humour when you felt the need to post about my joke not being funny.

    Not finding it funny is fine, posting about it makes you a grumpy sod
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    (Original post by M1011)
    You displayed a lack of humour when you felt the need to post about my joke not being funny.

    Not finding it funny is fine, posting about it makes you a grumpy sod
    This must also be correct, since you're omniscient and understand everything, including what I am and am not.
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    (Original post by Inverse)
    This must also be correct, since you're omniscient and understand everything, including what I am and am not.
    If we're going to pull the whole 'you can't have an opinion because you're not god' card, then I remind you that you claimed my joke wasn't funny off the back of your own opinion. Works two ways, ya grumpy sod
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    (Original post by M1011)
    If we're going to pull the whole 'you can't have an opinion because you're not god' card, then I remind you that you claimed my joke wasn't funny off the back of your own opinion. Works two ways, ya grumpy sod
    I'm far from grumpy, I'm sitting here with a straight face the whole time. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Inverse)
    I'm far from grumpy, I'm sitting here with a straight face the whole time. :rolleyes:
    I'm growing to like you
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    (Original post by M1011)
    I'm growing to like you
    mfw
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    someone might have already said it but you get kaspersky for free if you online bank with barclays
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    I don't know which is best but having always used a range of things (not installed at once) I can say that AVG is decent at removing viruses but not good at stopping you get them in the first place.

    Bit defender 2012 is what i currently have ( got a free code from a pc magazine) and it works great, isn't obtrusive and I havent had any viruses since i've installed it.
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    (Original post by Inverse)
    mfw
    "If you're trying to be amusing, you've failed."

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