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Old 05-25-2014, 07:31 PM   #1
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Default Avoid "free" security software, even from reputable companies?

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Old 05-25-2014, 09:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: Avoid "free" security software, even from reputable companies?

Ahh, seems like a shameless scare tactic to get more people to blow money on A/V software.

Frankly I have seen everything from norton to nod32, and still get machines that are all fucked up.

The free versions of commercial products offer decent protection for most home users, I mean they are going to fuck up their machine anyways due to their uneducated ass.
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:46 PM   #3
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i think i will keep using ClamAV thank you!
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:53 PM   #4
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Default Re: Avoid "free" security software, even from reputable companies?

ClamAV is on-demand only, no?
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:56 PM   #5
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Default Re: Avoid "free" security software, even from reputable companies?

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ClamAV is on-demand only, no?
yes, but the win32 .exe files i handle stay on my server for a day or two, and its a nightly clamAV scan started by CRON.

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Old 05-26-2014, 01:21 AM   #6
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Default Re: Avoid "free" security software, even from reputable companies?

you only need to scan your download folder,
it's not like files magically appear on your drive.

unless yur stupid and let your app's auto-update themselves.
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