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[–] Trusty 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

GNU/Linux

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[–] nullninja 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

This. I haven't had a virus scanner since 2010.

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[–] Fuckable [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I've considered looking into it. Any good resources for learning?

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[–] Trusty 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Most distributions like Kubuntu (15.04 or higher for the best experience) or Mint are very beginner friendly and don't really any instructions, all you have to remember is that programs come from the package manager instead of from random websites online. If you want to learn about the command line, there are many tutorials online.

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[–] FreshieD 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Install Ubuntu and just use it. Installing modern Ubuntu is easier than installing Windows. When you run into issues, just google them; there's a huge amount of support out there and almost certainly someone has ran into the exact same issue you are and posted up a resolution.

Trying it out is as simple as booting up a live CD. It will make absolutely no changes to your system until you tell it to.

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[–] Fuckable [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yep, I use malwarebytes. It was my understanding that it's best to supplement it. Is that not the case?

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[–] insert_name 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

The best antivirus is your brain.

Learn how to not get malware in the first place. I haven't used antivirus ever, since my first ever own PC when I was 12, and never got a virus.

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[–] Toomanylamps 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Any pointers you could give?

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[–] insert_name 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Well, it's very difficult to learn the whole jib very quickly. It's something you tend to naturally develop over a number of years.

Some of the basics:

(1) Never run (unless from a trusted source) anything that has a .exe, .vbs, .scr, .bat, file extension, as these types of files can do bad things to your computer. Now to determine trusted, you just have use your intuition. Is the email/website trying to sell something/gain money?

Basically very dodgy sources offering you downloads, don't download or run any files from them with the above extensions (jpegs are fine and what not like, they can't do shit but pipe images for your image-viewer to handle)

A classic example is a little-seeded torrent from a TPB or KAT user which isn't a distinguished/trusted user. You get torrents with just one file named "minecraft [CRACKED].exe".

just lol...

Another one (probably a "H4CK0RZ"-wannabe 12 year old) I saw a few months ago was an email one. It had a zip file with two files in it. One was a .dat (seemingly harmless), and a .bat file. When I examined the .bat file, it just instructed to rename the ".dat" of the .dat file to ".exe", and then to run it. This preys on the fact that people more likely know that .exe's can be bad, but less know about .bats, because nobody really uses them but a few beginner devs anymore.

(2) Clear your internet stuff every once in a while if you've been going to dodgy sites.

people can add more if they feel that there is more (there is a lot more really to be honest but it's late so meh...)

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[–] Fuckable [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Definitely. Only real issue I've have was some adware once. I'm pretty good on computer common sense.

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[–] bman7 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

What's your trouble with Avast?

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[–] Fuckable [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

For the most part, I'm simply searching for alternatives. Avast mainly bothers me for its evidently heavy background processes. Which may be a fault of some option I activated, which is something I'm also checking into.

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[–] KurayaminoKai 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Avast, Avira & AVG are the usual free anti-virus options. The paid options are usually considered poor value-for-money if you exercise a bit of common sense and self-restraint. MSE used to be decent, but I've heard feedback it's not as useful today.

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[–] Fuckable [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I've heard the same. I'll tinker around with Avira, maybe.

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[–] Bitchrod 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Without knowing why Avast is annoying you, I'd hazard a guess you may find Avira to be far worse.

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[–] 1363960? 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Same problem here, just uninstalled it because of these annoying pop-ups and the "SafePrice" browser-bar. I use MSE and Spybot now, but I will take a look at Malwarebytes (instead of Spybot).

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[–] Fuckable [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Malwarebytes is definitely something good to have. Borderline across-the-board recommended.

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[–] ZOAS 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

There was a post on reddit (yeah, I know) just a couple of days ago comparing a bunch of different AVs.

So, free- Avira, if you really Need something more than Windows Defender.

Paid - Webroot or ESET NOD32.

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[–] Fuckable [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yeah. No shame in it. Old reddit threads can be a good resource for finding opinions.

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[–] StronkBiceps 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Personally I don't have an antivirus. I run arch Linux on laptop which does not need an antivirus, and on my pc I just run malwarebytes and roguekiller from time to time.

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