grumplstink, on 18 August 2011 - 01:50 AM, said:
yep had several virus attacks whilst running Windows XP...caught from borrowed disks...changed to Windows 7...Avast virus checker does a good job, along with firewall...no worries
Must admit, Windows 7 does actually appear to be more secure than Windows XP - still miss that ole favourite though
innkeeper, on 19 August 2011 - 06:20 AM, said:
I always keep my data on separate partitions/hard drives and I reformat every six months or so just to make sure there's nothing hiding in the cracks. Even when I get a virus avg pro stops it in its tracks. I use Advance Systems Care to keep it all running smooth.
Me too innkeeper, although I'd read this article in regards to ASC from IoBit, we've actually withdrawn our support for all IoBit's software (http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=29681
FreeWareFan, on 19 August 2011 - 09:32 AM, said:
I've got my first(and last in my life) virus in 2004 from friend's USB drive, when I've got my new PC. Since that I've never got my PC virused.
In 2006 I've completely declined any antivirus software on my PCs, notebooks, netbooks and still feeling Ok.
5 years without antivirus protection, you're either extremely mad or extremely brave FF