Windows 10: Should I get Antivirus?
Outside the Box
What an extraordinary statement.....for someone who regularly gives an opinion on different AV efficacity.... REF your post #16 for example.....perhaps its not been your opinions you have been posting, but the result of what others think.
To advise that one does not need to have at least Defender and a Firewall is rash in the extreme, why do you think M$ regularly issue security updates, even they need to keep on their toes trying to beat the hackers.
I can only assume you have partaken a little too much of the amber liquid during this festive period.
Where can I get some of this "amber liquid" of which you speak? Sounds like just the thing, on this holiday!
Best wishes to you and yours on this joyous occasion.
Outside the Box
Pretty well all "spirits" come under that heading Ed.....particularly whisky and brandy.....cheers!
I too wish you and yours Best wishes and a happy New Year.
There is a virus on usb sticks that creates a folder with no name (blank spaces) and moves all root contents there. Then it creates an .LNK file on root that points inside that "noname" folder showing its contents but it installs a trojan when executed. There is also another file inside the "noname" folder with a funny naming scheme that is also a virus.
After removing the infection you have to manually relocate all your files to the root folder.
This virus isn't detected by Qihoo 360 TSE. I have tested it a lot of times.
It's OK for some people in USA to say "Never used Torrent sites" -- but if you are stuck in the middle of winter with only some hideous Russian TV program with Finnish subtitles or church services to watch I think you might have a different perception of the reason why some people access some of "those sites".
I'm happy to PAY for content - but just too often it's NOT available and where I am never likely to be anyway -- maybe Hollywood etc should look at a business model whereby people can INDIVIDUALLY pay for content rather than going all out for the incredibily ineffective "Blocking sites" -- which never works, gives Govt a bad name and just makes the whole issue even worse.
Even currently in the UK where I believe they block around 1,000 (or more) sites !!! -- even more than CHINA !!!!!!! it took me exactly 11 secs to show a friend using Virgin Media how to access the site flying "The Jolly Rodger".
My post wasn't actually to comment on the rights / wrongs of accessing these sorts of sites -- merely to say that if you do then how to do it safely.
Anyway happy Hols
Can't believe how WARM it was yesterday in London -- had Xmas dinner OUTSIDE in his garden !!!! no heaters needed either !!!
Ok I didn't know that Jimbo ......anyways ....Hope you had a Good Christmas.
Did your computer get infected while using WD? If yes, how many times?
a small suggestion, try Norton 360. its an excellent anti virus program. monitors all internet actions. its essential that you have protection against viruses. -especially if you use the internet on a daily basis. in 2008, I forgot to update mine and got bombarded by 450 viruses. spent nearly 350 dollars eradicating them. never again.
it should be according to what you do by your computer . as usual , the Windows 10 built in Windows Defender is enough for me . but if you worry about virus for your safety of money , then you'd better to get a third party antivirus .
For me too.
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I wonder how it could have happened.
You did not have to spend money but time to clean install Windows.
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