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Posted 17 January 2012 - 07:27 AM
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 06:34 PM
What AV programs do you want to run?
I use Microsoft Security Essentials for anti-virus and Malware Bytes Anti Malware Pro for anti-spyware. Their focus is different so they coexist well.
Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:18 AM
Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:54 AM
I've not had a malware infection in more than 10 years but I'm very careful what web sites I visit (Malware Bytes is good protection here), what links I click on, what E-mail I open, what pictures I view and I never use any kind of P2P software, like Napster, Limewire, Bearshare. Free music is not worth the risk so I buy the music I want. Ditto for movies and books.
Your best defense is to have a good image backup of your computer that you update regularly. I have a 3rd hard drive (1.5TB) that I use for data storage and image backups. I use Acronis True Image for my backups which is not free. There are free alternatives but they are not as good in my opinion, like Macrium Reflect Free and DriveImage XML (I've used both and they work well). Then is something goes wrong, recovery is 20-30 minutes away.
I also keep my important data backed up via Carbonite to network storage. This is for pictures, document, music, etc that I don't want to lose as much of it is irreplaceable.
Posted 28 January 2012 - 09:57 AM
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