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Old 07-03-2009, 03:26 PM   #1
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Who didn't get the viruses?

I am curious who didn't get the computer viruses here on DS. And if you didn't get them why you think you didn't. I DID get them and have gotten rid of them so I am not looking for advice on how to get rid of them. Just trying to figure out how to protect my computer from getting them again.

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Old 07-03-2009, 03:32 PM   #2
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I have Norton Internet Security and Windows Defender and have never had a problem.
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Old 07-03-2009, 03:43 PM   #3
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Re: Who didn't get the viruses?

Oh I guess I should say that I had McAfee and used firefox. Now I have Avira, adblock, and malwarebytes. I'm hoping this all helps to protect me.
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Old 07-03-2009, 03:51 PM   #4
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Re: Who didn't get the viruses?

Never had a problem-have firefox with ad block and I run the malabite thing once in a while but I don't think its an active program on my computer?? I also have SUPERantiSPYware too
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I didn't get any viruses, but I did need to update my computer b/c I was having glitches w/ IE7 and now IE8 is running fine. As soon as I updated I stopped having slow page loads/pages freezing/IE closing.

As far as I know all I have is AVG Free. Although, DH may have more running on the NETWORK than he has on just my machine. (We operate through a server.)
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I have McAfee and have never had a problem.
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Old 07-03-2009, 04:11 PM   #7
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Re: Who didn't get the viruses?

Thanks mamas. The weird thing is that a lot of the other mama who got the virus were using those antivirus programs, browsers and adblock. So I just don't understand what the difference is. Hmmmmm
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I didn't get 'em at all...I'm on a Mac
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I didn't get 'em at all...I'm on a Mac
yup - same here! love my macs even more now!
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Old 07-03-2009, 05:22 PM   #10
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Re: Who didn't get the viruses?

I just bought a mac too. But I still want to know how to protect my pc. Maybe I just won't use it anymore. He he
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