"Bob" <bob@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> "edde" <waver777@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> I don't run any full time AV (they are junk),
> Why do you say that?
> and haven't had a virus show>
> You have been fortunate but you are taking an unnecessary risk.
> It possible your current problem is the result of a virus.
Hah, no, I've use my machine 12hrs a day, and have been for more than 10
years surfing everywhere and I see no need for full time av. Why? Because I
can spot malware a mile away! I know exactly what should be in my task
manager and registry.
In fact, most of my friends run full time antivirus programs, yet when I
visit, I usually find 2 or 3 viruses or trojans on their machines that their
av programs have missed.
If I suspect something looks suspicious on my machine, I will run housecall
online scanner, and something like super anti spyware. 99.9% of the time
they find nothing. AV software just bogs down the OS, and can cause more
trouble than they fix. My sis works as a tech support person for a computer
company, and she said 70% of their tech support problems are due to full
time AV software.
It's just like anything, you just have to put some thought and effort into
what you are doing.
And it turned out my problem wasn't due to a virus. It was some sort of
glitch with Vista SP1 and Office/Outlook (which is remedied now).