Guess I'll ask this here. Anyone know any good antivirus software. I'm getting a new computer and I'm trying to get it ready. I know enough to get Windows Defender and Malwarebytes. I'm just wondering if there's anything else I should be looking for.
Those should be all you need, but AVG used to be recommended quite a bit if those don't do the job. Make sure to install Adblock as soon as you get started using your browser(s). I also use Adblock plus Pop-up addon for the ones that sneak past regular Adblock. Beef Taco on Firefox opts you out of targeted advertising if you're paranoid about that kind of thing.
I've used Microsoft Security Essentials on all computers since its release and never had any issues. They keep it pretty up to date. They just phased out XP compatibility though and IIRC you're shit out of luck if you don't have Windows. Correct me if I'm wrong though
>392821 I'm like the opposite; I used Chrome for maybe a year or two now, and a few weeks ago I got Firefox (to download youtube since google is a shit about it) and discovered it was actually better (IMO). I have started using Tor a bit for the past couple of days too.
Adblock (any permutation of it) is a MASSIVE resource hog/memory leak. Stop using that and start using shit like NoScript, userstyles, and HOSTS file blocking. They won't replace Adblock's best automatic functionality (hiding blocked shit right off the bat), but it'll create a reasonable facsimile of its major functionality.
Could also try this, too - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/freememory/
You don't even really have to change the default settings for the plugin, as they work well enough for the average user right out of the box.
Honestly I've been running just malware bytes for the past year and I'm still computer cancer free.
Also fuck Asus. How are you not going to include screws with your motherboards you cheap sacks of shit? Naturally the Podunk ass town I'm in doesn't have the right screws so now I have to buy them online. How was it easier to build a machine in the early 2000s than it is now?
Recently got my hands on a nice Shuttle X case, but the guts are 2003 low-tier stuff. Okay for a file server, but I want to use it as an HTPC. I have an SSD and DVD burner already, and I think the 240W power supply on the box already will be sufficient, so I just need a new mobo, proc, and RAM. I'm looking to spend <$200 and am looking at the following combination at the moment: GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128565 AMD FX-6300 Vishera 6-Core 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Processor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Memory - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231276
Good? Bad? Suggestions for alternative parts? It would be nice to use Big Picture mode of Steam on it, but not necessary. My current HTPC is basically just used to play Hulu.