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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.
No.392692
Anonymous
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.
No.392693
Mr. Stone !zWb42fBPMM
http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

This will probably help you, too.
No.392694
Anonymous
I was also wondering is it worth it to pay for the malwarebytes premium. Also what about ESET Nod 32?
No.392704
Tora Dora !n0CyHpL66I
I've had Eset for the last four years. Never had any virus issues.
No.392707
Anonymous
Replies:>>392713
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
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>>392707
MSE is good, but a little low-key and not as good with hueristics as others, so I only recommend it for intermediate or higher users.

I use AntiVir and have always have good results with it.
No.392747
Anonymous
>>392704
How expensive is it?
No.392781
Anonymous
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>>392713
>>392704
They're both subscription based right? How much are they?
No.392787
Tora Dora !n0CyHpL66I
>>392781

Eset's about 40 for one year.
No.392821
Anonymous
Also what's everyone's preferred browsers. I'm running Firefox and Chrome, but I hardly ever use Chrome.
No.392822
Mr. Stone !zWb42fBPMM
>>392821

I use Firefox for pretty much everything, with the sole exception of my wrestling blag and its associated Twittah (for which I use Opera after having issues with Chrome).
No.392824
Anonymous
>>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.
No.392826
Anonymous
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>>392821
I used Firefox all the time but there was a period when it just shit all over my computer (I couldn't do anything without it freezing) so I was basically forced to use Chrome.

The only thing I really like about it is that, since my tablet is Android, they work well together (syncing up bookmarks mainly).
No.392834
Anonymous
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That's the problem I'm having. Firefox is using a lot of cpu and there doesn't seem to be anything I can do about it.
No.392846
Nøpe
>>392834
Yeah, Firefox is a massive resource hog.
No.392847
Anonymous
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>>392826
Did you disable unneeded extensions? I tried that and it didn't really work for me, either, but it might be a solution for you.
No.392848
Mr. Stone !zWb42fBPMM
>>392847

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/
No.392890
Anonymous
So WinRar is no longer "free"? Any new alternatives?
No.392892
Anonymous
>>392890
They actually bothered changing it?

Also, yes, 7Zip is the correct answer.
No.392957
Anonymous
>>392691
Avira works fine for me and it's free.
No.393124
Anonymous
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Can someone explain no script to me? Is it easy to use?
No.393126
Mr. Stone !zWb42fBPMM
>>393124

NoScript blocks all forms of Javascript from a single source. Sites typically start out as blacklisted and you have to approve them via NoScript's menus. You can also choose to temporarily allow scripts from a specific source instead of allowing them all the time. NoScript will also block Flash and other plugins on non-whitelisted sites, though you can change that behavior in the options.

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.
No.396800
Anonymous
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?
Is there any good alternative for uTorrent?
Also, I', gonna try either AVG or Avira since I'm tired of avast bullshit.
No.397893
Anonymous
>>397892
I used qbittorrent a few times for deviant porn archives. It worked fine, but I haven't used it in ages so I don't even remember.

>either AVG or Avira
MSE and MalwareBytes here.
No.397905
Anonymous
>>397892
I use baretorrent which is nice and simple
No.397947
Mister Twister
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>>397892
No.398150
Anonymous
Firefox is getting more and more unstable with every new release. I really should just bite the bullet and switch to Chrome, huh?
No.398152
Anonymous
firefox seems to have only been getting better lately, chrome is still decent but it's been way more bloated lately, and also they just removed their plugin system, so java is no longer supported
No.398154
Anonymous
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.