ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
Potseal 10
Recent Posts
Old decora style outlets
by Lostazhell. 04/22/17 07:59 PM
Dimmable LED 2x4 lay in fixtures
by gfretwell. 04/22/17 01:14 PM
Permit Snafus...AHJs and Contractors Jump in
by gfretwell. 04/22/17 01:11 PM
How do you find a good employee?
by HotLine1. 04/22/17 10:44 AM
Electrode boilers question
by SteveFehr. 04/21/17 08:32 AM
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Popular Topics(Views)
234,491 Are you busy
169,152 Re: Forum
162,505 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 60 guests, and 8 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#186318 - 05/04/09 02:01 PM What software i suggest.  
JoeKP  Offline
Member
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 144
Berkley, MA
Ok, looking over these forums, I can see that most of you guys here use Norton, Macafee, and some other various anti virus programs, so i decided to make a list of the programs i use that some of you may not of heard of, here goes;


[list]
[*]Anti virus- Avira anti virus (Free Version) Free-av.net
[*]Firewall- Windows Defender
[*]Malware remover/protector- Malwarebytes anti-malware ( http://www.malwarebytes.org/ )
[*]Internet Browser- Firefox 3.0.10 ( Firefox.com )
[*]IRC Client- mIRC ( mIRC.com )
[*]Operating System- Windows Vista Ultimate
-____________________________________-
if you can think of anything else you want me to add, or if you want to know what i use for anything else, just ask me. and NO I will not add Norton, Macafee, or AVG to this list EVER!


-Joe
“then we'll glue em' then screw em'”
-Tom Silva
TOH

Tools for Electricians:

#186321 - 05/04/09 05:34 PM Re: What software i suggest. [Re: JoeKP]  
gfretwell  Offline


Member
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,069
Estero,Fl,usa
I have two machines running XP and whatever security is built into that and I have Mcafee on this one. The rest of my machines (W98 or DOS)are running totally "bareback". This is really the only one I browse on. I do run the scanner on the others occasionally and the only real thing it ever finds is a bunch of retailing spyware and tracking cookies on my wife's machine. In all fairness some of these machines are running DOS and I doubt there has been a DOS virus that wasn't an EXE, COM or BAT released for ... ever.
Anyone who opens one of those, without understanding what it is, deserves what they get.
The only real viruses (trojans etc) I have ever found were buried in warez I downloaded from usenet and I scanned them first so I didn't open them.


Greg Fretwell

#186333 - 05/05/09 10:13 PM Re: What software i suggest. [Re: JoeKP]  
Paulusgnome  Offline
Member
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 56
Christchurch, New Zealand
Work Machine

OS = Win XP Pro SP2
Anti Virus = Trend Micro
Anti-Spyware = Spybot S&D, Adaware
Other anti-malware : Windows Defender and Malwarebytes anti-malware (both seldom used)
Browser : Firefox 3.0.10 with Noscript and Adblock Plus
Email Client : Thunderbird - server uses Mail Marshal

Home Machine

OS : Win XP Pro SP2
Antivirus : AVG Free
Anti-spyware : Spybot S&D, Adaware
Browser : Firefox 3.0.10 with Noscript and Adblock Plus
Email : Thunderbird

Never had anything that even looked like an infection on either machine.


Mark aka Paulus


Member Spotlight
Potseal
Potseal
Saskatchewan
Posts: 218
Joined: February 2013
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.010s Queries: 15 (0.003s) Memory: 0.7518 MB (Peak: 0.8753 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-04-23 21:48:30 UTC