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On 5/28/2010 6:36 AM, David Kaye wrote:
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I am a happy customer of both the Enterprise and home versions, can't
speak to MSE as I haven't tried it.

The tech support & service are excellent, the products work well even on
older machines with limited resources

John

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Thank you.  That is the kind of stuff I was expecting to see.


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On Sat, 29 May 2010 11:28:51 +0200 (CEST), Anonymous wrote:

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Sounds as though they must have terminated your account at some time.

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On 28/05/2010 06:36, David Kaye wrote:
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Yes, I do, works well. I also have Avira, BAM, Superantispyaware, and
S&D, use them all for on-demand scans from time to time. Average rate of
infection: less than one per week.

Cheers,
Wolf K.


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Wolf K wrote:

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Can you explain that last sentence, Wolf?  Does it mean your computer
gets infected nearly once per week?  If that is so, one wonders what is
going on, especially since you use all those anti-malware tools.

--
   -bts
   -Four wheels carry the body; two wheels move the soul

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On 31/05/2010 08:40, Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:
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I can't really calculate the rate of infection. Haven't had one for six
weeks, and that was a minor trojan, which had no observable effect on
the system. Prior to that nothing found since before Christmas. So "less
than one per week" is, um, technically correct. ;-)

XP/SP3/current updates, and Ubuntu 10.04 (which I would use all the
time, except that some software comes Windows-only. There is _no_
equivalent to PMView (originally OS/2) on any platform, nor of Irfanview
either. And I don't have the skills to write such an app myself. Bah!
Also, I'm too lazy to switch OSs just to read news... ;-))

cheers,
wolf k.

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Wolf K wrote:

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Aha. If your computer is actually getting infected even as seldom as
"once every six weeks" then I would suggest you are doing something
wrong. With lack of details, I couldn't hazard a guess why, other than
you don't practice 'safe hex.'

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Have you tried those couple of apps with Ubuntu and Wine?
According to: http://www.pmview.com/sysreq.html
the app doesn't appear to be "Windows-intensive" as it runs on all
Windows versions from 95 to the present.

Back in my Windows days, I used Irfanview, too, but since I dropped
Windows in 2006, I've not used it. Maybe I should install it in Wine
someday...

--
   -bts
   -Four wheels carry the body; two wheels move the soul

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On 31/05/2010 10:07, Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:
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Well, I use NoScript to select which JS objects will run, but even legit
websites are increasingly infected with nasties. The last couple of
weeks I've noticed that some sites will no longer run without
google-analytics allowed. Bah! FWIW, that infection was found by SAS,
but not by the others.

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Thanks for the suggestion, Wine is the Next Big Step. ;-)

wolf k.


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Wolf K wrote:

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This in Firefox?  Hmm, without some samples it would be difficult to
analyze further...

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I haven't run into any site like that. The google-analytics domains
(along with the google ad servers) have been in my hosts file for years.

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Good idea to give it a try. Then you could eschew the, um, the virus
magnet.  <g>

--
   -bts
   -Four wheels carry the body; two wheels move the soul

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That's got to be it.  I have 5 computers running versions of Windows, and one
acts as a honeypot.  I seldom get anything.  I run root scans and whatnot just
to see and my machines are clean.  But I also don't download everything people
want me to download, either.


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Wolf K wrote:
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I have XnView as my default graphics app,
works more reliably than IView (better thumbnail presentation)
http://www.xnview.com/

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Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:
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Could it be those keygens he uses to activate full 'protection'?

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