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The moment that happens, you are infected. I deal with that...it's for
prevention as best as can be.
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kinda answered in the other thread.
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24 seconds from the time I hit enter at login till my wireless comes
online...that is the last TSR to load . I'm not counting the time to
login.
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Safe hex is discussed in my comprehensive security plan posted on my
website ...has been for years. My post here have been excerpts of a
complete security plan...for the purpose of discussing that phase. I
don't think I've mentioned wifi security, identity theft, anti-
keylogging, banking, software & system updates, routine malware scans,
rescue CD's, password and form management, proxies, or some of the other
of many security concerns which should be addressed in a comprehensive
discussion about security. That takes more time than I wish to spend
when I post about a specific topic I wish to discuss.

I'm not that safe as I visit a lot of websites and download and install
a lot of software each month...but I use images to do that, and when I'm
done, I revert to a clean image as things can inject themselves without
me noticing. I also do the standard stuff as far as unknown senders of
email/attachements, etc. My main practice is to use my clean image until
a MS Update or I decide to make a permanent change, then I reload that
image, make the change and reimage. Then I use that image until the next
change. Such works very well for me.
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LOL...none the more so of all the other things I do.
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Well, I use the term infected as a general description to malware that
inserted into my machine. It's what most people do or say. We could make
up another term to use if that would please you, but I would likely not
use it.

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I'm collecting general information for my own purposes...not scientific
data for a foundation. What I do is generally a good indication of how
it compares to another AV or program...and as I said, good enough for my
purposes...much better than just trusting what someone else says they do
or did, as I've found many of even the experts tests and conclusions
faulty.
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Not necessarily. Loss of an internet connection doesn't automatically
mean infected. Technically, unless you're dealing with a virus you
aren't infected anyway. Trojans (fake antimalware scanners that beg for
a credit card) are not infectious on their own. They don't replicate.

As far as best as can be, that's simply a personal opinion. Based on the
knowledge you don't! display here, it's a bad opinion that probably
shouldn't be followed.

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I must have missed it. So why not either retype or do a copy/paste?

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TSR? Windows 7 doesn't have tsrs. You probably mean windows/or wireless
manu app indicator loads. As the drivers are already loaded and online
prior to your login prompt, just so you know. You accuse me of not
sharing information and hoarding it all to myself, so I thought I'd
share a little with you now.

You shouldn't call it a 24 second boot time then, as it's misleading.
Either that or you don't know what boottime means. The information
you've provided doesn't allow me to get even the foggiest idea of what
your boottime maybe. Only that you don't know how to measure it. hehe.

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Understood. I've frequented your site as I'm sure you know. The majority
of the information offered isn't actually written by you tho. Surely you
don't take full credit for the material on that site?
 
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Understood. It places you in a good way in the event hardware failure
occurs or something seriously borks the software. It's not a good way to
deal with malware tho. As in some cases, it's overkill. :)

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Ok. I just don't really understand the point of filling a landfill
someplace sooner than one needs to. I run my hardware well into the
ground before it's scrap. And even then, I'm known to keep it for extra
caps, diodes, etc.

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I see no need to make up terms. It would make more sense to use the ones
which are already well defined and exist. What most people do or say
doesn't mean it's done correctly nor accurate. :)

As you feel in some way superior to my lowly blue collar self, You of
all educated people! (bow bow) should understand the importance in the
differential as explained.
 
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I understand your collecting information and making BearWear
recommendations based on the results of the information. So, it's not
just for your private use; People may make bad/good decisions based on
it. It's irresponsible to make information public and recommendations
based on it if the information itself is bad.

So, I will ask again, what testing methodology do you practice?
As it reads, you likely are doing what I jokingly referred to. I can
help, if that's the case. You just need to be on the level here.



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Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too
many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and
the only thing that's wrong is to get caught. - J.C. Watts

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I figured this discussion would go south...but the information I shared is
still good. :) Carry on Dustin.

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Bear Bottoms wrote:

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If you have a virus in the wild that no one here has and can 'peer
review' your findings, you don't have it.


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The information you shared is obviously undefendable and logically isn't
worth salt.


--
Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too
many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and
the only thing that's wrong is to get caught. - J.C. Watts

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Same here. As well as some of my own. LOL!
I have to be very careful when scanning so as not to damage a collection
of malware in the process. ehehe


--
Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too
many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and
the only thing that's wrong is to get caught. - J.C. Watts

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Keep your Zoo in an encrypted archive file.



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Dave
Multi-AV Scanning Tool - http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.uk
http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp

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I did that once, I really did. Then I discovered a horrible problem with
the archiving version I had been using.. now, it's multiple rars. hehehe


--
Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too
many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and
the only thing that's wrong is to get caught. - J.C. Watts

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Put 'em on a Flash Drive.



--
Dave
Multi-AV Scanning Tool - http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.uk
http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp

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