Piece of mind or waste of $$

Discussion in 'Trojan Defence Suite' started by luk@u, Nov 13, 2002.

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  1. luk@u

    luk@u Guest

    hi
    I've been running scans for the last year and a half for trojans week after week
    and it's always the same result ...nothing found

    hmm, well It's great having this state of the art security system installed but if i'm already taking senseable precautions to begin with ,then am i not just being a bit of a turd loading my comp with this extra armory

    btw: I wouldn't really consider myself fortunate to have avoided an infection for this lenght of time I think it has more to do with that spongy stuff between my ears LOL

    just my 2 c

    cheers
     
  2. the Tester

    the Tester Registered Member

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    Hi Luk. I'm a bit of an "over-kill freak".I have security systems in abundance.Where I live the average surfer doesn't use much security.Maybe an anti-virus program,hardly anyone uses a firewall.And they do pay eventually!A local school has computers infected by a trojan!I look at TDS as piece of mind for me.Having the program and running it IMO is worth more than the purchase price.I learn something everyday,and I've been a registered user for only a few days!Hey!Nothing wrong with extra armor! ;)
     
  3. Jooske

    Jooske Registered Member

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    Great for being clean all time! At least scan some suspicious email if it ever enters.
    But using TDS you will know it has so many more abilities then just catching trojans and prevent them from running.
    The helpfile is a piece of education which in a bookstore would cost a multifold of the price for TDS alone!
     
  4. Tassie_Devils

    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

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    Hi luk@u :)

    I consider it exactly like house/car insurance. Ya gotta have it, but hope to never have a fire/crash.

    However, if you do, you are covered. I have had an AV since 1996, AT & AW for around 2 years, FW for about 2 months, and have ever seen only about 6 'attacks', plus about 6-10 infected email attachments, and of those, my ISP caught 95% anyway [give notice of 'infected file' removal].

    So overall, it's still a wise decision to incorporate at least a good AV and Firewall at the very least and consider them to be a 'insurance premium payment'.
     
  5. Jooske

    Jooske Registered Member

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    Yeah and those insurances never say "good morning, would you like a coffee?" when you open their product, nor can you have them playing your tunes and use them as a jukebox or coffeemachine, smacking hackers in the most kind ways, etc?
     
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