I've been on this forum for 10 years:

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  1. Socio

    Socio Registered Member

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    I remember when I built a new PC and installed my first AV , Norton anti-virus, I even remember getting it off the shelf at a store called Eggheads I believe, and I was and thinking my computer was going to be invincible after I installed this. The only thing I got was a slowed down PC and infected 2-3 times causing me to have to reinstall the OS and apps.

    Looking for answers I found Wilder's and some of the most impressive minds with regards to AV, fiirewalls and virus protection, they made store clerks I talked to sound absolutely freaking clueless, I was blown away from what all I was able to learn

    Following the advice I was given here I ended up tossing Norton in the trash and and getting Kaspersky 3.5 Pro and running it with a firewall called Outpost which had a pretty good learning curve, but again had a lot of help here and I have been learning more here ever since. :thumb:
     
  2. Minimalist

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    I was brought here by AV also. It was ESET support forum that I was mostly using at beginning (remember Nod32 v 2.7?) but later started to use other products discussed on this forum (Process guard, firewalls...). I learned a lot abut security just by browsing through this forums and testing different security products. Using this forum was great experience so far. :thumb:
     
  3. mekelek

    mekelek Registered Member

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  4. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

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    I just realised it's almost ten years for me. :eek:

    I can't remember what exactly bought me here, something to do with Norton I believe. :rolleyes:
     
  5. kls490

    kls490 Registered Member

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    FWIW, I registered here via a link to this forum in the now-defunct Outpost Security Forums, back when I was using Outpost Security Suite Pro. Reference to these forums & topics posted here were often made by other members in the OP Forums.

    Cheers everyone!
     
  6. Tunerz

    Tunerz Registered Member

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    I haven't realized I've been here for 11 years. I'm mostly a lurker. I remember the days about HIPS recommendations during XP-era and the scramble to get the best anti-spyware and firewall there is in the market. One time Wilders was made as the official ESET forum which was amazing. Learned tons of things here which helped me stay safe and secure.
     
  7. Page42

    Page42 Registered Member

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    Wilders... a forum I'm proud to say I've been a member of for over 11 years. Long may it reign.
     
  8. kjdemuth

    kjdemuth Registered Member

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    Wow. I've been on here since 2005. 13 years seems like a long time.
     
  9. The Hammer

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    Joined in 2005 as well. I still check in about Mac stuff from time to time.
     
  10. trjam

    trjam Registered Member

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    12 wonderful years for me. Man, I am getting old

    Good ole Avira and Prevx and F-Prot
     
  11. FanJ

    FanJ Updates Team

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    Today we reached another milestone: 125.000 + members

    Of course I'm aware that many are not here anymore. People come and go; such is life ....
    No, this is not intended to start discussions about where is person A or B; where is he or she; what happened? Such discussions are not allowed.

    So many dear friends passed away during all those years; sometimes we know and have a special thread for them, sometimes we don't know. They are all so very dearly missed.

    Thanks to you all, for being here.
    And keep this a great, polite and friendly forum, with lots of info and knowledge.

    Thanks to you all :thumb:
     
  12. munckman

    munckman Registered Member

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    Well I don't feel old.
    I am!!!
    I really liked bacon saving programs such as FD-ISR.
     
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  13. Circuit

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    Same here about 8 years or so, did learn so much back then.

    Most real testers and experts are gone. A few are here, but not like it was 5-10 years ago.

    Now I just logon to see what's new and hear grips and make some, oh well. :'(
     
  14. Buddel

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    I've been here for some time, mainly as a lurker. I was also here ten years ago, but I didn't want to be a member back then. Initially, I thought this was some sort of an ESET fanboy forum when I first visited this place. I also found the atmosphere here not really friendly. Fortunately, all this has changed for the better. Wilders is a much friendlier forum now. Now I like it as it is - a friendly forum with lots of informative posts. Just my two cents.
     
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