Most Consumers Don't Trust Their Security Software

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  1. ronjor

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  2. nigglesnush85

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    I can understand that. My first computer had norton on it, when it expired I put another anti virus product on it and it found 12 trojans and other viruses. Security software just isn't doing its job these days.
     
  3. Peter2150

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    Doesn't surprise me either. I wouldn't trust what most of those folks are running either. But hey it's great they at least have something they don't trust.:D
     
  4. Ice_Czar

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    think they have good reason to think that.
    They whip of fear in order to sell, then in a few notable cases ignore their own flawed code while promising the moon in a one stop be all solution.

    Actually educating the consumer appears not to be very high on their list.
    Meanwhile in a head to head "industry" comparison malware is winning
    of course that too comes from the AV industry :cautious:
     
  5. The Hammer

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    I wonder if the numbers would be higher here?
     
  6. lodore

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    no idea but i know i trust my secuirty software
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    whether from reality or delusion Im sure they would be :D
     
  8. Mrkvonic

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    Poor souls. People using things they don't like. Falls under the category of masochism. I trust my security setup - it's me. But I don't very much trust Windows.
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  9. Peter2150

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    Yes, without a doubt the best security app is the chair keyboard interface. Works in conjuction with the 2nd processor everyone has.... between the ears.
     
  10. Perman

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    Hi, folks: The real reason, among others,IMO,behind this issue is that most of us do not have too much faith in programmers who develope these untrusted programs. We thought vendors' motives are profit-driven, business-like. Consumers' wellbeing are often overlooked. One more thing, often we believe programmers' widsom is overshadowed by malware script writers' ambition. When people have a slight reservation, usually they do not put all faith in :mad:
     
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    I think at least 50% of pc problems are caused by a loose nut behind the mouse wheel. The other 50% percent is product advertizing and company reviews in pc magazines. No matter what some people buy, they are never satisfied after reading what other people say about their product as opposed to another product. The grass is always greener on the other side. Some times comparisons are a good thing, but some folks are always chasing rainbows.
     
  12. mercurie

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    Yep, that about sums it up for me. 'malware winning' all about sales cross marketing we got a solution to all your problems Virus protection and this other thing to protect you from everything else. :eek: BOO! :D

    They got me buying. :ouch: :D Well sometimes....
     
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    Yes
    Must get the well known Farkle utility. :D
    You will feel much better about trusting your security.
     
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    I certainly wouldn't trust what comes preinstalled in new computers nowadays in terms of security.

    In almost 2 years of Wilders Security info, I've never ever met anybody in my daily life who would aknowledge ANY of my 7 resident applications which I trust and consider great software. Am I too optimist? I even stopped scanning my computer (I do a scan every 3 months with Nod resident, Kaspersky on line scan and Ewido on line to check).

    I should also add that simply by changing browser one could eliminate most threats from the internet and start surfing relaxed. But then again Firefox and Opera are still relatively unknown to most users.

    'Most Consumers Don't Trust Their Security Software' basically because they are not informed.
     
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    have only been newbie and not known much ,started of with norton and found it lets the odd strange entries in
    , a friend recommended nod 32 and in four years no probs except through my own stupidity so i guess i trust my av o_O
     
  17. nadirah

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    In security, the only thing you can trust is yourself.

    After all, programs are just tools meant to help you, not provide a complete one-stop solution to all your computer problems.

    Knowledge is power. Without it, you are powerless.
     
  18. lodore

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    im more worried about hardware failing that secuirty now.
    i haven't been infected for around 2 years now.
    i just get worried when the items in my pc case make odd noises.
    like hard drive etc.
    lodore
     
  19. nadirah

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    Feeling paranoid? Let's hope everything's ok.
     
  20. lodore

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    well yes,
    when your motherboard starts beeping and usb devises dont work properly then you can be paranoid.
    but after my dust cleanup the beeps have dont seem to be beeping as much i dont think anyway.
    lodore
     
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    Check CMOS battery, wiring. Don´t forget to install an UPS ;)
     
  22. lodore

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    its stopped beeping for now at least.
    i uninstalled and reinstalled my printer software and drivers and wahoo it works:D
    i really need to get a UPS but dont know what one even after the thread i made the other week.
    in fact it seems it will be a apc one which I found for £120 using there chooser thing.
    16minutes of backup
    lodore
     
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