My dad and brother do believe in virus scans.

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by cheater87, Sep 22, 2008.

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  1. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    They think the shield will pick up everytihing. Is there some truth to this or are they just being lazyo_O
     
  2. Halo326

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    Can you elaborate. What Shield.
     
  3. Pseudo

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    "I have Avast 4.8 free edition."
     
  4. Dark Shadow

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    It does not matter what they are using even armored shields,there is still armor piercing bullets if you get my drift.
     
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    Ok not shield but real time protection. My family computer uses NOD32 and my bro uses Avast. They never scan because they think the real time protection will always get what ever is getting in. I tell them that the defintions are always updated with new stuff so scanning will find stuff that was not in the last defintion base that might of snuck through but they still think scanning is not needed.
     
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    I do that is what I'm trying to explain to them.
     
  7. Dark Shadow

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    Exactly.OD scans should be done,regardless of there believes there living in a false sense of security by way of thinking.
     
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    Well I can't seem to convince them that scans are needed. Goes in one ear and out the other.
     
  9. Halo326

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    A full scan should be done once a week or atleast once a month. Real time scanners dont go as deep as a full scan. Thats why its called a full scan. Most help files inside your av tell you this.
     
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    I do full time scans for my family PC on Mondays when I'm the only one here. Last time I scanned my bro's was when he was on a trip for 2 weeks.
     
  11. Dark Shadow

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    You can always refer them here and see what the experts in here have to say, Me not one of them:( And not to go on a name dropping thing but can look at the folks that stay safe with no scanners by other means but still may run scans from time to time by OD scans to confirm there clean.
     
  12. Dark Shadow

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    AH yes I remember that I think.:eek:
     
  13. Victek

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    It seems to me that the real-time shield and on-demand scanning engine are separate components with somewhat different detection capabilities. If something gets past the RTS the on-demand scan may catch it.
     
  14. Halo326

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    +1....................:D
     
  15. cheater87

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    He was the person who had over 980 infections. :p
     
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    Just sneak in their room, and when they aren't there schedule a full scan.:D
     
  17. Fajo

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    I used to do that to my brother. when he played Ever Quest. Would piss him off he would be raiding all of a Sudden alt tabed out and unable to get back in. used to make me grin.
     
  18. lordpake

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    Slightly off-topic: In a similar situation here myself, however my brother knows who is the PC wizard of the house. I've made sure he knows not following my 'advice' can get costly :D

    If he intentionally f**ks up by not doing as I 'advice' I have told him I'll bill him for help. 40€ initial + 30€ per starting hour, min. billing is for 2 hrs (no matter how many minutes it took) :) Family or no family, stupidity or laziness is no excuse.

    It's either that or he must learn all this stuff himself :)
     
  19. snowbound

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    Lol,

    cheater should do the same. If i remember correctly from his past posts here, it seems to have been an ongoing effort to get his family to comply when it comes to security software.



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  20. lodore

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    im lucky that my family always allow me to do all the scans and maintain the computers so i dont have this problem.
     
  21. lordpake

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    In my situation, it's quite logical. After all, I'm in my late 20s, soon doing my thesis for my BBA (business information technology). I have my own life too.

    No one can expect me to waste my precious free time fixing something that was avoidable ...

    In response to lodore: I see scanning for example as the responsibility of the PC's main user. In this case, my brother. I take it for granted that he looks after his own.
     
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    I am vice-versa lucky :D
     
  23. GES/POR

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    I gave my cousin a clean os, after 1 week i receive a call: "I installed some cracked games, it altered my desktop and pc is really slow now" So then i had to come back to clean up the mess, after that he wants me reinstall the os :rolleyes:

    N i warned him in advance about installin illegal software/games. Hes been hearin my novice security advices for years, all of it for nuttin.
     
  24. Wunibald

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    You have 1800+ posts and ask that kind of question? :rolleyes:
     
  25. twl845

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    You have had trouble with these family members for a long time, per your previous posts. I think it's time you cut them loose and make them responsible for their own actions. Just tell them to do what ever they want, and figure it out for themselves when their computer spits up. They will learn surprisingly fast.
     
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