Will you get infected with malware in 2013?

Discussion in 'polls' started by acr1965, Jan 1, 2013.

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Will You Get Infected By Malware In 2013?

  1. I'm 100% confident my computer won't be infected in 2013.

    40 vote(s)
    35.1%
  2. I'm pretty sure my computer won't be infected but you never know for sure.

    70 vote(s)
    61.4%
  3. The odds finally catch up to my clean system in 2013 and it gets infected.

    3 vote(s)
    2.6%
  4. My computer somehow seems get infected every year.

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    Will you get infected with malware in 2013? Or will your anti-malware set-up combined with your security savvy keep your rigs clean, lean and mean in 2013?
     
  2. Mman79

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    Not even the most "expert" of members here should be foolish enough to say they won't get infected. No matter what rig you run or how smart you think you are, nothing is ever guaranteed and there is always someone out there smarter than you. .
     
  3. The Red Moon

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    Can never be certain.Malware can be just one mouse click away but i would like to think im fairly covered and i dont really browse a huge amount of websites as i tend to stick with the ones i know.:D
     
  4. LOL. I should hope not!
     
  5. Nebulus

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    I'm 100% confident my computer won't be infected in 2013. Then again, this is the percent of confidence (given my past experience of never being infected with malware), not the probability of getting an infection. :)
     
  6. Hungry Man

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    Very unlikely given the amount of time I've spent messing around with the system. There was a point where I was "secure enough" a long time ago, and through boredom/ interest I've gone way way past that, to completely needless levels of security for a home user.

     
  7. Kerodo

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    Hasn't ever happened yet in 17 years online.. I'm 100% sure it won't in 2013. :)
     
  8. Mman79

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    And now that you've gone and said that, this will be the year it happens :D Murphy was probably just too busy elsewhere to come visit.
     
  9. Kerodo

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    Haha... yeah, I probably just jinxed myself. LOL... :)
     
  10. LoneWolf

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    Not likely, but there's always that snowballs chance in hell.

    Most likely, it's been that way for sometime now.
     
  11. Brandonn2010

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    I bet I won't even run across malware this year. My last infection was (semi)-intentional. The one before that beyond my power (the Windows Induc infection of '09).
     
  12. roger_m

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    I get infected ever year and it's quite possible I will get infected again this coming year. However I do have antivirus software installed at the moment which is a rarity for me, so my chances of getting infected are less than usual.

    Perhaps I should try and increase my security so I never get infected, but I don't see the point. To be more specific I hate having any noticeable slowdowns from having security software installed, and I will always choose performance over security. Also I have no time at all constant alerts from security software. On my main laptop I am continually installing and uninstalling software, and don't want to receive constant popups from security software when I am doing that - I'm more than happy to only get notified when an actual known threat (or a potential new threat via heuristics) is found.

    Whenever I get infected it doesn't worry me at all - I remove the infection (with software or manually) and then get on with my life. It's nothing more than a slight annoyance about me, but on the plus side it helps me learn more about viruses and virus removal, which is a good thing in my opinion.
     
  13. Daveski17

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    I'm pretty sure I'll be OK. I'm still vigilant though & keep everything up to date, plus I'm careful where I surf.
     
  14. Noob

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    Second option, i don't think i will but you never know. :D
     
  15. Carver

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    I'm sure I'll be safe.
     
  16. jo3blac1

    jo3blac1 Registered Member

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    I got infected with trojan last year. I will probably get infect with something in 2013.
     
  17. Osaban

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    First option for me. I know we are in a security forum, therefore 'getting infected' represents the worst scenario one tries to avoid, and would psychologically affect our confidence in keeping our machines in tiptop condition, but it is simply not going to happen because we all have our own strategies worked out through endless discussions.

    What if it happens? Not a big deal for me, restore an image, have a cup of tea, about 10 minutes later you are smiling again. What I find a worrisome situation would be stealing my credit card and banking info: it could happen silently with clever hackers, but I have a strategy to minimize the odds for such an event.
     
  18. DrBenGolfing

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    Using a Google Chrome book so about 99% sure of no intruders.
     
  19. safeguy

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    Never going to happen, unless a hacker, a real person, gets involved in the process. I actually tried to infect myself a few times for testing and I failed even that. :D
     
  21. STONEMAN

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    Pretty sure I will be fine,but you never know :p
     
  22. tipo

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    i can only hope not get infected.
     
  23. PJC

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    I've Not been infected since 2008, but you Never know for sure...;)
     
  24. chrisretusn

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    No I will not get infected in 2013.
     
  25. encus

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    I don't know, I hope not!
     
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