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Subject: Re: Has been hacked?
From: Brad Douglas rez@..................
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 14:42:27 -0700

On Tue, 2007-03-13 at 14:42 -0400, ChrisAtUpw@....... wrote:
> In a message dated 2007/03/13, shammon1@............. writes:
> > I do run McaFee and Spybot on all my systems
>        I suggest that you check that McAfee and Spybot are compatible.
> I use a different virus program and after experiencing some problems,
> I was warned that Spybot was not compatible with it.

Ditch McAfee.  It's bloat/crawlware.

Firefox + AdBlock + NoScript.  Disable JavaScript globally and use
NoScript to enable trusted sites.

Benefit: No longer have a need for antivirus software.  Or at least you
don't need it constantly consuming copious amounts of RAM/CPU cycles.
Just scan once a month or so.  Lather.  Rinse.  Repeat if necessary.

I still scan my computer from time to time with NOD/Spybot and have yet
to come up with an infection of any kind in 2+ years.  Virtually all
exploits (at least as far as browsers are concerned) come from
JavaScript, VB Script, and ActiveX injections.

If you use a different browser, then I guess you're stuck with the
antivirus and spyware software.

My $0.02.

73, de Brad KB8UYR/6 


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