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For me the antivirus software is quite annoying i keep prompt out viruses when involve with some games installation lols..

asked Jun 02 '11 at 22:50

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I would keep a antivirus software for security.

In your situations, it could be the program that was set to look for virus like actavity, known as the Hueristractics. It could be set to be too hard

answered Jun 02 '11 at 23:00

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edited Jun 02 '11 at 23:01

It's a big mistake to remove your antivirus.

If you don't really like antiviruses, go find a program that can monitor all sectors of your PC. Such as the Memory, System Files, registry, etc.

answered Jun 02 '11 at 23:03

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I would never prefer a PC without antivirus, EVER! Nowadays surfing the Internet without any security is asking for trouble, especially with so many virus's/malware out there. I would much prefer it to be prompting me more than usual just to be sure my system is kept secure.

Having said that it can be quite annoying but that's still not reason to disable it. You can configure these options in the settings menu of the software.

answered Jun 03 '11 at 05:47

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Considering I already use my PC without antivirus... yeah (LINUX FTW). I tend to pay attention to what I run anyway, being one of the few people NOT annoyed with the OS asking me permission to run things.

answered Jun 03 '11 at 16:45

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I would prefer people did not make viruses.

answered Jun 03 '11 at 19:22

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What do you expect? They're doing it for "FUN". Those low-life pricks. They'll never learn their lesson.

(Jun 03 '11 at 19:29) roflpilot roflpilot's gravatar image

I think it's incredibly funny that you think people make legit viruses for fun. People make proofs of concepts that don't get used for fun.

(Jun 08 '11 at 00:40) Illusion Slayer Illusion%20Slayer's gravatar image

No. Anti-virus & anti-malware software is a necessity nowadays. Some malicious software is hard to distinguish from good software even by a knowledgeable computer user.

answered Jun 04 '11 at 08:35

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Seeing as how a Mac is by definition a PC and based on how fast THEY run (partly from not needing AV to run), if Windows was more secure to the point where you didn't need it, yeah. I would prefer one without antivirus software.

answered Jun 03 '11 at 09:53

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Are you trying to say that Mac's are fast because they don't/have to run an AV?

(Jun 03 '11 at 19:50) DazOwen DazOwen's gravatar image

Nope, I am fine running anti virus and anti malware software.

answered Jun 03 '11 at 19:10

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