Disk in Disk out?

Disk in Disk out?

PostBy: peterk1 On: Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:24 am

I installed a new internet security yesterday morning, all went well followed the instructions, downloaded info from a disk . All done, all is good, just want to know do I let the disk in or take it out ? The instructions didn't say!
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Re: Disk in Disk out?

PostBy: UDT-SEAL On: Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:27 am

take it out
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Re: Disk in Disk out?

PostBy: peterk1 On: Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:34 am

Thank you
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Re: Disk in Disk out?

PostBy: GeorgiePorgie On: Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:41 am

For as long as I worked with computers ( late 70's ) I have never had any security software running on any of my computers, I had few viruses here and there , and it was a challenge to find them and remove them manually, but for the last few years,doing it without a virus scan is getting next to impossible, I discovered if I stay away from questionable websites, and don't fall for tricky emails, I am doing very well,I use Trendmicro once and a while,( free ) none of my pc's have slowed down. Keeping Processes running under 35 seems to work very well.
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Re: Disk in Disk out?

PostBy: wlape3 On: Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:43 am

GeorgiePorgie wrote:For as long as I worked with computers ( late 70's ) I have never had any security software running on any of my computers, I had few viruses here and there , and it was a challenge to find them and remove them manually, but for the last few years,doing it without a virus scan is getting next to impossible, I discovered if I stay away from questionable websites, and don't fall for tricky emails, I am doing very well,I use Trenmicro once and a while,( free ) none of my pc's have slowed down. Keeping Processes running under 35 seems to work very well.


It requires a lot of discipline to go your route which I'm afraid most of us don't have. Avoiding the tricky emails and come-ons is easier though. All you need is a healthy amount of skepticism. Something which most of us seem to have in abundance on this forum judging from the posts.
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Re: Disk in Disk out?

PostBy: GeorgiePorgie On: Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:26 pm

wlape3 wrote:

It requires a lot of discipline to go your route which I'm afraid most of us don't have. Avoiding the tricky emails and come-ons is easier though. All you need is a healthy amount of skepticism. Something which most of us seem to have in abundance on this forum judging from the posts.


Thanks for the compliment of noticing that I have a discipline, that's what made me a tough survivor , my close friends always told me that the winners of the survivor show won't be able to hack it, if they were in many of my situations.


I do lose my discipline once and a while when it comes to uncontrolable joke lines, and the moderator of this site, have taken few of mine out !
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Re: Disk in Disk out?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:39 pm

I think the biggest issue is people have no clue and you can't blame them. Other than the stuff you can't prevent I see a lot of stuff that the average person might fall for or even in some cases people that know what to look for. The tactic I see is making a pop up or background image that looks like windows dialog box or in one case a huge animated .gif that looked like "My Computer". Your best bet when you get any pop-up or warning about a virus is to close the browser especially when it looks unfamiliar, if you're concerned about it check with your own virus protection.

One thing to note some browsers and sites like Google are now warning you about potential probelms with sites, it's a good idea on paper but just like people trying to trick you have exploited windows dialog boxes they will be exploiting that too.
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Re: Disk in Disk out?

PostBy: jeromemsn On: Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:24 pm

The one big thing that I "never" do is to do a "so called update to an app from a website other than the original app site"

If I'm at a site and the site says I need an update to work properly I then go to the application web site to see if indeed I need the said update. Almost 99 percent of the time I don't. I have never had a virus or anything else on this (2001 gateway) or my first pc running windows 98 that is still up and running (Compaq Presario) I'm very cautious and I never ever open an Email that starts with a "re" no matter who it's from. The Toshiba laptops work very well also.
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