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Old 04-29-2018, 05:34 PM
 
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In chrome, click the three dots in the upper right corner. A menu will pop down. Mouse over "more tools" and pick "extensions". That will tell you what you have. For more info on the topic, yes, Google is your friend!
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Old 04-29-2018, 05:56 PM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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Haven't installed any Antivirus for years and I am IT Security consultant. They don't work and slow down your computer.

If you know how viruses and hacks really work then you don't need an anti-virus they don't block everything that contains a virus that you click.

That's the trick, if you don't know what you've downloaded and the source is from a risky area then you're most likely going to get a virus.

A lot of viruses are variants they do not match from known virus signatures since somebody altered a few lines.

Browser based viruses are the most common these days injected by plugins and extensions. Don't install ones that doesn't have a valid certificate.
Wow. For a security consultant - you give some really bad advice.

Yea - nothing out there is 100%. But to say that A/V is worthless as a general rule to an audience that my not be technical is just bad advice. You even contradicted yourself by saying it doesn't block everything. Which means it does work, just perhaps not as good as one might think (or explain signature based vs. next generation tools that do not rely on signature). Thus, it's not the only solution one should rely on. As a security consultant, you should know that it's about layering controls - which includes technical and behavioral.

Saying just don't do this/that is worthless. That's like saying you don't need helmets or seat belts, because people still die. You just need to not get into an accident....
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Old 04-30-2018, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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Aaaand, along the same vein, with this Microsoft 10 update we're being advised to "make it painless". Now I hear we're supposed to turn off all firewalls and anti-virus on the computer for the update. Seriously?

I've personally set my computer to not allow updates, but that's only good for about 30 days. I want to see what happens to others first. I don't think I've been through a MS update yet with this new computer and I've heard they can really do a number on the system.
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Old 04-30-2018, 05:38 PM
 
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Aaaand, along the same vein, with this Microsoft 10 update we're being advised to "make it painless". Now I hear we're supposed to turn off all firewalls and anti-virus on the computer for the update. Seriously?
Who says this? FWIW, I've never done so. If forced to do so, I'd download, then disconnect from the 'net before doing so.
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Old 05-01-2018, 10:20 AM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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In chrome, click the three dots in the upper right corner. A menu will pop down. Mouse over "more tools" and pick "extensions". That will tell you what you have. For more info on the topic, yes, Google is your friend!
Thanks! I did that, and it was amazing what was on my computer. How on earth did it get there? Well, it's gone now anyway. There was even an ad program - and I don't mean an ad blocker. Crikey!
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Old 05-01-2018, 10:38 AM
 
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^ glad you checked. mine was clean.
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Old 05-01-2018, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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Who says this? FWIW, I've never done so. If forced to do so, I'd download, then disconnect from the 'net before doing so.
I was just reading it in a tech article yesterday. And I may be a little late - I thought it said there was an upgrade scheduled for today. But I think it was the April 15th one.
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