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10. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 27, 2011, 13:33 Mashiki Amiketo
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 26, 2011, 10:26:
On that note - I am looking for a slimmer antivirus solution if anyone has one that isn't a resource hog, let me know. AVG is killin me.
Avast or MSE. MSE if you have a machine that will run it, XP64 not included, but it has a good detection rate and can be supplmented with something like spybot S&D or super-anti-spyware.
 
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9. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 26, 2011, 16:29 Creston
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 26, 2011, 10:26:

On that note - I am looking for a slimmer antivirus solution if anyone has one that isn't a resource hog, let me know. AVG is killin me.

Either Avast or (surprisingly), Security Essentials are fine.
In fact, I actually like SE better than Avast (less intrusive and catches more malware.)

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8. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 26, 2011, 13:17 DG
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 26, 2011, 10:26:
On that note - I am looking for a slimmer antivirus solution if anyone has one that isn't a resource hog, let me know. AVG is killin me.
Lot of folks recommending MS's freebie Security Essentials.

I still have AVG on this machine just out of habit, but installed SE on a work laptop. Does seem very light but then it also seems light on configuration options. There's no gamer mode and not sure it's smart enough to delay a scheduled scan while you're in-game (it does scan when I have work programs open, but they're not CPU-intensive).

Also I doubt it is very aggressive about what and when it scans, so doubt I'd recommend it to anyone with, how should I say, high-risk internet activities.
 
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7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 26, 2011, 11:06 Mr. Tact
 
I use zip so infrequently the WinZip I bought nearly a decade ago is still working fine -- no need for upgrades.  
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6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 26, 2011, 10:26 xXBatmanXx
 
Creston wrote on Oct 26, 2011, 00:51:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Oct 25, 2011, 19:23:
Congrats to winzip, catching up to what 7zip did nearly 3 years ago.

Why anyone still uses winzip is beyond me. (Well, no. Actually it's just because they're stupid and don't know any better.)

The company I work for actually keeps ordering fucking licenses for winzip at like 35 bucks a pop. Every time I hear someone talk about a license I install 7zip for them, and save the company 35 bucks. Which nobody of course ever mentions, the fuckers.

Creston

WHen I worked for the Geek Squad (pre Best Buy) we were able to use all of the independent products (not legally) to fix computers and had a very easy time fixing even the most trivial stuff. I still use a lot of the products now in personal life and fixing friend's pcs, etc., but talking to someone who still works there, they had to ditch all of the great tools we used as they were mostly "not for commercial use" and they have a hard time fixing even the most trivial stuff now. Their solution is basically format and reinstall - which is dumb.

On that note - I am looking for a slimmer antivirus solution if anyone has one that isn't a resource hog, let me know. AVG is killin me.
 
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5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 26, 2011, 04:51 InBlack
 
You should shut your mouth and let your stupid company fail Creston.

Better yet start a fire in the office and watch the fuckers burn...
 
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4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 26, 2011, 00:51 Creston
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Oct 25, 2011, 19:23:
Congrats to winzip, catching up to what 7zip did nearly 3 years ago.

Why anyone still uses winzip is beyond me. (Well, no. Actually it's just because they're stupid and don't know any better.)

The company I work for actually keeps ordering fucking licenses for winzip at like 35 bucks a pop. Every time I hear someone talk about a license I install 7zip for them, and save the company 35 bucks. Which nobody of course ever mentions, the fuckers.

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3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 25, 2011, 21:41 Fang
 
I'm always trying to think of machine learning applications, for my next startup. That thermostat is brilliant, I wish I had thought of it.  
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2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 25, 2011, 20:00 jimnms
 
Even WinRAR had a 64bit version out 2 years or more ago.  
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1. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 25, 2011, 19:23 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Congrats to winzip, catching up to what 7zip did nearly 3 years ago.  
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