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Re: Interesting
« Reply #1005 on: May 20, 2010, 05:11:28 PM »
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #1006 on: May 21, 2010, 01:01:47 AM »
An article worth a look and possible a rebuttal
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PC Pitstop Research analyzed 50,258 computers and found the following:

23% of computers have no active security protection.
14% of the computers had some sort of high level threat.
Spyware is the most common malware threat followed by Rogue Security Software.
Kaspersky protects the best against Rogue Security Software and Trend Micro is the worst.
Symantec protects against spyware the best, and Kaspersky the worst.
Trend protects the best against keyloggers and Avast fares the worst.
Kaspersky protects against viruses the best, and Symantec tails the pack.
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #1007 on: May 21, 2010, 02:53:15 PM »
An article worth a look and possible a rebuttal
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PC Pitstop Research analyzed 50,258 computers and found the following:

23% of computers have no active security protection.
14% of the computers had some sort of high level threat.
Spyware is the most common malware threat followed by Rogue Security Software.
Kaspersky protects the best against Rogue Security Software and Trend Micro is the worst.
Symantec protects against spyware the best, and Kaspersky the worst.
Trend protects the best against keyloggers and Avast fares the worst.
Kaspersky protects against viruses the best, and Symantec tails the pack.

Its a site that wants you to get you to buy its products by offereing Free scans.

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Bill Says:
May 20th, 2010 at 6:10 am
How stastically accurate can this be? Probably not too accurate, based on 1 billion in the world this survey covers .005%. Even assuming 20% of these are in the western world – it covers .01% of the world's computers.
I would treat the results with a shaker of salt.
http://techtalk.pcpitstop.com/2010/05/13/the-state-of-pc-security/#comment-16032

It does not show what version of avast! was used nor any of the other anti virus applications.
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #1008 on: May 21, 2010, 03:27:26 PM »
Its a site that wants you to get you to buy its products by offereing Free scans.
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It does not show what version of avast! was used nor any of the other anti virus applications.
Conclusion: not reliable.
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #1009 on: May 21, 2010, 03:45:24 PM »
Tech and YoKenny,
I suggest you read the entire article before jumping to quick conclusions.  :)
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #1010 on: May 21, 2010, 05:57:06 PM »
Tech and YoKenny,
I suggest you read the entire article before jumping to quick conclusions.  :)
It's not quick...
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #1011 on: May 21, 2010, 10:40:06 PM »
Tech and YoKenny,
I suggest you read the entire article before jumping to quick conclusions.  :)
It's not quick...
Its not that I jumped to a quick conclusion as I use PC Pitstop's Optimize and it works as advertised but is not worth the 3.0 1-year subscription now for $29.99. ::)
http://www.pcpitstop.com/store/optimize.asp

Now I have to figure out how to cancel that automatic annual renewal on my credit card.  :o
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #1012 on: May 24, 2010, 04:58:35 PM »
Weird
Nice new music service. :)
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #1013 on: May 25, 2010, 12:57:30 PM »
ZoneAlarm® Free Firewall 2010 does a silent makeover



http://www.zonealarm.com/security/en-us/zonealarm-pc-security-free-firewall.htm
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #1014 on: May 25, 2010, 06:19:50 PM »
Flattr : A groundbreaking micropayment service

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At the end of the month, your flat fee gets distributed evenly between all of the creators you've "Flattrd." If you clicked just five buttons, it gets divided by five; if you clicked a hundred, it gets split into a hundred equal tiny parts.

http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/05/25/flattr-is-a-groundbreaking-micropayment-service/

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Re: Interesting
« Reply #1015 on: May 25, 2010, 07:44:43 PM »
AT&T offers free Wi-Fi in New York City

New Wi-Fi Hotzone Prototype to Help New Yorkers and Visitors Stay Connected in 'America's Crossroads,' One of the Busiest Locations in the World

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/att-launches-pilot-wi-fi-project-in-times-square-94815759.html

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Re: Interesting
« Reply #1016 on: May 26, 2010, 03:38:08 AM »
AT&T offers free Wi-Fi in New York City

New Wi-Fi Hotzone Prototype to Help New Yorkers and Visitors Stay Connected in 'America's Crossroads,' One of the Busiest Locations in the World

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/att-launches-pilot-wi-fi-project-in-times-square-94815759.html
They are afraid of the Google WIFI project.  ;D
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #1017 on: May 26, 2010, 04:20:16 AM »
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #1018 on: May 26, 2010, 04:43:23 AM »
I just received the following from Comcast:
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Dear Comcast High-Speed Internet Customer,

We are pleased to announce the pilot launch of the Comcast Usage Meter in your area.
This new feature is available to Comcast High-Speed Internet customers and provides an easy way
to check total monthly household high-speed Internet data usage at any time. Monthly data usage is the amount of data,
such as images, movies, photos, videos, and other files that customers send, receive, download or upload each month.
Comcast measures total data usage and does not monitor specific customer activities to determine data usage.

Wonder what comes next...  ??? ???
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Re: Interesting
« Reply #1019 on: May 26, 2010, 05:05:49 AM »
The bill for all that bandwidth or a supposed fair use policy or bandwidth limitation; why else would you need to know how much you are using.

Over here in the UK I'm still surprised how they get away with a supposed 'unlimited' bandwidth and promptly give a limit on your monthly usage or the catch all 'fire use policy,' fair for whom.
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