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Re:Avast Programm Update possible with restricted User Accounts?
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2004, 12:16:26 PM »
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Talking about 'who-would-like-the-access-to-my-machine' with the point that the previous speaker is a paranoid is plain dumb nowadays.

Yeah, most likely I'm the one who is paraniod right now... I'm running my configurations for the last 17 years (counting my old computers, and days when internet wasn't even existing as an idea, BBSes as stuff), and I never had any problems... people like to click on every single stupid button on those pages, no matter are they full of stupid advertisements like those that promises you a million dollars... of course you already won that money if you believe them  ::)

People are really a way out of line sometimes... who cares ? No one, if they are so stupid to click on every single pop-up that comes with some stupid questions, that's their problem. Of course, they are not safe anymore... everyone should be more careful what he/she does on the internet and what pages he/she visits. I, myself, never visited any of those casino or porn pages... that's why I don't have problems with pop-ups (naturally, there will always be some of those in here, but if you're careful enough, no one can assure me to believe in something else... I have a proof and it's right here) or with some nasty browser hijackers...

What I'm telling is, start to worry about your security with yourself first... human factor is huge, then search for reasons elsewhere...

Plus, I never said that using some of those routers/firewalls there will be no risk. That's nonsence and I didn't say anything like that. What I said, is, with all those hardware routers/firewalls, you can drasticaly improve your security, and that's true. Now you're gonna tell me, that routers/firewalls are myth, and we actually don't need them... well, as I stated up there, everyone has rights to has his opinion.
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Re:Avast Programm Update possible with restricted User Accounts?
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2004, 12:28:09 PM »
Plus, I never said that using some of those routers/firewalls there will be no risk. That's nonsence and I didn't say anything like that. What I said, is, with all those hardware routers/firewalls, you can drasticaly improve your security, and that's true. Now you're gonna tell me, that routers/firewalls are myth, and we actually don't need them... well, as I stated up there, everyone has rights to has his opinion.

Running under non-admin account can drastically improve your security too. But you've simply dismissed that idea as an paranoid overkill, that's why I jumped into this thread.
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Re:Avast Programm Update possible with restricted User Accounts?
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2004, 12:36:35 PM »
OK, I admit... that was maybe dumb of me to jump like that, but still I don't think calling someone is being "paranoid" is as bad as calling someone "dumb",  especially when it comes directly from administrator ???. In people's nature is to be affraid of anything... if there is nothing to be affraid, they will always find something.

I know what's most secure thing they can do...

Why sholdn't we just unplug our modems, dixconnect from the internet and everyone would be 90% more safer... of course, those 10% would be files on your floppies and CDs  ::)
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Re:Avast Programm Update possible with restricted User Accounts?
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2004, 01:19:03 PM »
OK, I admit... that was maybe dumb of me to jump like that, but still I don't think calling someone is being "paranoid" is as bad as calling someone "dumb",  especially when it comes directly from administrator ???.

You take it too personally. I've said it's dumb to say something, not that you're dumb. Even intelligent people may say dumb things when they don't take all information into account. Majority of the hack attempts nowadays are here just to take over your machine and backdoor-ize it.
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Re:Avast Programm Update possible with restricted User Accounts?
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2004, 01:30:43 PM »
No problem Kubecj, I am not stubborn... ( well... sometimes  ::), hehe  ;D ). I always admit if I make a mistake, so I admited I shouldn't jump just like that. It's just I never had any bad experiences nor problems surfing under account with administrator rights, that's all...

Your knowledge is most likely much more extended than mine in this particular area... I'm focused on some other computer related things, but I still think that sometimes people are really more worried than they should be.

Take care !

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Re:Avast Programm Update possible with restricted User Accounts?
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2004, 12:45:53 AM »
kubecj
I have one of those in the tool drawer of the computer desk! ;D
Think I'll stick  around a while longer before I install it. :)
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