galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu
Sun Jan 27 18:51:04 UTC 2019
On 1/27/19 12:06 PM, Robert Huff wrote:
> Valeri Galtsev writes:
>> As one clever man said, you will pay, one way or another. With MS
>> Windows system you will pay money for using it. You will also pay
>> money for using 3rd party software - antivirus. MS is the only
>> system vendor I know of who explicitly tells you it is not safe to
>> use their system without 3rd party software (antivirus).
> A "free for personal use" edition of one of the well-known
> antivirus products was the first thing I installed on my Windows 10
> systen after the OS itself. Elapsed time less then five minutes, and
> it auto-updates.
I recommend free.avg.com for home users (they allow one instance free
per household). I recommend to stay away from kaspersky for obvious
reasons (Karpersky is KGB guy; is not was, there is no was in that line
Just my $0.02
> While this system sits behind a FreeBSD gateway that provides
> limited firewall/anti-virus protection, it's been running for over a
> year - including browsing and e-mail - with no apparent problems.
> Is there something I am perhaps unaware of?
> Robert Huff
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
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