If you and Norm or anyone else want to use programs like AVG or Zone, then by all means.
Somewhat in contrast to your unfounded derision of others. I had not stated what I used, but I take offence to you arrogance towards others in this post.
It keeps me in a job.
Again take your hand off it.
Telling me to take my hand off it just says your a little pissy or maybe a little of the "Tall Poppy syndrome"
Or maybe you were being told to take your hand off it.
who knows but when you start getting involved with factual and actual advice instead of just going off stuff you have read elsewhere then I might take you seriously.
Now who is getting a little pissy? Hmm. I've questioned your assumption of a position of supposed superiority. You still seem to believe you are the only one with some experience. Let's just say I've put you right on that one.
How am I to take your advice when its just ridicule and rudeness itself.
Did you think I offered you advice? No I just ticked you off for your rude an arrogant response.
I give my time freely to those who ask for advice and do so willingly
What is this Mother Teresa syndrome? Didn't norm give his opinion and advice freely and willingly? Disagree by all means, I'd encourage that, but demonstrate that you have some actual security in your own beliefs and in your experience by doing so without the arrogant put-downs and bully-some chest beating.
yes I do seem direct
Direct is fine, rude and arrogant isn't. Work it out.
I have done my time
Here we go with the Robinson Crusoe bit again, suggesting you are the only one with a technology based career? It may be news to you but a lot of other contributors hare have been around as long or for a hell of a lot longer.
More to the point those who dismiss or deride the input of the enthusiastic amateurs are just the victims of their own insular and myopic bias.
then no wonder the place is quiet
And your ripping into someone because the cared to share their own experiences encourages growth and participation?
I'm sure this will be quoted and responded too but hey
SO what is the word of LostBenji to stand always without question or examination? Get your hand off it.
I have said my piece and I'm over,
good, now if you can say any further pieces without condescension and an assumption of superiority, then others and grumpy old bastards like me might be more than appreciative of that input.
If you don't like it then
what's this you can't stand criticism? If you don't like my criticism of your manner and rudeness, I have offered more than enough clues as to how you could make that stop.
And for the record I pretty much agree with you re: zone-alarm, and doubt the effectiveness of any no dedicated firewall solution. Not that they don't work, more that they are too complex and and are generally compromised by users unable to comprehend what that are doing.
I never did disclose what AV software I use, suffice to say it's what is appropriate for situation at hand.
I routinely suggest or advise that others use and install AVG-free. And while it may not be the most effective package out there it is a million times more effective than the usual alternatives. Those being nothing at all, or the long expired Norton or McAfee trialware that came with the machine.
You dont put $400 tyres on a $200 car.
As for you assertions that AVG is a resource hog, I would not argue, other than to say no more so than any of the display boxed packages consumers are likely to use.
I had no issue with your opinion, I had a real issue with the arrogance and rude way it was delivered. So there you go, that should be more than enough insight.