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Old 05-07-2012, 03:53 PM
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And, Simon, you're partly right (except for the anger part). At 12, the kid can neither start a legitimate repair business nor be employed by one so, by that alone, shouldn't be a member here. I have asked Bryce to consider setting an age minimum on the forums.
While we don't go around sharing "adult" links or posting pics, there are some topics that simply aren't age appropriate for a 12-year old. My son just turned 14 and I wouldn't invite him here to discuss the legalities of what should be done when child pornography is found on a client's machine.
I think our current requirements are fine: the forums are for professional technicians, or for people in the process of becoming professionals. destinator is serious about this type of work. Her dad is a member here, and she is here with his knowledge and permission. It's up to her parents to determine what is age-appropriate.

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By the same token, members should not be expected to curb every response they provide in case it might be upsetting to a child.
Agreed. If a young technician wants to participate here, they need to realize that this is a forum for professionals, and we speak bluntly around here (some of us more than others ). A readiness to defend your technical recommendations with solid evidence and a somewhat thick skin are required.

Also, getting back on topic, AVG is not a good choice. Many of my clients bring in infected computers running AVG. AlaDes, are you really using that in your shop/home? There are much better options!
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:15 PM
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I've been using and Trend-Micro for quite a while now but I'm interested to hear what y'all think of it and why one vs the other.
I'm not a fan of Trend-Micro's products. While posting competent scores in AV-Comparatives tests, they are consistently beaten by Kaspersky, ESET, F-Secure and AVIRA. When I'm recommending a paid security solution to my clients, I'm looking for the top-tier. Trend-Micro just doesn't cut it for me.
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:27 PM
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Up until recently I used avast. Personally I think they are going to fall out of favor in the next few years and I don't want to be responsible for problems caused by their software.

Currently I'm testing GFI's Vipre. I have heard good things about the software.
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Currently I'm testing GFI's Vipre. I have heard good things about the software.
I've also heard good things about Vipre from fellow colleagues...relatively new to the US market over here....but catching on quickly.
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:59 PM
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I've also heard good things about Vipre from fellow colleagues...relatively new to the US market over here....but catching on quickly.
That's what I'm counting on. Instead of losing customers with a product that is slowly on its way out, I would prefer to gain customers with a relatively new product.
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AlaDes seems to be a pretty smart guy and while I would not let my 12 year old on here, I am sure that he has at least warned her about how things work on an adult forum.
My concern is that AlaDes is trusting that in the knowledge that we are dealing with a 12 year old girl, we as adults would take that into consideration when posting a response to her.

We can't assume AlaDes warned her about anything!

Todays "it's not my responsibility" attitude doesn't fly as far as i'm concerned.

I am in full agreement that this forum is not a suitable place for minors and should be restricted to members 18 years or older which is the minimum age an individual can fully own and be responsible for the most basic business entity, a sole proprietorship.

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We used to use trend micro worry free for business but just got done migrating 400 clients over to vipre. We save a ton of money and in my testing it's catch rate is better. I am however battling an issue on a couple of exchange servers that are getting locked by vipre. We don't really deal with many home users.
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On my systems, none. On customer systems AntiVir or MSE.
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imo we should just forget about what the kid said.... no need to make such a big deal. shes here and her dads ok with it. I not going to change how i post and neither should anyone else. Can't we all just get along?
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