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Comment: Re:just ban it (Score -1, Troll) 365

by Kernel Krumpit (#49055067) Attached to: Smoking Is Even Deadlier Than Previously Thought

If it is so bad then why not ban tobacco? The problem with tobacco is that....

It's not the Tobacco, per se, that's the problem. It's just another plant that grows. Shocking I know but... it's the additives used to manufacture the [processed] end product. You know, just like processed foods!

Comment: More rip-offs happen through legit processors... (Score 1) 140

by Kernel Krumpit (#41719281) Attached to: Visa and MasterCard Take Fight To Scammers

In my experience more rip-offs, theft, lies and financial ruin are caused by payment processors, major banks, VISA, MasterCard, CitiBank and others of that ilk/mode/genre.

Malware on a Windows machine costs an hour to remove and $25.00 for Malwarebytes.

Tell me these assholes in the first paragraph haven't stolen more than $100.00 from you!

There's just no perspective anymore

Comment: Re:Well, do it, but... (Score 1) 503

by Kernel Krumpit (#41719221) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Securing a Windows Laptop, For the Windows Newbie?

As for the machine itself, install CCleaner and AVG (which IMHO is among the least intrusive of the A/V solutions)


IMHO these are among the last two Software Applications I would EVER use on a Windows machine... for many reasons.

I've been managing MS Windows based IT infrastructures for Small and Medium businesses since 1982 - when it was Program Executive...

Use Malwarebytes antimalware and MS Disk Cleanup.

None of my clients networks from BC to CA have ever been intruded or compromised in 30 years. Never! (Yes, Sonicwall's help but are not necessary.)

AVG is, IMHO, both overly weighty and ineffective and CCleaner is downright dangerous, unnecessary and overkill for most Home users.

The amount of IT infrastructure security information constantly coming from wannabe Net Admins on this site is predominantly misleading and dangerous....

When you go out to buy, don't show your silver.