People who type things in plaintext and want to print them out? Notepad is one of those things that's ridiculously hard to remove from a functioning Windows computer since it's something that the system file checker will put back if the binary in your Windows directory is different from the cached version, too.Holy Crap! Who in their right mind prints from Notepad? I never knew Notepad was an attack vector. I use Metapad as the default text editor, but Notepad is still in my system.
I've printed from it many time when I just want basic text and something simple. Much like ddrueding pointed out, I want the other crap stripped from my text and this is an easy way to do it.Holy Crap! Who in their right mind prints from Notepad? I never knew Notepad was an attack vector. I use Metapad as the default text editor, but Notepad is still in my system.
I also enjoy this utility. However, my go-to text editor has been EditPad lite for quite so time. It's been very clean and fast with opening huge text files when rare occasions are needed.
I use it for this reason also (stripping formatting).Interesting. I use Notepad more than all of Office and Google Apps combined. Great target for copy/paste procedures because it strips all formatting. Loads very fast so no waiting. Every computer has it so I can launch it very quickly.
This might be helpful if you're doing this just to get something usable in Word.Th reason expressed surprise at printing from Notepad is how crappy yhe printout is - large text in courier font. I too use Notepad's equivalent to strip off formatting, but paste back in Word or Excel, format it and print it out. I've used Metapad for years; I think someone here had written about it once. It's fast, can open large files, has limited search / replace functions, etc. I continue to use it in Win 7.
I've tried to do pilot setups of Forticlient a few times but something-or-other always pulls me away from it. I know Forticlient has had a free AV option for at least four or five years now. Last time I tried to configure it at a client site, the system where I installed it was hosed in less than two weeks and I just dropped the idea.But when it comes to antivirus, have anyone tried Forticlient, we have a Fortigate firewall at work so I got the client to set up the VPN client. But now it contains antivirus and parental control. We'll see how it works out.
Defender was probably scanning those files while they were being unpacked and installed. Was Avast doing the same thing?I installed the 32-bit Windows 8.1 release candidate on an Athlon 64 3400+ (754) with 2GB of RAM. Abit KV8-MAx 3 for those interested. MSE, now labelled Windows Defender, was an absolute hog. Installing the .NET 3.5/3.0/2.0 Framework saw the Antimalware Service (Defender) use between 60% and 70% of the CPU - whilst the files were being unpacked and installed. Turning off Defender gave an immediate and noticeable impact on the installation process.
I installed Avast with custom install, choosing only file, web and script shields + software updater and this seemed to have a minor impact on performance. No where near Defender.
Thanks, I've learned a lot in this thread. I'll lay low with Fortinets antivirus for now.I've tried to do pilot setups of Forticlient a few times but something-or-other always pulls me away from it. I know Forticlient has had a free AV option for at least four or five years now. Last time I tried to configure it at a client site, the system where I installed it was hosed in less than two weeks and I just dropped the idea.
I'm not a big downloader of questionable content and anything in suspect goes on a temporary vm which has a snapshot taken and AV to scan it.I'm not sure how prudent that is, but I suppose it's an option.
I leave all but the mail shield on. The Mail shield can't scan secured connections, so for anyone using a local email client to communicate with any common SMTP server, it's going to be pretty worthless.Which Real-time shields do you install? I don't really see any pieces beyond the File Shield being particularly useful.
Not their Cloud product. I've seen their regular AV product on a few (normally infected) customer's boxes. Panda never impressed me. They also often dodge participating in performance reviews by sites like AV comparatives or VBulletin. Normally, when you don't want to show your product next to others, it's because you have nothing to brag about.Anyone been in contact with Pandas Cloud AV products?
I struggle with the same problem of understanding the benefits to a cloud security product. I see benefits from the company's side. They now make it harder to steal their product because a cloud connection is needed to use it. On the consumer side I see a possibility for increased risk by disabling the networking but I don't have a complete understanding of what portion of the cloud is used to help protect a consumer's system. I feel like the use of the word cloud here is just trendy and marketing. Any major (or minor) AV product has been using the client/server model of updates for quite some time now.I'm curious as to what could even possibly make a "cloud" security product better than a local one.
Of course, one thing that's probably true for almost all of us is that we only really get to see the things that are broken or awful or screwed up somehow. Which is why so many of us are willing to say that Norton and Mcafee are awful but perhaps don't have much experience with competent middle-of-the-pack products like F-prot or Panda AV.