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halfdata
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Hi guys. The question is inspired by this thread. What antivirus do you use on your computer/device? What OS is on your computer/device?

My laptop has Windows 7 and I use Avast. It’s free and reliable. For Android devices I don’t use antiviruses.

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abhimanyusharma003
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On Windows Kaspersky

Nothing on android.

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Smartik
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Since my account was hacked, I use AVG Antivirus and never save the passwords in browser.

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halfdata
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never save the passwords in browser.
Good advise. It’s also related to any FTP-client.

While working as a freelancer, I regularly come across with projects about removing malware from websites. When I do such projects I always check server logs to understand how malicious code appeared on server. In most cases (more then 90%) infection come through FTP-connection. But how malefactor gets FTP-access without knowing FTP-credentials?

First of all malefactors are not a human beings, they are bots. They steal FTP login/password from your computer. The schema is very simple. You connect to website through FTP. For these purposes you use some FTP-client such as FileZilla, Total Commander, etc. While creating new FTP-connection you enter FTP-login/password and save it inside of FTP-client (to avoid entering them every time you connect to server). From this moment your FTP-login/password is ready to be stolen. Later, while surfing Internet you can visit some website which is already infected with new modification of worm/virus that is not recognized by your antivirus software. Through this website worm appears on your computer, then it scans FTP-client files/database, decode FTP-parameters and send them to remote server. Then these data are used by bots/crawlers that infect your site using your FTP-account.

The conclusion is simple. You don’t have to be website security professional to protect it. You only need keep your FTP-parameters in safe place. So, if you wish to avoid any infection, follow these 3 steps:
  1. Change FTP-password from time to time.
  2. Do not keep FTP-password inside of FTP-client. Every time you connect to server via FTP, type password manually.
  3. If you give FTP-access to someone else (for example, to do some work on server), create temporary FTP-account and block one once work is finished.
Remember, in most cases viruses come to website via FTP-connection. It is done automatically using FTP-parameters that can be stolen from your computer if you keep password inside of FTP-client.
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LCweb
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10 years ago I used Avast, then Avira free, simple and light.

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Themewaves
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I don’t use any sort of Antivirus and my computer running almost 1 year.

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IngeniousArtist
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using panda currently

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Pricop
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I’ve been using Avira free for years.

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env1ro
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Norton Internet Security 2014, I really recommend this anti-virus.

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martinjamez
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for last 4 years i dont use any antivirus on my pc, once i scanned my usb using Kaspersky, and it removed some viruses, but when i open the usb it removed one very important file too, & i dont had a back of that, on that day i i decided i wont use any antivirus again in my life

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