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Do you use any type of security software on your PC? If so, what is it? I use Norton Security and Malwarebytes Anti Malware Premium on my PC, and these two is light on my system with no system performance impact at all. Yes, I know people said Norton sucks and other stuff, but I actually like Norton because I been using them for almost a year now, and I do a lot of surfing and downloading tons of stuff, and I have never get infected. So what is your security software you use on your PC?
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Avast and Malwarebytes.
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Bitdefender antivirus. It's currently one of the best rated for speed and quality. I usually buy a license for a year and then re-evaluate the market when it expires, since the top programs are always changing.

I have a hardware firewall, so no need for a software one.

I run Noscript and Adblock on my browser as well.

I have Malwarebytes but I only run it every couple months, it never finds anything because I know what I'm doing and don't let spyware on my PC. Knowledge and prevention are the best security.

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Well not being so performance impacting can be good and a bad thing.
But again it does depend on every system, what you uses, how its handled and such.

I know there are somethings the norton just aren't going into..but atleast it works when it works sometimes its just a bit light unless you enable it to do something that could ruin important files etc (so saying its scared of touching something important unless given access or controll that well if such where to happend and why it might be good to do more often checks/limits or filters with it?)

atleast it gets updated often to be aware of some issues.
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Avira Free AV and Malwarebytes.
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I just use windows defender because I don't go anywhere a virus might be. Also because norton costs money and I'm a cheapo. You make it sound like you're gonna do something to people like me.
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i use windows defender
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jaykirbydudee wrote:

I just use windows defender because I don't go anywhere a virus might be. Also because norton costs money and I'm a cheapo. You make it sound like you're gonna do something to people like me.


Microsoft Security Essential failed me twice, so I don't know how good is the Windows Defender.
Posted 6/5/16 , edited 6/5/16
BitDefender (switched from WebRoot), MalwareBytes, AdBlock Plus, NoScript, HTTPS Everywhere, Privacy Badger, and I use secure boot on my Windows machine also since the motherboard has the optional TPM module installed I use BitLocker for full disk encryption.
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I use a Macbook which doesn't get any viruses, as well as a Windows PC but I only use it to play League.
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BoobiesSprinkle wrote:

Do you use any type of security software on your PC? If so, what is it? I use Norton Security and Malwarebytes Anti Malware Premium on my PC, and these two is light on my system with no system performance impact at all. Yes, I know people said Norton sucks and other stuff, but I actually like Norton because I been using them for almost a year now, and I do a lot of surfing and downloading tons of stuff, and I have never get infected. So what is your security software you use on your PC?


Same here. I prefer Norton over a lot of it's competitors. It may not have the best detection but as long as you use common sense and stay away from bad sites then you really don't have to worry about much. Plus I really like their Identity Safe Vault. It's just nice to have an in-built password manager. For the rare occasions where I might be stupid and click on something I shouldn't I've found that ESET Online Scanner is very good, especially if you feel that your AV might be compromised. It will usually find and get rid of most viruses and the scan online it's free.

I think Kaspersky and BitDefender are probably still the cream of the crop while McAfee is still horrible. I wouldn't use McAfee if they paid me to.

I would NOT rely on any free AV software. If you actually surf very much then chances are at some point you're going to get hit by a drive by virus and those free AV programs won't do diddly squat for that. Real-time protection has saved me countless of times. Very rarely I've been hit while just going to a well known site. Thankfully Norton always catches them.
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Why do you wanna know, huh? Trying to find a way to hack us? You meanie!

I use Windows Defender.
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Posted 6/5/16 , edited 6/5/16

Mrcreepday wrote:

Why do you wanna know, huh? Trying to find a way to hack us? You meanie!

I use Windows Defender.



I'm a good guy, and I'm a new guy and I donated my mc nuggets to my cat. See how kind am i?
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Intrusive virus scanners are arguably worse than the viruses they catch. I let Microsoft Security Essentials do an automatic scan once a week, but that's about it.
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Avast. I think it said that I have been using it for almost 800 days now? Its easy, its free, and even the place I work at recommends it to all customers. (computer sale/repair store)
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