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Post Reply Do you use any type of security software on your PC?
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Posted 7/23/16 , edited 7/23/16

TheOriginalStraynge wrote:

Yeah, same here. It's really not up to snuff. I've tested Windows Defender on multiple infections and it never found diddly squat. Half the time I'm not even sure the thing works since it never finds anything and it doesn't find anything really fast. It's got one of the fastest scanners but maybe that's why. It's easy to be quick when you're doing nothing. It's good for finding cookies though lol. Not much else. While Norton doesn't score as high as Bit Defender and it's detection rate isn't as good it's still a pretty decent product especially if you use it's Identity Safe vault. It's nice to have a password manager built in. It's a shame it doesn't work with Edge though but meh, that's what other browsers are for. Works fine with Chrome.

My top 3 list would be something like this:

BitDefender - nearly perfect malware protection. This badbuy can detect nearly everything and is well worth the price.
Kaspersky - almost as good as Bitdefender but a bit pricier. The secure browser is super nice though.
and
Avira - best free AV

Avast is obviously the best free android AV atm.

And I like to use a revolving door of AV's along with some other things just to test them out periodically so D. All of the above for me.


Avira free masterrace.
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Posted 7/23/16
Why would I tell you thats private!
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Posted 7/26/16

RealWorld wrote:

Why would I tell you thats private!


How is it private?
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Posted 9/30/16
Here is what I have...

Computer software
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Free
BitDefender Total Security (previously Avast Internet Security, still good, just needed something different, more devices for cheaper)

Browser addons
MyWOT
BitDefender TrafficLight
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Posted 9/30/16

BoobiesSprinkle wrote:


RealWorld wrote:

Why would I tell you thats private!


How is it private?


Because cybercriminals lurk everywhere. If they were bored and just wanted to mess with someone, this information is useful. Knowing what antivirus somebody is using, lets them know what malware can be sent that way and what can't, as well as if they have a good firewall or no firewall. Although the risk is very low, it is not nonexistent.
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Posted 9/30/16

k0k0r0k0r0 wrote:

Norton and Malwarebytes. Norton is asking me to upgrade to a version that is compatible for Windows 10 (Which I do not have, BTW.) I wonder whether that version is compatible with Windows 7.


Whatever version it is recommending you to upgrade to, is also compatible with Windows 7.
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Posted 9/30/16

TheOriginalStraynge 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.


You can get a virus from any website. Most viruses actually come from legit websites, that have been hacked. Take Yahoo for example, they ended up serving Ransomware once, something else 2 other times. CrunchyRoll has an issue many years ago, and served malware as well.
Legit free antiviruses are AVG, Avira, and Avast. Avast is the one I recommend, just make sure to enable scheduled scans, they are disabled by default.


BoobiesSprinkle wrote:

Microsoft Security Essential failed me twice, so I don't know how good is the Windows Defender.


It depends on the operating system actually. Windows XP and 7 comes with WD, and it's just spyware protection, download MSE for protection against both malware and spyware. Windows 8 and 10 comes with WD, and covers both malware and spyware, MSE is not compatible for these operating systems.
Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials are consistantly on the bottom of antivirus testing companies, and my own antivirus tests too. It is recommended to use an actual product, be it free or paid, it'll be better in terms of protection.


jaykirbydudee wrote:

Yeah, same here. It's really not up to snuff. I've tested Windows Defender on multiple infections and it never found diddly squat. Half the time I'm not even sure the thing works since it never finds anything and it doesn't find anything really fast. It's got one of the fastest scanners but maybe that's why. It's easy to be quick when you're doing nothing. It's good for finding cookies though lol. Not much else. While Norton doesn't score as high as Bit Defender and it's detection rate isn't as good it's still a pretty decent product especially if you use it's Identity Safe vault. It's nice to have a password manager built in. It's a shame it doesn't work with Edge though but meh, that's what other browsers are for. Works fine with Chrome.

My top 3 list would be something like this:

BitDefender - nearly perfect malware protection. This badbuy can detect nearly everything and is well worth the price.
Kaspersky - almost as good as Bitdefender but a bit pricier. The secure browser is super nice though.
and
Avira - best free AV

Avast is obviously the best free android AV atm.

And I like to use a revolving door of AV's along with some other things just to test them out periodically so D. All of the above for me.


I agree, Windows Defender is horrible in terms of protection, it always scores the lowest in test results. It does not detect cookies, I've never seen that. The full scan takes forever! The more things it finds, the longer it takes too. When I did antivirus testing, I had a little over 7,000 malicious files, and it took 24 hours to scan and remove, and it was only a scan for that folder alone.
Avast is my best choice for free on both android and PC.
I like trying different AVs as well. I like doing antivirus tests every now and then. It's nice to know what each product is like too.
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Posted 9/30/16
wow, I read all 5 pages and I haven't seen a single person using Kaspersky o_O

Well, I love Kaspersky and Password manager software
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Posted 9/30/16 , edited 9/30/16
Avast. And it is a really good software.
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Avast and CC Cleaner
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Posted 9/30/16
avast antivirus
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Posted 9/30/16

drozy wrote:


Avast and CC Cleaner


CCleaner is not a security software, it's more of a cleaning software. I use it too, good product.
Posted 9/30/16 , edited 9/30/16

Arsam1114 wrote:


drozy wrote:


Avast and CC Cleaner


CCleaner is not a security software, it's more of a cleaning software. I use it too, good product.


Just thought I'd mention it because its been a great help.
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Posted 9/30/16 , edited 23 days ago
Its 2016 and people still believe in the fairytale that Macs don't get viruses.

Everything gets viruses. The government, your daddy, your watch, that nice cow down the road that you say hi to every morning.
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