As for Windows Defender that offers a degree of local on pc type protection while not an effective prevention mechanism. Once the av software here was shutdown for the 4-5hrs. in order to work with install.esd file conversion WD should have flagged but didn't the bug that went on like a regular software installer. The web filtering included in the "paid for" type softwares however would have screened the source site before it even got on. The one time the av is left off "SURPRISE!"...
In your case you haven't actually been running the same type of web searches or have been running into the same sites otherwise you would have had a few already. And as for reviews you can find any for any program that put a particular program as Uno Numero #1 Top Choice and then next review will have McA Fail listed as #1 and next Kaspersky or some other program which is why I mentioned before I never even go by the reviews but by what works here. Apparently you found what works for you there.
I suspect that it is mostly Trojan Apps.
Until recently, I don't recall seeing many articles about iPhone malware.
There were plenty about various iPhone construction/design issues.
I don't have a Smart Phone, so I've never seen any Android or iOS malware.
OTOH, I haven't seen any actual malware on my XP & W7 installs for a long time (2+ years?).
Tip of the day!!!
Go download yourselves a clean copy of: Tencent PC Manager and keep it updated at all times and a copy of Malwarebytes run both back to back and you cant buy anything better for Widows 8 or Windows 10
Tencent PC Manager is free by the way and very protective and very lean on your Ram
Been using this combo for years and never had one virus or hit/contamination ever...
keep in mind it will unable your Windows Defender just a reminder...
Since we were just talking about safe surfing a while ago, this one makes a good example:
Malvertising Campaign Hits MSN, NYT, BBC, AOL, NFL Websites
Now you see why investing in "Prevention" not local detection once infected with something is why anyone would shop for a retail program that sees regular support with continually updated definitions coming in. Running multiple programs can only go so far since things are not insync while having a single program that will offer more options often will see better results.
Keeping a good firewall as well as web security in place are the two strong points to be looking at to "avoid" not "wait until" to find out how good any program is. The $120 paid here provided 5 pcs a full 10yrs. of protection compared to spending $40 or so every second year to renew a subscription or buy new again.
The only reason I was even to see the malware app slip on the other day was simply from having any web filtering or firewall running when going to run a web search. So even when having an effective protection you can still get zinged at times! The av side locally only found traces and even named what to look for while later found in the Programs & Features where you look for any regular program.
The Softpedia report there is actually a good example of how malware writers are getting even more clever on how they operate! There's big money involved these days!
PC World just had a recent security article that offers a few other suggests. That gets into the Tor project and cloaking your browser as well as encrypting communications and being more or less proactive. Online privacy: 3 ways to ward off cyber criminals and snoops | PCWorld
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is a Cell OS, which is believed to be a fork of FreeBSD or something like that and 4 Windows10 PC's here at the crib this one dual boots Windows 10 Insider test builds and 10586th2 and another one dual boots W10 -10586th2 or Linux Ubuntu The other 2PC are regular Windows 10 10586th2 .
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backup things to Google.drive. It's the best way I think to make sure your data is backed up.
Just my 2c..