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  1. Posts : 983
    Windows 7/64 Professional

    Something else that need to kept updated. (PBKC)

    Something else I try to remember.
    Just because one uses the same security programs for years and years means little in todays computing.
    One still has to be watchful. Security programs change so often with Upgrades and Updates, at times you don't know what is going on.
    I really don't care for security program that include a bunch of things that have nothing to do with security.
    I will do my own computer cleaning, tuning ect.

    It's been many years sense I have tested lots of brands of Security programs. But I'm still watchful.
    I keep things manually updated several times a day.
    When I shut down my computer for a couple of hours, when I start them again, the first thing I do is update my security programs.
    The bad guys create infection so quick, it doesn't take long to get behind on updates. I also check for Windows updates.
    It only takes a few minutes to check them all.
    What I use is in (My System Specs) and so far they work and I trust them, but I still pay attention to what I'm doing.
    I scan all downloads with three programs.

    So the person "Me" between the keyboard and the chair is a security program and I must be up to date.

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  2. Posts : 3,446

    jk22 said:
    In my openion all AV's are useless but using Firewall is necessary to protect incoming connection/data. I only use Comodo Firewall and never get any issue.
    You should qualify those statements with fact, so that others can get an holistic idea what's good 'n bad.

    A muti-tiered solution is what most security experts advise - firewall being just one.
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  3. Posts : 944
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    I think im going to go with windows defender, plus the firewall in my router. It seems to be working just fine. I might also get superantispyware to help me get rid of tracking cookies, as well using it as a double layer of security against spyware, but that's probably going to be about it.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 19 Apr 2021 at 02:09.
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  4. Posts : 4,172
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Latest RP

    I would always recommend a Multi-Layer approach, so running WD "Live" at all times plus the occasional complete scan with SAS would meet this criteria.

    Once a week should be OK (remember to always check that you have the latest version of the program plus any Definitions files before you scan)
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  5. Posts : 944
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    I see. I might get superantispyware professional, because it offers realtime protection. But im not a big fan of monthly subscriptions. Would it make sense to buy a used serial?
    Last edited by Cerawy; 19 Apr 2021 at 10:30.
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  6. Posts : 4,172
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Latest RP

    Due to the nature of Anti-malware systems I think that you will find that all will be using a subscription model, if they do not already, as they are committed to make changes, (provide updates), on a very short time frame over a very long period.

    As for a used licence for a security product, I would strongly advise against trying to find that as you would be opening yourself up to serious potential problems
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  7. Posts : 944
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    Yes, it's probably not worth it.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 19 Apr 2021 at 12:17.
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  8. Posts : 4,172
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Latest RP

    Of course there is one Anti-Malware/Virus/Anti-RansomeWare system that is not subscription based, indeed is totally free and not crippled in any way, It also gets good reviews by users and independent AV comparors - Microsoft Defender , used with one of the free options for a safety scan once a week and safe surfing practice is as good as anything
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  9. Posts : 512
    Windows 10 Version 1909 (Build 18363.815

    In addition to your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware apps, whatever you choose, be sure to BACK UP. That will save you a lot of heartache just in case something bad gets thru. There are several free ones, Macrium and Aoemi being the 2 I like best
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  10. Posts : 742

    Windows Defender is fine, but nothing can completely protect him from his own online behavior.
    All the best antivirus software in the world won't protect you!

    With that being said, always have full disk encryption in which most people do not have it turned ON.
    BitLocker for instance, yes, although its really meant for encrypting data, but also is great for other security measures as well.
    Full data disk encryption equates to system integrity.

    Encryption is can be a hassle and a pain to enable, and I am willing to bet that is why most users will not turn that feature ON.

    Also Secure Boot. That should be enabled as well with UEFI.

    Most importantly, keeping all your Windows OS security patches up to date and install programs ONLY you need the most. The less you have installed, the less security holes.

    And common sense is the key.
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