Windows 10: Is Windows defender and Malwarebytes pro enough? (Win10) Solved

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  1.    20 May 2016 #21

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       21 May 2016 #22


    FenceFurniture said: View Post
    I'm using MBAM and Win Defender.

    What AV do people recommend? McAfee was installed on the machine when it was delivered but I would never give them any money (I detest their fear mongering marketing and I've heard it's not much good).

    How about EmsiSoft? Is that a comprehensive AV?

    Also, after uninstalling McAfee, I note that there are two folders left (but now I can only see one "McAfee" in Program Files (x86). Can I just delete this folder? The folder within that is Temp, and within that there are a whole bunch qxz folders.
    I haven't used McAfee for many years, but, yes, generally it's OK to delete leftovers like that folder (although it's probably not causing any harm).
    If you want to properly and cleanly remove McAfee leftovers, however, then you might want to run the removal tool.
    Such removal tools are often published by software vendors to help with complete removal of their software.
    This article explains how to obtain and how to use the tool:
    Knowledge Base

    Occasionally, one needs to run the tool more than once, rebooting in between. Rarely, it must be run from Windows Safe Mode for complete removal.

    As far as the "best" AV, there is no one right answer that suits all computers, users and budgets.
    If there were, there would be only one AV product on the market.
    There are many fine options, and each has its fans and its detractors.
    And no software application or collection thereof can protect 100% of computers from 100% of malware 100% of the time.
    The most critical security component is the part between the chair and the keyboard, through the practice of "safe hex".

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  3.    23 May 2016 #23

    You might also research/consider Glasswire, a software firewall that works with Windows firewall, that will identify assorted outbound/inbound connections/attempts, and, allow easy blocking of anything that looks suspicious. Quite useful!
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