Windows 10: I need comments on my "safety setup" Please,,thnx

  1.    08 Sep 2015 #1

    I need comments on my "safety setup" Please,,thnx

    here's what i have;

    for spyware i purchased "SpybotSD Pro w/av included"
    and for Antivirus I got "360 total security free version"

    for an alternative [currently uninstalled, but paid for]
    Ive got "AVAST Internet security /paid version"

    which would be better Avast or 360??

    any comments or tips would be appreciated!:)

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  2. Cluster Head's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 RS 10586.586
       08 Sep 2015 #2


    In my Opinion - Avast.

    I used Avast a long time. (Now I prever: Eset Smart Internet Security. Malwarebytes Pro,
    Malwarebytes Anti - Exploit Premium.)
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  3.    08 Sep 2015 #3

    Much more important than the anti-virus you use is behavior. I've used MS Security Essentials or Defender and Malwarebytes for over 5 years and never have gotten a virus on my computer.
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  4.    09 Sep 2015 #4

    Thnx for the Help guys,,

    yea,,my biggest problem is my old "non-steam games" that I play need patches, and I seem to find them in
    the most "questionable" download sites, seems the only places to get them are the cloud services
    that have a Ton of advertisements, and several download buttons that can get confusing

    I'LL just have tobe more selective o n patch downloads

    Thnx for the tips!!:)
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  5.    09 Sep 2015 #5

    After you download a file, scan it with a virus scanner before installing or opening. This isn't 100% either, but at least adds another layer of protection.

    Never just install with defaults. Always do the optional install and read, read, read before pressing OK. That will also stop a lot of malware/crapware from being installed.
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  6. Posts : 91
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       09 Sep 2015 #6

    All you need is Avast AIS, I have used it for years without issues.
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  7. lopedoggie's Avatar
    Posts : 448
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit v1803 build 17133.73
       09 Sep 2015 #7

    Have been with Symantec Internet Security or whatever it is called in the present since 2001
    Norton Power Eraser
    Sophos Root kit and virus scanner
    Internet for tips on removing the really bad stuff
    Caution and thought for all DOWNLOADS and EMAIL opening or running
    Scan for viruses all Downloaded materials regardless of the source

    I have been hit and I have recovered. Not exactly an easy task for some deeply installed bad stuff. Beware, it is out there and you are responsible for your actions.
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  8. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       09 Sep 2015 #8

    This has probably been posted before, a few times, but Windows Defender (much improved), Malwarebytes free, Avast Free (turn OFF realtime elements). Superantispyware is good for nuking cookies. And a good dose of common sense. That's about all you need. No need to spend a fortune on stuff. And, have a good, practical backup plan. Macrium, Acronis, are good. Both have free editions.
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