Windows 10: Think your free antivirus is safe to use? ... think again

  1. Posts : 37
    Windows 8.1 x64
       20 Jan 2015 #1

    Think your free antivirus is safe to use? ... think again

    New study shows that most free antivirus venders push crapware and pups in their installs...

    Has The Antivirus Industry Gone Mad? | Emsisoft Blog
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  2. Vladimir's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Build 14267
       22 Jan 2015 #2

    Among all I hate Baidu
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  3.    22 Jan 2015 #3

    I think it would be safe to use the AV major players, AVG, Avast etc. The best thing to do is check out the reviews for the best free AV and go from there. Right now and likely in the future when Win10 final comes out I'll use MS defender. It works well and it's been fully tested with Win10 already.
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  4. Posts : 37
    Windows 8.1 x64
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       22 Jan 2015 #4

    Vladimir said: View Post
    Among all I hate Baidu
    Interestingly enough, Baidu was not on the list of free antivirus vendors that use these tactics.
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  5.    23 Jan 2015 #5

    Hi there

    I've long said it and I'll repeat it again.

    For HOME computers on any OS from W8 onwards YOU DO NOT NEED ANY 3rd party AV. Windows defender (built in) is just fine.

    Forget 3rd party AV stuff now --their time has been and gone. Also NO Post analysis report is ever going to be accurate - those comparative reports will by their nature be totally out of date by the time they appear. A new problem can appear at any time rendering for example a comparative result taken even a week before totally meaningless.

    Keep your windows firewall reasonably secure by blocking any port(s) you are not actively using both ways (i.e inbound and outbound) and only allow specific applications and programs to access the internet. That plus sensible computer use and Windows defender should keep you as safe as it's possible to get these days. Most serious problems are actually SCAMS when people open dubious attachments from emails or click on bad links. These types of scams are almost impossible to guard against by purely software means.

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  6. Emma's Avatar
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    W 7 desktop Home Premium 64 - OS
       25 Jan 2015 #6

    I run Malwarebytes and superantispyware after every installation.
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  7.    27 Jan 2015 #7

    Yes, I've seen this myself. Thanks!!
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