1.    07 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 56
    windows 10 home

    Advice on my virus prevention - what would you change?

    I have W10 home.
    For years I have run paid for AVG with backup from Malwarebytes Anti malware and Anti exploit.
    Recently I am noticing that AVG keep offering paid for additions where before I took them to be part of the virus package. almost as if each individual piece is now being updated and then resold back to you.
    I did have a lot of faith in their product and as such I'm feeling obliged/ pressured to take the new offerings to remain safe.
    Doing this of course makes the cost rise substantially. Who are the best people to compare like for like security software so as I can make an informed judgment on which one provides the best security and gives value for money.

    My AVG years subs have just run out And I'm wondering if a change now would get me something better.

      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    07 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 903
    Windows 10 Home x64

    My opinion: you should choose any AV you like but YOU NEED TO ADD SOME LAYERS of security alongside. You already mentioned MBAM and MBAE which are good to have. Maybe same antiransomware protection would be good. Ah yes, and I healthy dose of common sense.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    08 Apr 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 149
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Stick with Windows Defender, MBAM, MBAE and using your brain and you'll be OK
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    08 Apr 2016 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 56
    windows 10 home
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Gents as you say common sense helps a lot but it is those little unforeseen nasty's that I might miss that I worry about.
    I know most protection is playing catch up but I do feel better having one and wondered which has a good rating just now.
    Windows Defender - AVG - pull the plug out the wall and leave it switched off..................

    I'll probably stick with AVG and the Malware bits.

    Thanks all.
    Last edited by Barnaby44; 09 Apr 2016 at 16:28.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Help with a virus
Hi everyone, So here is my issue, I installed some software but it turned out to be a fake version of that software. It installed a ton of bloat and popups and all of that. When ever I uninstalled the software it would reinstall itself and it was a...
AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
re windows 10 data mining prevention
just found this.... Novicorp Remove Windows 10 Spying Features 1.2.0000 Portable http://download.cnet.com/Remove-Windows-10-Spying-Features/3000-2094_4-76449826.html have run the program, but not sure how to check if spying is disabled or...
AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
Evolving Data Loss Prevention in SharePoint Online/OneDrive
Source: Evolving Data Loss Prevention in SharePoint Online/OneDrive for Business and Office applications - Office Blogs
Windows 10 News
Garage Series: Bringing Data Loss Prevention to SharePoint
Windows 10 News
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:22.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App

Windows 10 Forums