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  1.    09 May 2016 #11
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    I would recommend only resident antimalware for malware one expects to encounter as each one will impact performance to a degree. Other programs that are not resident and are not active all the time are all welcome to use at some time intervals to check system's health.
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  2.    09 May 2016 #12
    Join Date : May 2016
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    I have downloaded and installed malware bytes free and plan on scanning the system once or twice a month. when I had Windows vista I used Comodo Internet Security and never had a problem, however people have told me that windows 10 is as secure as mac so wasn't sure if I needed to use anything besides what is built into the OS
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  3.    09 May 2016 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by Computer tech View Post
    I have downloaded and installed malware bytes free and plan on scanning the system once or twice a month. when I had Windows vista I used Comodo Internet Security and never had a problem, however people have told me that windows 10 is as secure as mac so wasn't sure if I needed to use anything besides what is built into the OS
    Best security feature is between your ears.
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  4.    09 May 2016 #14
    Join Date : May 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Best security feature is between your ears.
    That is very true.... pretty much with any type of security be it your home, vehicle, cell phones, or computer
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  5.    09 May 2016 #15
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    For ME, I prefer Webroot and run Free Malwarebytes periodically on our 3 laptops.
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  6.    09 May 2016 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Computer tech View Post
    I have downloaded and installed malware bytes free and plan on scanning the system once or twice a month. when I had Windows vista I used Comodo Internet Security and never had a problem, however people have told me that windows 10 is as secure as mac so wasn't sure if I needed to use anything besides what is built into the OS
    Even if Windows 10 were MORE secure than a MAC, (and MACs are not that secure - I just cleaned a bunch of adware/hijackers out of one recently), the fact remains that Windows machines are targeted more; by virtue of this fact alone, they need multiple layers of protection.
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  7.    09 May 2016 #17
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
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    Nothing to add to this discussion, just my two Euro cents.

    Since Microsoft Security Essentials was published a month before Windows 7 back in 2009 I have never used anything else than MSE in Windows 7 and Defender in Windows 8, 8.1 and 10. My computer / Windows usage is extensive, yet I have never had any malware / PUP issues, apart of two or three occasions when my own stupidity has caused an issue (downloaded something from these "GiveAway" sites as recommended by friends or co-workers). Restoring system to a restore point has taken care of those issues.

    Preparing for angry counter arguments and comments I would like to state that the following is my personal and subjective opinion. It is not a suggestion, nor a recommendation:

    You really do not need any other protection in Windows 10 computers than Windows native Defender, Windows Firewall, a firewall on your router and common sense. This is based on you remembering the following:
    • Never click any links in unsolicited email messages
    • Never open any sent files or email attachments from unknown sources
    • Be careful even with sent files from people you know
    • Never download anything from any of multiple GiveAway sites
    • Forget torrents. Sad truth is that most of them are used for illegal file sharing; you can't trust that someone already breaking the law by sharing intellectual property illegally have not hidden a surprise or two in your "nice and free" game or CD rip
    • Don't surf on suspicious sites; I promise you that when you mates share a link on Facebook which tells that by only clicking the link you have already won a new iPad, that's not true

    A bit off topic I might also add that I have not used any registry cleaners and Windows tweakers since I moved from XP to Vista in 2006. Not a single time. Windows is totally capable to take care of itself, be it protecting against malware or keeping registry OK.

    Kari
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  8.    09 May 2016 #18
    Join Date : May 2016
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    Windows 10 pro
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    I left windows when vista came out, the brand new laptop I bought that had windows vista on it was nothing more than a hot mess. went to mac and still primarily use mac at home. I have a MacBook and a recentally purchased hp probook I use the probook for mostly weather programs since I am a storm chaser. so far I am liking windows 10 pro. just want to keep it from becoming a hot mess like vista was. planning on using my MacBook mostly at home now since in my area apple laptops grow legs and walk away from their tables when getting a coffee refill or using the washroom
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  9.    09 May 2016 #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Nothing to add to this discussion, just my two Euro cents.
    And I couldn't agree more with that entire post.
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  10.    09 May 2016 #20

    Good post, Kari.

    Computer Tech, the problem with Vista was that MS didn't tell people that it was designed to run on dual-core processors. During the height of the Vista horror, some company produced the first laptop designed from the ground up for Vista, and it ran great. Yet it was a low-budget laptop. The secret-- It had a dual-core chip.

    Windows 7 was already thriving when an astonishing revelation came out: Vista is better than XP, if you have a machine powerful enough to run it. But that same machine would run 7 even better.
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