Recommended protection for W10?

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  1. doriandiaconu's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Insider Build 17035 / Ubuntu 17.10
       10 Jul 2016 #1

    Recommended protection for W10?

    I'm currently using MalwareBytes Anti Malware + Super Anti Spyware + Microsoft Essentials.

    What other combinations are you guys using? I haven't updated it for quite some time.
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  2. hTconeM9user's Avatar
    Posts : 2,687
    Windows 10x64 Home Version 1803 (Build 17134) 471
       10 Jul 2016 #2

    doriandiaconu said: View Post
    I'm currently using MalwareBytes Anti Malware + Super Anti Spyware + Microsoft Essentials.

    What other combinations are you guys using? I haven't updated it for quite some time.
    Windows Defender for Antivirus
    Also an antimalware I paid for ages ago,
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  3.    11 Jul 2016 #3

    WD + MalwareBytes AntiExploit + AdBlocker in your browser(s) + Some ransomware protection
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  4. jpolacko's Avatar
    Posts : 35
    Windows 10 Pro/Fedroa 24 Workstation
       24 Jul 2016 #4

    Norton Internet Security - Malwarebytes is what I've been using for years.
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  5. Posts : 85
    Windows 10 64-bit
       24 Jul 2016 #5

    Ran free Avast since XP. Got a tad peeved with it lately. Trouble getting a known good file from the chest and seemed to use some resources at boot. I now run the free version of the cloud based Panda. and you need to juggle a bit on installing. It does 'phone home' but I accept that. Some false positives but you can easily identify the files and restore. Doesn't like Networx initially, for example, but easily remedied. Also check the download is the free version and not the trial. Good as an antimalware also. I use Malwarebytes pro, WOT, CryptoPreventer and Spywareblaster and that's it.

    Ccleaner for housekeeping but only occasionally.
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  6.    24 Jul 2016 #6

    Windows Defender + Malwarebytes Anti Malware Premium + Malwarebytes Anti Exploit Free.
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  7. Beaupeep's Avatar
    Posts : 82
    Windows 10 Pro x64 V1809 b17763.55
       24 Jul 2016 #7

    My choice - Norton Security + MBAW + MBAE. Been using Norton for about 9 years now.

    But I am on the Windows Insider fast ring & have uninstalled NS. Currently testing Windows Defender with MBAW + MBAE.

    Have subscriptions to Bitdefender Total Security & Kaspersky Internet Security. Kaspersky runs perfectly and is the other recommended option. BD increases internet lag/latency due to an issue with the firewall. There are workarounds but I believe they may compromise security.

    I gave up on McAfee several years ago. :)
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  8.    25 Jul 2016 #8

    Kaspersky Anti-Virus. Got a one-year license through Amazon for $15. Runs smoothly!
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  9.    25 Jul 2016 #9

    doriandiaconu said: View Post
    What other combinations are you guys using?
    The combination that I use:

    1. I don't click on anything that I am not sure exactly where it is going to go. Hover over the link and look at the bottom of the browser to see where it is going to go if unsure.

    2. I close any pop-up advertising window by carefully watching the cursor in the upper right corner of it. Never click the cancel or close button they provide inside the window. If I can't find the "real" close window X in the upper right corner, then I ctrl-alt-del and close the pop-up in task manager or close the entire browser in task manager.

    3. Always read at least enough of a program's EULA when installing to make sure it is the EULA for the program I want to install. Never agree to a EULA that isn't for the program I want. That is how to opt-out of some adware included with some programs - decline their EULA's.

    4. Always pick the advanced or custom install option when installing a program. That is also where you get the chance to opt out of adware included with some programs.

    5. Routinely clean the hard drive of temporary files, including internet caches.

    I have 11 computers in my house running nothing by built-in Windows defender for "protection" and 4 other computer users, a couple of which are not at all "street smart" on the internet. I get maybe one malware infection per year in my house and those have 99% always been fixed by running a thorough hard drive cleaning with built-in Windows disk cleanup followed by CCleaner.

    I have also cleaned up 2 or 3 friend's computers every year with massive malware infections such that they couldn't boot into Windows or open a browser without getting a string of pop-ups. And, so far, those computers have always had one thing in common - they are also just completely loaded with multiple anti-virus and anti-malware programs. I usually end up uninstalling 3 or 4 anti-malware/antivirus programs on their computers just to get it to a state where I can actually run a disk cleanup to get rid of what is on their systems.
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  10.    27 Jul 2016 #10

    Running Kaspersky Internet Security and the free version of MalwareBytes. Haven't found anything to complain about... yet.
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