Windows 10: Need an Anti Virus/Internet Security Package that works

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  1.    06 Oct 2016 #1

    Need an Anti Virus/Internet Security Package that works


    I've been struggling to find an Anti Virus/Firewall/Internet Security package that is fully compatible with Windows 10, and all of my components in all of my PCs.

    It wasn't long ago that I was getting the Blue Screen of death regularly, and after doing a little research, I found out that some people were having compatibility issues between Kaspersky Total Security and that build of Windows 10. Before Windows 10 was even released, I was having compatibility problems between Bitdefender and AI Suite, which cam with the MB of my desktop computer, so I didn't want to switch back to them because I'm not sure if this is still an issue. My internet service provider offers a copy of McAfee for anyone who has their internet service through them. I downloaded it and installed it, but it seemed like a very stripped down version of McAfee.

    Does anyone have a suggestion for some sort of Total Internet Security Package that's fully compatible with Windows 10 and doesn't hog all the memory? If you've heard about these problems with Bitdefender and/or Kaspersky but know that the compatibility issues have been worked out, I would love to know. I'm currently using Windows Firewall and Defender, which is totally inadequate for me, so if anyone has any suggestions for a good Total Security Package, I would love to hear about it, even if it's one of the ones I mentioned but the issues have been fixed. This time, I'll download their 30 trial package instead of just buying a 1 year membership since I now have 1 year memberships for 3 different applications.

    Thanks a lot, and I hope to hear from someone soon.
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  2. hTconeM9user's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 14393.953
       06 Oct 2016 #2

    rolldog said: View Post
    I've been struggling to find an Anti Virus/Firewall/Internet Security package that is fully compatible with Windows 10, and all of my components in all of my PCs.

    It wasn't long ago that I was getting the Blue Screen of death regularly, and after doing a little research, I found out that some people were having compatibility issues between Kaspersky Total Security and that build of Windows 10. Before Windows 10 was even released, I was having compatibility problems between Bitdefender and AI Suite, which cam with the MB of my desktop computer, so I didn't want to switch back to them because I'm not sure if this is still an issue. My internet service provider offers a copy of McAfee for anyone who has their internet service through them. I downloaded it and installed it, but it seemed like a very stripped down version of McAfee.

    Does anyone have a suggestion for some sort of Total Internet Security Package that's fully compatible with Windows 10 and doesn't hog all the memory? If you've heard about these problems with Bitdefender and/or Kaspersky but know that the compatibility issues have been worked out, I would love to know. I'm currently using Windows Firewall and Defender, which is totally inadequate for me, so if anyone has any suggestions for a good Total Security Package, I would love to hear about it, even if it's one of the ones I mentioned but the issues have been fixed. This time, I'll download their 30 trial package instead of just buying a 1 year membership since I now have 1 year memberships for 3 different applications.

    Thanks a lot, and I hope to hear from someone soon.
    I had McAfee on all my systems and started getting nagging 6 months before it was due to run out, it was asking md to pay to re new the licence, it also took hours to scan and in all that time only updated twice.
    It also slowed the system up.
    I now only use Windows Defender on all my systems and also the anti-malware that come free with windows update.
    Since doing the above all my systems are faster and still bug free

    Why is it totally inadequate for you, I all together Look after 18 OS, 24/7 all running the above
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  3. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    Windows Home x64 (Home per choice)
       06 Oct 2016 #3

    rolldog said: View Post
    Does anyone have a suggestion for some sort of Total Internet Security Package
    For the record, it is actually all those ultra super premium suites, which cause problems. The less junk, the better.
    All those extra features do not increase the protection noticable, the basic AV engine is all that is really needed.

    Windows Firewall is more than sufficient, you can add Firewall Software by GlassWire to maintain it.
    There is even Bitdefender Antivirus Free that would be a great combo with the above combination.
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  4.    06 Oct 2016 #4

    Ok, I didn't realize this. I just keep a lot of sensitive data on my computers, so I worry if Windows Defender and Windows Firewall is enough. I remember when using Kaspersky, if it detected an incoming connection, it would tell me about it and ask if it was something I recognized or not. I would love to be able to get by with these two, but I guess I just need to get used to using them first. All of the premium software packages do take up a ton of memory, which is why I would love to be able to discard them. If Defender and Firewall are ok by themselves, then I'm going to just stay with them. I just need to get used to it.
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  5.    06 Oct 2016 #5

    I have Norton Security running on 3 W10 systems and one has AI Suite 3 and runs great.

    Get free trial here:

    http://us.norton.com/downloads

    Jim
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  6. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    Windows Home x64 (Home per choice)
       06 Oct 2016 #6

    One more thing, in order to run other AV it is better to completely disable Windows Defender.
    Normal way will just mark it as disabled, but its services keep running and can cause conflicts.
    To completely disable run "Disable WD.bat" as admin. To enable it back, run the second one.
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  7.    07 Oct 2016 #7

    I have found out that anything other than WD is looking for trouble. Just do a layered protection approach and use common sense. In most cases, it should be enough and adequate.
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  8. hTconeM9user's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 14393.953
       07 Oct 2016 #8

    rolldog said: View Post
    Ok, I didn't realize this. I just keep a lot of sensitive data on my computers, so I worry if Windows Defender and Windows Firewall is enough. I remember when using Kaspersky, if it detected an incoming connection, it would tell me about it and ask if it was something I recognized or not. I would love to be able to get by with these two, but I guess I just need to get used to using them first. All of the premium software packages do take up a ton of memory, which is why I would love to be able to discard them. If Defender and Firewall are ok by themselves, then I'm going to just stay with them. I just need to get used to it.
    I too have loads of sensitive data on all my systems, but I find Windows Defender and the Firewall keeps it all safe, as we use online banking as well and that has it own protection and firewall which works excellent with the above, in fact when we had third party software to protect it we could not use the online banking app protection, that is why we moved all systems over to the above, also all systems are now faster and not freezing or crashing.
    Yes just bear with it
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  9.    07 Oct 2016 #9

    After years of 3rd party this, that, the other, presently using Windows 7 Pro, I have settled very nicely on Windows Firewall, MSE, Emsisoft AM [which now includes AV], SpywareBlaster [host file guru, and Ruiware/BillP Studio combine.
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  10.    07 Oct 2016 #10

    Firewall W10. I don't use Defender, because it's protection I find very poor and it updates to little. I use Avira free (it updates every 2 hours) in combination with Malwarebytes home Premium (lifetime), and Malwarebytes anti-exploit free. Seems more than adequate to me. And of course myself
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