Windows 10: It might be time to stop using antivirus??

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  1.    31 Jan 2017 #51

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    Since this topic is still alive I will add something interesting.


    Indeed, AVs fail to detect malware using WSH and powershell scripts. On the other hand Comodo Firewall, or more precisely, its sandbox was able to stop all ransomware, without any AV installed, that says it all.

    Comodo Firewall against Ransomware - YouTube
    Hi that's also easy to break -- what if your Ransomware worked as far as Windows is concerned as a Legitimate program --say it masqueraded as Photoshop.exe --your firewall unless it had maps of every program code would not be able to say it was "Ransomware" and would allow it !!!!!.

    Even simpler - a small program which re-names the Ransomware into something legit and then does its nasty business.

    Firewalls are better for keeping services / ports restricted -- however once you even THINK of emails then all is lost if you aren't careful. !!!

    So don't rely too much done by computer - that lulls people into false sense of security

    Actually the ROUTER usually has a good firewall but people often neglect to use that.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    31 Jan 2017 #52

    My router TL-W1043N / TL-WR1043ND has firewall and other basic security thingies :
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    WiFi is also heavily protected.
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  4.    03 Feb 2017 #54

    This last one knocks them all Avocado. And If you carefully read between the lines, in both articles, It is written that Defender is also fat free.
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