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  1.    10 Feb 2017 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2016
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts : 120
    Wndows 10

    Your Comments/Suggestions on my New Anti-malware Setup


    With my Norton subscription about to expire, I thought I'd try something different. I removed the Norton program (which I was generally pleased with) and installed Super Anti-Spyware Pro to run alongside Windows Defender. Super Anti-Spyware doesn't shut down Defender like other AV programs might, but runs right along with it. It's too early for me to tell if it's been a good choice, but I'm willing to give it a shot. BTW, I got the Super Anti-Spyware Pro on sale online for $9.00, about $20 off the regular price. So, comments or suggestions from any of you pros?

    Toshiba Satellite L55-A5226, Windows 10-64, Anniv.
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  2.    10 Feb 2017 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2016
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts : 120
    Wndows 10
    Thread Starter

    UPDATE: After reading some negative reviews on Superantispyware, I uninstalled it and going to try AVG Free instead.
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  3.    11 Feb 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 858
    Windows 10 Home x64

    I strongly advise to use Windows Defender as main AV program alongside more protection layers (MBAE, some antiransomware, etc).

    In my opinion, installing any other AV than WD into w10 is looking for trouble. I also think AVG spies and sells some private collected data to third-parties. And it also installs some adware (a toolbar if I am not mistaken).
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  4.    11 Feb 2017 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 244
    Windows 10 Home

    I was in the same position as you with my Norton AV running out.
    A few weeks ago I switched to Bitdefender free AV with the Windows Defender firewall. It's working well so far.
    I do run a anti malware program as well.
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  5.    11 Feb 2017 #5
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Maribor, Slovenia
    Posts : 8,091
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)

    Quote Originally Posted by eLPuSHeR View Post
    I strongly advise to use Windows Defender as main AV program alongside more protection layers (MBAE, some antiransomware, etc).

    In my opinion, installing any other AV than WD into w10 is looking for trouble. I also think AVG spies and sells some private collected data to third-parties. And it also installs some adware (a toolbar if I am not mistaken).
    WD is not that bad, but stating that with any other you're looking for trouble is really strong position (don't know how to put it in polite way...) and should be backed up with same data..

    Quote Originally Posted by Cornishman View Post
    I was in the same position as you with my Norton AV running out.
    A few weeks ago I switched to Bitdefender free AV with the Windows Defender firewall. It's working well so far.
    I do run a anti malware program as well.
    My setup ATM too. BD free is working nicely with Windows 10.

    If you are looking replacement for Norton, check most constant AV solution over last few years (Symantec, Kaspersky and Bitdefender, Avira perhaps...) back them up with some antimalware etc.
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  6.    11 Feb 2017 #6
    Join Date : Nov 2016
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts : 120
    Wndows 10
    Thread Starter

    I've decided to try aKapersky suite. I have a 30 day free trial to test it out, It's petty highly rated, from what I've researched.
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  7.    12 Feb 2017 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 40
    windows 10 Home 64 Bit

    Here is what I have been doing since I moved up to Win 10 and have not gotten anything on my PC's(2 identical HP's) that have not been caught by one of the below......

    Antivirus..........WD
    Firewall...........Comodo(Free firewall only)
    Microsoft safety scanner........I download and use this free once a month

    And concerning the Comodo firewall which I consider one of the best firewalls bare none is I also use the browser sand boxing capability that comes with the Comodo firewall.

    And I have actually been doing this since 8/8.1 also with no problems.
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  8.    12 Feb 2017 #8
    Join Date : Nov 2016
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts : 120
    Wndows 10
    Thread Starter

    UPDATE; I'm using Bitdefender Free AV now. Recently installed, it's already corralled two malicious programs or websites. So far, looks like a keeper for me.
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  9.    12 Feb 2017 #9
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 40
    windows 10 Home 64 Bit

    Mr Ed you sure don't let any grass grow under your feet do you...lol

    Yesterday you were on AVG,16 hours ago you were on Kapersky and 3 minutes ago you are now on Bitdefender.

    Sir I think you are in Trump mode......Hope you finally find something that you can stick with!
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  10.    12 Feb 2017 #10
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Oklahoma City
    Posts : 268
    Windows 10 1703 Build 15063

    Quote Originally Posted by munk1955 View Post
    ... I think you are in Trump mode......Hope you finally find something that you can stick with!
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