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  1. Posts : 713
    Windows 10 Build 14267
       22 Jul 2015 #11

    I prefer Avast, AVG and Avira, but there are many confident AVs
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  2.    22 Jul 2015 #12

    Vladimir said: View Post
    I prefer Avast, AVG and Avira, but there are many confident AVs
    Hi there

    .....and WHY ..........

    What on earth do ANY of these do that Windows defender doesn't - apart from slow your machine down, lull you into a totally false sense of security and possibly make some dosh for the providers at your expense.

    People are still looking at AV from a 20th century perspective --the whole scenario HAS CHANGED -- old AV software is about as useful as a Chocolate teapot. We're in 2015 - NOT 1915 !! the threats and the nature of them have TOTALLY CHANGED

    I'll almost bet that those people who have a whole slew of different AV software on their machines probably get into MORE trouble than those with NONE.

    I've been using computers for YEARS, travelled all over the world, downloaded from every torrent site you could possibly think of (and then some more) and HAVE NEVER HAD A SINGLE INFECTION.

    All I've ever used are two things --Ms's AV system (MSE forefront for W7/ W2003 Server and WD for W8/W10 -- nothing for XP !!) and my own common sense.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. Posts : 14,918
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       23 Jul 2015 #13

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    .....and WHY ..........

    What on earth do ANY of these do that Windows defender doesn't - apart from slow your machine down, lull you into a totally false sense of security and possibly make some dosh for the providers at your expense.

    People are still looking at AV from a 20th century perspective --the whole scenario HAS CHANGED -- old AV software is about as useful as a Chocolate teapot. We're in 2015 - NOT 1915 !! the threats and the nature of them have TOTALLY CHANGED

    I'll almost bet that those people who have a whole slew of different AV software on their machines probably get into MORE trouble than those with NONE.

    I've been using computers for YEARS, travelled all over the world, downloaded from every torrent site you could possibly think of (and then some more) and HAVE NEVER HAD A SINGLE INFECTION.

    All I've ever used are two things --Ms's AV system (MSE forefront for W7/ W2003 Server and WD for W8/W10 -- nothing for XP !!) and my own common sense.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    jimbo I do the same, I either use MSE for Win7 or WD for Win8.1 & 10(with Malwarebytes Anti Exploit). But I created a thread in Eight forums and posted the AV Comparitives here for people who insist on using 3rd party AVs, so they can at least make, for them, the best decision possible when choosing. Personally, not only do I not use 3rd party, I find they can be detrimental, as they are often the cause of PC slow downs because of the bloatware that comes with them(one really only needs the AV part not the browser extras, system cleaning extras or another firewall...etc.), but when one looks in the net, some are the cause of BSODs & system problems too after Microsoft updates & patches.

    It's all about choice
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  4.    23 Jul 2015 #14

    Cliff S said: View Post
    jimbo I do the same, I either use MSE for Win7 or WD for Win8.1 & 10(with Malwarebytes Anti Exploit). But I created a thread in Eight forums and posted the AV Comparitives here for people who insist on using 3rd party AVs, so they can at least make, for them, the best decision possible when choosing. Personally, not only do I not use 3rd party, I find they can be detrimental, as they are often the cause of PC slow downs because of the bloatware that comes with them(one really only needs the AV part not the browser extras, system cleaning extras or another firewall...etc.), but when one looks in the net, some are the cause of BSODs & system problems too after Microsoft updates & patches.

    It's all about choice
    Hi there

    I agree about choice -- however it's always best I hope to give people decent information so they can hopefully make a sensible decision.

    However some people unfortunately will never do the sensible thing -- I saw on SKY NEWS this morning (a UK Satellite channel) a horrifying statistic -- 17% of drivers under 35 are using Smart phones while driving to take SELFIES -- incredibly dangerous --much more dangerous in fact than Drunk Driving !!!! -- so it just goes to show.

    (If you did that in parts of Iceland you'd be DEAD as you'd end up in a Ravine or worse before you even knew it !!!!).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5. Posts : 14,918
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       23 Jul 2015 #15

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there


    However some people unfortunately will never do the sensible thing -- I saw on SKY NEWS this morning (a UK Satellite channel) a horrifying statistic -- 17% of drivers under 35 are using Smart phones while driving to take SELFIES -- incredibly dangerous --much more dangerous in fact than Drunk Driving !!!! -- so it just goes to show.

    (If you did that in parts of Iceland you'd be DEAD as you'd end up in a Ravine or worse before you even knew it !!!!).

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Sadly this is true.
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  6. Posts : 14,918
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       25 Sep 2015 #16

    AV Comparatives has been updated for August 2015. See first post.
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       25 Sep 2015 #17

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    I agree about choice -- however it's always best I hope to give people decent information so they can hopefully make a sensible decision.
    Cheers
    jimbo
    Sorry to disagree with you Jimbo regarding your anti-virus viewpoint.
    As for Defender, do read my post "Edge Hijacking" where even with the aforesaid Windows Defender and Mbam plus Mbam anti exploit installed failed to protect my computer.
    Having used the above since Oct last year without any problems, I have now decided they do not offer enough protection, and have installed Avira Free.
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  8. Posts : 558
    Windows 10
       25 Sep 2015 #18

    On all the machines relatives have had and used over the years while employing "defender" every one of them has been infected numerous times but after installing third party AV not one has been infected yet .

    Thats proof enough to me and the machines work fast and efficiently , bottom line , use whatever you want but please spare me lectures about the uselessness of anything other than what Windows provides.
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  9.    27 Sep 2015 #19

    Why doesn't anyone ever test stuff like webroot secure? I am actually impressed by its abilities and insanely small footprint both in installed size and in resource usage
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  10. Posts : 14,918
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       27 Sep 2015 #20

    zahl said: View Post
    Why doesn't anyone ever test stuff like webroot secure? I am actually impressed by its abilities and insanely small footprint both in installed size and in resource usage
    I went to their page and the so called awards and certifications a pure Bull S4!t. They are not clickable to any link(only real ones are) That usually means they just copy & pasted there. Real one will be linked to the reviewer or awarder. Right there it tells me not to trust them!
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