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  1.    18 May 2017 #11
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    Guess I should have added in my use of Malwarebytes and AdwCleaner.

    And the importance of backups can't be over stressed.
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  2.    18 May 2017 #12

    Does Rescue Media from Reflect work good? or should I also use a recovery drive too?
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  3.    18 May 2017 #13
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    Hasn't failed me yet and I've been using it exclusively since Windows 10 was first released. Between Defender and UAC as well as common sense of course, there really is no need for third-party alternatives...but that's just by opinion.

    As an added layer of security I always set up two accounts for myself on personal computer, One being my Administrator account (that I hardly even use if at all) and the other being a Standard account that serves as my actively used account. If a trusted software needs elevated privileges I just Run As Administrator using my Admin account's credentials. Of course common sense is still required but this limits system access for software that should have no business with elevated privileges.
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  4.    18 May 2017 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbatman View Post
    Does Rescue Media from Reflect work good? or should I also use a recovery drive too?
    I have both, and why not.
    The current Reflect Rescue/Boot disc (based on Win PE 10) on mine has an unchangeable resolution which maybe unfortunate in some cases.
    So I have two, one of which is an old variant of Win PE 10 without that graphics problem.
    You need to test them on your own system.
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  5.    22 May 2017 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbatman View Post
    I'm asking since I have installed many free antivirus programs out there and some gave me BSOD's, while others were intrusive with ads or just made my pc slower. I'm kinda burnt out in them right now and just wanna know if Defender along with malwarebytes is good enough.
    I'm w/this users opinion, i've tried a lot of so called "Rated the best by AVLabs" and all i've encounterd was trouble, slow downs, hangs, BSOD's, infinite loops of "Tune Up" add ons now AVG tune up suite is constantly trying to Defrag my external HD when I've checked it w/other disk clean up tools. It is not fragmented or corrupted. Also all of the top rated ones all had to have a special "Removal Tool" in order to uninstall them or I would keep getting a warning my PC was at risk or endless pop-ups to renew/buy now crap notices. I think I will go w/Win Defender + adw + MWBytes + Macrium reflect (w/regular use). Glad I read this thread.
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  6.    23 May 2017 #16
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    Windows 10 Home

    WD is good enough but the weakness common to all AVs are being based on a signature model , which is obsolete.
    Reason why modern AVs uses all kind of preventive features (BB, HIPS, Application Control, Sandbox, etc...) to prevent 0-days as much as they can without hampering the user experience.

    - From the a beginner perspective , they have to use those AVs because they lack the required skills to use anything more complex.
    - From an advanced user perspective, using an AV is pointless when you have more efficient tools like Anti-exe, SRPs or sandboxes and other light Virtualization apps.
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  7.    23 May 2017 #17

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  8.    23 May 2017 #18
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    This youtester doesn't even know what he is talking about...

    1- he disabled Smartscreen obviously
    2- he click yes on UAC...as if any common sensed user will do that, only happy clickers would click yes on an alert for an unknown file...
    3- WD is good with prevalent malware , not so good against 0-days like the file he used. hence why Smartscreen was made system wide on Win8/10.

    Basically his test has nothing to do with a real world situation.
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  9.    23 May 2017 #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Umbra View Post
    This youtester doesn't even know what he is talking about...

    1- he disabled Smartscreen obviously
    2- he click yes on UAC...as if any common sensed user will do that, only happy clickers would click yes on an alert for an unknown file...
    3- WD is good with prevalent malware , not so good against 0-days like the file he used. hence why Smartscreen was made system wide on Win8/10.

    Basically his test has nothing to do with a real world situation.
    A prime example of my post #5. And let's not forget those users who turn off UAC because it is just too inconvenient for them to have to click OK one more time when asked for administrator permission.
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  10.    23 May 2017 #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    I must disagree. Windows 10 Defender, by itself, is not good enough.
    Please reread post #1 again.....the poster states Defender plus Malwarebytes.
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