1.    3 Weeks Ago #1
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    I have been using the Windows 10 firewall and Defender.I was reading about a clean install at youtube and got 9 trojans. it is a very good thing I have MBAM installed as it removed all after quarantine.
    Although the choice of protection is subjective, I need advice because I spent over an hour reading up on security.
    I have Comcast so Norton's security suite is available free.
    I read how avira and avast are rated well for a/v.
    I was reading about all the firewalls and that totally confused me.

    Could you please suggest some decent, simple protection?
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  2.    3 Weeks Ago #2
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    If you want to use Norton get the one that is installed and comes with a Firewall. I just use Defender and the MS Firewall and had no issues.
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  3.    3 Weeks Ago #3
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    Do you have any other protection besides Windows Defender in Windows 10 firewall?
    I have a router and I am assuming you do also. Perhaps the hits I took at YouTube we're just a matter of bad luck.
    I would prefer stock windows if I thought it was safe; well I'm glad you had better luck than I do.
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  4.    3 Weeks Ago #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by maranna View Post
    Do you have any other protection besides Windows Defender in Windows 10 firewall?
    I have a router and I am assuming you do also. Perhaps the hits I took at YouTube we're just a matter of bad luck.
    I would prefer stock windows if I thought it was safe; well I'm glad you had better luck than I do.
    I run MBAM every know and then maybe every other week. I do not trust those ISP in the Cloud AV's . My ISP offers one and I never used it. I am careful of what sites I visit and so far with Windows 10 going back to build 9926 , I have had no problems.
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  5.    3 Weeks Ago #5
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    I am a very conservative surfer as I am almost 80. I also run mbam now and then; maybe it is a throw of the ice.
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  6.    3 Weeks Ago #6
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    Hi,
    I personally use windows firewall
    I have the free version of Panda antivirus
    I also have mbam pro but I do not use it in win-10 just the free version since I had many issues with win-10 in the past and mbam has a 3 activation limit and it freezes unless one deactivates it first = a very weird policy by mbam.
    Once mbam freezes/ wont reactivate
    I have to call and get the activation count reset sort of a pain to do.

    Depending on how you watch youtube videos if using Edge
    Win-10 comes packed with adobe flash player and is set to download or retain all of this streaming content
    This is usually where the security hole is coming from.
    So to be safer don't use edge.
    Use Firefox/ Palemoon/... that will use html5 and you can watch youtube still without adobe flash player involved at all.
    YouTube

    You can also get flash block... to stop other flash content on websites......
    YouTube ALL HTML5 :: Add-ons for Firefox
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  7.    3 Weeks Ago #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by maranna View Post
    I am a very conservative surfer as I am almost 80. I also run mbam now and then; maybe it is a throw of the ice.
    Ha I thought that I was the oldest member.. I also use Macrium Reflect and I do a backupup image every day as I do not use sytem restore points, they take up space and the restore is not trustworthy, MR's is.
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  8.    3 Weeks Ago #8
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    @josey I too use MR but also have restore points as a first step if trouble arises. MR has saved my bacon on more time than I can remember and has never failed. It will boot off the right flash drive even with UEFI.

    @Thrash Thank you for the Panda referral I will check it out. I never use Edge. I have used Chrome for years as my wife has a chromebook which is great and syncs well with the desktop. I avoid adobe like the plague.
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  9.    3 Weeks Ago #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by maranna View Post
    @josey I too use MR but also have restore points as a first step if trouble arises. MR has saved my bacon on more time than I can remember and has never failed. It will boot off the right flash drive even with UEFI.

    @Thrash Thank you for the Panda referral I will check it out. I never use Edge. I have used Chrome for years as my wife has a chromebook which is great and syncs well with the desktop. I avoid adobe like the plague.
    I never use Edge either and am thinking of removing it , I have the script to do it and replace it but am thing that it may be against the Windows 10 EULA..Not sure.
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  10.    3 Weeks Ago #10
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    Not using Edge is a good idea but I have doubts about removing it. Compared to your storage it is miniscule.
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