Security apps and programme reconmendations.  

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    Security apps and programme reconmendations.

    Ok. there are so many different apps and programmes out there and I understand that everyone has their own likes n dislikes. But if you could just take a min and recommend your go to apps and programmes for mainly security but feel free to recommend any other top apps that are worth a look id be very greatfull.

    Thanks all
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    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    A couple of discussions here on this suggested Defender actually does pretty well. Please feel free to search for that discussion. Something like 'Which security software do you use?'

    Standing alongside any standard AV I like SecureAge SecureAplus- this
    - whitelists what is run so any exceptions (exe, dll, scripts) are flagged, so that's good defence against random bad stuff running.
    - Access to some 13 AV engines to scan new files or the PC - a bit like Virustotal, but allows scanning the disks.
    - Does a background scan on logging on.
    - Non-intrusive normally.

    Note that some 3rd party security software prevents Windows upgrades in an obscure manner.

    Macrium Reflect
    Nirsofer is a great source of utilties.
    Winaero's tweaker is reputable.
    Listary offers interesting ways to access frequent/favourite files and folders and more.
    Locate32 offers fast indexed search- I prefer it to Everything (void tools) or Ultrasearch. (no content indexing).
    - or see Docfetcher
    Crystal Diskinfo/ Diskmark and HDTune (free) - disk SMART params and more
    Last edited by dalchina; 08 Jan 2020 at 02:58.
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    Windows 10 preview 64-bit Home

    Free apps/ software I always use are Macrium Reflect - Minitool Partition Wizard - VLC and Lightshot for taking screenshots. As for security see dalchina's post. Also 7zip and Geek uninstaller.
    Last edited by Fabler2; 08 Jan 2020 at 03:21. Reason: Added info
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    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit

    Security - Defender + AdwCleaner & Malwarebytes Free
    Backup - Reflect
    System Management - Autoruns, Wise Disk Cleaner, Minitool Partition Wizard, Driver Store Explorer, BSOD Viewer, 7 Zip, Tree Size, Revo Uninstaller, Belarc Advisor
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    Windows 10 Pro x64


    Security Combo For ME :

    Google Chrome ( With Auto updates + WOT extension + Regular Browser History Cleaning & RESET ) + Disabled IE + Manual Windows Updates + Kaspersky Anti-virus ( Free / Paid ) + Windows Firewall + cCleaner & Its all!
    ( Disabled Advanced Disinfection Technology in Kaspersky )
    ( Regular System Images With Macrium Reflect Free )

    Security Combo From A Senior :

    Automatic Windows Updates + All updates with Secunia PSI + Windows Defender Antivirus & Firewall + WOT browser extension + Weekly On Demand scans ( With Malwarebytes Antimalware free + SuperAntiSpyware Free + ESET Online Scanner )
    ( Regular System Images With Macrium Reflect Free )

    Thanks. ...
    Last edited by Vineet Garg; 08 Jan 2020 at 08:37.
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    Thread Starter

    Thanks guys really appreciate all info. Iím reluctant to trust defender I donít why... well maybe I do. .... thanks for heads up regarding other links will certainly take a peek. Thank you
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