Even MS has publicly admitted that their AV software is bottom of the line, just like those independent testers.
Anyone running that stuff is taking their life in their hands. Not good!
If a program ran good on XP, Vista, Win-7 and Win-8.1 it will run just fine on Win-10.
That's why I stick with the oldie, Goldies.
AVG 2015 FREE, Spybot Search & Destroy, Spyware Blaster, Super Anti-Spyware, and of course, malware bytes.
But out of that batch, SAS is the only one that finds and removes all the dangerous "Tracking Cookies" and most PUPs.
The 32 bit version of Win-10 even runs an old 16 bit game, that I bought on a Floppy Disk, back in 1990.
That's the version of W-10 I like because of the great Backward Compatibility.
Have always taken notice of recommendations given by AV testing sites, that is until a friend contacted me a short while ago suspecting that his computer was being high jacked.
His computer O/S being Vista meant it was quite old in the tooth.
Did a scan with ADWcleaner and MBAM, which I kid you not turned up hundreds of Pups and other malware, the main culprit being
My friend has always installed a fully paid up security suite, and guess which one he had, Kaspersky, the number 1 recommendation.
Do any of the security software suites purport to protect against malicious attacks of OneDrive or any other cloud based attachment to your computer? Since that is a current issue, I know Windows Defender keeps saying it is protecting OneDrive, but is it? I have used Norton Security and Spybot for many years. I do use OneDrive for non-critical files but according to recent literature no matter what the files stored there, your system is now at risk -- meaning, I take it, your local area network is at risk!
I have used a combination of Avast! Free, Malwarebytes Free, Superantispyware Free (Avast being the real-time program, the other two I run monthly) and a program called CryptoPrevent (to protect against ransomware). I've also put this combo on every system I've worked on, and no one has had an infection since (following the 1x/month scheme). It is enough, I think.
The other thing you have to do is get rid of the Flash Cookies, which are stored differently.
This has to be done online, through the Flash settings manager panel. I also go to the last tab on the panel and make sure P2P is not allowed.
For attackers to get into your cloud storage, they would first have to hack you, and steal the token on your device. Then they would have to log in to your cloud storage. If you have 2-factor authentication enabled for your cloud storage, they would have to verify as you (impossible unless they actually had your authentication method in-hand), and you would get a warning of an attempted sign-in from a new location/device. So, it's theoretically possible, but highly unlikely - unless, of course, you're one of those people who pays no attention to alerts and doesn't enable 2-factor authentication.
Regardless, sensitive data should never be stored in a cloud, or at least be well-encrypted first.
I doubt there is an antivirus which resides on the computer, yet scans the cloud documents. Some may scan as you download items; all should scan as you open them locally.
If you have 2-factor authentication setup for the cloud storage and the hacker tries to use your token to access your storage, they will not be able to because they can't doubly-authenticate; and you will receive a notice of attempted login from an unknown device.
Although many services now offer two-factor authentication and notifications when unauthorized access is detected -- such as from a new computer or an entirely different geography -- Schulman said many people either ignore those notifications or choose not to do anything about them.
. . .boy it is sure nice to have all these security specialist here on the 10 forums. . .
It seems that avg is finally working on 10 as well. At least for me it is. I am a avid fan/user of avg anti virus. It seems to be not over protective to the point of driving ya nuts; but just protective enough so that it protects what it needs to. Before; avg would not work on the previous versions of windows; but it installed completely and seems to be working fine for me now.