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Re: Windows 10

Postby kurupetos » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:11 pm

Try Kaspersky. It's an excellent choice. :wink:
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Paphitis » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:58 am

Have a look at Trend Micro also.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:07 am

you pays yer money and takes yer choice


lots of reviews: eg
http://www.toptenreviews.com/software/security/best-internet-security-suites-software/
https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2369749,00.asp
http://www.techradar.com/news/the-best-antivirus-software-of-2017
https://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-antivirus,review-2588-4.html
http://windowsreport.com/best-antivirus-2018/

Many think MS Windows is a a bit weak and it should be supplemented. Bitdefender appears to be flavour of the month.

We have 9 pc's in the family. 6 are in regular use and I am running a paid version of McAfee on all 9 of them along side a paid Malwarebytes on five, free Malwarebytes on the others.

I am cautious as some of the family are obliged to use USB sticks for data transfer at school - and we had one USB stick infected from there but we picked it up at home: the infection supposedly/apparently wiped the stick. cleaned it and got the data back.

(the first virus experience was with "Stoned" , in late 1989, which came in to the office on the systems disk floppies with some Bother PC's .oh the delights of DOS 4.2.1 and having to write a batch file to load a simple menu plus fitting cards and cabling with twin-core to talk to a System/32 - 36 AS/400 over a dial-up, and for Netware 286)
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Sotos » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:53 am

"Your PC is now stoned" (or something like that)... I remember that message on my first PC! The last time I got a virus was while using a laptop in a hotel abroad 6 years ago. On my main computer I don't remember getting any virus during the past 2 decades... apart maybe from a few "Potentially Unwanted Programs" (PUP) which sometimes come up at virus scans but do no real harm. The latest test from https://www.av-comparatives.org/ and https://www.av-test.org/ put Windows Defender nearly on par with the best AV software. So I am debating if I should install another AV for the potentially slight increase in protection... I hate installing unnecessary programs on a fresh install, especially ones that run on start up. Then again if I get a virus I am sure I would greatly regret it... I had Avast for the last 10 years or so without any problems so maybe I should stick to that.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby kurupetos » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:18 pm

Sotos wrote:"Your PC is now stoned" (or something like that)... I remember that message on my first PC! The last time I got a virus was while using a laptop in a hotel abroad 6 years ago. On my main computer I don't remember getting any virus during the past 2 decades... apart maybe from a few "Potentially Unwanted Programs" (PUP) which sometimes come up at virus scans but do no real harm. The latest test from https://www.av-comparatives.org/ and https://www.av-test.org/ put Windows Defender nearly on par with the best AV software. So I am debating if I should install another AV for the potentially slight increase in protection... I hate installing unnecessary programs on a fresh install, especially ones that run on start up. Then again if I get a virus I am sure I would greatly regret it... I had Avast for the last 10 years or so without any problems so maybe I should stick to that.

IMO, trusting Bill Gates is not a good idea, S.; trust the Russians instead. :wink:
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Sotos » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:28 pm

Are you using the free or the paid version of Kaspersky?
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Paphitis » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:27 am

Sotos wrote:Are you using the free or the paid version of Kaspersky?


It probably makes little difference but what clinched it for me is the fact that Trend Micro have all the Government Contracts in Australia and USA. That, s everything from every department right up to the CIA, FBI, Fed Police, ASIO and Echelon Defence Sygnals Directorate.

I figured that they would have it all sussed. :lol: it’s the only review I paid any attention to.

Got it on installed (paid version) and the other thing I like is that it is light.
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Re: Windows 10

Postby Paphitis » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:41 am

As for Kapersky - yes it is a Russian company and probably has links to Pootin and other criminal elements.

I would stay well clear!
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Re: Windows 10

Postby kurupetos » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:26 am

Sotos wrote:Are you using the free or the paid version of Kaspersky?

Paid.
Also, I have been using Bitdefender. It's Romanian but don't assume the quality is that of Dacia! :lol: It's good too and slightly cheaper than Kaspersky. :wink:
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Re: Windows 10

Postby kurupetos » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:27 am

Paphitis wrote:As for Kapersky - yes it is a Russian company and probably has links to Pootin and other criminal elements.

I would stay well clear!

Silly koala; the NWO has installed a virus in your tiny head... :mrgreen:
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