Win 10 computer protection


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Old 03-09-17, 06:02 AM
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Win 10 computer protection

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I realize Win 10 firewall is not the best unless configured so I rely on it with the firewall within my router.

For a/v I am undecided whether I should use the native Defender which scores low or Avast free which scores better. I seem to like Avast but would like an opinion.

Please, I have done plenty of reading so I ask for no other program suggestions and thank you.
 
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Old 03-09-17, 06:53 AM
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Many of the folks here think that antivirus is a waste these days, there aren't any good products out there, and there are way too many new viruses every day for these products to keep up. For my money, I just use MS Defender. (I used to use AVG, but have stopped installing it)

I know you asked for no other recommendations, but I wouldn't install a computer without MalwareBytes installed on it. I don't usually configure it to run all the time, but if something starts acting flakey, it's nice to be able to run it and let it clean up any outstanding malware.
 
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Old 03-09-17, 07:14 AM
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I use both Avast and malewarebytes. I'm not pc smart enough to know how much they help but I don't have any issues with my pc.
 
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Old 03-09-17, 07:21 AM
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Been running Avast for many years.
 
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Old 03-09-17, 07:24 AM
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Protection

I always have MBAM thanks
 
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Old 03-09-17, 07:35 AM
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I've used both Avast and Defender and find them to be pretty much equal. Don't know where Defender scored low. Don't agree with that.
I also use SuperAntiSpyware.
 
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Old 03-09-17, 07:38 AM
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I was mistaken I used to use malwarebytes but had an issue with it not updating properly [could have been on my end] and switched to SuperAntiSpyware. I always use the free editions
 
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Old 03-09-17, 10:03 AM
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Or just don't use Windows Os. Both Mac and Linux have such a small market share they aren't usually targeted for Viruses or Malware. Cheapest route is Linux since it is free as is software.
 
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Old 03-09-17, 10:19 AM
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I agree with the Linux security but don't care for their various Linux distros.
I tried them all.
 
 

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