Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

New Laptop setup


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 ARadcliffe

ARadcliffe

  • Members
  • 27 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:09:26 PM

Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:35 PM

My wife has a new laptop with Windows 8.
 
What's the recommended setup for antivirus,  antimalware, firewall, etc, these days?
 
She's a casual user - primarily for her grad school.  No risky behavior expected. 
 
as far as I know, lol.
 
Would prefer free versions if effective,  will pay up if it's not!

Edit: Moved topic from Windows 8 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Sneakycyber

Sneakycyber

    Network Engineer


  • BC Advisor
  • 6,116 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ohio
  • Local time:09:26 PM

Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:40 AM

create your factory restore disk's or usb ( you will need a least 16gb if not 20) Avast free edition is the best free Antivirus software available. For paid I can personally reccomend Eset Node32.
Chad Mockensturm 
Network Engineer
Certified CompTia Network +, A +

#3 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 51,490 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:09:26 PM

Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:40 AM

You may want to read:

Choosing an Anti-Virus Program
Choosing a Firewall
Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools
.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

#4 R A D 1321

R A D 1321

  • Members
  • 6 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:06:26 PM

Posted 29 March 2013 - 02:51 PM

I really have become a fan of MSE(XP, Vista and 7) or Windows Defender(WIn8). As well as Malwarebytes and Super Anti-Spyware for on-demand secondary scanning. Windows firewall for years has been more than enough for the home/casual user. Practicing safe surfing and keeping your computer up to date is the most important couple of things a user can do. Anti-virus, regardless of the brand will help with the rest. Some A/V will act different on different setups. Try a few of the free ones if you like. JUST REMEMBER TO ALWAYS NEVER HAVE MORE THAN ONE A/V ON YOUR SYSTEM AT A TIME.

 

Happy COMPUTING



#5 midou1994

midou1994

  • Members
  • 251 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:06:56 AM

Posted 30 March 2013 - 08:41 AM

Hi,

 

Windows 8 comes with Windows Defender(Antivirus) guess you know this but this is not similar to Windows Defender in Windows 7

 

I have asked the Question about the Firewall in this Forum and I have been assured that Windows Firewall in Windows 7/8 is pretty good.....................

 

Don`t Disable UAC(Most people do it),Smart Screen filter in Windows 8.

 

Eset(NOD 32) Antivirus  works fine with Windows 8.Avast! well their seemed to be a few issues with Avast! 7 so most of the Guys in my College who upgraded to Windows 8 Decided to go with Defender for protection.

 

Don`t know about Avast! version 8...........


Midou

#6 ARadcliffe

ARadcliffe
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 27 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:09:26 PM

Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:36 PM

Thanks everyone - I appreciate the support and advice.



#7 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 51,490 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:09:26 PM

Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:43 PM


You're welcome on behalf of the Bleeping Computer community.
.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

#8 ARadcliffe

ARadcliffe
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 27 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:09:26 PM

Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:13 PM

This thing came with Norton.  

 

Ran the Norton removal tool from here http://www.symantec.com/symnrt

 

but funny thing, it still seems to be on there in some capacity.  It's relinquished control of the Firewall, at least...

 

Obnoxious - the used car salesman of the computer world!



#9 midou1994

midou1994

  • Members
  • 251 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:06:56 AM

Posted 27 April 2013 - 09:35 AM

Hi,

 

So, Did the uninstall fail or Removal tool Fail?

 

Please try running the tool again.... All AV leave some file and registry entries and removing all of them may not be possible....

 

Try running the tool again to see if it helps


Midou




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users