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Posted 04 February 2014 - 04:29 PM
Posted 04 February 2014 - 04:39 PM
I don't always use Internet Explorer, but when I do, it's to download a different browser.
Posted 04 February 2014 - 08:03 PM
I agree with HashX Avg is good but you could also try Avira http://www.avira.com/en/index
If you are considering buying a Internet security suite you may consider
These are my personal choices I have been running Kaspersky PURE for 3 plus years now and think its great.
I also think that if you run free software and like it you should buy it if you can afford it to show your support for the people who make the stuff. Especially things like Antivirus. Try AVG if you like it buy it.
Remember you get what you pay for.
For a list of free antivirus software please read this.
Edited by NickAu1, 04 February 2014 - 08:15 PM.
Posted 04 February 2014 - 09:15 PM
Posted 05 February 2014 - 12:37 AM
I read your post with great interest, and with only 2 weeks to go on my kasper pure subscription I decided to give Windows 8 Defender a try. If I get infected I will find your fone number and I will fone you at 2 am so you can help me clean my pc. I am only joking.
But I did read your post and had a think about how I use my pc.
I do not bank online.
I use my pc to mainly do email( I never ever open ANY attachments from ANYBODY even my mother, I Surf forums like this, Youtube, Some Facebook, Paltalk Chat read the news that kinda thing.
I do not use torrents or other p2p or go to those warez sites.
I do not go to porn sites.
So I figure I am not doing anything risky online so maybe thats why I have never had any problems.
I am giving this a try there are no important files on this pc and its fully backed up to usb drive( only plugged in for backup then unplugged) so if the worst happens a quick cleanup and restore . Might save a few $$$$
God next thing you know I will be running IE 11
Edited by NickAu1, 05 February 2014 - 12:50 AM.
Posted 05 February 2014 - 02:49 AM
There are reviews o the internet which compare several AV suites. None of them is flawless. Windows Defender however, is worse than some others so I would not recommend using it when surfing a lot on unknown sites.
I believe Kaspersky, Bitdefender and Panda are the best you can get. They are not free however.
Posted 05 February 2014 - 07:03 AM
Posted 05 February 2014 - 02:27 PM
Hi thanks for your help I will take it all in. I want something that is simple to use and understand windows defender is like MSE but better yeah?
Posted 05 February 2014 - 04:10 PM
Posted 06 February 2014 - 09:14 AM
I'm a little wary to recommend MSE/Windows Defender protection based on AV-Test.org's recent results, versus using pretty much any free AV such as Avast or AVG.
I know there is not standard for these testing benchmarks. But even in respect to their closed test, it looks pretty bad.
Edited by WhiteZero, 06 February 2014 - 09:15 AM.
Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:31 AM
Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:36 AM
I and most of our staff is not weary to recommend MSE for the reasons I indicated in Post #7.
Well Post #7 mentions the "Anti-virus Testing Websites: An overview of testing sites" document, which itself says AV-Comparatives and AV-Test can be trusted. And they are the ones proving out that MSE/WD is batting below average compared to over AVs.
Posted 06 February 2014 - 10:44 AM
Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:30 AM
Yes it does and I specifically include that link because it gives a good overview. However, I never said AV-Comparatives and AV-Test could not be trusted....just noted comparative testing results will vary depending on a variety of factors. If a product does not do well in a particular test...that does not make it a bad product.
Indeed. I wouldn't necessarily call MSE a "bad product." It's certainly better than nothing. But I'm concerned that many people recommend it simply as a default answer to "whats AV should I use?" without considering how well they've kept up development on the product. If there are other free alternatives that do a better job, I feel obligated to jump in and make sure people are aware of that.
You can have a disclaimer that these tests have a variety of factors and they're not standardized. But when they all seem to conclude that a particular product's protection is below average, that seems like compelling evidence to me, short of a conspiracy theory that they're all our to discredit MSE...
Posted 06 February 2014 - 12:46 PM
I share the opinion of WhiteZero. That is why I advised for the "others" and not for MSE. The reviews/tests all put MSE in the lower regions of the free versions of all AV suites. In fact I was once an MSE user until I found out that this application left some to be desired. Scanning my system with the others made me sceptical about the performance of MSE.
I certainly won't disqualify MSE. It has however, still a long way to go to reach the same quality as the "others". I trust all the tests where MSE didn't perform that well.
I am sure MS does a good job to offer protection but it still has to be developed a bit more.
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