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#1 Hippygator

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 10:48 AM

I am wondering how much security is needed on my new laptop with Windows 8.1. Since the pc seems to have a Maintenance schedule and also a "Service Station", how much more does it need? I am using Avast and Malwarebytes as my antivirus/malware protectors at this point along with Glary Utilities.



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Posted 13 September 2014 - 12:16 PM

The Windows firewall in Windows 8.1 is an effective tool, keep it enabled and with the others you should be good to go.

 

Avast will update each day the computer is run.  Is this the free version?

 

Malwarebytes, the free version, doesn't automatically update, so you need to update it before running a scan.

 

What Glary utilities are you running.


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Posted 13 September 2014 - 12:32 PM

Hi Dc! Yes Avast is the free version and also Malwarebytes and Glary Utilities 5.7. I am the leader among CHEAPOS,  hee, hee. The more I get into Win 8.1 the more I like it. Thanks for your input.


Edited by Hippygator, 13 September 2014 - 12:34 PM.


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Posted 13 September 2014 - 12:42 PM

There are some good free programs out there, no need to feel like you are being cheap.  The important thing is that you are making sure you are protected.


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Posted 13 September 2014 - 12:54 PM

There are some good free programs out there, no need to feel like you are being cheap.  The important thing is that you are making sure you are protected.

If you have programs that you feel are particularly noteworthy please feel free to list them. ps. I'm skeered of those little buggers too, lol.



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Posted 13 September 2014 - 01:02 PM

 

 

I'm guessing you are referring to my Member Title, Arachibutyrophbia.  This actually is the fear of having peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth.  And no, I don't really have this phobia, it was just off beat enough to fit my eclectic state of mind.


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Posted 13 September 2014 - 01:04 PM

Hee, hee, ok I stand corrected.



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Posted 13 September 2014 - 07:11 PM

The botanical name of the peanut plant is Arachis hypogaea <G> and "butyr" is the root meaning "butter".  Fear of spiders would be "Arachnophobia" since spiders are arachnids.

 

That one little "n" changes the meaning completely <G>.



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Posted 13 September 2014 - 07:40 PM

I shoulda known, hee, hee.



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Posted 13 September 2014 - 08:31 PM

Just out of curiosity, what do you mean by the Maintenance Schedule and the Service Station?



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Posted 13 September 2014 - 08:42 PM

Windows 8.1 has an automatic Action Center which alerts you when it senses security or maintenance issues. My laptop computer, which is a Toshiba Satellite L-55, also has a "Service Station" which takes care of driver updates.


Edited by Hippygator, 14 September 2014 - 10:13 AM.





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