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Security Packages - purchase & installation


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#1 UppinRunnin

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 06:47 PM

I don't have AV s/w at this point because it expired. I am confused though because I thought Windows Defender was built-in protection. Windows states I need AV.

But how can it be safe to go online and download a security package, when your system is unprotected? That is the method of sales these days.

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 04:03 AM

Which OS are you running?

If I were to hazard a guess from the notification then you are probably running Windows 7. The built-in Windows Defender for this OS is only an antispyware and not an antivirus.

Just going to the Internet directly to the vendor's site for downloading an AV should be ok, as long as you do not surf elsewhere to reduce the risk of getting infected.

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 04:36 AM

Hi,
Also which package are you interested in?
Free?
Paid?

Type of devices to be covered:
Only the above mentioned?
Multi device?

Do you want third party firewall or just AV/AM?


No one can assure you are safe without protection software. But managing to go directly into websites (by using their URLs) and not clicking any suspicious ads and links can save you to a large extend from infection.
Also, your router firewall will be there to protect you (in limited ways).
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Posted 12 July 2015 - 06:52 AM

You are still receiving assistance with your Windows 7 system in this topic where you posted your logs.
 

I don't have AV s/w at this point because it expired. I am confused though because I thought Windows Defender was built-in protection.

But how can it be safe to go online and download a security package, when your system is unprotected? That is the method of sales these days. Very confusing.


Since you are now receiving help from the Malware Response Team, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Response Team member...nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log(s) you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the member assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process or make things worst which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

The Malware Response Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.

Good luck.

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