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Posted 24 October 2015 - 01:21 PM
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Posted 10 November 2015 - 06:57 PM
It makes me wonder if Microsoft Windows and these antivirus/antimalware companies are in co-hoots with one another just to make $$. I bought a new Apple MBP mid 2012 13" Intel i5 thinking easier and not having to deal with this subject but I have had problems since day 1 with this machine, they did have to replace 3 faulty (logic board,HDD, and something else) just got it back and now video issues and non functioning. I know I wrote this in wrong area , I am just spouting
Posted 10 November 2015 - 07:25 PM
Posted 13 November 2015 - 02:04 PM
Just out of curiosity, why do you think Avast free only runs on 32 bit? According to their system requirements it works on Win7 64 bit. Plus I installed it on my system not long ago with no problem and I'm running both a 64 bit processor and OS. I finally had to give up on my long-time favorite, Avira--it was slowing down all of the computers I had it installed on. I had not liked Avast when I tested it previously, mainly because its web shielding caused problems without letting you know why--so this time I have disabled that. I also don't ever install email scanner modules in an AV--it's really not necessary if you have your on access protection enabled.
I don't recommend everyone do the same. I have enough knowledge of infection vectors and how to prevent that I could almost get away with no AV at all. Depending on your situation and how much risky behavior you engage in, you might be just as well off staying with MSE. When I removed Avira from two of my family members' computers, I replaced it with MSE. They don't have the knowledge I do, but I know that their surfing and other behavior is low risk and if something does happen it won't be very serious and can be handled pretty easily.
The fate of all mankind, I see
Is in the hands of fools
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