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My Sister going to University whats the best security for her?


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#1 SmurfonWheels

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 02:41 PM

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I have set up my laptop for my sister for her work in University but i did not realize that she was going to connect to the wifi there, know i know that University is a big spot for vulnerability as you are open to all sorts of people ether memory stick virus or thought links people send or though the wifi, i was wondering what is the best security to put on her laptop taht wont get in her way but will keep her safe and secure when online, even more when backing documents up online. i have got the following 

ESET Smart Security

6 months from a free giveaway

Panda Antivirus Pro 2016

6 months from a free giveaway

Bitdefender total Security 2016

6 months from a free giveaway

 

and there is the free Antiviruses

 

The Laptop Specs are

Brand MSI Item Weight 4.5 Kg Product Dimensions 40.6 x 31 x 15 cm Item model number GE60 0ND-083UK Screen Size 15.6 inches Processor Brand Intel Processor Type 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5 Processor Processor Speed 2.3 GHz RAM Size 8 GB Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM Hard Drive Size 750 GB Hard Disk Technology HDD Graphics Card Description nVidia GeForce GTX660M Graphics Card Ram Size 2 GB Operating System Windows 7 Edition Home Premium Lithium Battery Weight 290 Grams

 

 

Could you help Somthing that would not bother her when working, and non intrusive :)


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Posted 10 February 2016 - 02:52 PM

ESET leaves a small footprint...meaning it is not intrusive and does not utilize a lot of system resources. The same applies to Emsisoft Anti-Malware but it was not on your list.

I mentioned in your other topic that Windows Firewall was sufficient and you really do not need a suite.

Before getting too deep in this...what are you going to do for her after the 6 month free giveaway expires?
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Posted 10 February 2016 - 03:29 PM

Before getting too deep in this...what are you going to do for her after the 6 month free giveaway expires?

 

My thoughts exactly qutieman....

 

My suggestion would be to not go with a six month pro trial. This leaves her in the middle of the ocean with out a life jacket (well maybe not that bad). But it will leave her unprotected and with a bunch of annoying messages letting her know her trial ended. Which is intrusive and what you are trying to avoid.

 

I would go with a free version of one of the popular AVs. Make sure it automatically updates so she doesn't have to worry about it, and you should be good to go.


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Posted 10 February 2016 - 03:32 PM

Avira Free? Maybe i should put taht on there its good and secure, thanks for the tips 



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Posted 10 February 2016 - 03:35 PM

I'll let quiteman or others respond... I have been out of the Windows AV game for a little bit, not sure what the best out there is anymore.


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Posted 10 February 2016 - 03:53 PM

Keep in mind that an offer of free anti-virus software is essentially a marketing technique...a way of advertising and enticement to get folks to try a product and if they like it, to purchase the full (or Pro) version which typically provides more features. Marketing and promotional strategies are built into the vendor's business model as part of their operating costs. Bottom line...it's all about generating revenue and finding new and creative ways to do so. As such, users may have to deal with occasional nagging pop-ups or nuisance advertising and prompts to upgrade to the paid version.

By using such free programs, you are essentially agreeing to the terms of the vendor's service which includes those ads. In some cases you may be able to disable annoying pop-ups through the anti-virus settings if the vendor included an option to disable them. If the vendor does not have such an option listed, then your only alternative is to switch anti-virus software if the pop-up ads annoy you that much.

Also keep in mind that many anti-virus vendors are bundling toolbars and other software with their products as a cost recoup measure. In fact, all free Anti-virus programs now come with toolbars or other bundled software except Bitdefender Free, Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows 8/10 Defender.
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Posted 10 February 2016 - 04:09 PM

I'm a fan of Bitdefender free, but it blocks Malwarebytes. Other than that, it's a great AV in my opinion. Limited on features, but I like it.


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Posted 10 February 2016 - 04:14 PM

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware works well and should run alongside anti-virus software without conflicts. In some rare cases, you must add exclusions for both the anti-virus and Malwarebytes in their respective exclusions list.

These are typically the files in various operating systems which can be added to your anti-virus exclusion list when experiencing issues using the Premium version of Malwarebytes 2.x.

For 32 bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 & Windows 8:

  • C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamdor.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbampt.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamresearch.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamscheduler.exe

For 64 bit versions of Windows Vista or Windows 7 & 8:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamdor.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbampt.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamresearch.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamscheduler.exe

Note: If using a software firewall besides the built in Windows Firewall you'll need to exclude mbam.exe, mbamservice.exe and mbamresearch.exe from it as well.

Note: Once the above is done, make sure that if either of the programs has any sort of web filter, that you add the following as a trusted site:
data-cdn.mbamupdates.com

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 04:36 PM

Bitdefender free to my knowledge doesn't have exclusions either. I used to use Avast free, but the ads for their products got annoying.


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Posted 10 February 2016 - 05:50 PM

wait i think my Avira pro is for 3 people i can add my sister to it XD stupid me xD haha i will get her Avira Pro xD 



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Posted 10 February 2016 - 05:59 PM

Then it sounds like you found the solution.
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