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#1 nekorb17

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 07:52 PM

Looking for some info on protecting my computer.

 

As I understand it security software that specialize in one thing are more effective for protection rather than an all encompasing security suite.

 

So do I need a program for every type of security risk? One for viruses, one for malware, one for trojans, one for rootkits. etc. If so, which ones are the bes...

 

You know what, I know there'll be at least one person who says thats like asking if apples or oranges are better. So I won't ask that question. Instead I'll as what do you think would be best for what I'm looking for. Obviously protection is at the very top of my list. Convience is also important. Software that isn't complicated to use and won't be intrusive or obnoxious while I'm doing other things.

 

If the better option(s) have a price tag, then I'll go with that rather than free software. I really want the highest quality so I don't mind spending some money.

 

Also, I'm curious to know any websites that do reviews/comparisons on the latest security software available.

 

Thank you for any input.



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#2 jburd1800

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 08:32 PM

There are a lot more people that will answer but I'll give you my 2 cents...

 

I use Windows Defender for virus, Malwarbytes , CCleaner...

 

Has worked for me 


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Posted 16 March 2016 - 08:56 PM

  If custom/advanced installed [U-choose-the-desired-modules], Avast or Avira, free or pay-for, anti-virus programs, are just two of many good choices!  Emsisoft or Malwarebytes, are just two good choices out of many for anti-malware.  Windows Firewall is amongst the best "SetItForgetIt" firewalls.


Edited by RolandJS, 17 March 2016 - 04:54 PM.

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 09:16 PM

I use managed security services that try to cover a lot of bases and are monitored by specialists.



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Posted 16 March 2016 - 09:36 PM

Crypto prevent and Malwarebytes Antiexploit would be good additions to your security package.

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 05:00 AM

For the best defensive strategy to protect yourself from malware and ransomware (crypto malware) infections, see my comments (Post #2) in this topic...Ransomware Avoidance.


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Posted 17 March 2016 - 09:50 AM

I am a mostly recreational Win10 user and have settled on a combo of the following free suites which I have so far found to be a great, have minimal CPU usage and have so far yet to be breached by any form of malware.

 

Windows Defender

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit

Zemana Antilogger

 

On top of this, I scan regularly with second-opinion scanners Zemana, HitmanPro, SuperAntiSpyware and AdwCleaner as a means of checking for malware that might have slipped through my real-time protection suites, but in 6 months or more of using them, scan results have always come back clean/safe. The only alerts I get after performing scans are caused by low-risk tracking cookies.

 

I wish to add that my purpose for posting here is not to recommend to others; just to merely state what has so far worked for me. As more senior members of BC will tell you, there is no such thing as perfect online security and that what folk are actually using their pc for is a factor that should be taken into consideration when choosing what suite(s) to run.


Edited by robby501, 17 March 2016 - 10:50 AM.

Im a rookie and purely recreational pc user. Im utterly obsessed with security (even though I consider myself a safe and law-abiding internet user!) and run a combo of the following freeware security suites.....

Windows Defender/firewall

Regular scans with Malwarebytes, AdwCleaner, JRT, HitmanPro

 

 

 


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Posted 17 March 2016 - 04:01 PM

Exactly. Every system is different and a particular combination that works well for one person may not work as well for another. You may need to experiment and find what's most suitable for your needs.
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