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#1 crescere


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 03:57 PM

The.computer gut at the store talked me into Eset security. Now my VPN either won't connect or they have IP leaks. Even programs like word slowed way down or would not load. I removed Eset and all is well.

I am concerned about viruses, malware, and that as of December 1 the government allows the FBI to hack your computer simply BECAUSE YOU USE A VPN.

I put in free versions of Avast and Malwarebytes, and all seems OK. I dont mind paying for the best security possible, but my computer has to be free to work. What do you all use or recommend? I respect your opinions and thank you in advance for your help.

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 04:33 PM

One of the reasons I use ESET is because it leaves a small footprint...meaning it is not intrusive and does not utilize a lot of system resources which slow down performance. However, ESET's Internet Security suite may be a different story. Anti-virus Software which includes a firewall and other features are typically called a Security suite (package). Suites tend to have varying degrees of strengths and weaknesses accorded for each feature they incorporate. Internet Security Suites include a Firewall component, which IMO is unnecessary since the Windows built-in Firewall provides adequate protection. Further, many folks also use a router which is essentially a hardware firewall.Emsisoft Anti-Malware is an effective alternative to consider. I use EAM too because it leaves a small footprint.

Despite it's name, Emsisoft Anti-Malware is an antivirus platform that includes anti-malware protection. Emsisoft uses two scanning engines, combining its technology with Bitdefender Anti-Virus and three security levels (or layers) of protection to prevent the installation of malware and stop malicious processes before they can infect your computer.See my comments at the bottom of Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools as to why I recommend Emsisoft Anti-Malware.
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