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Security Software Recommendations?


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#1 MrHappyPants

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 08:30 PM

I'm looking for a new total system security package. What programs/suites/combinations would you recommend for optimal protection. I don't frequent questionable sites, as a rule, or handle any sort of top-secret information, by any means, just normal household use-but I would like high-level protection providing assured protection of finance-related activities, etc.

 

I was previously running McAfee Premium Service, but recently discovered trojans/rootkits, nonetheless, so time for an upgrade.

 

Here's my system:

Windows 8.1
Processor AMD A8-6410 APU with AMD Radeon R5 Graphics 2.00 GHz
Installed Memory: 4.00 GB (3.44 GB Usable)
System type: 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor
Pen and Touch: Full Windows Touch Support with 10 Touch Points

 

Thanks very much for your help!



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Posted 21 October 2017 - 10:02 PM

Choosing a security toolkit with anti-virus, firewall and anti-malware programs is a matter of personal preference, your needs, your technical ability and experience, features offered, user friendliness, ease of updating (and upgrading to new program release), ease of installation/removal, availability of quality/prompt technical support from the vendor and price. Other factors to consider include detection rates and methods, scanning engine effectiveness, how often virus definitions are updated, the amount of resources the program utilizes, how it may affect system performance and what will work best for your system. A particular setup that works well for one person may not work as well for another. Everyone's system is different and sometimes you may need to experiment in order to find the combination which works best and is most suitable for your needs. There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone.

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 10:21 PM

Thanks!



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:16 AM

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