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#1 Axient

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 09:12 PM

What would be a good free anti-malware setup. I know you can not stop everything, but what programs would you guys recommend? Thank you in advance.



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Posted 23 March 2018 - 12:51 AM

It would be a good idea to say which operating system you use.



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Posted 23 March 2018 - 04:03 PM

Yes, I apologize about that. I am running wndows 8.1



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Posted 24 March 2018 - 10:11 AM

Hi, Axient and Welcome to BC! :welcome:
 
There are SpywareBlaster, WinPatrol, Unchecky, and CryptoPrevent, of which all are free.
 
And, depending on your web browser, in addition, there are uBlock Origin, Adblock Plus, AdFender, Ghostery and HTTPS Everywhere, all of these are free.
 
If you have not as of yet, and until quietman7 comes along, please read his relevant article, here: Answers to common security questions - Best Practices
 
Good luck! :)
 
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Edited by midimusicman79, 25 March 2018 - 09:22 AM.

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 01:13 PM

Thank you


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 01:39 PM

I use Malwarebytes Pro, Avast free, and Bitdefender Firewall (free). 



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Posted 25 March 2018 - 07:47 AM

You may want to take a look at https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/668588/share-your-security-configuration/ , where various members have shared their system setup strategies designed to minimize the threat of malware.

 

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 09:32 AM

Hi again, Axient!

I have updated my previous post, so please re-read it for yet another program tip.

And you are welcome! :)

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 07:57 PM

The best defensive strategy to protect yourself from malware infection is a comprehensive approach to include prevention and routinely backing up your data. Security is all about layers and not depending on any one solution, technology or approach to protect yourself from cyber-criminals. The most important layer is you...the first and last line of defense.

No amount of security software is going to defend against today's sophisticated malware writers for those who do not practice safe computing and stay informed. It has been proven time and again that the user is a more substantial factor (weakest link) in security than the architecture of the operating system or installed protection software.

For more suggestions to protect yourself from malware, see my comments (Post #2) in this topic.
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