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#1 PianoMan55

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 02:09 PM

I just installed Avast Premier and got a good discount on it. It seemed like the best choice because of all the features.

What do you guys think about my choice? I had to uninstall ESET node 32 because it is incompatible with Net Nanny safe browsing filter. It was good, but did not have all the bells and all that Avast has.



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Posted 13 June 2018 - 03:59 PM

Did you report the Net Nanny issue to ESET Support and confirm it is incompatible?

While Net Nanny may be something you like, replacing an effective anti-virus like ESET is not a solution I would have taken.

I no longer recommend avast as an anti-virus solution for a variety of reasons...I explain why in this topic.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:09 PM

Yes, I emailed ESET and was told no way to make it compatible. Net Nanny is an absolute have-to.
Since I have Malwarebytes, HitManPro and HitManPro Anti-Exploit, then I would be well protected using Win Defender?

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:18 PM

If you are using Windows 10, then I would recommend Windows Defender (Windows Antivirus). I explain why in this topic.

Also see my comments about Windows Defender (Windows Antivirus) in Choosing an Anti-Virus Program.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:40 PM

OK, thanks, Yes I had read your article and felt that with the other 3 anti-malware/exploit I should be safe but do not know enough about it all. But I wanted to ask just to be sure.

 

     As for Net Nanny, anyone looking for a very good safe browsing filter, it is unbeatable. It gives choices on what you want blocked (foul language, porn, nudity, gambling, weapons, drugs, etc. and there is no way to disable or uninstall it. I tried ending the task for daemon.exe and cwtry.exe, and also tried deleting those files, but as soon as you pull up a web browser, the program puts those 2 right back where they were. Unlike other filters, it "reads " the first page and determines whether to block it according to your settings. With other programs in that category, they basically read the URLs and what comes after the .com/.......  That is usually what the others pick up on, but Net Nanny is the only one, so far as I can find that actually looks at the first page of a website. It cannot be uninstalled without the Administrator Password, and only the Admin can go to the Net Nanny site and change settings by using the password. 

    The only flaw is that one of the grandkids knew about System Restore, and showed me how he could bypass it by restoring to a point before the install. I fixed that one real quick by keeping the files, but reinstalling Windows. That way, no restore point!

 

Don't know if anyone was interested in that, but do know there is a huge need for it nowadays.



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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:52 PM

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