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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Nov 2011 at 2:31pm
Ya they are, some of the boxes to check have moved around but the options are the same.
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Nov 2011 at 2:56pm
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  Quote cmacord Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Nov 2011 at 2:13pm
Here is my "security suite":

1. AVG Free - have used it for years, never caused me a problem or been intrusive in any way.

2. SuperAntiSpyware - used free version for several years, recently bought license for Professional version (20 bucks) for its real-time blocking and additional scheduling features, but also just to give them support.

3. SpyBot Search & Destroy - their TeaTimer module provides real-time malware detection, which I prolly don't need now that I have the big version of SAS. TeaTimer was sometimes bothersome on my cheaper slower laptop, but it has not bothered me on my new DSO system, so I will keep both programs for the present - with 2 malware programs, one will sometimes catch something the other missed.

4. Secunia PSI - very nice for informing you about installed programs that have security vulnerability...freeware.

5. NoScript addon for FireFox - I would give up 1-4 before I gave this up. It keeps Javascript turned off for new sites if and until you decide to trust them. VERY powerful and helpful!! The fact that there is no version of this for Chrome is prolly the only reason I have not dropped FireFox for Chrome.

6. WOT addon for FireFox - just started using this on my new system. All the green circles are a bit of a visual pain, but it saved me from the FaceBook "15 min" hack, and looks like it will be very useful.

7. Certificate Patrol addon for FireFox - prolly overkill for me...I just recently installed it to try it out.


Originally I just used AVG Free. Then I visited a bad site a couple of years ago, picked up a key logger, and wound up getting my WoW account hacked. After getting my account back and putting an authenticator on it (you may be a tool for playing WoW - I don't any more - but you are a fool if you play it without an authenticator nowadays), I then did research and added the other items shown above. I have never had another problem.

BTW, I don't visit porn sites, so I have no idea if the above set would protect someone who does. I doubt it...

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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Nov 2011 at 6:55pm
eset is better then avg and spysweeper or malwarebytes are both better then spybot and superAntispyware together, just fyi.

I have had issues with avg and false positives in my test and only MB and SS have pickup everything with no false positives.

to each his own tho.
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  Quote lloydcole Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Feb 2012 at 6:18am
I've always preferred Zenok Free Antivirus since the days that Norton (Symantec) turned to bloatware. We have also run AVG, but get too many false alerts.
http://www.zenok.com/en/free-antivirus/


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  Quote taw2015 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Feb 2012 at 4:18am
I have used both Symantec and AVG in the past, but after some very strange things I couldn't remove whilst supposedly being protected by either, I switched to Kaspersky with no difficulties.

Kaspersky also has a special ability: "Switch on gamer mode to block pop-ups and reduce the use of your pc’s resources to a bare minimum. games won’t be interrupted or slowed, and Kaspersky will still block any hackers or malware that tries to sneak onto your system" (quote from the site).

Price of program includes license for 3 PC's.


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  Quote Doc Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 13 Mar 2012 at 8:02pm
Hey DST4ME,
 
I just "renewed" my Spysweeper, but I got Webroot SecureAnywhere.  I know they are both webroot products but now I have both running. It seems I renewed Spysweeper and was given a different product. Do you recommend deleting Spysweeper now?  I have ESET 5 for AV/Firewall.
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  Quote Dranzogger Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 24 Apr 2012 at 4:21pm
Hey guys, I use malwarebytes, but can you guys recommend a good (free) antivirus?
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  Quote THX1138 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Jun 2012 at 3:31pm
Comsumer Reports had Avast listed as #1. Over all the paid ones they tested. Paid Avast was #2. I found that interesting.
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  Quote Hayv Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Jun 2012 at 8:14pm
So I'm a noob to antivirus software. If you already have the paid version of ESET Smart Security, why would you need to also get Webroot Spy Sweeper? Aren't they both security suites?
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  Quote Snakeeyez Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Aug 2012 at 11:38am
I just bought a muarader lvl 3..... what would be some good Free security programs?
 
The machine is only going to be used to play games, and a windower program to run FFXI. Going to use my current pc for everything internet browsing based. The plan is to play on one machine, and have wiki up on the other so I know what the heck Im suppose to be doing ingame  lol.
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Aug 2012 at 12:16pm
You'll find various opinions on this. I tend to be much more minimalist than others here.

I haven't paid for a security program since 1996. I've had zero virus/malware related issues since 1997. Which was wen I got over my "OH MY GOSH, I MUST CLICK ALL THE LINKS" phase.

I use Avast! (Free), and Malwarebytes (Free).

I use no software firewall because they are more of a headache than they are worth in my opinion (I do have a security-configured router though).

Regular cleaning will help clear out the gunk with things such as CCleaner, etc.

Far more effective than any paid program on this earth is making smart browsing choices, which has worked for me.
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  Quote Snakeeyez Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Aug 2012 at 2:56pm
Thank you got the advise
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  Quote GeorgeH Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Feb 2013 at 3:23pm
(sorry, late to the party here)

Everything Tid said.

1) Careful browsing and knowing exactly what you're downloading and remote-allowing will help you more than any AV suite.

2) Software firewalls drive me insane. I've turned 'em all off at work. Invest in a good router with built-in security and run regular virus and malware checks from dedicated apps.

3) Free AV progs and even MSSE are fine, provided you follow the above steps.

4) I've lost count of how many AV review roundups I've read which have this program ahead of that one or vice-versa. If you want to pay for one, it seems that Eset, Norton and Kaspersky are pretty much neck and neck for the top prize.

5) Seriously consider using webmail if you don't already. Email remains the primary vector of infection, even with all the scripting and website attacks loose in the wild. Being able to stop and check an attachment before it gets local can save your bacon.

6) Use Chrome or Firefox as the primary browser. If Fox, use NoScript - one of the best apps ever written. :)
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DST I can't see the picture of the setup you posted. I mean I can see it, but it's really small. I don't know if it's just me or do I have to do something special to be able to see it?
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I have AVAST as my anti-virus. It's pretty cool, it can talk in pirate English, but it does a self-update pretty much everyday.

I use ZoneAlarm as my Firewall.

HWinfo64 for CPU/GPU Temperature Monitor.
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Use HWMonitor for temps or realtemp.

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  Quote Doc Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Mar 2013 at 3:57pm
Originally posted by DST4ME

have a look here
 
Hey DST4ME,
 
I have ESET, also running Webroot Secure Anywhere for malware/spyware.
 
Its time to renew my Webroot and the 2013 version had antivirus as well. I don't think I want two antiviruses running although the Webroot guy insists not only is it better but won't conflict with ESET Whoa. Just wondering if you guys think I should just ditch Webroot or are they really better now?
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I ditched SS as soon as they combined the anti virus with it, run the other way, its the webroot guy's job to get you to buy, he could careless about you.

Now we use eset with Malwarebytes, MB is great and much better then SS now and if you like it and want realtime protection (updates, etc.,) then you can buy the pro version.
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Thanks.
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I've been using the free version of Comodo's suite for quite some time on laptops and workstations from WinXP through Win7x64 without problems. The have a firewall/av combo and other options as well.
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just wanted to bump, I see that the last post was almost a year ago. Is eset still a good antivirus to get?
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Originally posted by wylintitan

just wanted to bump, I see that the last post was almost a year ago. Is eset still a good antivirus to get?


Don't have it, but there are people on here that recommend it and suggest it to people that ask
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Originally posted by THX1138

Comsumer Reports had Avast listed as #1. Over all the paid ones they tested. Paid Avast was #2. I found that interesting.


I'm still using "Avast!". Have been since it came out and wouldn't think of changing it. No need for the bloatware that comes commercially.

avast! Antivirus, SUPERAntiSpyware and CCleaner keeps this old rig humming along.

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I use MSE for my system.
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Originally posted by PcKiller

I use MSE for my system.



Same here
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With windows 8 MSE is called Windows Defender, and am not so sure of it ATM.
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Originally posted by PcKiller

With windows 8 MSE is called Windows Defender, and am not so sure of it ATM.



There are some people on here like DST4ME and a few other who recommend ESET as a pretty good security software to use.
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My current faves are Norton (Symantec), ESET and Bitdefender. Each has its partisans, but they all seem to finish neck-and-neck in the most extensive testing.

Kaspersky also does well, I just don't care for the interface lately.
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