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Best antivirus / firewall / antispyware

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
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    Best antivirus / firewall / antispyware


    Seriously title says it all, looks like i got a VIRUS, IDK but i just restored my computer please help me PLS

    paid or free idc

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  2. #2


    Posts : 85
    Windows 10 64-bit/ Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Hi,

    Was Defender and your windows firewall switched on? When I first got my new computer, I had to uninstall the bloatware that calls itself Nortons and manually turn on my built in anti virus. Also, you should check your user account control settings.
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  3. #3


    Kolkata, India
    Posts : 127
    Windows® 8.1 Pro 64-Bit


    In my opinion Kaspersky Pure 2.0 With Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro Is the best security combination To protect A PC........
    From Any kind of Viruses......
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  4. #4


    Posts : 154
    Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit


    I don't really see any reason in installing any additional anti-virus that you need to pay for. Windows 8 comes with Windows Defender by default and Windows Firewall does what it's supposed to. Unless you're intentionally visiting unusual websites and installing malicious software you should be fine. Although I do recommend installing Malwarebytes just for scanning the system once a month, just in case.

    The best part? It's all free, you don't need to pay money.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    BitDefender/Win8 firewall/Malwarebytes
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  6. #6


    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    I love Windows Defender. The ease to use it and the fact that it will keep your pc clean and WON'T screw up the performance is wonderful!

    So you might want to try installing this program if it's not installed yet and perform a full scan.

    Another option is to try the McAfee Stinger. This is NOT a replacement for a virusscanner, just a last minute option if all the others fail. You can download it here ==> Stinger | McAfee Free Tools

    Good luck!
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  7. #7


    Posts : 419
    Windows 8.1 x64


    A lot of people can't get Windows Defender turned back on even after uninstalling third party AV with the specific uninstall tool provided by the company, leaving them defenseless. I don't need to say anything further than that.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Quote Originally Posted by Der Snoober View Post
    I love Windows Defender. The ease to use it and the fact that it will keep your pc clean and WON'T screw up the performance is wonderful!

    So you might want to try installing this program if it's not installed yet and perform a full scan.

    Another option is to try the McAfee Stinger. This is NOT a replacement for a virusscanner, just a last minute option if all the others fail. You can download it here ==> Stinger | McAfee Free Tools

    Good luck!
    Windows Defender does work smoothly. Despite my recommendation that's what I am using now.
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  9. #9


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I have the paid versions of-

    Norton
    Avast
    WinPatrol
    AdAware

    Free version of Spybot Search & Destroy.

    Between them, my computer is free of malware,viruses,trojans,adware, etc.

    It feels good to have a smooth running computer.

    It cost me a little bit, but the paid versions offer much better protection, IN MY OPINION.

    Others may have different opinions.

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  10. #10


    England
    Posts : 24
    Windows 8 Pro 64bit


    I use ESET Smart Security 5 and Malwarebytes Pro, I don't trust Windows Defender/Firewall !!!

    Regards

    Ricky
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