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  1. #11

    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise

    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    That's the thing with 3rd party. Resources. The first thing I do when fixing someone's Windows PC is to strip put the AV, do a temp file clean & registry fix with CCleaner, and load FREE MS SE. Boom! A lot faster system, especially on older machines.

    A glorious day for me when MS released SE and now Defender with 8. It's caught any crap I've encountered.
    Yes Tony, agreed.
    me to!

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  2. #12

    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Hi there
    Why do W8 users even BOTHER with 3rd party AV software -- they are just redundant in W8 now. In any case comparative studies are totally useless since a virus could technically appear at ANTY TIME so all the statistics are essentially well out of date by the time they are published.

    For home users the W8 security system built in to the kernel is more than enough -- and if you DO become infected it's 99.99% certain you've been accessing dubious websites, downloading software from torrents or just making basic stupid mistakes like opening email attachments from senders you don't know or downloading things like registry cleaners, system / driver scanners etc etc.

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  3. #13

    Right on. :thumbup:

    I'm my best AV via common sense and good surfing habits.
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  4. #14

    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise

    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Right on. :thumbup:

    I'm my best AV via common sense and good surfing habits.
    how true ,local computer repair shop fixes lots of infected computer and most ,not all, admit to surfing porn [for laughs or pleasure ]or downloading files from peer to peer ,or trying different sites to get free TV on there computer
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  5. #15

    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    3rd party


    Would you consider Defender with Win native firewall and a router enough and drop MBAM?

    I also use Secunia and File Hippo Update Checker they seem to function differently one for vulnerabilities and the other for being current. Macrium is my image program. As needed, I use Revo or Iobit to remove programs cleanly when they do not have an uninstaller. I use Ccleaner's 'Windows' only and the 'Startup' feature.

    Would you keep or drop any of these as I would like to avoid 3rd party programs that are dangerous or harmful?

    My level is not skillful so advice welcome.

    Thank you

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