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Do you plan to use third-party antivirus and firewall?

View Poll Results: Do you plan to install third-party antivirus and firewall?

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  • Third party antivirus, Windows 8 firewall

    30 17.96%
  • Windows 8 antivirus, Third-party firewall

    5 2.99%
  • Third party antivirus and firewall

    44 26.35%
  • Windows 8 antivirus and firewall

    88 52.69%
  1. #71


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Jim? I'm one of the beta testers for the latest release of Nortons 360, and the product is rock solid. I'm assuming you are talking about another Norton/Symantec product that had beta testers that didn't do crap, so they later on under what those beta testers told them released a not ready for prime time solution. BUT you have my word on it that you are totally protected using Norton 360. Of course that means you also cannot go looking to get yourself infect. So Jim stay away from www.start-trek.com/super_hot_alien_chicks

    Thanks for the link.
    I beta tested for Norton Internet Security and follow that section of the forum. Lots of complaints about NIS 2013 and NAV 2013. I'll let you inform us on Norton 360 as I don't use it and don't follow it on the forum.

    Jim

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  2. #72


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Were you aware that being RIGHT here you are chancing an infection? Believe it of not, even what you might think is a chatter/poster can very well be collecting information about your computer(s). Once even a IP Address is gathered, the person(s) can very well break into your network, and *I* know you believe you have the most sophisticated password ever created on the planet Earth. Guess WHAT. THERE is either a way to break into that PC, or one will be created in the very near future. *Quote* Bill Gates: The is no such a thing as total security. */Quote* Now if Mr. Gates tells us this, then it reasons to go more total on your security, and look for more protection. Good example: A smart man will not only wear a condom for sex, but pull it out just the second before release.
    Great post and good example. Thanks Mike.

    I'm one of those guys with W Defender only and so far there were no weird things recorded here.
    Using custom Chromium browser with adblock and IE10 has an enhanced tracking list.

    But I'll be on guarding mode when browsing around.


    Cheers
    Hopachi
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  3. #73


    I already got a browser hijack (V9 search) from somewhere and Windows Defender didn't catch it. I'll be running the Symantec Endpoint Protection v12 as soon as I receive the Windows 8 package from Symantec. The SEPv12 (RU1MP1 build) that we use at Ford for office and home use causes a BSOD after installation...
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  4. #74


    Solo.
    Posts : 2,159
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    If looking to where it goes, then why was I the only voter for the second option? MSE + 3rd party firewall.

    If there will be no such a thing as total security, leaving built-in firewall can be a better option I guess.

    OOT: This remind me about a movie story of Jason Bourne dealing with Treadstone and Blackbriar ops in which for the sake of national security CIA is breaking into all available network from Langley to Europe.
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  5. #75


    USA/Tenn/Oak Ridge
    Posts : 245
    Win 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Right now I'm using free Avast and so far so good. When I get the RTM on the 26th I will either keep the free Avast or upgrade to kaspersky. Defender is nice but I just rather use a better third party tool for this. My 2c. YMMV
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  6. #76


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Kevin Ismail said:
    Treadstone and Blackbriar ops in which for the sake of national security CIA is breaking into all available network from Langley to Europe.
    Kevin? What makes you think that they are not? The Cobra's venom will stop the Mongoose!! Kevin beware the man in the big yellow hat.
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  7. #77


    USA/Tenn/Oak Ridge
    Posts : 245
    Win 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Kevin Ismail said:
    Treadstone and Blackbriar ops in which for the sake of national security CIA is breaking into all available network from Langley to Europe.
    Kevin? What makes you think that they are not? The Cobra's venom will stop the Mongoose!! Kevin beware the man in the big yellow hat,
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  8. #78


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Kevin Ismail said:
    Treadstone and Blackbriar ops in which for the sake of national security CIA is breaking into all available network from Langley to Europe.
    Kevin? What makes you think that they are not? The Cobra's venom will stop the Mongoose!! Kevin beware the man in the big yellow hat.
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    Jim
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  9. #79


    Posts : 993
    Windows 8 pro Retail


    Dammit Jim!! Now he will get us too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  10. #80


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    I already got a browser hijack (V9 search) from somewhere and Windows Defender didn't catch it. I'll be running the Symantec Endpoint Protection v12 as soon as I receive the Windows 8 package from Symantec. The SEPv12 (RU1MP1 build) that we use at Ford for office and home use causes a BSOD after installation...
    Already! This sounds bad for me too. Which browser? (IE? FFox?)

    The google searches here are fine so far.

    Thanks for the notice.
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