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mikestock

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Posted: 12/02/20 05:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I know I will get varied answers but I am looking for opinions as to the best virus/spyware protection. I presently have BullGuard and it is time to renew, but I'm not sure it's the best for the money.

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I've use most of the major brands over the years, and finally many were recommending just using the Win 10 built in AV software. Which I've been doing for over a year now with no problems.


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X2 on Age’s comment.


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I have tried many over the years.

I have used Kaspersky for many years now and like it the best.

Other side of the scale, I detest Norton. It is bloated and a resource hog.


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BobsYourUncle wrote:

I have tried many over the years.

I have used Kaspersky for many years now and like it the best.

Other side of the scale, I detest Norton. It is bloated and a resource hog.


Ditto on Norton, I used Kaspersky but the US Government banned it from any Federal systems which was good enough for me. I dropped it in the middle of the subscription. Supposedly it is fully owned by the Russian gov.

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Posted: 12/02/20 05:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MS Security Essentials.


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My son is a IT Manager with a major company and supports thousands of desk top computers - He had me use McAfee


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I've used the free Microsoft since they offered it. So far it's worked for me.


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i use

- windows defender (free)
- Advanced System Care PRO and Malware Fighter PRO ($) from ioBit.

satisfied with both. but the problem is you can't know what you're not detecting until it's too late.


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I use the built-in Windows protection suite + Avast Free + Malwarebytes Free.

The Malwarebytes is for occasional cleanup, and the last few times I've run it, it found nothing.

No need to pay for that stuff any more. Microsoft does a good job. Don't click on stupid stuff and stay off porn sites, (no insult intended just a fact) and you won't have any issues.

Whatever you do, DO NOT get McAfee. Everyone I know who uses it has random problems.


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