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Discussion in 'General Security' started by Dano2, Sep 12, 2017.

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  1. Dano2

    Dano2 Thread Starter

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  3. DaveA

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    Have you thought about using the MSE or Defender depending on which version of Windows you are using?

    They are FREE and do work
     
  4. Dano2

    Dano2 Thread Starter

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    Hi I haven't heard of those. We have Win 10.
     
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    Windows Defender is built in into Win 10. Go to Start > Windows Defender Security Center to take a look.
     
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    dvk01 Derek Moderator Malware Specialist

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    I would recommend either Eset or Emsisoft as the 2 current best all round protection( especially Ransomware). However W10 defender is very good and in the new version ( fall creators update ) being released next month it is very much more improved and features currently only in the enterprise version are supposed to be released to all W10 versions
     
  7. simian

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    Nod32 is a good choice, these guys are hackers though Im not sure if thats a pro or a con, ah!
     
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    What guys are hackers?
     
  9. simian

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    @dvk01 The founders/authors of Eset and product coders.
     
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    You should know, and I feel obligated to tell you this, that traditional anti-virus software will not stop you from getting a polymorphic virus like ransomware. This is because normal anti-virus software uses definitions to match what is being caught. No definition and usually the malware will slip right on by. That's not to say you shouldn't use an anti-virus as they have their place, but you need to add another layer like sandboxing. There are several programs to achieve this. I use Sandboxie myself. They have a forum to ask questions. I would read about Sandboxie and utilize it. It may save you. Or, you could use a cloning software and periodically clone your computer to an external hard drive as a back up in case you do get owned by ransomware or something else. That way you can just format your computer and clone back the good image.

    For anti-virus I like Bitdefender Free or Immunet. They are both fairly lightweight and have pretty good detection. Both free products run from the cloud so there's no worrying about updating definitions or anything. With Bitdefender Free you just install it, create a free account and that's it. Immunet's options should be customized. One thing I like about Bitdefender Free is that it will show you a page that the website contains malware and to ask you whether you want to load the infected page or not.
     
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