Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by Spartan, Feb 7, 2019.
i dont recall having to subscribe to use it... might have to recheck that
You like spyware? On top pay for it
Avast is ruining CCleaner -- malware, bundled software, popup ads... what's next? None should use this Malware company. Period!
Well, we might see a comeback to ESET or Norton!
Norton? Nope. Eset... YEEES. I wouldn't touch Norton with a ten-foot pole. Either Windoze's own AV or Eset. And I can live without it as well.
My Norton Security review since 2 years and it still hasn't changed after I tested it last month.
- Light on the system
- Excellent layered protection using regular AV Definition files + SONAR + Firewall
- Heavily bloated, even if your license is for the Norton Security and not the deluxe version, you see the same UI with buttons for things that are not covered by your license like online backup, family safety, etc. Clicking on those buttons only opens up a prompt for you to upgrade your license! No thanks! don't throw stuff in my face, I bought the license that I want because that's all I want!
- After spending about 1 hour configuring all the settings and the firewall rules which was a very tedious task, I looked for a way to save all these settings like ESET and Avast allow you to save them in a single configuration file to load the back easily if you re-install but Norton doesn't have such a basic feature. Pathetic to say the least!
- Adding to the bloatware, it has a system optimizer that defrags your drives, even if you have an SSD, it will defragment it rather than running a TRIM command which the built in Windows Defragment & Optimize Drives Tool does.
- The uninstaller leaves tons of leftovers, even if you use their standalone Norton Install and Reinstall tool which has an uninstall option, if you search your registry, you will find 10s of Norton related entries and some of them are even protected and you can't delete them even though you've uninstalled the darn thing!
- One of the most expensive security suites out there if not THE most expensive!
Many years ago we here home got free full suite of Norton from the Internet ISP (baked into the cost). I tested it and went directly back to free Windoze AV. Then Eset Kaspersky... Back to Windoze AV and now back to Eset and will be there. I think my post above stand on it's own feets. Eset or Windoze Free. Or just forget use AV.
@Papusan Speaking of ESET, have you the need for the new Deep Behaviour Analysis feature
As I said above... I can even live well without AV. I can't remember if I have been infected. If so... Maybe before 2000. But can't remember. Maybe i'm starting to be old?
Avast spies on HTTPS connections
Published on 30. August 2019 by Günter Born
Anyone installing an Avast antivirus solution on their Windows system should expect their HTTPS connections to be monitored. It is well known that anti-virus providers read the HTTPS connections. Avast seems to have been using a new technology for a week - and has caught on a developer version of Chrome with it.
Yes, you certainly can. As you already know, I haven't used security software for years. I've tested a few here and there, only to end up uninstalling them within a month. They're just an extra hassle that I do not want or need, and they're too annoying to put up with. The greatest security risk to any PC is the behavior of the person sitting in front of the keyboard. Antivirus and security software suites primarily benefit the companies that are selling them. Their sales are driven by fear. If a person is susceptible to fear, then the free built-in Defender is good enough. It's one of the few things left that the Redmond Retards are actually good at. The best defense is a Macrium Reflect image stored on external media, like a USB drive.
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