The best free security software

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by Baserk, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. hfm

    hfm Notebook Virtuoso

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    I'm pretty sure you can continue to run manual scans even if it expires.
     
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    Primes Chrome OS Wizard

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    I've been using BGPKiller on one of my machines now for over a year. no problems with it.
     
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    TheChosen0ne Newbie

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    What does everyone think of Norton?
     
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    booboo12 Notebook Prophet

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    People are gonna crap on it because it's trendy but ever since 2009 or so Norton has been very good at being non resource intensive.

    For most enthusiast types though, I think Windows Defender combined with MalwareBytes is adequate especially since we (collectively) tend to be more savvy and pay attention to what we're doing online.

    However if you were giving a PC to a non techie family member and they were able to get Norton for free from their ISP or something, it's not a bad solution.
     
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    saturnotaku Notebook Prophet

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    Windows Defender has terrible detection rates and is a resource hog. I installed NOD32 on my parents' and wife's computers and no one has had any issues. It's been well worth the cost.
     
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    Actually, Windows Defender has greatly improved with the release of the Creator's Update, but so far only for the ENT version. Hopefully, they will roll out the same thing for the other versions too (as promised). With Creator's update, Defender becomes truly competitive and it is free. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com...in-windows-defender-atp-fall-creators-update/
    For ransomware protection, it goes well with anti-ransomware technology like TEMASOFT Ranstop (behavioral ransomware detection + real-time backup and automatic restore). https://temasoft.com/ranstop-anti-ransomware/
     
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