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Chitchat Recommend anti-virus for Windows ...

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  1. Bonut

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    What are you using ?

    McAfee ?

    Any free and reliable ones out there ?
     
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    virus Alfrescian Old Timer

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    Sophos

    McAfee ?

    Any free and reliable ones out there ?[/QUOTE]
     
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    bestest anti virus 4 windoze is ...

    a mac ...
     
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    Bitedefende for antivirus
    Malwarebytes for anti malware.
     
  6. Bonut

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    Thanks. I downloaded and activated the free version. It didn't mention the expiry date until everything was installed. I guess 30 days later they will come asking for money.

    But the free support was really good. Chat online, very pro !
     
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    They are good. Using it for more than 10 years. Always quietly doing its duties faithfully without slowing down the system. Always a breeze. Before that was Norton, a frustrating nightmare.
     
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    I assume you're looking for a client version of anti-virus for Windows.

    Go for SEP (Symantec Endpoint Protection) client version. Norton is for home use while SEP is for corporate customers. It means that the anti-virus and malware detection engine in SEP are more advanced and rigorous in design compared to Norton.
     
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    Avoid Kaspersky

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    Kaspersky makes some of the world’s leading security products, but this doesn’t seem to help the Russian vendor in the United States, where the government accused the company of hiding backdoors into its software to help Russia spy on high-profile users.


    US retailer Best Buy is the latest big name that decided to ban the sale of Kaspersky products due to these concerns, pulling all software solutions developed by the Russian firm from its stores and the website.


    A company spokesperson was quoted as saying that the whole Kaspersky saga currently includes what they describe as “too many unanswered questions,” with no other specifics offered.


    But the decision doesn’t come as a big surprise. Earlier this year, it’s been reported that the FBI was approaching companies in the private sector to ban Kaspersky products and to remove them from their systems, as part of a nationwide effort against the Russian company.


    The whole dispute started in July, when the US government decided to remove Kaspersky from the approved software list, explaining that it’s concerned the firm could collaborate with Russian on spying users.


    Best Buy allowing customers to get a different antivirus free of charge


    While Kaspersky denied all the claims and even offered to conduct security audits to prove its software is completely clean, the US government continued its campaign against the firm, pressing companies in both the public and the private sectors to remove the said security products.


    The most recent accusations come from Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, who revealed in a column in the New York Times that six top intelligence officials, including heads of the CIA and the FBI, voted against the use of Kaspersky software and expressed their concerns regarding possible backdoors that would be used by Russia to spy on users.


    “Beyond the evidence of direct links between [Eugene] Kaspersky and the Russian government, we cannot ignore the indirect links inherent in doing business in the Russia of President Vladimir Putin, where oligarchs and tycoons have no choice but to cooperate with the Kremlin,” she explained.


    Users who purchased Kaspersky software from Best Buy and still have valid licenses will be able to replace them with other security products free of charge in the next 45 days.

    Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/kasp...-best-buy-due-to-spying-concerns-517683.shtml
     
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    Re: Avoid Kaspersky

    The client version of SEP (for workstations) is free--always has been. There's no expiry date for it.
     
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    Re: Avoid Kaspersky

    Yes, free all the while. Every year, you will be reminded to re-register with your email but still free.
    During installation, choose Custom installation, to remove all other junks that come with it.
     
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    Re: Avoid Kaspersky

    The assumption is that your workstation must be FREE of rootkits BEFORE you install anti-rootkit software. If it already kena rootkit, there's no point installing anti-rootkit, is there?

    If anyone is so averse to having their machines kena rootkits, AVOID using Microsoft Windows altogether. Use a Linux or BSD distro instead.
     
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    Re: Avoid Kaspersky

    Another awesome tool to have

    https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree

    Back up a clean windows installation, and restore easily in the event of some virus / malware infection or windows malfunction.
     
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    Re: Avoid Kaspersky

    Why isn't anyone using AVG? There is a freeversion available.
     
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    Re: Avoid Kaspersky

    I thought Windows defender is enough.
     
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    Re: Avoid Kaspersky

    for glass windows
    i use Windex or Magiclean
    if u are a molysmophobia
    u can hire professional clearner to clean and disinfect the whole house.
     
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    Bitedefender: I have been using the free version for some years. Every time a new version is introduced, they will ask you to upgrade for a paid version. You can choose not to accept and you will still get the new version free of charge minus of course some features.
     

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