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Topic # 191531 7-Feb-2016 19:06
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After reading a post about what security one should run on a gaming computer and finding out about privacy badger I thought it would be interesting to find out what other people are using and what they recommend.

I'll start off. I use defender for AV it just works for me no issues so I would recommend as a free option. Browser Firefox with https everywhere, adblock plus, WOT, Windefender and now privacy badger. 


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  Reply # 1487143 7-Feb-2016 19:10
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ESET Smart Security 9 and Malwarebytes Pro


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  Reply # 1487148 7-Feb-2016 19:24
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I'm fairly relaxed. I have nothing vital on my many computers, though I would be annoyed to lose any of it. At present I just have Windows Firewall and Defender for the first layer, with Malwarebytes for anything that does get through. Chrome is my browser of choice, with Ghostery to temper the ads. I should add that I have never had a problem of any kind, and that is not just ignorance speaking. Because of my data cap I keep a close eye on my traffic and I use a debit card for purchases. I have never lost money, passwords, or data. I also never see targeted advertising. In fact, I hardly ever see advertising at all.



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  Reply # 1487154 7-Feb-2016 19:38
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i use Waterfox with Ublock origin and defender and once a month i run malwarebytes and i cant remember the last time i got any warnings. i dont really care if i get attacked there is nothing on my PC that i worry about, if it got to bad i would just start again from scratch.

Common sense is not as common as you think.

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  Reply # 1488470 9-Feb-2016 23:24
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No antivirus software.


I am just careful what I open.


But to ensure a cryptolocker cant get me, I do have an offsite backup with roll-back versioning capability. Not a "sync" type.



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  Reply # 1488530 10-Feb-2016 08:18
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Use a macbook pro and haven't installed any anti-malware products. I am very careful though and use a separate Windows 10 VM on a segregated network for torrents and the like. 

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