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# 217979 20-Jul-2017 21:19
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My Internet security for windows 10  is due to finish in 2 weeks. I have for many years used Bitdefender with out any major issues.


Just want to hear what others use and who they find the better for internet security protection.

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  # 1826214 20-Jul-2017 21:26
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I use Norton Security on Windows client machines and ESET File Security on Windows servers.

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  # 1826220 20-Jul-2017 21:30
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Windows or Mac ?


I have used Sophos on both and had no issues


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  # 1826322 21-Jul-2017 08:37
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I only run Eset Smart Security on all my computers and family's ones

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  # 1826341 21-Jul-2017 08:54
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windows defender/firewall and common sense.  


ive used avast, avg, bitdefender in the passed, but i find windows defender and the built in firewall to be great.


for email, i use gmail, so that does all that stuff.

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  # 1826355 21-Jul-2017 09:24
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Windows or Mac ?


I have used Sophos on both and had no issues



I'm very wary of Sophos at the moment. It works great on my Mac but I recently gave my PC a huge performance upgrade by uninstalling Sophos.

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  # 1826392 21-Jul-2017 10:39
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I haven't paid for a internet security for a few years now.


I've got Sophos home (free) and Adaware running as the anti-virus software, ublock is also running, and run Ccleaner over the machine every few days and have had no issues ever...touch wood.

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  # 1826419 21-Jul-2017 11:21
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I do use AV though. :-)
All dancing all singing Internet Security Suies sometimes causes more trouble than its worth. Stick with a more basic AV product .


Nod32 is good .
The popular Freeware AV's are often little better than the malware they protect against:constant pops, using scare tactics to trick
users into paying for the upgrade version, using scare tactics to trick users into then paying for unneeded addons and extras. Loading addons into Browsers despite
NOT ticking the option for that.


AV/internet security cannot detect or protect against zero day virus/malweare outbreaks. New malware will get through regardless.


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  # 1826432 21-Jul-2017 11:33
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Since upgrading to Windows 10 I don't bother with anything else other than Windows Defender / Firewall and common sense and no issues sofar and I go to alot of seedy places on the net 


I also run Opera with it's built in ad blocker turned on along with uBlock Origin what one fails to get the other will 99% of the time get 

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  # 1827111 22-Jul-2017 15:08
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I have never paid for Internet security, I just use the built in Windows Defender and common sense. Haven't had a virus in many years, and then only ever had one in total.


I use my machine every day for work and play.


I hate the way anti virus slows down my computer, I see it immediately when on other peoples machines.

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  # 1828073 24-Jul-2017 05:10
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Windows defender and malwarebytes.

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  # 1828077 24-Jul-2017 06:16
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Windows 10 computers:


+ free AV including Avast, Avira and Windows Defender


+ Malwarebytes Free for off-line scanning


+ web browsing add-on from MyWOT and AV

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  # 1828080 24-Jul-2017 07:12
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This is what im running, Good combo on Windows 10 64Bit pro.




Now i have a process pop up, i cant recall the anme off the top of my head but its relating to defender(Anti malware service exe?). it eats up to 20% of the CPU and will come on when im in game and lag me out. Apart from that no complaints.


Maybe its scanning? IDK, Didnt do the research yet but just noted that late last night. First gaming session on my PC! First time in 2 years ahah!

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  # 1828141 24-Jul-2017 09:27
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Also haven't used big name AV protection for years, also never had an infection, though I don't go all the places some people do. I use Defender backed up by occasional Malwarebytes scans, Windows firewall, and of course common sense.  



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  # 1828766 25-Jul-2017 05:14
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@Coil i'm running the paid version of Malwarebytes and haven't had  a problem on my games machine (i7) or my surfing PC. 


I do have a crappy laptop which at times can get very slow with windows defender cpu use.

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