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Topic # 191526 7-Feb-2016 14:20
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Hi

 

I have a gaming machine for online gaming and am not sure what I should use in terms of security

 

Currenty windows defender is installed.

 

Any suggestions would be great.

 

Thanks

 

 


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  Reply # 1486981 7-Feb-2016 14:36
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I use Avast, works fine, low resource usage.





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  Reply # 1486983 7-Feb-2016 14:38
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Personally I find the Defender option perfectly adequate.

 

Browser security is really the biggest issue rather than local AV these days I believe. I use Chrome + UBlock Origin + HTTPS Everywhere + Privacy Badger and think that's a minimum for safe browsing. 





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  Reply # 1487004 7-Feb-2016 15:20
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I use Avira.

 

Agree re browser security - use sandboxie


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Nod32 all the way. Been using for years and worth every cent.


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  Reply # 1487058 7-Feb-2016 16:52
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I use Avira free, never had issues gaming.

Agree on browser security, though I go chrome (auto updates continually) and Adblock, which kills most dodgy stuff as it blocks internal scripts AFAIK?

Gonna look into sandboxie and other recommendations though as never too many web protections when browsing 'anywhere' like I do for research

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Reply # 1487066 7-Feb-2016 17:00
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paulchinnz:

I use Avira.


Agree re browser security - use sandboxie



This and good ol common sense, the latter one goes along way.

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  Reply # 1487087 7-Feb-2016 17:06
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Whatever AV you go with if it doesn't pick up the crapware that comes with any cnet/download.com .exe then it sux.

 

 

 

edit: looks like they're removed the bundling? 


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  Reply # 1487101 7-Feb-2016 17:42
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timmmay:

 

I use Avast, works fine, low resource usage.

 

 

 

 

my want to rethink that

 

 

 

http://news.softpedia.com/news/avast-safezone-browser-lets-attackers-access-your-filesystem-499990.shtml


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  Reply # 1487102 7-Feb-2016 17:44
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re gaming, Steam and at least Quake Live run fine in Sandboxie


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  Reply # 1487108 7-Feb-2016 17:59
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Lias:

 

Personally I find the Defender option perfectly adequate.

 

Browser security is really the biggest issue rather than local AV these days I believe. I use Chrome + UBlock Origin + HTTPS Everywhere + Privacy Badger and think that's a minimum for safe browsing. 

 

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1487110 7-Feb-2016 18:05
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Great, I'll try those

 

Thanks

 

Ford

 

 


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  Reply # 1487114 7-Feb-2016 18:13
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Used Avast many years ago. Moved on to NOD32 and back to Norton a few years back. Still on Norton, including all PCs at home and Android devices.





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  Reply # 1487128 7-Feb-2016 18:50
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+1 for defender. Much maligned, but for me it just works and I don't know its there.Never had a issue, I think common sense is really the best thing you can have installed. I've tried quite a few free antiviruses but the nagging to update and upgrade was too much. Thanks Lias never heard of privacy badger giving it a whirl now.


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  Reply # 1487130 7-Feb-2016 18:55
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bagheera:

 

timmmay:

 

I use Avast, works fine, low resource usage.

 

 

 

 

my want to rethink that

 

 

 

http://news.softpedia.com/news/avast-safezone-browser-lets-attackers-access-your-filesystem-499990.shtml

 

 

Nah, I don't use their silly features, just the core virus scanned. Avast ranked highest of the free virus scanners when I last checked them out, which could be 1-2 years ago now. Not sure.





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