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  Reply # 1487815 9-Feb-2016 05:50
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I use trend, Mailwarebytes, and anti exploit. Haven't had anything get on to my PC. Had a few blocked. Use Ublock on Chrome.


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  Reply # 1487818 9-Feb-2016 06:39
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If you want the most high performing AV that won't slow your Windows PC down, then use Defender

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  Reply # 1487821 9-Feb-2016 07:17
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nathan: If you want the most high performing AV that won't slow your Windows PC down, then use Defender

 

Last time I looked at the AV rankings Windows Defender was the least capable.





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  Reply # 1487824 9-Feb-2016 07:29
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timmmay:

nathan: If you want the most high performing AV that won't slow your Windows PC down, then use Defender


Last time I looked at the AV rankings Windows Defender was the least capable.



Check again :)

More interestingly Defender doesn't do and crazy stuff that slows your PC down

Probably important for a gamer.

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  Reply # 1487826 9-Feb-2016 07:49
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nathan:
timmmay:

 

Last time I looked at the AV rankings Windows Defender was the least capable.

 



Check again :)

More interestingly Defender doesn't do and crazy stuff that slows your PC down

Probably important for a gamer.

 

Here's the tests. Confusingly Windows Defender doesn't get sorted with all the others, it's pinned to the bottom, which makes it look like the worst one.

 

Avast offers better protection, but similar usability and performance, along with AVG, Avira, Bit Defender, and others. Windows Defender is around 17th out of 21 for protection, so relatively poor.





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  Reply # 1487849 9-Feb-2016 09:27
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Don't rely on one AV test site. Particularly when av-comparatives.org has traditionally been better than av-test.org.

 

http://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/avc_sum_201512_en.pdf


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  Reply # 1487940 9-Feb-2016 10:56
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Hammerer:

 

Don't rely on one AV test site. Particularly when av-comparatives.org has traditionally been better than av-test.org.

 

http://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/avc_sum_201512_en.pdf

 

 

It doesn't really stand out as a pick there either. Lowest false positives is the only place it gets an award, which could be linked to lower overall detection - I'm not saying it is, just that it's possible.





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  Reply # 1488412 9-Feb-2016 21:54
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Thanks for the ideas.

 

The links are useful even if I don't completely agree with the orders of their listings.

 

I'll work on coming up with an security package to cover the different intrusion points.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1488425 9-Feb-2016 22:12
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Been using windows defender for a while and had no problems


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  Reply # 1488512 10-Feb-2016 05:39

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

 

 

Same here, ESET is the best I found not resource hungry at all.


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  Reply # 1488514 10-Feb-2016 05:45
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Ford:

 

Thanks for the ideas.

 

The links are useful even if I don't completely agree with the orders of their listings.

 

I'll work on coming up with an security package to cover the different intrusion points. 

 

 

 

you have to ask yourself what it is that you are doing that is exposing yourself to malware?

 

are you running as an admin

 

if you're doing dodgy stuff on the internet, can you do that in a VM you can roll back

 

have you thought about using a tool like Microsoft EMET

 

 

 

I don't recall the last time I ever encountered a virus


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