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    Recommend me PC security.

    When I was a regular PC user I swore by Avast Anti virus so when I bought a laptop for self employment purposes, I bought a subscription to their Premium Package.

    It has bombarded me with “you might be vulnerable to X” and “we can fix that for £y” type messages to the extent that it interferes with my ability to work. Things have come to a head when it wouldn’t let me access the webpage to download the PDM60 Dashboard so after wasting an hour trying to find a way to allow it, I uninstalled the Avast suite. Ironically, that was the only time it offered to let me turn off the advertising shite so I may just reinstall and go round to switch it off again.

    Who uses what other software and what’s recommended?
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    I’m not overly techy & have had the same bother as you with PCs. A friend said to get a MacBook & since then I simply don’t have any bother. I realise this doesn’t answer your question as a MacBook may not suit what you need but it’s worth considering …


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    I run windows through bootcamp on a mac and use microsoft security essentials, free and no ads :

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-ie/down...s.aspx?id=5201
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    If it's any help I use Sophos on my MacBook Air with no issues, reasonably priced at about £80 for 3 years.

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    I find that's nothing wrong with Windows Defender. Or whaatever it is called these days (I still call it 'Forefront' as when originaally released) It is built into Windows and over the years, they have got better. There are no adds or nagware.

    All anti-virus products go up and down in ratings; Some have better detection rates, but as you say interfere with the ability work...

    For an average user, in my opinion, defender is adequate.
    HTH

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    is there any reason not to use the security suite within Windows? This is activated by default in Windows 10. I also use the Chrome browser which adds another layer of security from Google. This has an extension added, uTorrent, which filters out pop-ups and most adverts.

    I have run checks with other tools such as Malwarebytes and Trend's online checker and they have not come back with any problems so I am happy to trust the Microsoft offering to do the job.
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    On my Win10 machine I use Avira (free version), have been using that for years. Other security tools for me are Bleachbit, Glary Utilities and a decent VPN. Note that moving to a Mac is no guaruntee of a virus free life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    I find that's nothing wrong with Windows Defender. Or whaatever it is called these days (I still call it 'Forefront' as when originaally released) It is built into Windows and over the years, they have got better. There are no adds or nagware.

    All anti-virus products go up and down in ratings; Some have better detection rates, but as you say interfere with the ability work...

    For an average user, in my opinion, defender is adequate.
    HTH
    Yep, exactly this. It’s free and it works

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjarich1971 View Post
    Yep, exactly this. It’s free and it works
    Indeed it does, all I have ever needed. Plus of course an ad blocker.
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    I use MacAfee total on a 5 or 10 user account depending on the deal, you can get it for about £20/30 depending how you get it and it does not interfere with anything.
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    had avast once....struggled to get it all uninstalled without editing registry. I use windows built in security now.

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    Windows Defender will do all you need, providing you are on Windows 10.

    It’s actually pretty advanced these days, even though it’s built into the OS, don’t let that out you off. Simple, safe and secure.

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    Thanks all. I am indeed mostly a Mac user but bought the windows machine to be more compatible with client’s corporate systems.
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