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#1 Maverick

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 08:21 PM

Comcast/Xfinity stopped supporting the Norton suite that they had been providing for free for the last several years. They say they are protecting my home Wi-Fi, but I don't think I'm covered for browsing on my PC.

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 08:25 PM

I use the free version of Bitdefender for anti-virus and both Super Anti-Spyware and Spyware Blaster for that stuff.

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 08:29 PM

View PostFordgalaxy, on 24 January 2021 - 08:25 PM, said:

I use the free version of Bitdefender for anti-virus and both Super Anti-Spyware and Spyware Blaster for that stuff.

Thanks! I'll check those out.

I was using some free software for a while, years ago. Actually, I think I heard about it here. But then Comcast was giving its users free Norton. And I got a new PC as well, so it just made sense.

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 08:46 PM

I bought a Chromebook to reduce that concern.  I still have my other two laptops to worry about though, and usually use Kaspersky. but there are some perfectly serviceable free downloads out there.

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 10:28 PM

I use Bitdefender.

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Posted 25 January 2021 - 08:30 AM

On a MAC and use ClamXAV.  $15 annually.

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Posted 26 January 2021 - 06:39 PM

Windows Defender only for the last six years.

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Posted 13 August 2021 - 12:39 PM

Just got Norton for my mac book a few months ago.

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Posted 13 August 2021 - 08:34 PM

SUPERAntiSpyware  since 2017, has been good.

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Posted 13 August 2021 - 11:10 PM

My main rig, I am using Fedora.  Not running as root, so there's that.

For Windows, the default Microsoft stuff which is really good. Plus Malwarebytes and to a lesser extent I still scan with Spybot S&D.

Edited by grep, 13 August 2021 - 11:11 PM.


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Posted 19 October 2021 - 07:41 AM

Windows Defender and AVG.

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Posted 21 October 2021 - 08:11 PM

I use the free version of Malwarebytes, awesome anti virus program. It quarantines viruses and removes them when it finds them.

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Posted 21 October 2021 - 10:21 PM

View Postgrep, on 13 August 2021 - 11:10 PM, said:

My main rig, I am using Fedora.  Not running as root, so there's that.

For Windows, the default Microsoft stuff which is really good. Plus Malwarebytes and to a lesser extent I still scan with Spybot S&D.

Still the same deal.

Been experimenting with throwaway virtual machines.  The idea being to do 'risky' browsing in a throwaway VM. So that even if a malware takes root it just gets blown away when I shut down. Next time I start the VM it's a fresh copy.  No malware, if any happened to install on the last run.  Which also removes the need to scan.

Downside is that it involves making a copy of the baselined system virtual disk at startup.

Edited by grep, 21 October 2021 - 10:23 PM.





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