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Offline NorrinRadd

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Seeking decent free antimalware program.
« on: Wed Apr 04, 2018 - 18:03:30 »
For years I used MS stuff -- Defender, then Security Essentials.  Several weeks ago, out of the blue, it started flagging known-safe stuff I'd had unchanged on my system for years.  I couldn't get it to ignore.  So I uninstalled MSSE.

I liked the Avast reviews, so I tried it.  Too many problems:  Frequently the UI failed to load; ALWAYS I had to manually start real-time protection; had to reboot system after updating.  Uninstalled it about an hour ago.

I want something with low incidence of false positives, low impact on system performance, and generally convenient.

Any recommendations?
« Last Edit: Wed Apr 04, 2018 - 18:06:47 by NorrinRadd »

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Seeking decent free antimalware program.
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Re: Seeking decent free antimalware program.
« Reply #1 on: Wed Apr 04, 2018 - 18:42:33 »
Yeah. If at all possible, stop using Microsoft.

Those virus writers must hate Bill Gates. Linux has zero issues and it is free, and you can do just about all of the same things on Linux that you can do on Windows.

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Re: Seeking decent free antimalware program.
« Reply #2 on: Wed Apr 04, 2018 - 20:59:29 »
For years I used MS stuff -- Defender, then Security Essentials.  Several weeks ago, out of the blue, it started flagging known-safe stuff I'd had unchanged on my system for years.  I couldn't get it to ignore.  So I uninstalled MSSE.

I liked the Avast reviews, so I tried it.  Too many problems:  Frequently the UI failed to load; ALWAYS I had to manually start real-time protection; had to reboot system after updating.  Uninstalled it about an hour ago.

I want something with low incidence of false positives, low impact on system performance, and generally convenient.

Any recommendations?


Windows 7 I'm assuming?  I have always used MSE but I understand that support has all gone the way of Windows Defender, just another attempt to get people to upgrade to Win 10.


Anyhow,  trying to find a decent free AV is a bit of a challenge, I've used Bitdefender before and thought it was okay but then again, people will also swear by Avast and AVG. I think the best combination is to use your AV in an unintrusive mode and run Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware periodically.

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Re: Seeking decent free antimalware program.
« Reply #3 on: Thu Apr 05, 2018 - 00:20:46 »
Yeah. If at all possible, stop using Microsoft.

Those virus writers must hate Bill Gates. Linux has zero issues and it is free, and you can do just about all of the same things on Linux that you can do on Windows.

I have a box that I want to use to play around a bit with Linux.  I've tried it several times over the years, and just don't like it as well as Windows.  I don't want "equivalent" programs that are "sort of like" the Windows ones I use.  I don't want Linux versions of the same programs that turn out to not be the same.  I don't want fiddle and fart around endlessly to kinda sorta get WINE to almost work.

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