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Old 11-12-2014, 05:23 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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They're not an AV vendor. And all operating systems are vulnerable. In fact, all software are vulnerable. But technically speaking, a vulnerable OS isn't a prerequisite for a malicious software to work. Not defending MS at all, but this is like blaming a car maker because accidents continues to happen.

Having these controls lessens your risk of loss. Of course, this is just one control. Your surfing habits is another. And just because risk is present, it doesn't mean you will automatically be exposed. I've never had my home robbed, but I'm not going to stop locking my doors either.
But Windows is more vulnerable than OSX or Linux.


I have read about Qihoo 360 repeatedly, it is Chinese, but said to be pretty good. Anyone tried that?
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Old 11-12-2014, 11:14 PM
 
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But Windows is more vulnerable than OSX or Linux.


I have read about Qihoo 360 repeatedly, it is Chinese, but said to be pretty good. Anyone tried that?
Windows is not more vulnerable than OSX. It might be more vulnerable than Linux. If you look at the deep web forums, you'll see that most personal information is stolen from OSX.

If you have Windows, you're more likely to get a virus that will corrupt your files. If you have OSX, you're more likely to get a Trojan that stays silent and just steals information. This has nothing to do with how secure the OS is, but with how "hackers" have chosen to attack the two OS's. They want to be destructive on Windows machines and silent on OSX machines. They don't typically write virus for Linux. However, Linux is a larger target of active hacking.
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Old 11-13-2014, 03:46 AM
 
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For last 10 years I used many antiviruses: Norton, Avira, Avast, Doctor Web, Comodo, AVG, Kaspersky. Kaspersky Internet Security is the best antivirus. I use this program 4 years and pay near $30 per year. When my friends ask me for help with their PCs I always recommend them to install KIS.
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Old 11-13-2014, 04:35 AM
 
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Just ran that PC vulnerability test in Kaspersky, where it found all in all 12 issues. So I clicked on one of them to see the info, I got redirected to their website, where I have to enter one of those annoying reCaptcha codes just to see the info on the issue, wtf?!? And a new code for every issue I want to see the info for. I don't think I want such clumsy ways, I am allergic to such little irritating details. I will look for another suite...

Was just comparing prices. Kaspersky is odd: When I choose 1 year, it is 40 euros, when I choose 2 years, it is 90 euros. So I wanted to ask them if that was right, but found not a single e-mail address. I sure won't call companies on the phone...

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Old 11-13-2014, 12:50 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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AVG free
Superantispyware free
Iobit malware fighter free
Spy Bot Search and Destroy free

JMHO YMMV
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Old 11-13-2014, 06:06 PM
 
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I have used both Norton and AVG during the last five years; no problem with either. I now use AVG ;just personal preference.
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Old 11-14-2014, 09:15 AM
 
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AVG free
Superantispyware free
Iobit malware fighter free
Spy Bot Search and Destroy free

JMHO YMMV
Gee, hard to imagine they all coexist in harmony
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Old 11-14-2014, 09:23 AM
 
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I kicked Kaspersky, don't like that company.
I am trying Qihoo 360 now, seems pretty good so far. It uses several engines like Avira and Bitdefender. There is something friendly about it, it is very un-Kaspersky.
Should there be problems, though, Bullguard will be the next one I will try

In theory one could use the trial version of one full suite after another. That should last about a year or so, then you use a different mail address (and maybe remove registry entries or re-install Windows), and start the cycle again ^^
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Old 11-14-2014, 11:04 AM
 
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Norton 360.

No one anti virus software is the best.

I also use multiple malware/trojan Removal tools from several different companies as well as Norton Power eraser that comes with 360.

Think layers when you think security.

Also make sure your operating software is constantly being updated to ensure its patched when a new one comes out. As well as spend some time understanding your firewall and how programs communicate thru it.
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Old 11-14-2014, 11:32 AM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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But Windows is more vulnerable than OSX or Linux.


I have read about Qihoo 360 repeatedly, it is Chinese, but said to be pretty good. Anyone tried that?
And your point would be?
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