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Internet Security Anti Virus

Post by Lex » Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:50 pm

Hi All,
I'm about to get a new antivirus software, can anyone recommend a good one or let me know what not to get. I'm running Windows 10

Thanks Tod G

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Re: Internet Security Anti Virus

Post by Dekka » Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:11 pm

That's a hard one to answer, Lex, given that Windows 10 is essentially spyware.
This is an extract from their terms and conditions:- "We will access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders), when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to."
The other downside to Windows 10 is that it scans your system for programs or hardware that may contain any portion of pirated software ...(even if you have purchased them legitimately) and then destroys them.

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Re: Internet Security Anti Virus

Post by kiwigeo » Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:52 pm

Norton is slow and hogs system resources. I run AVG on my workshop Windows machine...it runs fairly nimbly and does the job. My main machines in the house are Macs....
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Post by kiwigeo » Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:53 pm

Dekka wrote:That's a hard one to answer, Lex, given that Windows 10 is essentially spyware.
This is an extract from their terms and conditions:- "We will access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders), when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to."
The other downside to Windows 10 is that it scans your system for programs or hardware that may contain any portion of pirated software ...(even if you have purchased them legitimately) and then destroys them.

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I thought Apple was supposed to be the evil empire of computing?
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Re: Internet Security Anti Virus

Post by scripsit » Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:48 pm

I think you'll find that Windows 10 is only partly evil.

https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/c ... ted_games/

Their services agreement is really about pirated Microsoft products, which are actually listed.

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Re: Internet Security Anti Virus

Post by Dekka » Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:44 am

It's EVIL, I tells yer ...wiv great big, pointy teef!

+1 on Norton being slow.
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Re: Internet Security Anti Virus

Post by demonx » Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:44 pm

When I was running AVG I had nothing but problems. A PC tech advised I check out ZoneAlarm and ever since I've been using their "Internet Security Suite" I've had a great run.

Definitely recommend ZoneAlarm.

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Re: Internet Security Anti Virus

Post by Lex » Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:58 pm

Thanks for all those replies, now Im wondering whether to get an antivirus or a new operating system ha ha, thanks guys apreciated.

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Post by kiwigeo » Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:25 pm

Lex wrote:Thanks for all those replies, now Im wondering whether to get an antivirus or a new operating system ha ha, thanks guys apreciated.

Tod G
Get an abacus.....nobody's written a virus for one of them yet :mrgreen:
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Re: Internet Security Anti Virus

Post by demonx » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:10 pm

kiwigeo wrote:
Lex wrote:Thanks for all those replies, now Im wondering whether to get an antivirus or a new operating system ha ha, thanks guys apreciated.

Tod G
Get an abacus.....nobody's written a virus for one of them yet :mrgreen:
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Re: Internet Security Anti Virus

Post by kiwigeo » Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:30 pm

LOL
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