Best Free Security Programs For New PC?

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    #26
    Logikk wrote:
    People really use anti virus? Just know what you're downloading.... not hard...
    Yeah your PC is probably riddled with virus's.

    Also if anyone has some decent malware links I'm looking for nasty sites to test some new firmware on.
    Last edited by Vulcan; 3rd August 2015 at 12:51 pm.

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    #27
    bzE wrote:
    The most recent AV-Comparitives show Panda Free Antivirus to rate very highly. Avast is also good. You'll be fine with either of those.
    Panda is pretty bad. It was used in our MSP bundle. They are so slow at updating it's not funny.

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    #28
    Jarsky wrote:
    Only if he was using Windows 7, but since he just got a new one today its probably Win 8.1 or 10, which there is no MSE for - it's Bit Defender.
    It's built in.

    I don't run AV at home. I do at work (obviously).

    I install an AV app every few months or so and never have anything to be found... just don't be retarded and use adblock.

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    #29
    Avast + Comodo. Never had a single virus or anything the 4+ yrs I've had my PC

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    #30

    Oh I so miss the 32bit days. Its not just Sandboxie which has issues with zero day kernel exploits its all security products. ever since microsoft changed things with patch guard software venders have been unable to get their hooks in at Ring 0 in the kernel hence making them less effective. It was talked about here http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threa...ective.350960/ At the time. End conclusion was it was only a theoretical bypass since there was no real live samples or poc's to be found.

    Other than keeping your OS updated with microsoft patches, we need to be creative and think of ways to block the delivery methods of zero day kernel exploits.

    But putting kernel exploits aside A well configured Sandboxie is still an effective security layer to have. Its not targeted by hackers and malware writers because not many people use it.

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    #31
    Logikk wrote:
    People really use anti virus? Just know what you're downloading.... not hard...
    Do you have any other security software other than anti virus on you pc?

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    #32
    common sense 2015

    openbsd

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    #33
    Abo wrote:
    common sense 2015

    openbsd
    Why is openbsd not more popular? A fantastic OS.

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    #34
    I like Bitdefender.
    That and 15 proxies chained.


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    #36
    Never had any problems with Windows Defender.

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    #37

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    #38
    MXRecord wrote:
    Well ****.
    Meh, such a small portion of users got affected it's a non-issue. You should be using Dashlane anyway.

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    #39
    I'm a fan of Webroot tbh, pretty lightweight, fast scans and doesn't slow down the system at all, seems pretty good on the detection front has picked up a few things I would expect it to (e.g downloading keygens/software, it's picked out a few dodgy dlls) and also stopped some browser nasties that got past adblock. That + an MBAM scan every few months, haven't had any issues in years

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    #40
    The performance of my thing has remained solid since i build it last year....But how would i really know if there ain't a bit of deeeep-rooted code monitoring me....?

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    #41
    malwarebytes + privatefirewall or a different firewall

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    #42
    Logikk wrote:
    People really use anti virus? Just know what you're downloading.... not hard...
    For IT savy people this is true, but for your run of the mill average person, they will need some kind of AV.

    Me I generally use MickySoft's own AV, but as of last week I am trying Avast to see how it runs.
    So far so good. I also use Spybot Search and Destory every month for Adware/Malware etc..

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    #43
    ^ only a non-IT savvy person would say that.

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    #44
    ^ what that guy said.

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    #45
    Just get TMG. Problems solved. Vulcan gives it his seal of approval.

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    #46
    there was a free version of malwarebites released recently from memory

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    #47
    MXRecord wrote:
    Just get TMG. Problems solved. Vulcan gives it his seal of approval.

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    #48
    I'm going to give this Comodo firewall a try.

    What does Vulcan use?
    I've been using Avast for the last 5 years and while I haven't had any problems with it, I've noticed my PC run games begin to run less buttery when I don't format every few months, even with minimal software installations. I'm unsure if my windows install iso is compromised or if i'm just being picky.

    I also use adblockplus, noscript and have malwarebytes and spybot on hand.

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    #49
    dstarzero wrote:
    there was a free version of malwarebites released recently from memory
    Not free per-se:
    https://www.malwarebytes.org/lp/amnesty/

    Enter you incorrect/broken key they will give you a new one.

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    #50
    Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit is a very good effective layer to have.
    Comodo version 5.10 is the best legendary light weight version to have for win 7. after 5.10 support for win 8 and other unnecessary irrelevant bloatware got added in.