I'm happy with Comodo Internet Security . For a free product its everything all these paid suites have.
I also really enjoyed Webroot in the past (because it is lightweight and i never saw it ever) , but it's not free and i've grown tired of shelling out all kinds of fees every year to cover the 3+ PCs i have around the house.
I love those people that say "MSE+common sense".
If a hacker targeted their systems they would have their browser turned in an instant All they would have to do is get the person to visit the website in any browser. The person would not even have to interact with the page to get infected. Spear phishing and java drive by`s ftl
Viruses and trojans can easily be made to get around MSE. In fact, its one of the default antiviruses that virus crypters focus on getting around. It is also an antivirus with a poor record and last year, they nearly lost their antivirus accreditation.
Rather get something better than MSE.
a few simple tricks?
- Don't click links in mails you know you are not suppose to get.
- Don't open attachments in mails you know you are not suppose to get.
- Be suspicious about anything you download not from a normal location.
- Be suspicious about anything incoming from some place other than your drive.
These imho falls into common sense which already will avoid a few things.
I have no mall-ware scanner.
I have no firewall part windows one.
I have no other antivirus part defender.
I have no traffic filtering.
Of course you can up it one level by isolating your browser. Hec you can even use a provided service to assist with filtering your traffic. The only browsing additions I am using at home is a VPN, a secure DNS, Ghostery and ABP.
That is it and yet I have not had an infection in a very very long time. Skill? Luck? Common sense? Who knows.
However having said all of this, if it makes you feel more happy about your pc then enjoy it your way
Last edited by Necuno; 23-01-2014 at 08:28 PM.
Mag jou mes chip en verbrysel / May thy knife chip and shatter
MSE is good enough for me.. and common sense even more.
ANY anti-virus program can miss a new worm, virus etc. but what bothers me the most is, folks that don't keep their software up-to-date. I had to remove so many virus of students laptops it's scary (ok, granted maybe they didn't have access to the net on their personal pc's to update the definitions, but still).
common sense to me = don't insert someone else's flash drive in your pc to copy the latest cracked version of angry birds
So get any anti-virus program and keep it up-to-date and don't click on things you are unsure of.
Some people are like clouds. When they go away, it's a brighter day.
The big problem with most paid AV's these days is they are either uber-complicated or treat you like a child.
For free I'd love Avast AV and Comodo Firewall but the two never seem able to play nice.
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Another thing to keep in mind is that some are better at removing malware and others are better at preventing malware. A while ago Comodo kept getting poor reviews for not removing all malware, but on a clean system it was tops at preventing new infections.
Also, why all the hate for AVG?