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Butterpuff

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antivirus program
« on: Nov 08, 2019, 06:03:01 PM »
what do you think is the best antivirus program, I have defender which came with w10, and I also have the free version of malwarebytes

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Re: antivirus program
« Reply #1 on: Nov 08, 2019, 06:25:23 PM »
I also have the Malwarebytes one at the moment but I've yet to find a free one that I like. I've tried a lot of them.

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« Reply #2 on: Nov 08, 2019, 06:46:39 PM »
I pay 25 or so a year for Bullguard. They also have a good free one.
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« Reply #3 on: Nov 08, 2019, 07:38:17 PM »
I use Win Defender which works fine. Why pay for something you don't need ?Antivirus companies thrive on people knowing no different.
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« Reply #4 on: Nov 08, 2019, 08:13:11 PM »
That's a damned patronising thing to say.
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« Reply #5 on: Nov 08, 2019, 08:17:23 PM »
That's a damned patronising thing to say.
Why is that ? In all the years I have used Windows I have never had a problem with any virus.So why pay good money for something you don't possibly need ?
Paying for a antivirus program doesn't make you any safer in my opinion.

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« Reply #6 on: Nov 08, 2019, 09:52:14 PM »
Exactly. It's your opinion. I hope you never have cause to revise it.
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« Reply #7 on: Nov 08, 2019, 10:01:12 PM »
Exactly. It's your opinion. I hope you never have cause to revise it.
m. Me too. !
Never ever had a problem yet.
You have your opinion zoony & I have mine. Now we are both happy.
Is it a problem to you that we have different points of view on this.?
I'm happy with W Defender. Please tell me what is wrong with that?
Or don't you know.?
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« Reply #8 on: Nov 08, 2019, 10:53:21 PM »
  I have no problem with your choice whatsoever. It's yours to make, as is mine. My problem was as originally stated. I found your crack about 'people knowing no different' patronising and still do. Put me down as a belt and braces man.
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« Reply #9 on: Nov 09, 2019, 12:18:20 AM »
I only had defender and I did have a virus that went through all of my folders and files...it took over my google page and installed bing which I couldn't get rid of...I downloaded malwarebytes full version ..it was free for 13 days...it got rid of the virus  which defender didn't  and got my computer back to normal

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« Reply #10 on: Nov 09, 2019, 01:10:25 AM »
Can I ask what you installed after that BP?
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« Reply #11 on: Nov 09, 2019, 05:01:02 AM »
I use Win Defender which works fine. Why pay for something you don't need ?Antivirus companies thrive on people knowing no different.

That's a damned patronising thing to say.

I don't think that Mick intended to be patronising as he's stating a fact, which is an important one for any guests on the site who are thinking of paying for antivirus protection.

It's a personal choice & but the fact remains that a paid antivirus program doesn't do anything that can't be done for free.
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« Reply #12 on: Nov 09, 2019, 05:28:48 AM »
I only had defender and I did have a virus that went through all of my folders and files...it took over my google page and installed bing which I couldn't get rid of...I downloaded malwarebytes full version ..it was free for 13 days...it got rid of the virus  which defender didn't  and got my computer back to normal

Bing is part of Microsoft's Windows & can't be got rid of, it can only be disabled, which is a simple thing to do.

I use several search engines, including Bing, & just change them as & when I want to.

All that Malwarebytes did was remove the Bing toolbar & reset Google as the default search engine.

From what you describe you unwittingly installed a browser hijacker.
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« Reply #13 on: Nov 09, 2019, 07:51:29 AM »
  I have no problem with your choice whatsoever. It's yours to make, as is mine. My problem was as originally stated. I found your crack about 'people knowing no different' patronising and still do. Put me down as a belt and braces man.
I had absolutely no intention of patronising anyone.
I restate my comment that some people know no different.
Like I know nothing about horse racing.
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« Reply #14 on: Nov 09, 2019, 08:06:23 AM »

. Put me down as a belt and braces man.


Yeah me too, I use ESET antivirus, and it may or may not give me  extra protection, but for the piddling annual fee, there is always  a chance it could save some future agro