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  • #16
    Thanks for all the replies. I have uninstalled Norton, and installed Kaspersky Total Security and Malwarebytes. I am also using Windows Security.

    Cheers,
    Matthew

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    • #17
      Good choice, you wont have any problems with that combination.

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      • #18
        Honestly, the best thing you can do, is just make his account a non administrator account....

        There's no need for anything outside of the windows AV that comes with Windows 10, it's a surprisingly good product.... but all AV aside, just make a non administrator account for him on the machine, don't tell him the admin password and that will probably protect you better than any AV will ever do. Win 10 AV + non admin account = WINNING.

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        • #19
          A couple more questions:

          1) The Malwarebytes Premium Trial version I installed has expired, should I pay for the Premium software? It seems pricey at $88 given that Kaspersky only cost $16 from Officeworks.

          2) What extra security benefit(s) are offered by signing in to my Microsoft account? I don't need to sync with other devices and I don't use the Cloud for storage.

          Cheers,
          Matthew

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          • #20
            Originally posted by felixthadog View Post
            A couple more questions:

            1) The Malwarebytes Premium Trial version I installed has expired, should I pay for the Premium software? It seems pricey at $88 given that Kaspersky only cost $16 from Officeworks.

            2) What extra security benefit(s) are offered by signing in to my Microsoft account? I don't need to sync with other devices and I don't use the Cloud for storage.

            Cheers,
            Matthew
            No, don't pay for premium, just manually scan with Malwarebytes every week or two. If you pay for premium, it will block nasty cookies, browser hijacks and stuff using real time protection. However, general online common sense and a weekly scan using the free version is fine for most people.

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            • #21
              Virus Protection advice

              Thing is most schools like my kids require students to have an AV software installed on their laptops, they donít accept the windows AV. Otherwise they canít use it at school and connect to the school wifi. Students canít bring internet dongles to school either.
              Most of the class work at high school these days is done all online and everyone needs a laptop in class. Well thatís the case here in nsw anyway.
              So thatís why Iím guessing the OP is trying to decide which AV to use apart from windows AV that comes with windows 10.
              Not sure if they would accept malwarebytes either. Their website only offers a free two week trial now then you have to pay a subscription. So will have to search for the archived free version


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              • #22
                Malware bytes is used in addition to anti virus.
                In; Deadpool, The Hobbit, Whirlwind, Genie, Lost World, Hurricane, Pinball Magic, Royal Flush,
                Tommy, Spy Hunter, Orbit 1, Sorcerer, Tales from The Crypt, Houdini, Flash, Street Fighter 2.
                Looking for;
                Space Invaders, Ripleys Believe It or Not.

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                • #23
                  Just use Windows Defender which is built into Windows 10.

                  You shouldn't need Malwarebytes for the most part but you can use it as a clean up tool if you happen to be infected. Like others have said, virus' get on your computer from clicking on links that you shouldn't most of the time and no paid antivirus software will fix that. Don't click on silly shit and you'll be fine.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Jason_roberts13 View Post
                    Thing is most schools like my kids require students to have an AV software installed on their laptops, they don’t accept the windows AV. Otherwise they can’t use it at school and connect to the school wifi.
                    I've never heard of this and to be honest it's pretty silly. School kids would most likely get free third antivirus from somewhere, they are entitled to a lot of other free software.

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                    • #25
                      As many others mentioned.
                      User the built in anti virus for windows.
                      Microsofy are now one of the leading security companies out there.

                      Run it along with the free version of Malwarebytes.

                      For extra security, create a new user account, make this an admin with a decent password.
                      Make your son's account a normal just account or power just account.

                      That way of an October somehow pictures it won't have the rights to do much.
                      If you need to install anything you'll get promoted for an admin account credentials. That's when you use the admin account you created.


                      Oh, do not run two antivirus programs, they will make your system run slow and conflict with each other..

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                      • #26
                        Use lynux Mint & dump Windows, never be bothered with a virus again.
                        Gemini2544's 4th Pinball meet Saturday 21/03/2020

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                        • #27
                          +1 for Kaspersky. Light foot print. In pursuit of teh romz and what not I visit seedy places and remain clean as a whistle. Also you can get it for like $10/year or less

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