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    Virus Protection advice

    Hi all,

    I just bought an Acer laptop for my son and I was wondering which Virus Protection software to use? The laptop is running Windows 10 Home and a 30-day trial of Norton.

    Cheers,
    Matthew

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    I use the Windows Defender Anti virus protection that's supplied free with Windows 10 Home or it now might be called Windows Security as I just checked. Never seem to have had an issue to date and it's been years and doesn't slow the computer and continually updates. I replaced this with the Norton 360 and glad I did, was sick of paying for effectively the same product.

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    In-built Windows virus is surprisingly effective, especially if you have the UAC settings on Windows set to a medium or high setting. Couple that with a weekly sweep using Malwarebytes free version and you're gold.

    Unless you're a total numpty who clicks on email attachments from unknown senders, or click yes on every dialog box that pops up when using the internet. If you do that, you are beyond redemption and deserve all the viruses and malware you get

    Always remember, viruses and malware cannot just magically infect your PC, they always require some kind of user intervention to install in the first place.

    As for Norton, piss that shit off right now. It's a disaster of a piece of software. It's a useless, bloated piece of shit that requires a subscription and will do nothing but slow your PC down and cause issues. Norton is quite possibly the worst anti-virus software ever created.

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    +1 to Winsec and never put off Win updates
    The universe is made up of protons, electrons, neutrons and morons.

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    you said it was your son.. how old is your son? young adults and the majority of boomers are ****ing terrible for spyware

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    I haven't used Norton for many years for the reasons above. i have been very happy with AGV free for all those years though.
    In; Deadpool Pro, The Hobbit Black Arrow
    Genie, Lost World, Hurricane, Pinball Magic, Royal Flush, Tommy, Spy Hunter.
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    Space Invaders, Swords of Fury, Theater of Magic, Ripleys Believe It.

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    I use Malwarebytes and been doing so for years 10/10

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    I also use malwarebytes for spyware, but you need anti virus too.
    In; Deadpool Pro, The Hobbit Black Arrow
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    Space Invaders, Swords of Fury, Theater of Magic, Ripleys Believe It.

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    I haven't seen a virus since I owned my Atari ST, most Antivirus is bloatware these days.
    Between Malwarebytes and Windows defender I've never had an issue.
    You're only going to get infected if you visit and download from seedy sites or silly enough to click on links and open attachments from dodgy emails.
    This is just my personal experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcade King View Post
    You're only going to get infected if you visit and download from seedy sites or silly enough to click on links and open attachments from dodgy emails.
    ce.
    /me logs out of Aussie Arcade and deletes from favorites

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