If I want to buy, should I pick Bitdefender or Malwarebytes or something else

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by MGadAllah, May 21, 2019.

  1. MGadAllah

    MGadAllah MDL Member

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    MGadAllah MDL Member

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    May you tell why :)
    Thanks
     
  3. ipx

    ipx MDL Senior Member

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    1. top notch security
    2. regular updates
    3. affordable pricing
    4. excellent customer support
    5. trusted by amazon, google, microsoft, oracle & vmware among others.

    i have been using trend micro on multiple machines since a decade now & tm has never failed me.
    if you want basic security get antivirus+.
    if you want some extra features like parental control & social media security get internet security.
    if you want all the bells & whistles like password manager & system optimization get maximum security.
    i totally recommend trend micro, zemana & malwarebytes, in that specific order of preference.
     
  4. °ツ

    °ツ MDL Addicted

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    Buy none, Comodo or any other freeware software is good enough. I don't use any AV and my system has not got infected.
    I just use Comodo firewall and scan downloaded files with virustotal, I also use a Chromium based browser which blocks malicious sites. AV's can do more harm then good.
     
  5. ThomasMann

    ThomasMann MDL Expert

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    Very funny, given the reality of what just happened....
     
  6. ipx

    ipx MDL Senior Member

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    @ThomasMann

    my bad :stupid: i should have known, you suck at english. you spell man with a double n :roflmao:
     
  7. boyonthebus

    boyonthebus MDL Senior Member

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    @ShinRamYun247 You say Defender takes a lot of resources? I don't see that happening on my machine. Yet you disable it, and replace ONE program with EIGHT others. I will rely on Defender. Also, we need to get away from telemetry being a bad thing. How is MS supposed to keep up with current threats, and how their definitions impact them, and our machines if it doesn't somehow get anonymized feedback? Plus, many issues are reported with 3rd-party programs during updates, etc. They simply do not work seamlessly with Windows. But, if you wish to use 3rd-party "security" programs, that risk is yours to take.
     
  8. ShinRamYun247

    ShinRamYun247 MDL Member

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  9. MGadAllah

    MGadAllah MDL Member

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    Thanks a lot for your replies all as I've learned a lot from your inputs.
    I've followed the 1st advise and bought trend micro maximum security on the same day, I will keep others mentioned here in mind.
    Thanks :)
     
  10. BALTAGY

    BALTAGY MDL Guide Dog

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    Bitdefender is a good Antivirus but also is too heavy on the system

    I recommend ESET (Good detection, light on system, Easy to use) You can also try ESET Internet Security with Firewall
     
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