what softwares to use to protect your computer from virus

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by gundja, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. gundja

    gundja MDL Junior Member

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    hi guys just wanted some advice on what combo do you use guys to protect your computer from viruses/malwares and USB devices being connected to and from different pcs . Any other tips to be aware from .

    currently I m using Avast + ad muncher . that's all so far.

    any review about other alternatives
     
  2. khanyash

    khanyash MDL Senior Member

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    ad muncher is a discontinued software.

    why not use AdGuard?
     
  3. l33tissw00t

    l33tissw00t MDL Addicted

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    avast (minimal) or kaspersky free + mcshield
     
  4. gundja

    gundja MDL Junior Member

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    hmm yeah I am open to any suggestions. I did not know Kaspersky had a free version.
     
  5. khanyash

    khanyash MDL Senior Member

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    Kaspersky free is basic, proactive protection "system watcher" is not there in the free version.

    Avast free is fine. Just install File, Web and Behavior shields. After install, you can enable "hardened mode" - set it to "aggressive mode".

    Replace Ad-Muncher with AdGuard. After AdGuard install, go to settings - adblocker - add filters, social, spyware and annoyances (click add filter - these filters will be on the top).
    And, you can enable "stealth mode" and under stealth mode - enable "block webrtc" - helps protect webrtc leaks when using VPN.
    settings - extensions - you can enable "wot", if you want.
     
  6. Josborne

    Josborne MDL Novice

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    KIS - Kaspersky Internet Security, I use it for free, every 3 months I reset licence with the help of special tool, and I don't have any problems with viruses or malware.
     
  7. hotmusik4u

    hotmusik4u MDL Novice

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    Avast (free)
     
  8. browneylad

    browneylad MDL Member

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    Trial resetter itself is sort of warez thing no? Or is there a clean technique for that?

    Either way Kaspersky is possibly the best total solution. Once I upgrade to win10 I'll add KTS to my system & hope Emsi don't throw out popup tantrums.
     
  9. netlords

    netlords MDL Novice

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    Hi there

    I´m using debian

    I´ve heard about virusses for linux, but never seen one...
     
  10. khanyash

    khanyash MDL Senior Member

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    Yep, trial resetter is warez thing.
    And Yes, Kaspersky has effective protection layers and the best total solution. Why would you use Emsi with Kasp?
     
  11. ultimo404

    ultimo404 MDL Junior Member

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    I'm using Emsisoft anti malware and Appguard.
     
  12. leojohnpc

    leojohnpc MDL Junior Member

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    I use Emsisoft Antimalware, its effective for me so far.
     
  13. kunjar

    kunjar MDL Novice

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    Kaspersky free + Windows 10 default firewall. For web browsing I use ublock extension in chrome and edge then select the filters i need. Default ublock ones plus EasyList and Adguard filters are good enough for me although avoid using too many since they can break website display and function.
     
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    dhjohns MDL Guru

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  15. secgeek

    secgeek MDL Novice

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    Vodooshield for prevention, along with an antivirus.

    Free AV: Avast
    Paid AV: Kaspersky
     
  16. Aadu Thoma

    Aadu Thoma MDL Novice

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    Avira...which one is very effetive for me
     
  17. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight MDL Senior Member

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    Ad Muncher is not what it is cracked up to be ....... use AdGuard
     
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  18. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    kaspersky free av
    + weekly scanning with malwarebytes and adwcleaner.