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 System Security
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SYSTEM SECURITY

This topic is designed to be a listing of known computer security applications, be it firewalls, anti-virus/anti-malware software, internet security suites, and so forth.  While the posts that follow contain content on a single software package, it is this main page that will act as a table of contents with quick-links for the readers.


TABLE OF CONTENTS
AVG Antivirus
Avast! Antivirus
Clam AV
MalwareBytes
Windows Defender / Microsoft Security Essentials
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The thread is not intended for discussion, but a listing of available software.  Postings to create discussion will be removed.  However, it is welcome for members to suggest a piece of software to post. If you are posting an actual Security Software within this topic, please be thorough (title, source url, features, cost, etc).

Also, recommendations and critiques by members towards a software package are encouraged as they may find their way into an existing software post (ie, Abraham makes a post to recommend Norton.  'Recommended by Abraham' may appear within the post). Nothing too lengthy.

Member recommendations and rebukes are shown at the bottom of each post.
Up is down, left is right and sideways is straight ahead. - Cord "Circle of Iron", 1978 (written by Bruce Lee and James Coburn... really...)
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Click here for AVG's Home Page


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Member Recommendations:

Member Rebukes:
guarionex:  "...should ditch it and get a different software.  The company changed their privacy policies and will be starting to sell customer information..."
MetalRenard:  "Yeah I read this too, boycot them to hell"
Siletrea: "AVG actually comes WITH viruses that it WILL pump into your system the second you can't pay for it! OR if you try to manually uninstall it! you need a SEPERATE uninstall tool to be able to fully get rid of AVG...as far as I'm concerned? you should NEVER install it"

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Click here for the Avast! Homepage

Avast. The world's #1 antivirus.
With more than 230 million users, Avast is the most trusted security & antivirus in the world. You are now just a few clicks away from protecting your PC for free.

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Only Avast has Home Network Security
For the first time ever, you can protect your home network devices, such as routers and wireless devices, from hacker attacks.

More exciting features

Browser Cleanup
Remove annoying browser toolbars or extensions, and restore your hijacked search browser.
Software Updater
Easily update your important software to increase the overall security and condition of your PC.
Remote Assistance
Remove Assistance lets you help or be helped over the Internet.

Select the right level of protection for your PC
Essential (Free Antivirus)
All-inclusive (Internet Security)
Top-notch (Premier)




Member Recommendations:
DerVVulfman:  "I like how they do small, regular updates.  Works out even for a guy with dialup.  Heck, it stopped Ukranian hackers from breaking into my PC in 2015."
Bounty Hunter Lani:  "Avast has only gotten better over time. It doesn't slow my games, constantly stays updated, and is the best free antivirus I've used!"


Member Rebukes:
Siletrea:  "both AVG and Avast are HORRIBLE security systems! especially if your a PC user!"
Bounty Hunter Lani:  "Avast is only recommended if you're paranoid about ransomware, or just want something free to make you feel good for a while."
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Click Here for the ClamAV Home Page


ClamAV® is an open source antivirus engine for detecting trojans, viruses, malware & other malicious threats.

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The latest stable release is version 0.98.7.

The Standard

ClamAV® is the open source standard for mail gateway scanning software.
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High Performance

ClamAV includes a multi-threaded scanner daemon, command line utilities for on demand file scanning and automatic signature updates.
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Versatile

ClamAV supports multiple file formats, file and archive unpacking, and multiple signature languages.
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Open Source

Access to ClamAV versions that work with your operating system.
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For more information, read About ClamAV



Member Recommendations:
Kirito:  "ClamAV FTW"


Member Rebukes:
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Windows Defender

Keep your PC safer with the free, trusted antivirusprotection built-in to Windows 10.

When your PC is protected by Windows Defender Antivirus you are receiving comprehensive protection for your system, files and online activities from viruses, malware, spyware, and other threats. Peace of mind has never been this easy.

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You already own it.

Windows Defender is built-in to Windows 10. There’s nothing to buy and nothing to install. No configuration, no subscriptions, and no nagware.

Purchase a new device with Windows 10 and Windows Defender antivirus.


Additional... Microsoft Security Essentials:
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Member Recommendations:
Siletrea:  "for any PC user I highly recommend 'Windows Defender' to any windows 8-10 user and for xp-vista-7 please use 'Microsoft Security Essentials'
its free/stable and run by the same people who pretty much made your PC so they have the best reasons for keeping your system virus free"


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You have all the best Malwarebytes detection, protection, and malware-removal in one tight package. Stop paying for your old, clunky antivirus.
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Member Recommendations:
Siletrea:  "I highly recommend "MalwareBytes" its a powerful system cleaner that kicks the cr@p outta viruses!"
Bounty Hunter Lani:  "Avast misses a lot of viruses that Malwarebytes finds and gets rid of with ease. "


Member Rebukes:
Siletrea: "the reason you uninstall it afterwards is that is can take up quite a bit of ram from time to time"

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I use Avira. No complaints so far. :)
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(09-18-2015, 02:31 AM)DerVVulfman Wrote:
The thread is not intended for discussion, but a listing of available software.  Postings to create discussion will be removed.  However, it is welcome for members to suggest a piece of software to post.  If you are posting an actual Security Software within this topic, please be thorough  (title, source url, features, cost, etc).

Also, recommendations and critiques by members towards a software package are encouraged as they may find their way into an existing software post (ie, Abraham makes a post to recommend Norton.  'Recommended by Abraham' may appear within the post).  Nothing too lengthy.

Member recommendations and rebukes are shown at the bottom of each post.

Please provide linkies to the main pages of your recommended antiviruses for proper formatting/posting here.

Since the above quote from the main page states the topic is not for discussion, the recent posts will not be retained.  However, key portions and summarized versions of your recommendations and/or rebukes will be added into their appropriate sections at the bottom of each anti-virus category. 
Up is down, left is right and sideways is straight ahead. - Cord "Circle of Iron", 1978 (written by Bruce Lee and James Coburn... really...)
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On the subject of system security, my choice is uBlock/uBlock Origin.

https://www.ublock.org/

It also has plugin versions for many popular browsers. Why do I bring this up in antivirus/antimalware topic? Simple. uBlock prevents malware from even getting close enough to your system to even worry about tripping your antivirus/antimalware. It'll even prevent infected sites from loading without your express say-so.
The most important lesson I learned from AD&D is this: Trolls are best killed with fire.

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