Need AntiVirus Help


obelix

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Install AVIRA antivirus program, that program does not write to disk while others slow down the computer, I have had it since 2000 and I am satisfied with it and it agrees well with Windows Defender.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win11 PRO
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    AsRock
    CPU
    Ryzen Threadripper 1920x
    Motherboard
    AsRock Fatal1ty
    Memory
    Hyperx 32GB 3600Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus GeForce TURBO RTX 2080Ti 11GB
    Sound Card
    matheboard and Logitech G933 Gaming Headset
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS 28"
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    ssd m2 970, 960, ssd 840 EVO 1TB, 4 x 4TB HDD
    PSU
    corsair 1200W
    Case
    big tower
    Cooling
    corsair H150IPro
    Keyboard
    logitech k800
    Mouse
    logitech G603
    Internet Speed
    download 200 Mbps upload 100 Mbps
    Browser
    Maxthon
    Antivirus
    avira

TDKMate

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@TDKMate

Hi there, it's good to see so many helpful comments here and a lot for you to wade through I'm sure. ...snip...
Yes, agreed. I'll be re-reading this thread another time or three.

I uninstalled McAfee but it left some kind of free web protection package behind. I Googled it and discovered it keeps a log on their database 'back home' of everything you do online, 'for your protection'. In a day where everyone is selling a VPN service, they want to track you? That just seems funny to me. So that went out the window, too.

I should have been more scientific, but I noticed before the uninstall I was using 4.9GB of RAM with Task Manager and Firerfox open. After uninstall of both and only Task Manager open, i was down to 3.9GB RAM usage. Wow.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Win 11 Home, Win 7 Pro, Win 7 Home Premium
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo, ideaPad Pro 5 14"
    CPU
    Ryzen 5-5600U 6 cores 12 threads (per Win 11)
    Motherboard
    ?
    Memory
    16 GB @ 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    CPU
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" laptop
    Screen Resolution
    2240x1440
    Hard Drives
    500 (477 formatted) GB SSD
    Mouse
    logitech laptop M720
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps down, 6 up
    Browser
    FireFox

imanlien2020

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Well hell, been happily using that little AV for years. Says support will stop June 30th 2022 so I guess I have a little time to decide on other options. Maybe I'll just live with Windows Defender, I keep hearing it's improving all the time and does a decent job. I guess TDKMate and I are both looking for opinions and thoughts now lol.
Heres a great site for Premium/Paid Software for free..these are offers from the companies themselves..

Free Paid Software
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Version 21H2(OS Build 22000.795)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    AMD
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8 Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro WiFi
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    PCI Express 3.0 x16: PowerColor RX Vega 56 Red Dragon
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220 and AMD Greenland - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 - 27 inch Westinghouse
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 SSD - 2 TB each
    1 HDD - 2 TB
    Keyboard
    logitech
    Mouse
    logitech
    Internet Speed
    1 GB
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Avast Premium

jimbo45

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Norton is currently £34.99 for the first year. I never pay more than that every year and sometimes a bit less. They usually offer you a discount to renew if you leave it till a couple of weeks before it expires. And you can get it for less than £20 on Amazon usually.

Hi there
spend that 40 EUR (I think that's roughly what the sterling equiv is) on some decent Beer etc instead.

There's 100% no reason to install ANY A/V software other than the basic supplied WD on HOME type computers these days -- WD is perfectly good enough --the security algorithms are based on the Military grade approved security that Ms uses on its AZURE cloud services.

Home users are much more likely by around to 1,000,000 to 1 to get scammed than be a victim of malware these days. If supplying commercial systems, web servers, e-commerce etc then that's a different issue but for basic HOME based systems -- WD is all you need these days.

Cheers
jimbo
 

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System One

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    Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    2 X Intel i7

Hazel123

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Yes, agreed. I'll be re-reading this thread another time or three.

I uninstalled McAfee but it left some kind of free web protection package behind. I Googled it and discovered it keeps a log on their database 'back home' of everything you do online, 'for your protection'. In a day where everyone is selling a VPN service, they want to track you? That just seems funny to me. So that went out the window, too.

I should have been more scientific, but I noticed before the uninstall I was using 4.9GB of RAM with Task Manager and Firerfox open. After uninstall of both and only Task Manager open, i was down to 3.9GB RAM usage. Wow.

You need to use the removal tool to uninstall it completely. Mc Afee web page also has the tool to download but I couldn't get their web page to open . But you can also download it here. :)

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 14-ce3514sa
    CPU
    Core i5
    Memory
    8gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 evo plus 1TB
    Cooling
    Could be better
    Internet Speed
    Dismal
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    Originally installed with a 500gb H10 Optane ssd
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Eee PC 1015PX 10" netbook
    CPU
    Intel Atom N570
    Memory
    2gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung Evo 860 250gb ssd
    Internet Speed
    Dismal
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
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