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Old 31-03-2016, 09:31 PM   #1
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Question [COMMENTARY] Is paying for antivirus a waste of money?

Is paying for antivirus a waste of money?

Commentary: It's been a long time since anti-malware suites have found anything on my computers. Maybe the Windows Defender that comes with Windows 10 is good enough?

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Old 05-04-2016, 08:02 PM   #2
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Personally I never paid for an antivirus, so I am not sure.

However the free antivirus are doing their job well so I am sticking with it.
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Old 11-07-2016, 01:10 PM   #3
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For a personal computer/laptop, a free one should suffice.
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Old 06-11-2016, 10:10 PM   #4
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Free always, good enough
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Old 11-01-2017, 05:58 PM   #5
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When you leave the house, is closing the door & grille enough for securing your home?

Some people say SG very safe, just close door can already.
Others buy Yale locks, others buy digital locks with fingerprint/RFID access.

Same with paying for Antivirus. You buy peace of mind. Key thing is to buy the RIGHT product.
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Old 17-01-2017, 09:49 AM   #6
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Windows defender is enough as long as you don't download suspicious files. Make sure to install adblock(I recommend Ublock origin). Use virustotal.com to scan for files that you download.
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Old 22-01-2017, 11:44 AM   #7
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If your family members is using your PC, they know anything about security?
Friends and relative coming to your house and use your wifi for their laptop, is their laptop free of malware?
Thumbdrive from your friends and relative, you sure is free of malware?
The list just goes on and on...
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Old 23-01-2017, 04:04 PM   #8
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I use UWF on my Windows 8.1 PC, and made exclusions here and there. After a reboot it is unlikely there are any malware running.

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Old 25-01-2017, 11:38 PM   #9
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yes i think so

yes i think so. A free one should suffice. and not to say, anti-virus can sometimes introduce more loopholes.. telegiz.com/articles/1076/20160115/google-engineer-discovers-security-loophole-trend-micro-antivirus-program.htm
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Old 04-02-2017, 01:30 PM   #10
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yes i think so. A free one should suffice. and not to say, anti-virus can sometimes introduce more loopholes.. telegiz.com/articles/1076/20160115/google-engineer-discovers-security-loophole-trend-micro-antivirus-program.htm
Definitely, nothing is 100% perfect.
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