jetsmell

Which anti-virus do you use?

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Only using the built-in Windows Defender (or whatever it's called) in Windows 10. Haven't had any issues... I agree with @dmarques69 - if you know what you're doing and have your head with you (and don't click on any links/emails you don't know what is) you should be fine. 

In my personal experience, the AV/FW products in general are more an annoyance than actual help. If you're an enterprise or corporate entity, I can see the idea of some kind of unified solution (which can be controlled centrally)...

But for the general end-user computer I don't see the point. The disadvantages far outweigh the benefits, in my experience.

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Only option I use is at the network level, nothing at the OS level.  Never a single problem in 11 years.

Greg

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16 hours ago, spilok said:

I have both ESET and Malawarbytes.  Do I need BOTH?

You don't necessarily need both but, as they protect against different things and operate in different ways, you're better off with both. I have Bitdefender and Malwarebytes and they coexist well and have no noticeable performance effect on my sims.

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I use Webroot. Very light, easy to switch off before using P3D and doesn't use much computer resources.

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Avast (Free edition)

Malwarebytes (Free edition)

SuperAntiSpyware (Free edition)

SpywareBlaster (Free edition)

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ESET here also.  Have used it since the late 90s or early 2000s without any issues.

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On 12/25/2017 at 10:14 PM, jetsmell said:

Two porn sites that haven't given me problems in the past, and they are visited maybe once every two months. 

Haha nice!

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