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    Anti-Virus

    What should I get this time?

    I've used most. They all have a discount for the first year then jack up the price. So I change every year. I've used Norton (hated it), McAfee once 'cause it came with a computer (eh..OK I guess), TendMicro (loved it), and My paid version of Avast is what's expiring.

    Anything you'd avoid or all these just about the same theses days? Not interested in free versions.
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    Definition of clip

    1: any of various devices that grip, clasp, or hook
    2: a device to hold cartridges for charging the magazines of some rifles; also : a magazine from which ammunition is fed into the chamber of a firearm.

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clip

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    I use AVG free and have never had any issues
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    If you're using Windows 10, the built-in package Windows Defender is adequate. Before that, I used AVG with no issues.
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    “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote" - Benjamin Franklin

    When Leonidas was preparing to make his stand, a Persian envoy arrived. The envoy explained to Leonidas the futility of trying to resist the advance of the huge Persian army and demanded that the Spartans lay down their arms. Leonidas told Xerxes "MOLON LABE", or "Come And Get Them."

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    I have used the AVG free version for years. No viruses or issues since. I recommend it.
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    I used AVG for a long time with some minor problems. I've been using Kaspersky for the past 3 years and have had no problems what-so-ever. I have a good friend in the IT Department of the local University and he swears by Kaspersky. Using AVG free you get pop ups advertising the paid version sometimes. McAfee doesn't play well with anything, and Norton hasn't been much ever since Peter Norton sold out. (The forgoing is my opinon. YMMV.).
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    I really don't have a suggestion as to what might be better.......but I use Ubuntu, and I have never had a malware issue with it. Never, and have been using it for just over 12 years.
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    The only thing you have to worry about with Linux or Ubuntu is worm. There are freeware programs that will keep an eye out for that.
    “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote" - Benjamin Franklin

    When Leonidas was preparing to make his stand, a Persian envoy arrived. The envoy explained to Leonidas the futility of trying to resist the advance of the huge Persian army and demanded that the Spartans lay down their arms. Leonidas told Xerxes "MOLON LABE", or "Come And Get Them."

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    Been using versions of Norton for quite awhile. My annual cost is about $60 for three PC's at the house. Norton is kinda like Taurus, not the best at any one thing, but good overall. I also use an IP blocker that cost $10 a year. This is for more sophisticated users, but when setup properly it blocks all them nasty inbound trackers and attacks. I do some peer to peer work and having protection is a must.
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    I have used the paid version of Malwarebytes for about 5 years now.
    I am very satisfied with it. We have it on both our computers here.
    I have watched it catch and block numerous nefarious incidents and we have never had a problem.
    They update almost daily and I consider it cheap insurance.
    I will qualify this by saying I am a computer idiot.
    Which is why I have Malwarebytes. They know stuff. I don't.
    There are only two options as I see it.
    Either I'm right, or there is a sinister
    conspiracy to conceal the fact that I'm right.





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    I use two:
    Spybot, Search & destroy; and PC Matic.
    The Spybot is free, but I sent them $30 because I use it so much.
    I paid $100 for a lifetime subscription to PC Matic, which can be used on up to 5 devices. I thought that was a good deal.
    I usually run PC Matic, then I run Spybot.
    I don't know which one does the better job, but I've been using them for about 5 years now without any problems.

 

 
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