Security - what are you using?

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  1. Vanz

    Vanz New Member

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    What are you using on your surface for security, virus scan ad-aware ...etc?
     
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    On my Pro 2 I use System Center Endpoint Security, which is the enterprise Version of Defender.
     
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    On my Pro 1, which I have had since the day it was released (Feb 2013) I depend on the built in Microsoft Security Essentials and the Defender. This is my main computer which I use for several hours every day all over the internet. I have never had a virus, (knock wood to appease the spirits of the forest) so far. Malware, which changes my home page or my search engine, is easily removed when it rears its ugly head. I have two more laptops that I use on occasion, and my several friend's computers. None of these devices have ever had a serious malware infestation if they were running Microsoft Security Essentials or Windows 8, which has it built in to the os.
     
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    But then MS says that they provide 'basic' protection. It's debatable, of course, really depends on how much protection one needs.
     
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    Microsoft Essentials is basic, and not enough for good protection. I use Bitdefender 2014 on my home PC and on my SP1 pro. It is fast and lot of protection options.
    For about $15,- you can buy a 1 year licence.
     
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    seriously, though, why are they charging yearly subscription? what happened to one time payment and peach of mind?
     
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    Using virtual protection such as VirtualBox and Sandboxie is what I prefer so I have no reason to pay a yearly subscription for these anti-virus products.
     
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    Norton. £40 for 3 pc licenses.
     

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