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    Smile Internet Security

    I have been using Comodo Internet Security since my XP days, & thinking time for a change.
    I also have the paid version of Malwarebytes.Any ideas what a good Freeware version of Internet Security would be?
    Thanks

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    Default Re: Internet Security

    The one built into Windows 10 is good enough.

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    Default Re: Internet Security

    Comodo still has a freeware version.

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    Default Re: Internet Security

    Don't make the common mistake of installing multi security programs. Many will clash with one another causing slowness and by doing so you actually lower the protection not increase it.

    STAY WELL AWAY from AVG, Avast -- They are nothing more than malware themselves now.

    ONLY free AV I would trust is the inbuilt W10. Its better than previous versions, and is 100% compatible. On Saying that there are way better options but of course require some $$

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    Default Re: Internet Security

    Not sure that I'd trust Microsoft with all the information that I has...

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    Default Re: Internet Security

    Yep thats what I been using, but like to check, all is still well...

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    Default Re: Internet Security

    Quote Originally Posted by ianhnz View Post
    Not sure that I'd trust Microsoft with all the information that I has...
    LOL, ---- sorry but theres lots of programs that collect data and track everything you do, Microsoft is the least of your concerns. Basically every program collects some data. ( See below)

    Thats just one of the reasons I mentioned DONT use Avast -- They have been caught and admitted that they collect and sell users data.

    If you want to use a good program then try Eset Internet Security, (not just the AV) it has a inbuilt firewall, when in interactive mode, will stop ANYTHING coming in or Out, you have to allow / Deny.

    You would be surprised just what programs you have "Phone Home" And how often. It can actually be pain having to allow / deny untill it learns. The default mode allows / certain applications/Actions on whitelists.

    Sure Esets not free (except its trial) BUT, If you want Free - you get what you pay for.
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    Default Re: Internet Security

    Yeah MS Security essentials is fine for the average user... that with using common sense around what you click on and open.

    Personally, I always advocate adding 3rd party end-point protection.... and I always recommend ESET Smart Security/Internet Security... top product, worth every penny, I have been using for well over 10 years no I think.

    Hasn't let me down and hasn't skipped a beat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post

    If you want to use a good program then try Eset Internet Security,.
    +1

    This is still an excellent program.
    Ex-pctek

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianhnz View Post
    Not sure that I'd trust Microsoft with all the information that I has...
    Then turn off the PC and wipe Windows .
    You should be more worried about google & its products .

    Bitdefender Free works very well (except for a RDC bug that wont affect most people)

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