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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

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

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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...
    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.
    Last edited by wainuitech; 18-05-2021 at 05:04 PM.

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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 wainuitech
    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.
    It's quite interesting what phones home too. I keep blocking yourphone.exe but it seems to morph and want to phone home regularly, even after denying time and time again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beav View Post
    It's quite interesting what phones home too. I keep blocking yourphone.exe but it seems to morph and want to phone home regularly, even after denying time and time again.
    yes, yourphone is a newish app that allows your android phone and PC to talk.

    You can disable it if you dont use it. https://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-10/...d-you-stop-it/

    In that link - theres a picture ( scroll down the page) under "Disabling the Your Phone App in Windows 10", #2 Background Apps -- I personally disable the LOT, most are not needed and they can all "phone home" this also can speed up your computer as all those apps are no longer running in the background "IF" any app needs to be turned on you'll get a pop up saying it has to be, so you just turn on the app required.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    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.
    +2 for ESET. Have been using NOD32 since Windows 95, has always been a lean user friendly antivirus.

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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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    Comodo still has a freeware version.

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