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Setting up a fresh windows install for security.

Twitch6000

Person Of All Kinds
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WCG Team Member
#1
NBK*Twitch submitted a new resource:

Setting up a fresh windows install for security

So you just got through installing Windows and you want to have a secure system,but you don't want to pay for anything or you just do not have the money. Well I am going to tell you how to do this :happy:.

First you will need an anti virus,
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Yuri

Somewhere
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#3
I think we can have a very intresting discussion about this. You recommend Avast, but since it's a very common reason for Windows 8 users to get BSODs especially with the drivers it installs now a days, is it really such a good suggestion?
 

LoneWolf_53

Cap'n Crunch
iHF Veteran
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WCG Team Member
#4
At this point in time I really like Bitdefender Free.

Small footprint, effective, highly ranked (above Microsoft's own MSE), and no issues at all that I've encountered.

I tried Avast some time back and it seemed to not play nice, then while tuning up a few computers that had issues, I found replacing it cured the problems.

AntiVir PE is another well worth considering.

@ Twitch - I think you have one too many "ups" in your title. ;)

I like everything but the AV choice.

I don't view myself as tied to any particular product, AV wise, but do try to stay on top of what's currently the best.

2011 is a long time ago in so far as AV Software rankings go.

A while back MSE was one of the best to run, and I was using it, but it has also lost ground in the last year, to where Bitdefender ranks noticeably better than it.

That's my 2¢ for what it's worth. :)
 
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Pancake

To Protect and Serve
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iHF Master Craftsman
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#5
I think it should be left to the user as to what AV they use.Give them a list to choose from.?
 

Twitch6000

Person Of All Kinds
Advisor
WCG Team Member
#7
I seem to not get notifications from this, so I apologize for not responding sooner. This was basically an old article of mine that I need to update.

I do agree a list of free AV would be better to do.

@Yuri I have seen every AntiVirus on Every Windows version link to BSODs. I do understand your point and will update this article with a list to choose from.

Edit: I have edited the article to fix these issues. My apologizes again for not doing this sooner.
 
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TechJohn

Active Member
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#8
I think we can have a very intresting discussion about this. You recommend Avast, but since it's a very common reason for Windows 8 users to get BSODs especially with the drivers it installs now a days, is it really such a good suggestion?
I've had issues with AVAST as well, but with any AV can causes BSOD and filter issues. Almost all of the time its software conflicts-ion. All comes down to what the root causes is.


I think it should be left to the user as to what AV they use.Give them a list to choose from.?
I totally agree