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Discussion in 'Tech Guides' started by NBK*Twitch, May 11, 2014.

Setting up a fresh windows install for security.

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  1. NBK*Twitch

    NBK*Twitch Person Of All Kinds iHF Veteran Advisor WCG Team Member

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    NBK*Twitch submitted a new resource:

    Setting up a fresh windows install for security

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  2. NBK*Twitch

    NBK*Twitch Person Of All Kinds iHF Veteran Advisor WCG Team Member

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  3. Yuri

    Yuri Somewhere iHF Regular Advisor WCG Team Member

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    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?
     
  4. LoneWolf_53

    LoneWolf_53 Cap'n Crunch iHF Veteran Advisor WCG Team Member

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    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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  5. Pancake

    Pancake To Protect and Serve Moderator iHF Master Craftsman Security Advisor

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    I think it should be left to the user as to what AV they use.Give them a list to choose from.?
     
  6. LoneWolf_53

    LoneWolf_53 Cap'n Crunch iHF Veteran Advisor WCG Team Member

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    Not a bad idea.
     
  7. NBK*Twitch

    NBK*Twitch Person Of All Kinds iHF Veteran Advisor WCG Team Member

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    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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  8. TechJohn

    TechJohn Active Member iHF Veteran WCG Team Member

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    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 totally agree
     
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