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User Info: Black_Assassin

3 months ago#1
COMODO firewall recently managed to f*** up my networking for several hours, before I figured out that it seemed to get somehow corrupted for god knows what reason. Anything simple and lightweight, that isn't a lovecraftian nightmare to uninstall?

For anti-viruses:
- Been using Avast for several years, it had gradually gotten more and more bloated with some false positives along the way
- Tried Avira for a while, even more false positives plus advertising popups
- Bitdefender free version is way too barebones with it's settings.
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User Info: ThePCElitist

3 months ago#2
Kaspersky if you want to open your heart to Putin

User Info: Black_Assassin

3 months ago#3
That doesn't sound so bad as long as it works.
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User Info: ThePCElitist

3 months ago#4
It's actually one of the best AV's out there and I'd actually call it the best based on personal use.

User Info: iemerg_

3 months ago#5
AVG Antivirus + Firewall
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User Info: JKatarn

3 months ago#6
I know it's not popular around here, but I've been using the Norton Security suite with Backup for quite a while now and it's worked well for me.
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User Info: PhazonReborn

3 months ago#7
Malware Bytes and Windows Defender
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User Info: OUberLord

3 months ago#8
I don't really see the point of a software firewall other than Windows firewall. It seems to cover most use cases, unless I'm missing something.

User Info: WalkingPlague

3 months ago#9
I was using Windows Defender and Malwarebytes. Currently using Avira. So far so good. The adverts are annoying though. May have to switch to BitDefender or something. Any recommendations?

User Info: SinisterSlay

3 months ago#10
If your Windows 10 I actually recommend dropping the virus scanner entirely.

I've discovered a hilarious new bug in Avira and Avast, both got silently hosed by Creators update for the former, and fall creaters for the latter. Both appeared to be running, but couldn't actually scan and needed a reinstall. On both machines I hadn't noticed. Viruses just aren't really something that is preventable by antivirus anymore. All virus scanners really do anymore is slow down your disk access, and Intel is already seeing to that, so why have an additional virus scanner?
Even better, you can just reset Windows 10 and keep all your programs and settings and files, but dump the virus.
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