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anyone using macfee with windows10 ? It just corrupted my x9 version  Of course they say it is chiefs fault  !!! I uninstalled it then went  to my digital locker & punched in the product key . Hope i didnt loose any library items 

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my recommendation is don't use McAffee

 

my recommendation is to use Norton

I've been using it for decades and I surf the web veraciously

 

some will say it is a resource hog and a decade ago that was true

but it was re-written and wins the awards every year

 

stay away from Kepersky - Russian spyware

 

https://us.norton.com/norton-security-antivirus

 

Lew

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Just use the built-in Windows Defender. It has been tested against many other stand alone anti-virus programs and is just as effective and it does not use up resources like the others.

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Personally, Windows Defender is the best for Windows when it comes to anti virus protection. If you are concerned about things like Ransomware then none of the anti virus programs are going to provide adequate protection if any at all. Ransomware is not a virus per say, they are programs that take control of you system and are disseminated via e-mail attached executable files, executable macros in spreadsheet and word type docs or web pages. To protect against this you need to scrutinize e-mail attachments and for web pages you can run your browser in a sandbox environment that runs the browser in an isolated virtual space, if a ransomware type thing pops up then you just have to close down the sandbox, delete it's contents and the ransomware is gone.

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I have used "Eset" forever and it pick up everything including what Graham said. Never had any virus's for 10 years 

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1 hour ago, DavidJames said:

I'd suggest using AVG instead. 

 

 

I use Avast Free now and Malwarebytes Free, have for years .... Avast bought AVG this year I think it was....I used AVG for years till it also became a resource hog and very intrusive but still use it on an old XP/Vista Machine where it is still ( or was) supported.

 

 

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