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Re: This antivirus did not work for me!
« on: September 16, 2019, 02:39:45 PM »
I've recently swapped from Norton Security to Kaspersky and I haven't had any problems with it, although I don't play games except Klondike.

I've seen where Bitdefender was so heavy on resources that it reduced a machine to a crawl, so I wouldn't recommend that to anyone.
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Re: This antivirus did not work for me!
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2019, 07:51:57 AM »
Don't know what OS you're using but Microsoft Windows Defender may be all you need under Windows 10. I'm still using Windows 7 and, after trying any number of AV solutions, I've settled on Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes Premium. I also use CryptoPrevent that gives some additional security but may not be really necessary. Maybe tempting fate, but I think the last virus I had was picked up was from a CD (might even have been a floppy disk!) on a computer magazine - so pretty far back.
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Re: This antivirus did not work for me!
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2019, 09:21:45 AM »
Don't know what OS you're using but Microsoft Windows Defender may be all you need under Windows 10. I'm still using Windows 7 and, after trying any number of AV solutions, I've settled on Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes Premium. I also use CryptoPrevent that gives some additional security but may not be really necessary. Maybe tempting fate, but I think the last virus I had was picked up was from a CD (might even have been a floppy disk!) on a computer magazine - so pretty far back.

I used to have CryptoPrevent on my Win 7 but it was blocking me from using Control Panel cmds.

For info this is a list of some of them but a Google will probably give a more comprehensive list. - https://www.maketecheasier.com/20-run-commands-windows/
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Re: This antivirus did not work for me!
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2019, 10:09:38 AM »
That's interesting, Tom - a very useful list. I just tried running a few of those commands at random and CryptoPrevent didn't blink.
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Re: This antivirus did not work for me!
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2019, 02:02:44 PM »
It was a while ago so may be that has been fixed as it was updated.
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Re: This antivirus did not work for me!
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2019, 09:44:52 PM »
CryptoPrevent has changed quite a bit and is now in version 9. The free version is no longer updated and the paid version now includes some Maintenance/Repair options as well. Luckily, like Malwarebytes, they're still honouring their lifetime licences.
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Re: This antivirus did not work for me!
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2019, 12:22:06 AM »
And to get back to topic, this is the list of products incompatible with Kaspersky Total Security - includes Malwarebytes, among others!

https://support.kaspersky.com/us/15082#block1
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Re: This antivirus did not work for me!
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2019, 12:57:07 AM »
There are very few antivirus programs that will sit well alongside another so that list isn't surprising.

Besides, you shouldn't run two AV programs as they can cause anomalous problems.
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Re: This antivirus did not work for me!
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2019, 01:12:06 AM »
I absolutely agree that you should normally avoid running two antivirus together but I've always viewed Malwarebytes and CryptoPrevent (which isn't on Kaspersky's list yet, glad to see) as different from normal AVs. They both play very nicely with MSE in W7and, I understand, with Defender in W10. When I am dragged kicking and screaming to Windows 10, it'll be Defender, Malwarebytes and CryptoPrevent for me. And a very wary eye on what I download or open in the way of attachments, as always........
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Re: This antivirus did not work for me!
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2019, 01:34:20 AM »
Some time ago Norton 360 developed a conflict with the free version MBAM because of its Definitions but that was eventually sorted by Norton.
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