Airmantharp wrote:I'm sticking with MSE and safe browsing practices.
bthylafh wrote:Airmantharp wrote:I'm sticking with MSE and safe browsing practices.
If one is sufficiently paranoid, one can even create a virtual machine dedicated to web browsing. Anything ever owns it, you blow it away (or revert to an old snapshot) and continue.
I've been satisfied with Firefox+that extension that we don't mention+NoScript+another ghosty extension+Sandboxie for viewing questionable sites . Everything else gets a fairly standard Chrome.
 /real/ paranoiacs might include that in with their VM!
just brew it! wrote:Real paranoiacs will also probably run something in the VM other than Windows...
just brew it! wrote:Yeah, tell me about it. I used to recommend AVG, but I don't any more.
Chrispy_ wrote:AVG is irritating these days; It constantly bugs you to upgrade to the paid version.
Even if you do buy the paid version, it's full of adware for other AVG products like system accelerators and registry cleaners. I feel that paying for a product should remove adware and bloat for features that your paid license doesn't cover.
I'd like to know which one is better MSE or AVG AV. I've been getting different opinions from people, please advise. Thanks
C-A_99 wrote:Last time I used MSE, it kept nagging me about files that weren't viruses.
C-A_99 wrote:collect unusual information on my system.
JohnC wrote:C-A_99 wrote:Maybe they were actually a malware and you simply didn't want to believe in that If you think the file is "false positive", it's better to submit it as such to the AV vendor using appropriate tools, so they will properly analyze it so you will know for sure (and the program will stop bothering you about them after next updates). It's also strange to hear that considering MSE has the lowest "false positive" detection of all antimalware programs, free or otherwise...Last time I used MSE, it kept nagging me about files that weren't viruses.
JohnC wrote:It's also strange to hear that considering MSE has the lowest "false positive" detection of all antimalware programs, free or otherwise...