Advice Request Eset Smart Security disconnects VPN upon running speed test/file download

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Minimalist

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This guy talked very well about how good is ESET Nod32. But only Nod32:
hxxps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXT17bQ2W2Q

I think I can agree with him, and from now on get only AV, not full security suite.
I've considered using AV instead of IS also and switched between both many times.
Only additional protection I want from IS is it's network protection. Since I don't use network sharing and I set my connection as public I doubt that there is much benefit from using IS instead of AV anyway.
 

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I've considered using AV instead of IS also and switched between both many times.
Only additional protection I want from IS is it's network protection. Since I don't use network sharing and I set my connection as public I doubt that there is much benefit from using IS instead of AV anyway.
Thanks a lot.

Could switching to Win10 fix this?
 

amirr

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I could find out that it was the DriverEasy software, that I used after clean installation of Windows caused the problem.
Maybe it did download excess drivers and unnecessary ones. Also, for now, again I installed BitDefender Total Security, and have no issues.

I did clean install of Windows two times and tested few times, and thus finally could determine it was DriverEasy making the problem.
 

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Maybe it did download excess drivers and unnecessary ones. Also, for now, again I installed BitDefender Total Security, and have no issues.
While Driver Easy does its best to find the correct drivers, some drivers can cause problems. It's a good idea to not update all drivers. Just install drivers for devices which have no driver installed, or only have a generic Microsoft driver installed. Other than that, only install a driver update if you are having a problem with a device, or if your PC manufacturer provides a more recent driver. The one exception to this is video drivers, which can be worthwhile updating as newer versions may increase video performance.
 

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@roger_m When DriverEasy listed all the items needed to be updated, then I thought it's better to update.
"Just install drivers for devices which have no driver installed" How to determine that?

For video drivers, as you mentioned, I always check TweakHound where he posts updates on Nvidia Geforce Game Ready Drivers.

I heard once that the best way to have no problem with any driver, is that to get a new PC/hardware.
Is that correct?
 
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