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    Version or Build no.
    6.0.6002
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    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
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    Never Notify
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    3rd-party Firewall app by a trusted vendor
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  • Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
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    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Mcafee Internet Security 2016, Iobit Malware Fighter 3.4
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    Mcafee Internet Security 2016, Iobit Malware Fighter 3.4
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    AdBlock Plus
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  • Random Password Generator
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    Iobit Advanced System Care, PrivaZer
    Frequency of Data backups
    Frequency of System backups
    Occasionally

    Dirk41

    Level 17
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    guys, i read sometimes you suggest to enable smartscreen. but on MS community they told me it works only with IE or edge. so if you don't use them,isn't it useless to enable it?
     

    DJ Panda

    Level 29
    Verified
    guys, i read sometimes you suggest to enable smartscreen. but on MS community they told me it works only with IE or edge. so if you don't use them,isn't it useless to enable it?
    Smart screen activates a file that isn't entirely known and may possibly be unsafe. It runs in the background but only notifies you if you run a suspicious file.
     
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    Deleted Member 333v73x

    He is running Windows Vista, he can't enable SmartScreen (apart from in IE) and enabling UAC to at least default is necessary.
     
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    Soulweave

    Moderator
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    Every other company had its shady side of business.

    The real reason behind the Iobit MF not to be recommended is exactly the quality of the product, not the past of the company. No denial that Iobit has decent solutions but its MF is not up to par with the competition.

    Advising to use a free antivirus when OP is using Mcafee Internet Security 2016 without giving any info is not really helping OP in understanding, when OP does share his config to be open for feedback.

    Not to mention McAfee is a decent solution on its own.
     

    DJ Panda

    Level 29
    Verified
    Every other company had its shady side of business.

    Advising to use a free antivirus when OP is using Mcafee Internet Security 2016 without giving any info is not really helping OP in understanding, when OP does share his config to be open for feedback.

    Not to mention McAfee is a decent solution on its own.
    He must have updated the config I never saw McAfee. Or the Vista tend to assume everyone's running Windows 10. Not that there is anything wrong with that. I have my Windows Vista computer from childhood in great condition. :D
     

    vrb93

    Level 5
    UAC is really helpful, if not mandatory in this case since you're using an operating system that's not receiving updates anymore.
    I would also replace (as stated) IoBit with Zemana Antimalware Free, Malwarebytes Free and/or Emsisoft Emergency Kit as on-demand scanners :)
     
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    Noxx

    Everyone's covered my concerns. If anything, UAC is a MUST. Thanks for sharing your config. :)
     
    He is running Windows Vista, he can't enable SmartScreen (apart from in IE) and enabling UAC to at least default is necessary.
    UAC Interferes with my quadriplegic software

    UAC is really helpful, if not mandatory in this case since you're using an operating system that's not receiving updates anymore.
    I would also replace (as stated) IoBit with Zemana Antimalware Free, Malwarebytes Free and/or Emsisoft Emergency Kit as on-demand scanners :)
    Windows vista is still reciving updates
     
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    Azure

    Level 24
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    Content Creator
    While the majority recommends to enable UAC. I will also suggest to take time to read the following articles/thread that one of the Malwaretips staff Umbra posted
    What is UAC?
    Afterwards you can choose for yourself whether or not you see UAC as useful.
     
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    jamescv7

    Level 61
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    You really want a companion program? Why not try to have SecureAplus or Crystal Security, however McAfee IS is already a good product.