Looking for a light security solution for a low end netbook

Malakke

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Hello guys. Happy New Year everybody!! My daughter has a new netbook (HP Stream 13,3", Intel Celeron, 2GB RAM, 32GB Emmc disk, Windows 10 Home, 1TB Microsoft One Drive). Actually it comes with Windows Defender and i've installed Adguard extension on Chrome browser. I'm a bit concerned about she could download and execute malware or PUPs, so i'm looking for a good, light and reliable solution for this system. thanks
 

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Hello guys. Happy New Year everybody!! My daughter has a new netbook (HP Stream 13,3", Intel Celeron, 2GB RAM, 32GB Emmc disk, Windows 10 Home, 1TB Microsoft One Drive). Actually it comes with Windows Defender and i've installed Adguard extension on Chrome browser. I'm a bit concerned about she could download and execute malware or PUPs, so i'm looking for a good, light and reliable solution for this system. thanks
Instead of being administrator account, set up guest account. Turn UAC On and perhaps tweak, stick to either Windows Defender or if you must go avast! route.

Thats about it to be honest.
 

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If you don't mind non traditional style, I would prefer to go for NVT Exe Radar Pro (in lockdown) with MBAE. That should cover alot. It's very light weight. (tried on my sister's old laptop)

or traditionally, you could go with CIS if you want. Configure it such that there is no pop-up when running normally. Anything that pop-up alert just tell daughter to block it when's she's using it. ;)
(my mum is using this).
 

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If you don't mind non traditional style, I would prefer to go for NVT Exe Radar Pro (in lockdown) with MBAE. That should cover alot. It's very light weight. (tried on my sister's old laptop)

or traditionally, you could go with CIS if you want. Configure it such that there is no pop-up when running normally. Anything that pop-up alert just tell daughter to block it when's she's using it. ;)
(my mum is using this).
He previously said freeware, so NVT is out of the window.
 

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website still lists as trial/commercial

I installed it from an @Azure Phoenix post in NoVirusThanks EXE Radar Pro turns Freeware http://downloads.novirusthanks.org/files/EXERadar_Pro_x86_x64_v3.1_22042015_BUILD1.exe on my VM and it does not says anything about Trial version or Beta. Just asks for a donation.
I think effectively, it must be released, although the site does not provide this information

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I would recommend against running beta versions on a production system. The fact that website has no mention as of yet I would not advise the "free version" unless you are the one using the system and know if anything breaks you can fix it. Just my opinion but in the long run better be safe than sorry
 

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I recommend 360 total security (not Bitdefender and avira enabled). It's Free. You should install it, go into settings and enable PUPs detection. Also tick the "monitor all files" option. Take also a look at unchecky, a Free program that helps you to prevent PUPs installation
 
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I'm a bit concerned about she could download and execute malware or PUPs, so i'm looking for a good, light and reliable solution for this system. thanks
I agree with the recommendation of implementing a Standard User Account, with a password-protected Admin account to stop unwanted software from being installed, and drastically reducing malware infections. Unchecky can also be an aid for the Admin account.
  • Standard User Account (Local or Microsoft Account)
  • Windows Defender + Smartscreen + UAC + Firewall
  • Unchecky
  • Google Chrome + LastPass + uBlock Origin
In Chrome, check these Settings.
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Chrome uses Google's Safe Browsing technology to help prevent access to malicious downloads and phishing pages.

I have highlighted the Passwords/Forms, as you could alternatively use LastPass. If you decide to use Shared Folders (for Sites), you will need Premium (which isn't that expensive). Find out more: Sharing & Share Center | User Manual

Depending on the users' age, take a look at Setting up family features - Microsoft Help . Although I do not think it's necessary, if it's their own PC.

Edit: Re-phrasing and Grammar.
 
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