Viking

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UAC on default


Just bought my laptop last week and still getting use to Win 8.1
My laptop came with a 60 day trial of McAfee Internet Security, I will keep McAfee installed, but I plan to replace it with something else when my license runs out, probably a free AV.
I have tried Avast which is very light, but I hear on this forum that its now including bloatware.

Any suggestion??
 

DaZa9

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For a free one I'd recommend you 360 Internet Security (Qihoo) : www.360safe.com
I'm using it besides Comodo Firewall and till now they are a great combination for me.
 

Gnosis

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Nice setup. How is McAfee working for ya?
BB or HIPS would be nice if not installed in McAfee. A good sandbox on-hand is nice too, sometimes.
 
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One can use just about any AV now days with a good back up in place.. I utilize Hitman Pro "licensed version".
You can set it to run a scan on start up, as well as right click "context menu option" to manually scan items. The nice thing about doing so, is that "IF" i ever run into a problem where i can not initiate a normal scan due to malware, i can always pull out my flash drive with "kickstart" and boot from it, into hitman pro to resolve the issue..
 

Gnosis

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It almost seems that many AV suites are lacking these days, esp. when it comes to enough signatures to catch malicious trash. I have seen a few 70-80% detection rates that make me glad I use virtualization and HIPS/BB. If an AV, without help from HIPS or BB, does not have at least a 97 or 98% detection rate, I see no point. I don't know if Comodo AV alone can do that, but its suite is the smoothest suite that I have ever used, and the HIPS and Firewall are tight.
 

3link9

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Good Config, McAfee has improved a lot but it does still need some work. Let me know how its working for ya.
 

Viking

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Thanks for the suggestions. As I never tried McAfee before, I don't mind the layout, and the performance is pretty good.

Sandboxie sounds good, I might install it - thanks Gnosis

Do you think that I should use Windows Firewall instead of a third party one?
still haven't decided on an AV. I not too familiar with 360 Internet Security Daza9, so I'm not sure about that one.
 

Gnosis

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I always liked Online Armor Free Edition.

I would hate to recommend an AV right now because I am seeing so many low detection rates.
 

Viking

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No, I am not using NoScript. I have used it in the past but found it to be a little complex to use. I'll give it another go though.
I have no backup solution yet. Doesn't Win 8.1 have a inbuilt backup? If there is, I cannot Find it.
 

MalwareVirus

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Viking said:
No, I am not using NoScript. I have used it in the past but found it to be a little complex to use. I'll give it another go though.
I have no backup solution yet. Doesn't Win 8.1 have a inbuilt backup? If there is, I cannot Find it.
Yes No script mesh some times but i found with specific site so i open that site in other browser but i have no problem as i am rarely useing that sites.Also there is whitelist option you can use.


"Doesn't Win 8.1 have a inbuilt backup? If there is, I cannot Find it."
This is like you asking me "Doesn't Win 8.1 have a inbuilt Antivirus"
While you are using Mcafee :D

I am not using window 8.1 so can't tell exaclty but yes i read over internet,Window 8.1 has the option.Just look the option in Control panal>File History >System image backup.
Microsoft trying to hide this option.
Link for that :
http://blogs.technet.com/b/keithmayer/archive/2013/09/17/backup-amp-recovery-of-windows-8-windows8-itpro-tipoftheday.aspx

Actually IMO microsoft doing a experiment with their users.So window 8 or 8.1 users are indirectly beta testers for them.While i appriciate their thinking but you have to keep patience untill all things going well acording to microsoft new mobile OS.
Microsoft makes the window 8 based on device like mobile or ipad rather than a PC.SO window recovery are also based on this theme.
Like in window 7 ,you can creat the system image because you need the excat good state with all your previous desktop app. as before but window 8 or 8.1 is concentrating on apps and online backup(Skydrive integration).
Basically they are trying to end the ira of image backup.
http://malwaretips.com/Thread-Windows-9-rumored-for-next-year-Windows-10-to-be-%E2%80%98cloud-OS