Q&A What are some popular security softwares that everyone uses, that you don't?

TairikuOkami

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Malwarebytes - I really despise it, AM that pretends to be AV and it is even weak AM, so it compensates it with PUPs, just like Superantispyware does with tracking cookies
Microsoft Defender - highly praised by everyone, but it is yet another half-baked cookie made by MS, it lacks whipped cream and the cherry on top (GUI, exceptions, etc)
uBlock - I never got it working properly, it is light alright, but it seems to lack the soul, it is just an adblock, where you can add millions of filters and that is about it
AdGuard Desktop - I had an option to get a lifetime license, but I passed, it does not work without SSL filtering (unlike the extension), needless to say more
 

SecureKongo

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Feb 25, 2017
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Microsoft Defender - highly praised by everyone, but it is yet another half-baked cookie made by MS, it lacks whipped cream and the cherry on top (GUI, exceptions, etc)
Would really like to know what the "etc" is that you are talking about. I mean I don't use it by myself, but it's absolutely acceptable for a free AV. The UI is quite simple and exceptions are hard to navigate, but thats about it with the negative list imo. What else needs to be improved in your opinion?
 

omidomi

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I sure that (all windows users at least use WD :D )
btw :
EEK & Malwarebytes are very popular.(I used them)
some peopel talk about adgaurd & adblock( I just use Adgaurd)
I think QIhoo & AVG & Avast & Avira & Comodo, may be five popular AVs (because they are Free) (I use none of them)
 
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