Let's just say that money is really really tight, but you have enough to buy just 1 security software or anything that can protect you online, which one would it be?

This would be the scenario:
- User doesn't browse obvious malware sites.
- User plays games, uses Photoshop, and browses regularly with some safety addons from Mozilla.
- User barely uses USB. If he does, it's mostly to copy-paste movies/games/music and he's 100% confident that the drive is 100% free from virus.

Very interested in your input.
 
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Save the money and install Comodo Firewall according to cruelsisters's recommendation and your security is going to be better than most paid suites. ( my experience for close to 2 yrs.)
 
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Let's just say that money is really really tight, but you have enough to buy just 1 security software or anything that can protect you online, which one would it be?

This would be the scenario:
- User doesn't browse obvious malware sites.
- User plays games, uses Photoshop, and browses regularly with some safety addons from Mozilla.
- User barely uses USB. If he does, it's mostly to copy-paste movies/games/music and he's 100% confident that the drive is 100% free from virus.

Very interested in your input.
Sandboxie - Lifetime license

or

AppGuard - version Lifetime license
 

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Honestly you can build a very decent security system free of charge like what I'm doing now.
AV: ESET (got a free code from giveaways, but any AV including Qihoo 360 to Avast will do perfectly)
USB scanner: MC Shield (better safe than sorry, plus it doesn't really use much resource)
Sandbox: Sandboxie Free
Anti-Exploit: Malwarebytes Anti Exploit
Companion AV/2nd opinion scanner: Zemana Antimalware
Firewall: ESET took over my firewall but if I wasn't using ESET, Windows firewall would have done just fine

Don't rely on just 1 piece of software to keep you safe, that is virtually impossible, unless you're talking about virtual machines, but those are a hassle (to me). :p

But if you really want to buy a piece of software that would make your system that much secure I think Shadow defender would be a good choice.
 
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Honestly you can build a very decent security system free of charge like what I'm doing now.
AV: ESET (got a free code from giveaways, but any AV including Qihoo 360 to Avast will do perfectly)
USB scanner: MC Shield (better safe than sorry, plus it doesn't really use much resource)
Sandbox: Sandboxie Free
Anti-Exploit: Malwarebytes Anti Exploit
Companion AV/2nd opinion scanner: Zemana Antimalware
Firewall: ESET took over my firewall but if I wasn't using ESET, Windows firewall would have done just fine

Don't rely on just 1 piece of software to keep you safe, that is virtually impossible, unless you're talking about virtual machines, but those are a hassle (to me). :p

But if you really want to buy a piece of software that would make your system that much secure I think Shadow defender would be a good choice.
I agree on Shadow Defender - Lifetime license.
 
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Hmm. Shadow Defender seems to be famous. I'll give that one a look.

I'll also search the forums for some giveaways and hopefully I can win one of them. Thank you very much for your replies amigos!
 
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I will not get any paid security software.

I will use the tight money in a lot better way.

And there are free software or layered approach protects better or equal to paid security software.
 
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I will not get any paid security software.

I will use the tight money in a lot better way.

And there are free software or layered approach protects better or equal to paid security software.
@yesnoo is correct on this one - I cannot deny it.
 

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Don't buy anything, with money tight you should spend them on something you really need. Use no virus thanks exe and a free antivirus of your choosing. You should be fine.
 
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Use free products like Comodo, Avast, Qihoo, Zemana, MBAM ,Crystal Security,NVT ERP Beta ...so many choices, you can probably build multiple configs just by using free softw.

Tinywall firewall

Backup - AOMEI or Macrium Reflect Free, MEGA online storage, onedrive..

Ccleaner free/Privazer or just use the inbuilt windows tools..

Sandboxie free,Toolwiz Time freeze(doesnt protect MBR)

Norton DNS, or browser addons like Bitdefender TrafficLight for online safety... and safe browsing habits..
 
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