1_puma · 7 weeks ago
Bitfender, Avast, ZoneAlarm...also make sure to get MalwareBytes free for malware protection. Do not get AVG. it is near-impossible to remove
savage_demmigod · 7 weeks ago
Thanks so much!
1_puma · 7 weeks ago
No problem! Also install Adblock, Adblock Plus, and Adblock YouTube as extensions to your browser for a nearly ad-free experience. They are free to use, and can be disabled if you need to use a site that requires it to be off in order to visit.
savage_demmigod · 7 weeks ago
I really appreciate it
hyperion · 7 weeks ago
It is a bit pricey but the Russian antivirus Kaspersky is really great. They have a live service where they update every day so you get small quick updates than a large one every month.
Not to mention that they connect to any browser and stop any downloads from happening if they try to sneak in without your permission. They are log free meaning that they will mever gather any form of information and they proved this by moving their HQ from Russia to Europe. They were made by hackers and even the CEO himself is one. They even give you status update on your network activity so you can monitor any suspicious activity of something is not right
1_puma · 7 weeks ago
When I was a teen and more reckless, I would pirate Kaspersky.
hyperion · 7 weeks ago
Sounds like a sales pitch but in all honesty I jist browse all parts of the internet even shady ones. Its the only subscription I pay for
hyperion · 7 weeks ago
Yeah they changed their service a lot so I dont think you can anymore
1_puma · 7 weeks ago
I wouldn’t now, anyway.
dcottingham · 7 weeks ago
I like Clamav. But it is not popular.
Googling Kaspersky turns up some entertaining reading on why the US Government has banned it from their computers. Not convinced anybody should be worried.
hyperion · 7 weeks ago
Yeah they are the reason why they had to move their Headquarters.
US banned the antivirus because it was a Russian based antivirus.
The CEO didn't want to abandon US customers so they complied by moving to Europe. If they moved to US they would have been required to give logs and info to US government. I think they chose Sweden due to net laws. The CEO was very open about it on twitter. The only way to obtain the program was to purchase it online sonce physical code sales were banned and removed from shelves