Comments on Profile Post by standardplayer

  1. Mrs_Allykat
    Mrs_Allykat
    Kaspersky FTW!
    Jun 28, 2019
  2. bgillisp
    bgillisp
    Kaspersky has been blocking gog installers though recently. At least on my PC I have to deactivate it to install any gog game now.
    Jun 28, 2019
  3. Marsigne
    Marsigne
    Sounds like a great deal, so how did it go? ;)
    Jun 28, 2019
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  4. standardplayer
    standardplayer
    @Mrs_Allykat Kaspersky is probably where I'm actually going if this keeps up.
    @bgillisp I've never tried GOG, i don't do a whole lot of PC gaming bc my PC can barely run RPG Maker MV ><
    Jun 28, 2019
  5. FleshToDust
    FleshToDust
    Avira is another option as well.
    Jun 28, 2019
  6. Mrs_Allykat
    Mrs_Allykat
    @bgillisp If it blocks Gog, I'll know soon. When the spousal unit explodes into a rage =P
    Jun 28, 2019
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  7. Faye Valentine
    Faye Valentine
    Or... just don't use any. Unless your PC is used by a lot of people.
    Jun 28, 2019
  8. Windows i7
    Windows i7
    I have not used any AV in years now and have not had any issues. I also check for suspicious activity with programs such as Process Hacker 2, and Wireshark.
    Jun 28, 2019
  9. standardplayer
    standardplayer
    Looks like we found the anti-vaxxer ;b
    Jun 28, 2019
  10. standardplayer
    standardplayer
    Jun 28, 2019
  11. bgillisp
    bgillisp
    I used to not use any anti-virus on my old desktop, but it also rarely went online. Granted this was in the days of dial-up internet too.

    Now, all my computers have some anti-virus, even the old computer which is used to test suspect files.
    Jun 28, 2019
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  12. standardplayer
    standardplayer
    I was using it in the dial-up days, too. Old habits die hard, I guess
    Jun 28, 2019
  13. TheoAllen
    TheoAllen
    For some reasons, avast deadlocked me once and I was unable to access the internet. Couldn't figure out why as my phone worked well. After uninstalled it, I got my access back.
    Jun 28, 2019
  14. Poryg
    Poryg
    Switching from Avast to AVG is literally like switching from eating baked bread to eating raw dough. Avast bought AVG years ago and has incorporated it into its core.
    Jun 28, 2019
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  15. standardplayer
    standardplayer
    @Poryg I'm not serious, I was doing some VB.Net and it kept killing every other build. I figured it out, I just miss the days when antivirus didn't interfere so much
    Jun 28, 2019
  16. Poryg
    Poryg
    Why don't you make that a whitelisted folder or something?
    Jun 28, 2019
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  17. standardplayer
    standardplayer
    I did, that was my fix for it but making exceptions like that always makes me feel weird
    Jun 28, 2019
  18. Poryg
    Poryg
    I have one dedicated folder for all projectsm then I have many subfolders for all projects. I whitelist one folder and for a couple of years I'm fine.
    Jun 29, 2019
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  19. Mrs_Allykat
    Mrs_Allykat
    To be fair, Windows 10's "Windows Defender" is on by default, and in most cases it's sufficient.
    Jun 29, 2019
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  20. standardplayer
    standardplayer
    @Mrs_Allykat I've read that, a lot of developers say Defender + Malwarebytes is a nice safe combo. I'm too cheap to pay for it, though
    Jun 29, 2019
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  21. Mrs_Allykat
    Mrs_Allykat
    Spybot is a good alternative for helping keep spyware off of your computer too. It's generally free. But, oh my lord, it slows up boot time. I have a copy, but I keep it on a pendrive, so I only update/use it every now and then.
    Jun 29, 2019
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  22. FleshToDust
    FleshToDust
    I don't even use an antivirus but adblock works for the most part. Lot of viruses comes from ads.
    Jun 29, 2019
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