Kaspersky has been blocking gog installers though recently. At least on my PC I have to deactivate it to install any gog game now.
Sounds like a great deal, so how did it go?
@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 ><
Avira is another option as well.
@bgillisp If it blocks Gog, I'll know soon. When the spousal unit explodes into a rage =P
Or... just don't use any. Unless your PC is used by a lot of people.
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.
Looks like we found the anti-vaxxer ;b
@Windows i7, I didn't see your post before i replied
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.
I was using it in the dial-up days, too. Old habits die hard, I guess
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.
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.
@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
Why don't you make that a whitelisted folder or something?
I did, that was my fix for it but making exceptions like that always makes me feel weird
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.
To be fair, Windows 10's "Windows Defender" is on by default, and in most cases it's sufficient.
@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
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.
I don't even use an antivirus but adblock works for the most part. Lot of viruses comes from ads.
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