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Tue Apr 27, 2021, 01:36 PM

I switched AntiVirus software this week. Dropped AVAST. Went to McAfee. My laptop sped up...

My laptop sped up, noticeably, after the switch. Nice Bonus.

I'm not too adventurous on the internets, and I've used McAfee before.
Got tired of Avast's multiple licenses, add ons, and daily pricing changes to renew.

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Reply I switched AntiVirus software this week. Dropped AVAST. Went to McAfee. My laptop sped up... (Original post)
Captain Zero Apr 27 OP
Goonch Apr 27 #1
kimbutgar Apr 27 #2
BootinUp Apr 27 #3
sprinkleeninow May 18 #4
TyreseAdams May 20 #5
gopiscrap Jun 3 #6

Response to Captain Zero (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 01:54 PM

1. I'm am too adventurous on the internets

Been using Microsoft Defender and free version of Malwarebytes, Opera browser with Opera Ad Blocker and uBlock for years with nary an issue. Good speed no malware no fees.

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Response to Captain Zero (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 02:12 PM

2. I used Trend Micro and have not been hacked

To me mcafee is too sketchy.

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Response to Captain Zero (Original post)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 02:51 PM

3. I used to be an advocate for

Avast or another reputable 3rd party av. But windows 10 changed that. I was a late adopter staying on win 7 as long as I could. With win 10 I think the built in protection (if it is working properly) is sufficient and desirable from the standpoint of a better running system. I keep a close eye on it to make sure the updates are working. I also run the Microsoft defender offline scan periodically.
When I stopped using Avast they renewed the license months later and charged me. I had to go back and request a refund which they approved.

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Response to Captain Zero (Original post)

Tue May 18, 2021, 02:33 AM

4. Have 5 devices covered by McAfee thru AOL. Yah, AOL! 😁

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Response to Captain Zero (Original post)

Thu May 20, 2021, 05:54 PM

5. Windows 10 Defender is also a good option

Windows 10 Defender is also a good option if you know what you are surfing on the internet.

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Response to TyreseAdams (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 3, 2021, 10:55 PM

6. welcome to DU

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