Antivirus, what do you use?

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    Don't use any on my MacBook. I do buy AppleCare, and it was worth it, after 2.5 years had the logic board replaced, the barrel hinge replaced, USB ports were fixed twice. I think my problem was actually my fault, on Friday night games I haul around my MacBook and a laser printer, had a cheap carryon and I think my MacBook got banged around a lot. Now have a better rolling case that holds everything well.
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    Utilize timely backups and spyware scanners like malware bytes and save your money (and computer resources).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Parker View Post
    Free version
    Ditto for me

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    I do have one more question. Malwarebytes uses on average 125mb of ram on my pc, BitDefender uses around the same, 100-125mb, though I've seen it run as low as 70mb. I'm not sure what Windows Defender uses but is it that much lower that I should really trust it to protect my pc in exchange for what appears would be a minimal amount of ram, while also giving up other features that BitDefender offers?

    The main reason I ask is because I will be keeping Malwarebytes regardless of anything else I choose to do. I just don't see where 25-50mb of ram are really going to change how fast my pc runs. The only downfall I see to BitDefender is that I would be paying for it, though they do offer a free version.

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    FYI, there is a great ad blocker for Chrome. ublock it erases all of those unwanted ads.

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    Any of you encountered CryptoWall or TeslaCrypt ransomware yet?

    Trust me...do a backup TODAY if you don't have one currently.

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    Malware Bytes once a week and that's it. Nothing more is needed to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams View Post
    Malware Bytes once a week and that's it. Nothing more is needed to be honest.
    All you folks that are living lives similar to this.....it's only a matter of time. You will get caught. Keep those backups current and most importantly, at arms length from your system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFan View Post
    All you folks that are living lives similar to this.....it's only a matter of time. You will get caught. Keep those backups current and most importantly, at arms length from your system.
    14 years and counting

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueFan View Post
    All you folks that are living lives similar to this.....it's only a matter of time. You will get caught. Keep those backups current and most importantly, at arms length from your system.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wireman View Post
    14 years and counting
    Exactly. Never once worried about losing anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireman View Post
    I've been in the IT field for 14 years and I personally think the two biggest wastes of money are antivirus software and support contracts on certain equipment or software.
    This made me laugh because it's so true. I recently built my own rig and dumped quite a bit on my graphics card, Microcenter tried to get me to buy their 2 year warranty on it. What most people dont know is that my graphics card already has a 2 year warranty on it.

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    Any thoughts on PC-matic from anyone?

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