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FBI investigating Kaspersky: Russians arrest Kaspersky analyst

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Dennis Nicholls, Jun 28, 2017.

  1. Dennis Nicholls

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    It's a good warning but I'll say it right now: any politics in this thread will be nuked immediately.
     
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    Without getting into politics, this article reads like an international version of:


    The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight

    vs.

    The Keystone Cops


    :)
     
  4. Dennis Nicholls

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    I posted this in the computer section as a warning to people who may be using this AV. It may not be a good idea.
     
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    Nowdays I mostly use the default Microsoft Windows Defender for av purposes. Once in a while I may run the free semi-daily version of mcafee stinger, for a second opinion.
     
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    What little I know about Windows these days, the Win10 Defender seems sufficient for any normal person. And for abnormal people, nothing will protect them.
     
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    If I was paranoid enough, I would be running windows10 inside a virtual machine on linux or one of the bsds (ie. freebsd, openbsd, etc ....).

    If I had to, I would also be running things through tor. (For most generic stuff, tor is overkill).
     
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    I haven't paid for antivirus software in at least 10 years.
     
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    We've always relied on freeware for Anti Virus and Anti Infection programs.

    CHEERS! :)
     
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    I like Avira. Always high level protection in all area's, and German made.

    And it is not a resource hog.
     
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    For Windows, the built in Windows Defender (or whatever they're calling it nowadays) is more than sufficient when paired with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. For Mac, I never recommend antivirus software.
     
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    Ive seen defender miss things on a scan that a proper AV or Spyware program find, so no thanks.

    I actually run my personal laptop at home with it only, because I know what I am doing. But the wife and relatives get full blow load ups, because they are click happy. All depends on the person. But, if I am paying, like I said, I like Avira. There are two web sites that do AV testing, and only a few score up top all the time.

    I used to run the free stuff, but AVG and Avast are resource hogs.
     
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