What is your go-to internet security/antivirus solution?
With so many small businesses relying more and more on the internet these days, I was wondering what internet security and antivirus solutions (e.g. Kaspersky, Norton, etc.) people were using. What features do you look for in your internet security software? If you recently changed services, why did you end up making the switch?
Do you know that antivirus software can protect your computer from viruses but they do not guarantee your data protection and your location sharing? I truly recommend you use any of the VPN apps as well if you surf the Internet a lot. I use dark web VPN because sometimes I need to find more information than I can see on a usual web.
Why not just go with Windows Defender/Windows Security. While it may not have the very lightest resource footprint, it is far from the heaviest. It has also been in the top tier of security suites for several years running from multiple third-party testing evaluations.
I used to use several of the major 3rd party antivirus/security suite products including, at various times, AVG, Avast, and Panda Cloud [and for light footprint I'd go with Panda], but given how drastically Windows Defender/Security has improved since the introduction of Windows 10 I just don't see the point anymore. Even i was reading a detailed comparison between Avast and Windows defender and WD is simply a very good option and can fullfill most of the security requirements.
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They all pretty much do the same thing. If your OS comes with one i.e. Windows Defender just keep that updated. The best thing you can do is be very careful about how you click links and use a VPN as well to make things a little more difficult.
Windows 10 won’t hassle you to install an antivirus like Windows 7 did. Since Windows 8, Windows now includes a built-in free antivirus called Windows Defender. But is it really the best for protecting your PC–or even just good enough?
Windows Defender was originally known as Microsoft Security Essentials back in the Windows 7 days when it was offered as a separate download, but now it’s built right into Windows and it’s enabled by default. Many people have been trained to believe that you should always install a third-party antivirus, but that isn’t the best solution for today’s security problems, like ransomware.
What you need is a great team: Malwarebytes + Windows Defender
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