Do you use any paid software to protect your PC?

PkRevolution

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
i would recommend Kaspersky

Do not buy any American Softwares. They have built in spy in software
 
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Iconoclast

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Depends on what sort of security is in your mind. Do you want to protect against viruses/trojans or do you want security of personal info/location etc?
I used to subscribe to Norton but since the inception of Windows Defender, I haven't had the need to install any other third party app. It does a fine job of protecting my machine and yes this is my production workstation. I do have boot linux at times and Bit Defender does a fine job there, clamV is good too although with the integration of bash in windows 10, I'm hoping to ditch linux completely, I'm going to miss it but managing dual os is a drag.
Now if you are worried about your privacy or want to make it hard to be tracked, I suggest using tor browser, but keep in mind its of no use if you enable plugins such as flash etc, as long as you run it in its default state, you're good to go.
Since my machines run Linux (Fedora), I don't need any of these.

Any computer connected to a network is prone to viruses, yes it might be a bit harder to infect a linux distro but not rocket science and then there are rootkits to worry about. So the notion of "I'm secure cause im on linux is absurd"
 

furqanmlk

Voter (50+ posts)
Intel Security (Mcafee)
100s of options. I have been using for more than 5 years.
They also have WebAdvisor free tool for harmful sites and privacy sites.
 

gaozaban

MPA (400+ posts)
I have been using eset nod antivirus for so many years. It is romanian antivirus software. My computer never got infected with a virus until now.
 

Abdul Haadi

Senator (1k+ posts)
Microsoft security essentials is the best by far. If you really want to spend some money than go for Bitdefender. You can also try Advance System care for free from www.IOBIT.com. Also have ABP installed for annoying adds.
 

Admiral

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Does it work just like windows or mac? I mean does it have all the softwares?

The commercial softwares (e.g. Adobe Acrobat, many video games, anti-virus) are for Windows only, and are not available for Linux.
However there are alternate softwares, for almost every same purpose, available for Linux.

The User interface, look-n-feel is also similar to Mac/OS.
 

Admiral

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Depends on what sort of security is in your mind. Do you want to protect against viruses/trojans or do you want security of personal info/location etc?
I used to subscribe to Norton but since the inception of Windows Defender, I haven't had the need to install any other third party app. It does a fine job of protecting my machine and yes this is my production workstation. I do have boot linux at times and Bit Defender does a fine job there, clamV is good too although with the integration of bash in windows 10, I'm hoping to ditch linux completely, I'm going to miss it but managing dual os is a drag.
Now if you are worried about your privacy or want to make it hard to be tracked, I suggest using tor browser, but keep in mind its of no use if you enable plugins such as flash etc, as long as you run it in its default state, you're good to go.


Any computer connected to a network is prone to viruses, yes it might be a bit harder to infect a linux distro but not rocket science and then there are rootkits to worry about. So the notion of "I'm secure cause im on linux is absurd"

I was referring to common trojans/viruses.
For privacy/being stealth, definitely one has to resort to other things.

My company uses Kaspersky, but it (and generally many other AVs) has a problem with scanning every bit being read/written to disk madly.
One can set options/policy in the preferences, but still AVs generally ruin the user experience in Windows, even with SSDs and i7, with heavy resource consumption.
 
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