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Zeroplanetz

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So I was wondering what everyone is running. Do you peeps run the built in protection or do you find it not enough and use something different? I'm building a new PC and thought I'd get some inputs that way I know it will be protected from day one. Any and all opinions welcomed! Thanks for any inputs!
 

spaulagain

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Currently, I'm running the built in protection amd spybot search and destroy for the occasional scan and simple malware blocking.

Overall I think it does pretty well, but if you visit questionable sites etc, or download things like movies, music, etc. You may want something with better preventative measures.

I have run into am issue once when I downloaded a free font and got a little malware that I had to chase down with Spybot.

It all really depends on you usage IMO.
 

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built in protection with malwarebytes pro

never had a problem since windows 8 consumer preview

running windows 8.1 rtm leak so yeah... the built in is top notch

no more bloatware from norton and mcafee
 

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built in protection with malwarebytes pro

never had a problem since windows 8 consumer preview

running windows 8.1 rtm leak so yeah... the built in is top notch

no more bloatware from norton and mcafee

Ya, those two are horrible. I used ESET for a while though and that was really lightweight.
 
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tgp

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built in protection with malwarebytes pro

never had a problem since windows 8 consumer preview

running windows 8.1 rtm leak so yeah... the built in is top notch

no more bloatware from norton and mcafee

I like to use Malwarebytes along with somehting else. It's designed to run alongside another antivirus program.

Norton is good if you get the lowest version, Norton AntiVirus. However, most retailers will try to sell you Norton 360 or at least Norton Internet Security, which are bloatware. Norton AntiVirus is basic. Norton Internet Security & Norton 360 use the same antivirus engine, but they have extra junk along with it. You don't get any better protection againt viruses & malware with them.
 

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