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Re: [OM] virus & malware protection

Subject: Re: [OM] virus & malware protection
From: "tOM Trottier" <tom@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2017 10:10:08 -0400
Stay away from it. I just use Windows' own "Defender" and every week or so run 
scans using 
malwarebytes and Spybot. Search for them. They have been around for years and 
trustworthy. 
Their full products cost money and have realtime scanning.

I have used AVG and Avira antivirus with W7, also trustworthy, but realtime 
products open more 
attack surfaces because they have to have deep links in the OS. Windows 
Defender is safer and 
free. It took 30 years, but MS is finally doing it right.

On 4 Aug 2017 at 11:04 re:"Re: [OM] virus & malware protection..."
     Piers Hemy(Piers Hemy <olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>) wrote:

> John, John, that isn't an "article" in the sense of a piece of
> independent journalism, and it isn't "freeware" in the sense of free
> software which can perform useful functions. Read the small print at
> the footer:
> 
> =========================================
> Content on this site is sponsored by Scanguard Antivirus. This is a
> promotion for a FREE Scanguard security scan using their advanted
> antimalware engines, in order to use the advanced features you must
> upgrade to a premium plan.
> 
> You can review Scanguard's terms & conditions by clicking here or
> contact them by clicking here.
> 
> THIS IS AN ADVERTISEMENT AND NOT AN ACTUAL NEWS ARTICLE, BLOG, OR
> CONSUMER PROTECTION UPDATE.
> 
> =========================================
> 
> Emphasis as in original!
> 
> Why would you want to trust an unknown piece of demoware, which we can
> assume will inevitably diagnose huge security risks on your PC as a
> bait to buy into the paid-for "premium plan", when there are som many
> alternatives available, independently reviewed and assessed over many
> years, many at nil cost?
> 
> No, I have never heard of this software, nor its producer, which in
> itself is a warning flag for me. If you insist, I will look for a
> suitable bargepole with which you could touch it!
> 
> Piers
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: olympus
> [mailto:olympus-bounces+piers.hemy=gmail.com@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of John Hudson Sent: 04 August 2017 00:35 To:
> olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [OM] virus & malware protection
> 
> 
> I have seen this article several times in the last three or four
> weeks:
> 
> http://tinyurl.com/yb6wepw7
> 
> Does anyone have any knowledge and opinion about the value of this
> freeware?
> 
> jh
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