Security Software

Forum discussion tagged with Security Software.
  1. T

    Network Security Software

    I am wanting to create a program that will record on my router for example when someone tries to connect to the wifi. Basically creating something to record the MAC address of the device when it tries to access the network.
  2. A

    When was the last time you looked at your task manager?

    Do you trust your security software to police your PC? Do you just not worry about checking your task manager for mysterious processes? Recommended security software I should use? Malwarebytes, Ghostery, No Script, Windows', Glasswire....... P.S. Have you changed your password(s) within the...
  3. T

    What is the point of a third party firewall?

    Internet security software often comes with its own firewall unlike basic antivirus.Does such a firewall actually protect better from hacker attacks than windows firewall? Does software firewall is even necessary when router already offers hardware firewall with strong protection and if you are...
  4. G

    Kaspersky Free Anti-Virus: Lean and Mean

    Kaspersky Free Antivirus delivers excellent protection with a moderate performance impact, but it has few extra features. Kaspersky Free Anti-Virus: Lean and Mean : Read more
  5. L

    Need advice, post - hacked and now my drive is missing

    Alright so, im just gonna be real here and state that i did in fact have teamviewer on. i had it set to a 'random' password, and thats how they were able to get in - i actually caught them in the process of trying to buy a $1499 iphone x.(like 40 minutes ago !!) VERY fortunately, i was able to...
  6. G

    IDrive Personal Cloud Backup Review: Best Overall

    IDrive is best for anyone who has multiple machines to back up. Just keep an eye on the 2TB or 5TB storage limit. IDrive Personal Cloud Backup Review: Best Overall : Read more
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    Acronis True Image 2018 Cloud Backup Review: Best for Power Users

    Acronis True Image is expensive and complicated, but it offers a wide range of options and features for hard-core PC users. Acronis True Image 2018 Cloud Backup Review: Best for Power Users : Read more
  8. G

    Unable to install security software

    As I did not have a DVD drive, for more than a year I used my desktop without any antivirus or other security related software. Recently thought that it would be better if I did install one so started by trying to download and install spybot as the first step in scanning my system before I...
  9. T

    Best way to clean a slow laptop?

    So my stepmother complained of a slow PC and i always assume it is full of viruses, bloatware, random apps, etc. Since I am going for a CIS degree my brother who is more tech savvy than me told me to fix this since i need to learn. Well idk about you but what I would do to fix her laptop would...
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    Enpass Password Manager: Just the Basics

    Enpass does password-manager basics right, and costs at most $20. Enpass Password Manager: Just the Basics : Read more
  11. Johnny5

    Common Sense Tips for Cybersecurity

    Ransomware. Phishing attacks. Malware. These days, cyberthreats are everywhere :fou: Companies big and small are taken down all the time. Even us, the authority in tech, have to keep a stiff upper lip in the face of these constant attacks. It's not uncommon to be blasted by DDOS attackers and...
  12. B

    Best Antivirus below

    Which is the best: ESET Smart Security Premium or AVG Internet Security or Avast Premier? (In 2017-2018) I want to download one and even purchase but I don't know which one to pick from the above three so please help me which is the best! Thank you!
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    New to the Forum

    I was following the forum from sometime.I joined this to boost up my knowledge and share my ideas.
  14. Johnny5

    Are Macs less secure than Windows 10 machines?

    For the longest time everyone thought Macs were more secure than Windows. Back in 2004, when I was rocking a Macbook Pro, I didn't even think to install any antivirus or security software. It seems like that myth has persevered as Apple still doesn't even offer built in malware scanners like...
  15. JoshRoss

    What software do you use for malware hunting/tracking/recovering?

    I and Mdd1963 had a nice discussion in another topic, about some malware hunting and recovering techniques, but I think it is a lot fitting to have a thread where people can read and post their opinions on such matters, as I am too are interested in potential tools and possibilities! Fire away...
  16. B

    what security software to install

    OK, just a short question. For now, I have risk of my PC being attacked or hacked by someone unauthorized. What is the software / antivirus / security / etc that I should install to minimize the chance or ease of my computer being hacked, or files being stolen ? hope for free options because...
  17. M

    Best firewall on Chrome Web Store

    What is the best firewall that I can download from the Chrome Web Store. I am on a Chromebook so I can't use any Windows or Apple software. I am prepared to pay up to $10. Chrome Web Store Thanks, Anonymous
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    Firewall/Security software for Windows 10

    Hi all, I need a decent piece of software, been blatantly hacked for 6 months or so. Preferably a company not associated with eba*? Any suggestions? I'm in deep and have been hit hard, just wondering... FOB
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    New Lenovo Ideapad 110 using 50% of memory after turning off all startup programs except BitDefender. Too slow....

    THis new laptop only comes with 4gb of memory and 50% of it is used by the system on startup even after turning off everything except BitDefender security software. Am adding 4gb to max it out but wonder what else I can do to speed it up?
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    Can Qustodio block google searches? Is there a software that can?

    I cant find a sofware that will block a google image search, which basically they are useless as a web filter as just blocking the cite isn't good enough. Does anyone know if there is a sofware for windows that works by blocking certain words from searches? There are add on's but anyone...
  21. PC-4LIFE

    Anti-Virus's disabled windows 10

    I got a windows message saying firewall is turned off, but I payed no attention to it as I could access the McAfee App and that said real time scanning was active and I ran virus scans. It seemed to be enabled just fine. In security and maintenance it said both windows firewall and McAfee...
  22. BlueMustache

    Trend Micro Security Trojan Removed

    Hello Tom's Hardware, Today I mounted an ISO file, and and an autorun ran. TrendMicro called it a generic Trojan and quarantined it. I don't know exactly what went down, as I mounted it, then left the room for 5 minutes. TrendMicro said to restart to finish getting rid of the Trojan. I did so...
  23. A

    antivirus internet security

    What would be the best recommended antivirus/security software? i currently have norton due to expire in 2 days
  24. J

    Which version of bitdefender should I get?

    I am about to build my first PC and I think I narrowed down the security software to bitdefender, I just don't know which version I will get. Each version is having a sale and I can get pretty cheap. Here are all the current prices http://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/windows-10-security.html...
  25. W

    A help with Malware Bytes

    After scanning with malware bytes . It found many PUP files about 160. I removed all of them . After that i cant find "This pc,control panel,calculator" etc and some of applications shortcut in my desktop. How can i revoke this action please help Thank You
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    Assitance Needed On Laptop

    Hi guys and girls ......... Long time observer first time thread writer having trouble with my asus laptop works fine but cant use Nero on it have had Nero tech look into it and nothing someone suggested update firmware and or software but no idea how to do this as i stated just learning about...
  27. R

    just built my first pc...antivirus and cpu/gpu temp programs

    Hi - so i just built my first pc and i was wondering what (free) programs i should download? I know there are many threads on this topic but i see a lot of different programs being suggested and im not sure which are the best and which will fit my needs. Im looking for a program that will allow...
  28. Andrei-Florin Gogan

    Are you human? Tomshardware

    Hello guys. My browsing is being interrupted on this website every time I load up a new page or write a reply on the forum. Browsing interrupted Tom’s Hardware/Tom’s Guide makes use of security software that aims to stop bots and scrapers from repeatedly requesting content from our site. If you...
  29. Unforgyven

    Which Security Software Should One Use?!

    Regarding Windows 10, Is there an antivirus/malware program that I should be using for home use? Is there an advantage over free versus paid software? Do the programs that the OS offer work just as well as third party software? I appreciate any input. Thanks! Bold font deleted by mod...
  30. J

    Employee Monitoring Software: your advice, please.

    Here's what I'm asking: there're about 200 employees to monitor their computer usage activity while working hours. Obligatory features: - social networking (how much time employees spend in Facebook, Twitter other social networks) - time spent in every application I need your experience...
  31. R

    Do VPN's negate the need for tough to crack passwords

    I was checking out the latest reviews on Password Managers when I remembered an article on VPN's, and started thinking. If their so good at hiding your identity, why would you need anything other than a simple password? Note: I am a hardware guy. I did the CCNA back in the 90's, but we never...
  32. M

    Need a Antivirus for Windows 10

    I already tried Avast (It caused some error with the start menu and cortana and I couldn't even use the PC so I had to unninstall it in Safe Mode) and Eset NOD32 (it uses around 50% of my disk and 200MB of RAM, and that is too much for me since I have a old PC). I need something that wont use a...
  33. SylvesterKhan

    PC Login security software or something?

    Hey so I will be away from my cmputer for around a month and there are few intruders who might try to login to my computer, ive set a password through windows user and accounts but i need something like. when someone tries or attempt to login to my computer an email notification or via any...
  34. A

    a light but powerful security software needed....

    I want total security for my pc which uses the lowest resources but protects my pc like a knight protect its king.....I would dare not care about the price.....
  35. M

    Need help against Viruses

    Hello folks. I needed some help. My PC has a WD Caviar Green 2TB HDD. I filled it up to 1350 GB out of the total 1863 GB. But there's a problem. I have been using avast free antivirus from about 4 years and from the last month till now, I haven't updated it. A week ago, I went to a cyber cafe...
  36. S

    What is the best antivirus/internet security/total security for laptop??

    Hi, here is my pc config... Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 Intel core i5 3337-U(1.8 GHz,clocked at 2.7 GHz) 4 GB RAM windows 8 I am using ESET NOD 32 antivirus and found it very useful as it is very light weight and easy.but i want to know about others like...
  37. T

    Recommended antivirus software

    I'm about to finish putting together my first PC build and currently do not have antivirus software for it yet. Can I get some recommendations for what's best on Windows 7 for 2015 so far? I have McAfee on my older desktop, which tended to slow it down, but I'm thinking of getting something...
  38. S

    AVG+Malwerbytes is OK??!??!?

    Please help, some says that both can't be togeter while others says that I can have AVG always on but that malware shut down and only use it 1 time per week.. Every help I appriciate :)
  39. L

    my Lenovo ThinkPad T61 wont start.

    After updating my norton security software, and completing the mandatory reboot, my laptop no longer turns on. The fans are good and I tried the power button trick with no success. Also, when I attempt to start the laptop the "process" icon lights up for a moment before the laptop "beeps"...
  40. S

    What security software do I need on my computer?

    I have windows 7. I currently have CCcleaner, Advanced system care(paid), panda free antivirus, webroot(paid), and malwarebytes. I know this is probably way too many programs so which ones should i absolutely keep and which should i get rid of. Thanks
  41. sadab0

    best antivirus out right now?

    im using bitdefender, mbam and zemana antilogger together but i really dont like bitdefender so what else is there? all the review sites say different things
  42. M

    Solution Real/Random Tabs Opening

    Yesterday I downloaded (torrented) something from a website I use occasionally and I used BitTorrent to install the file. A short while later my Norton started going crazy and I received constant notifications that files/websites were being blocked and it didn't take me long to realize it was...
  43. O

    Is it safe to install GeSWall 32 bit on a 64 bit system?

    I bought Appguard recently and I kinda like it but it doesn't seem suited to do what I bought it for. I want to switch to GeSWall Free since according to the video demos and pictures it looks like it has the functionality I need. However I wondering if it's safe to install GeSWall on a 64 bit...
  44. B

    Is my PC protected enough? What AV software combo do you use?

    I just built my first PC, installed Windows 7 and was just curious what protection should I have installed on my machine? What is the best Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, Anti Spyware combo? I'm currently using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium & Microsoft Security Essentials. I'd like good protection...
  45. DukiNuki

    AVAST Free average protection ?

    Hey Guys . I need to choose between Qihoo 360 IS and Avast Free . i need a good free security solution that is much better than MSE . Some Sites Like PCMag say that Avast Free 2015's security is just average . it didnt pass the VB100 Test . AV comparatives scored Qihoo 360 Much higher than...
  46. voxgm

    Looking for good protection

    Running windows 8.1 Pro and im using MSE with malwarebytes pro. I have superantispyware as an on demand. So im wondering if I could install like spywareblaster or hitman pro? or even emsisoft emergency kit? I don't want to over do it but then again I want to stay protected. I feel that...
  47. Onus

    SpyHunter 4 effective vs. Powelik? Dug up an answer!

    My father has brought his seemingly infected PC on a brief visit, so time is short. Yes, it is infected. Norton finds nothing; I installed MalwareBytes, which found nothing, although it blocks incessant outbound attempts to get to searchnet.blinkxcore.com/ 65.45.56.109 (and a few others)...
  48. G

    Looking fort the best security software for my new computer build?

    What is the best internet security software for 2014,for my recent computer build?
  49. L

    Anti-malware and Anti-virus

    So basically when it comes to things like this, I've been living under a rock for all of my life. I was wondering if someone could help me find a good anti-malware program and anti-virus program. I currently use malwarebytes pro and avira antivirus. I understand that the best antivirus is myself...
  50. H

    How do i go about removing Adchoice popups?

    hullo... as of this morning, all of my browsers now have AdChoice pop ups, well, popping up. I have run Malware Anti/Adaware/JRT/MS Malicious, to no avail. Searching for help, i get nothing but upsellers and very vague YouTube videos on how to remove the virus. Any help with this would be...
  51. christopunch

    How to do PC Matinance

    Hey all, I'm recently bought PC components to build a gaming PC. (They are on their way, so excited!) Now my questions for you guys are... What are some, from a software point of view, ways I can keep my PC running smoothly and fast? What are some things I can do along the lines of disk...
  52. Skylyne

    Antivirus/Security Software, and its effectiveness

    I'm sure some of you have seen my "ranting" in another thread, but I figured I'd open a new thread to see if there are others who have run into the same problems I have had with antivirus software; or security software in general. I also wanted to see what security tips other members have to...
  53. Paul Wagenseil

    Norton Cuts Antivirus Product Line from Nine to One

    Symantec cuts the consumer-antivirus clutter by reducing its Norton offerings to only one product. Norton Cuts Antivirus Product Line from Nine to One : Read more
  54. Q

    Tablet security software

    Hi, I am planning to purchase a samsung tablet in near future, wanted to know about the best available tablet security software in the market.
  55. A

    Avast Antivirus AND Baidu Antivirus?

    Hello, I've always used Avast as my main protection software and will continue to do so, I noticed though Baidu had a few extra features that I quite liked, therefore I installed it alongside after a few reviews said it could indeed be installed alongside other security software and was among...
  56. G

    Microsoft Grants XP Anti-Virus Software a Reprieve

    Microsoft flip-flops on last week's decision, decides to extend Windows XP version of Microsoft Security Essentials until July 2015. Microsoft Grants XP Anti-Virus Software a Reprieve : Read more
  57. M

    Laptop Security Software?

    I'm looking at purchasing a new Lenovo laptop and I'm wondering what everyone would recommend for Antivirus software, Management/Diagnostics Software, and any other security software you use and recommend?
  58. A

    Which is the best security software of 2013?????

    which is the best total security software against all possible malaware and virus threats??is there any antivirus or total security software that does noe cause system hog and does not uses lot of resources and still provides alot of security to the system against infection of...
  59. W

    Should you pay for security software? I'm hearing two stories...

    I've been scanning these boards a lot lately and I think read at least the past 5 years worth of posts in the forum on the matter of paid vs free security software, but what I see consistently is strong arguments for both sides. Including opinions from self-proclaimed experts and professionals...
  60. G

    AVG Intros Secure Browser for Windows Phones

    Security software company AVG has launched a "secure" browser for Windows Phone devices that is designed to protect users from common threats and malicious content such as scams and phishing attacks. AVG Intros Secure Browser for Windows Phones : Read more