Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Swingline

So MSE is gone...

Recommended Posts

They seem to have replaced it with Windows defender and the lack of user control with defender kind of irritates me. I really liked MSE for this along with its reliability and clean look. What would be the next best AV now? I already have a full license with Malwarebytes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

MBAM is not av, but it's a great anti-malware. MSE is just integrated into Windows 10.

avast still works well and gets great ratings.

Personally, I've run without an av for probably over a decade now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Tarun, Wasn't sure if I needed another layer of protection with Windows 10. Do you think a third party firewall is needed seeing as how many privacy issues there are with Windows 10?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To be completely honest... I tried Windows 10 on my laptop and rolled it back in less than a week. Performance was better, but apps randomly closed.

I'm sticking with Windows 7 for now. We've got a full year to upgrade for free.

I've always made use of a third party firewall, just because I like to see what's going on and how much my applications that I use take up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I came real close to rolling back to Win 7 - didn't have that problem, but there was a problem with the OS freezing up, requiring a hard reboot. Happened mainly when closing a game (any game, even solitaire from the app store), with a few random occurrences. The upgrade process was such a mess that I'd hate to go through it again, so I waited to see if it would be fixed - appears it has been, hasn't happened in a while.

I use an app called Windows Firewall Notifier (found it on MajorGeeks), gives control of the Windows Firewall like a third-party firewall and hardens the settings by default. Firewall isn't the way to fix Win 10 privacy issues, though, modifying the hosts file is the way to do it. Various apps being offered do this automatically, but it's not hard to do manually.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No, you don't want to do that to your Hosts file. That's misuse. Plus, some of the telemetry things bypass the Hosts file completely.

Blocking via your router or using a software firewall is the way to go.

I'm surprised how smooth my upgrade to Windows 10 was. Even the rollback was smooth.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...