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Hello -- I seems to always have a problem  with norton security  and running the installer for imgburn --- is norton the only one that flag  imgburn and the website as  bad? 

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Your Norton is bad and flagging the setup which includes an advertisement dll as malware. The site and program are fine. Norton hasn't been anything but bloatware since 2004.

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Yeah, Norton is probably flagging the software as a PUP, with Potentially Unwanted Programs.  They're not viruses, but lazy and overzealous AV vendors often times flag them as viruses because they're too lazy to do otherwise.

 

2006 was around the time I gave up on Norton products.  As was said, it became entirely bloatware and good luck trying to uninstall what was already installed!  :rolleyes:

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Hello --- Thanks for the info --- what would be an good alternative to norton?  kaspersky seems to get good marks, but because it  founded/owned but a Russian it gets bad press in USA  

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Unless you're doing specific stuff the default windows one is decent. But if you're online a lot, banking stuff and more a paid one is best. I like Avast internet security

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I stopped using ZoneAlarm Free Firewall And AntiVirus years ago abecause it used Kaspersky's AV engine.  Maybe I'm being paranoid.  Maybe Kaspersky is not a branch of the Russian government.  But, I didn't want to roll the dice.  Plus, I didn't like how they inserted things into your UEFI partition.

 

I got too damn sick and tired of jumping through hoops figuring out what AV software works and suddenly doesn't work.  Like Avast AntiVirus Free.  It was working on my old model Dell XPS 8930 but on the newer model 8930, it doesn't.  So, I just gave up and stuck with Windows Defender for my AV needs.

 

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I've been with Bitdefender Total Security for years and years. As a rule, any Free AV sells some of your information to cover the costs of FreeWare, AVAST Free included.

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On 1/5/2020 at 4:55 PM, dbminter said:

I stopped using ZoneAlarm Free Firewall And AntiVirus years ago abecause it used Kaspersky's AV engine.  Maybe I'm being paranoid.  Maybe Kaspersky is not a branch of the Russian government.  But, I didn't want to roll the dice.  Plus, I didn't like how they inserted things into your UEFI partition.

 

I got too damn sick and tired of jumping through hoops figuring out what AV software works and suddenly doesn't work.  Like Avast AntiVirus Free.  It was working on my old model Dell XPS 8930 but on the newer model 8930, it doesn't.  So, I just gave up and stuck with Windows Defender for my AV needs.

 

And yet, my Dell XPS 8930 desk top came with McAfee pre-installed "incl in the price", which I immediatly disabled/uninstalled then installed my Bitdefender Total Security. To me, it says a lot about Windows Defender...Also disabled.

Just saying.

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Actually if I remember correctly, windows defender scored pretty high ok the last anti-virus products test that compared over 40 different ones. I believe it ended up in the top 5 or very least top 10.

It's come a long way since its first release.

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On my Dell's, including 2 8930 XPS systems, I HAD to uninstall McAfee in order to install ZoneAlarm Free Firewall.  I even had to download the FULL :angry: uninstall utility from McAfee's web site in order to remove its insidious tentacles from the system.

 

Windows Defender has, indeed, come a long way since its inception.  PC World tests place it as a more than capable AV solution now.

 

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21 hours ago, dbminter said:

On my Dell's, including 2 8930 XPS systems, I HAD to uninstall McAfee in order to install ZoneAlarm Free Firewall.  I even had to download the FULL :angry: uninstall utility from McAfee's web site in order to remove its insidious tentacles from the system.

 

Windows Defender has, indeed, come a long way since its inception.  PC World tests place it as a more than capable AV solution now.

 

I've been a enthusiast pc builder for several decades and Windows 10 Security for the most part has kept my systems safe.  I use to run Malwarebytes as a secondary level of protection but for the better part of the past year or so Defender seems to catch the bad stuff prior to it getting to the anti-malware. 

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