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Default 11-09-2014, 16:00 | posts: 22,135 | Location: Schiit Headquarters, USA

Guys please stop this off topic discussion and take it to pms please.











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Default 11-09-2014, 16:39 | posts: 22,135 | Location: Schiit Headquarters, USA

http://www.topsoftbargains.com/w/day...t-coupon-code/
Anybody using a ram disk, this is free and I just picked it up
   
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Default 11-09-2014, 18:47 | posts: 12,051 | Location: United kingdom

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I guess each to their own, I know once something gets passed your AV and causes you issues, it makes you think twice about using it again, but so far so good,
Yeap i suppose we can only go on our experiences at the end of the day.
   
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Default 11-10-2014, 14:58 | posts: 3,249 | Location: Pennsylvania

I have a quick question. For those who have gotten software from Windowsdeals can anyone tell me how many computers the license keys that come with some of the free software they are giving out are good for?

I am assuming 1 PC but I would like more verification to be sure.
   
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I have a quick question. For those who have gotten software from Windowsdeals can anyone tell me how many computers the license keys that come with some of the free software they are giving out are good for?

I am assuming 1 PC but I would like more verification to be sure.
It normally tells you on the giveaway page, usually 1 PC but Ive seen up to 3 for some
   
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http://giveawayradar.weebly.com/
Giveaway website
   
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Default 11-10-2014, 21:14 | posts: 22,135 | Location: Schiit Headquarters, USA

Just though I would repost it as its not on page 5 here. No problem.
   
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Default 11-11-2014, 03:33 | posts: 19,856 | Location: US East Coast

Hey TK, know where I can find a 6-12 month "free" sub for Avast? lol

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I had the opposite experience, Kaspersky turned my machine into a lag job, killed my net connection unless I disabled 80% of the modules

Norton I wouldn't touch with a 50ft pole, worked in a repair shop a few years back and the sheer amount of machines that came in with all different versions of Norton installed and fully updated, completely infected to the eyeballs - also caused endless connectivity issues and bogged the machines down to a crawl - also a nightmare to remove without the separate norton removal tools

BitDefender I haven't had much experience with, read good things about it and would be my 2nd choice - but NOD32 keeps it's head down, blocks bad guys from sites and downloads before they reach my machine and I don't really notice it other than a little update notification a few times a day

I run Malwarebytes full scan every month or two to keep a check on things, and my machine generally comes back clean

I have ghostery installed for 3rd party cookie blocks, and 'Self-Destruct Cookies" addon installed for sites I don't regularly visit or log into - combined, Ive not had any issues for years

I guess each to their own, I know once something gets passed your AV and causes you issues, it makes you think twice about using it again, but so far so good, and I've been running it for a long time
Norton's resource usage dropped quite a bit back in 2008. They've been pretty good about keeping resource usage low since then. From 2008-2010 their detection rates put them ahead of Kaspersky and BitDefender. However, since 2012, they've pretty well gone to crap again.

Kaspersky is a joke imho. After connecting a heavily infected harddrive and having Kaspersky declare it clean, I was forced to replace it. Kaspersky allowed countless viruses to infect my PC. I plugged the same harddrive into my laptop running Avast, which effectively protected my laptop and cleaned the infected harddrive. Avast has become my "fallback" antivirus. It's just too resource hungry to run full time. If I could get a free year (or even 6 month) subscription, I'd consider it though. It's malware detection sucks though.

Norton, McAfee and Kaspersky all require the use of their own, separate uninstall utilities. BitDefender, Panda and Avast seem to be the easiest antivirus applications to uninstall. I've seen the incluided Norton and McAfee uninstallers brick systems several times.


   
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One thing I like about Avast, even the free version is the boot time scan - that's incredibly handy for infected machines where the malware is locked/running once inside of windows and can't be deleted - scanning outside of windows catches them when they are sleeping

And of course, the fact that it speaks to you

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One thing I like about Avast, even the free version is the boot time scan - that's incredibly handy for infected machines where the malware is locked/running once inside of windows and can't be deleted - scanning outside of windows catches them when they are sleeping

And of course, the fact that it speaks to you

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Default 11-11-2014, 17:02 | posts: 22,135 | Location: Schiit Headquarters, USA

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Hey TK, know where I can find a 6-12 month "free" sub for Avast? lol



Norton's resource usage dropped quite a bit back in 2008. They've been pretty good about keeping resource usage low since then. From 2008-2010 their detection rates put them ahead of Kaspersky and BitDefender. However, since 2012, they've pretty well gone to crap again.

Kaspersky is a joke imho. After connecting a heavily infected harddrive and having Kaspersky declare it clean, I was forced to replace it. Kaspersky allowed countless viruses to infect my PC. I plugged the same harddrive into my laptop running Avast, which effectively protected my laptop and cleaned the infected harddrive. Avast has become my "fallback" antivirus. It's just too resource hungry to run full time. If I could get a free year (or even 6 month) subscription, I'd consider it though. It's malware detection sucks though.

Norton, McAfee and Kaspersky all require the use of their own, separate uninstall utilities. BitDefender, Panda and Avast seem to be the easiest antivirus applications to uninstall. I've seen the incluided Norton and McAfee uninstallers brick systems several times.
Haven't seen any but I will keep a lookout for it
   
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Default 11-11-2014, 18:04 | posts: 19,856 | Location: US East Coast

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Haven't seen any but I will keep a lookout for it
They offer 90-day trials from time to time, but I always manage to find them a day too late.

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One thing I like about Avast, even the free version is the boot time scan - that's incredibly handy for infected machines where the malware is locked/running once inside of windows and can't be deleted - scanning outside of windows catches them when they are sleeping

And of course, the fact that it speaks to you
Avast tries to sell you **** too.... Always hated all the marketing crap. BUT, if I had a dime for every virus Avast has removed for me that Norton, Kaspersky, McAfee, NOD32, AntiVir, etc has missed, I could actually afford a vacation.....lol. I've had great luck with Panda Free keeping systems clean, but it pretty well sucks for cleaning up an already infested system.


   
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Default 11-11-2014, 18:06 | posts: 17,538 | Location: 127.0.0.1

lol, Yea I hate the popups on the free version, kinda makes me feel like I'm installing adware with something that's meant to prevent it

You can disable them with a bit of GPEDIT and disabling all info popups, but that disables all popups including updates iirc
   
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Default 11-11-2014, 21:21 | posts: 22,135 | Location: Schiit Headquarters, USA

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Hey TK, know where I can find a 6-12 month "free" sub for Avast? lol



Norton's resource usage dropped quite a bit back in 2008. They've been pretty good about keeping resource usage low since then. From 2008-2010 their detection rates put them ahead of Kaspersky and BitDefender. However, since 2012, they've pretty well gone to crap again.

Kaspersky is a joke imho. After connecting a heavily infected harddrive and having Kaspersky declare it clean, I was forced to replace it. Kaspersky allowed countless viruses to infect my PC. I plugged the same harddrive into my laptop running Avast, which effectively protected my laptop and cleaned the infected harddrive. Avast has become my "fallback" antivirus. It's just too resource hungry to run full time. If I could get a free year (or even 6 month) subscription, I'd consider it though. It's malware detection sucks though.

Norton, McAfee and Kaspersky all require the use of their own, separate uninstall utilities. BitDefender, Panda and Avast seem to be the easiest antivirus applications to uninstall. I've seen the incluided Norton and McAfee uninstallers brick systems several times.
Did find this its a 6 month liscense, says its based on bitdefender and another antivirus.
http://sharewareonsale.com/s/ashampoo-anti-virus-sale
   
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Default 11-12-2014, 01:30 | posts: 19,856 | Location: US East Coast

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Did find this its a 6 month liscense, says its based on bitdefender and another antivirus.
http://sharewareonsale.com/s/ashampoo-anti-virus-sale
Ashampoo is crap. It uses BitDefender engine for antivirus and Emsisoft for anti-malware, but has crap detection rates for both and even worse removal. Technical support is almost non-existant. You'd be better off with MSE/Defender. I was searching for reviews on it last night. Was rather interested after I saw it appear on the giveawayradar site you linked to.


   
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Default 11-13-2014, 15:35 | posts: 17,538 | Location: 127.0.0.1

MiniTool Partition Wizard 8.1 Professional Edition (100% Discount)

http://www.topsoftbargains.com/w/min...t-coupon-code/
   
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MiniTool Partition Wizard 8.1 Professional Edition (100% Discount)

http://www.topsoftbargains.com/w/min...t-coupon-code/
Definately thanks for this. This is awesome for making ext4 partitions for android.
   
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http://giveawayradar.weebly.com/
Some cool stuff there.
http://sharewareonsale.com/s/iobit-a...urity-pro-sale
http://www.mostiwant.com/blog/parago...ee-serial-key/
   
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Default 11-14-2014, 21:33 | posts: 22,135 | Location: Schiit Headquarters, USA

http://giveawayradar.weebly.com/
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/samsung-data-recovery/
http://www.windowsdeal.com/w/bitdefe...scount-coupon/
http://www.ashampoo.com/frontend/reg...ref=linktarget


use this for Bitdefender Total Security 6 months free if you just need the key.
http://www.bitdefender.com/media/htm...d/betanews-ts/

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iirc, bit defender is one of the best softwares for gamers, is that true? my time with norton is running out, and I think I should try another anti virus / firewall software out
   
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It's one of the best, if properly configured, yes. If improperly configured, it's no different from any other antivirus or security suite.



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Here`s a good one Winx Dvd Ripper Platinum free
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Here`s a good one Winx Dvd Ripper Platinum free
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that's incredibly handy for infected machines where the malware is locked/running once inside of windows and can't be deleted - scanning outside of windows catches them when they are sleeping
You can do that by botting into safemode also which will also unlock any processes, even the most nastiest are destroyed in safemode

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