Windows 10 & Adware

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  1. Clive

    Clive Funster Life Member

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    Have a new laptop with Windows 10. Firstly I used Windows Defender, fine for a while then got infected with adware. Changed to AVG, used that for years without issues, last night got infected with adware again :mad:

    What do the great people out there recommend as a replacement as none of the scans are finding the little devil. :(
     
  2. GJH

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    We use Windows Defender on our Win 10 machines as we did on our Win 8/8.1 machines. We also use CCleaner regularly and have Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware installed for use when we feel it necessary.

    Despite that I did manage to get infected with adware on a Win 8.1 machine last year. If I recall correctly it was as a result of searching from some software to convert a .bmp file to a .pdf. Luckily @lunarman had posted about using Adwcleaner a short time beforehand and that worked. However, you may have to look at your browser settings as some adware changes them to introduce rogue search engines and/or automatically connect to a web page which downloads the adware again.
     
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    We've had Norton on several laptops since 2006 & never been infected ( yet ) :)
     
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    Stop watching porn Clive :imoutahere:
     
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    Defender is virus protection not adware, it is free and Microsoft should be the first to see a weakness in the OS. Malaware is what I use to stop adware! AVG and Norton have too much overhead to lumber my machine with.
     
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    I'm sure @Clive told me he only went to the sites you recommended Dave :LOL::LOL:
     
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