Anyone else having trouble with Windows 10 and Viruses


K225
#1
Ever since I updated to Windows 10 I have had trouble with viruses despite having McAfee installed. I have just had my third virus, McAfee stops and quarantines it but all sort of malware gets by. No warning that site was infected either, (and no it wasn't porn) just looking for wiring diagrams. In any event I have restored my system back to Windows 8, not sure I want to go back to Windows 10. Anyone else experiencing this or is it just me?
 
DaSleeper
+1
#2
Try ADW Cleaner and Malwarebytes....
 
Walter
+1 / -2
#3
No trouble with viruses, just with Windows 10.
 
lone wolf
+1 / -1
#4
Windows 10 is the best thing that ever happened to Apple
 
Highball
#5
I work for a firm that was going to switch to Windows 10. The Computer Maintenance firm that services our electronics items told us if we switch be prepared for a myriad of problems. So we are not switching yet.
 
JLM
#6
Too early to tell yet, I've been using it less than a month, so being a computer dummy am still feeling my way around. Slowly finding ways of accomplishing sh*t I have to do. It took me about a week to figure out how to shut the computer off and another week to figure out how to turn it back on. No impeding viruses so far!
 
grumpydigger
+3
#7  Top Rated Post
McAfee is your problem..its weak....a lot of false positives
get something stronger
i use kaspersky
 
Dexter Sinister
#8
McAfee's a bit of a resource hog too, or at least the last version of it I looked at was, but that was about 4 years ago. I used Kaspersky for years, until I switched to Linux, which doesn't need any 3rd party security software, rather than go to Win10 and be spied upon. I'm a little dubious about Kaspersky 2016 though, a friend of mine who uses it reports that it no longer passes the ShieldsUp test at Gibson Research (www.grc.com), its firewall leaves a lot of ports open. Woody Leonhard (Windows 8.1 For Dummies) claims Win8.1 doesn't need security software either, Windows Defender and Windows Firewall are all you need. I'm a little doubtful of that too, but if he's right then the same should be true of Win10.
 
bill barilko
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by grumpydigger View Post

McAfee is your problem..its weak....a lot of false positives....get something stronger....

I use malwarebytes it has a few False Positive issues but nothing like McAfee.

There is No Issue with Windows 10 if you have enough RAM.
 
lone wolf
#10
...and you're into getting new programs because older ones aren't compatible
 
gerryh
#11
Been running windows 10 since it was first released. Use the built in virus software and firewall. No problems. No infections. Edge was problematic to begin with but is working fine now. It's installed on 2 desktops and 2 laptops.
 
TenPenny
+1
#12
Never had an issue yet since W10 conversion. That said, I refuse to use McAfee, I remove it from any machine I have.
 
gerryh
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny View Post

Never had an issue yet since W10 conversion. That said, I refuse to use McAfee, I remove it from any machine I have.


Same here. It's worse than the viruses it's supposed to stop.
 
Curious Cdn
#14
I still use Seven and I have resisted every prompt to "update" ...except for my poor daughter's machine that came loaded with eight. Ten is like a big breakthrough after that gobbler.

Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

Same here. It's worse than the viruses it's supposed to stop.

Amen!
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny View Post

Never had an issue yet since W10 conversion. That said, I refuse to use McAfee, I remove it from any machine I have.

Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

Same here. It's worse than the viruses it's supposed to stop.

I feel the same way about Norton. I use AVG.
 
gerryh
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_Soldier View Post

I feel the same way about Norton. I use AVG.


Both are major resource hogs and intrusive as hell.
 
eh1eh
#17
Now virus software is the virus. Especially McAfee but they are all spammy.
K225, do a fresh reload of your computer and use the windows security crap they have. Keep your computer backed up and don't worry about viruses.
Both of these are free and not spammy.
Adblock Plus is good and Malwarebytes
 
Angstrom
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolf View Post

Windows 10 is the best thing that ever happened to Apple

I abandoned Windows for Apple, at Windows Vista. That ship was showing signs of sinking a long time ago.

Some people enjoy corporate abuse or something. How else can this be explained.
 
lone wolf
#19
Windows 7/8/8.2/10 probably wouldn't piss me off so much if it wasn't for the sound issue. There is bugger all for volume from a set of speakers that could blast me out of the room with Windows XP. If the furnace comes on, or the TV's on, I can't hear what's on FRED - whether it's any one of 1800+ saved tunes or a train approaching Youtube crossing. There are something like five volume controls and not one of them works well. My grandkids have it made. They grew up with the monster. Until not all that long ago, except for the Instant Teller, all I had to do with computers was occasionally deliver a load of them. I learned by trial and error - heavy on the errors. I liked XP. I hate this crap. I do know someone who'll download Linux and set up my files.
 
bill barilko
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolf View Post

Windows 7/8/8.2/10 probably wouldn't piss me off so much if it wasn't for the sound issue. There is bugger all for volume from a set of speakers that could blast me out of the room with Windows XP. If the furnace comes on, or the TV's on, I can't hear what's on FRED - whether it's any one of 1800+ saved tunes or a train approaching Youtube crossing. There are something like five volume controls and not one of them works well....

I run my sound through an old Luxman LV111 amp-picked up a cable that plugs into the back of the computer and then into the CD setting of the amp and I can shake the walls in here with my B&W speakers.

In fact I generally use my Sennheiser earphones-apartment living and all that.
 
Ludlow
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

Been running windows 10 since it was first released. Use the built in virus software and firewall. No problems. No infections. Edge was problematic to begin with but is working fine now. It's installed on 2 desktops and 2 laptops.

That's because you're smarter than everyone else right Pudney?
 
gerryh
#22
Quote: Originally Posted by Ludlow View Post

That's because you're smarter than everyone else right Pudney?



Couldn't leave even one thread alone, eh.
 
Ludlow
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

Couldn't leave even one thread alone, eh.

Just double backed on ye . How does it feel to be targeted?
 
gerryh
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by Ludlow View Post

Just double backed on ye . How does it feel to be targeted?


Done with ya. You are the most ignorant American I have ever dealt with.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
#25
I have Win 10 on the machine I am using to write this post and no issues thus far.
 
Ludlow
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

Done with ya. You are the most ignorant American I have ever dealt with.

good
 
DaSleeper
+1
#27
Been running windows 10 on 3 machines since July/ august with AVG and malwarebytes on all three ,,, and once in a while one or the other will block a possible PUP application
Like any new operating system it takes some study and getting used to...no better or worst than any new gadget you buy like a different phone etc.
 
TenPenny
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_Soldier View Post

I feel the same way about Norton. I use AVG.



I use AVG as well, I can accept that AVG is in the service of the KGB (or whatever they're called now) in return for keeping my machine running.
 
DevinHandy
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny View Post

I use AVG as well, I can accept that AVG and the following is in the service of the KGB (or whatever they're called now) in return for keeping my machine running.

Indeed, the choice of antivirus is a very complicated question, because everything must be taken into account here. From your PC CPU up to the recommended software. Nowadays there are even specialized ones that can be applied for any software.
 
Curious Cdn
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny View Post

I use AVG as well, I can accept that AVG is in the service of the KGB (or whatever they're called now) in return for keeping my machine running.

I would have thought that it was Kaspersky spying on you.
 

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