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Okay, Windows Defender is being a moron. What's an antivirus program you guys recommend that doesn't block or false positive everything it sees?

 

And the reason I'm asking is because I may or may not pirate some things. Don't judge me.

 

How is Malwarebytes? Is it free?

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Malware Bytes is free and great, I actually use Malware Bytes in conjunction with Windows Defender for two layers of security.

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Comodo firewall is pretty solid afaik, and the antivirus is the same.

Woo!

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Malware Bytes is free and great, I actually use Malware Bytes in conjunction with Windows Defender for two layers of security.

I don't mind Windows Defender, but recently it's been 'overreacting' and blocking simple steam_api files, even if I don't pirate them.

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Comodo firewall is pretty solid afaik, and the antivirus is the same.

Downloading Malwarebytes, people seem to recommend it.

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I don't mind Windows Defender, but recently it's been 'overreacting' and blocking simple steam_api files, even if I don't pirate them.

You should be able to add exceptions in WD, I have to do that when I use a KMS service.

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You should be able to add exceptions in WD, I have to do that when I use a KMS service.

How? It keeps trying to block these two Steam API files for DiRT Rally.

 

Edit: Got it. Thanks, that helps a ton!

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you want an antivirus + antimalware

 

use malwarebytes free for antimalware, its the best

 

for antivirus you can choose AVG free or avast free

they are very good

I recommend you turn off schedules scans, just leave active scanning on

this will use very little system resources but keep your PC from getting infected

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I would use Malwarebytes as my everyday Antivirus but it doesn't have free real-time protection.

 

I recommend AVG Anti-Virus because it is free, it hasn't caused me any problems and has made every computer in my house secure by using it.

 

It also has an exceptions list which is perfect for someone who cracks a lot of software.

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How? It keeps trying to block these two Steam API files for DiRT Rally.

 

Edit: Got it. Thanks, that helps a ton!

No problem! I still recommend grabbing Maleware Bytes though. :)

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No problem! I still recommend grabbing Maleware Bytes though. :)

I did, I will keep both on my system. Thanks!

 

you want an antivirus + antimalware

 

use malwarebytes free for antimalware, its the best

 

for antivirus you can choose AVG free or avast free

they are very good

I recommend you turn off schedules scans, just leave active scanning on

this will use very little system resources but keep your PC from getting infected

 

I would use Malwarebytes as my everyday Antivirus but it doesn't have free real-time protection.

 

I recommend AVG Anti-Virus because it is free, it hasn't caused me any problems and has made every computer in my house secure by using it.

 

It also has an exceptions list which is perfect for someone who cracks a lot of software.

I got MalwareBytes, but I'll keep using Defender as now I know how to add exceptions.

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People still use windows defender?

 

Anyway go with bitdefender, you wont look back (amazing for gaming and haven't had a problem once with it). It's received antivirus of the year award countless times.

 

PS: Don't go with Norton, so many false virus!

Might add this later...

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No problem! I still recommend grabbing Maleware Bytes though. :)

Yeah, Malwarebytes is pretty good. I use a vast array of anti-virus, malware and spyware and I always go straight to Malwarebytes because when I got some malware in my PC on its last install, AVG was unable to get the malware out but Malwarebytes got rid of it.

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People still use windows defender?

 

Anyway go with bitdefender, you wont look back (amazing for gaming and haven't had a problem once with it). It's received antivirus of the year award countless times.

 

PS: Don't go with Norton, so many false virus!

I'll just stick with Defender and MalwareBytes.

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It's called adding an exemption.

 

It has nothing to do with "pirating", but rather .api is NOT SOMETHING YOU WOULD WANT TO DOWNLOAD IN THE WILD.

 

LIKE NO. NEVER. Any AV that doesn't automatically stop that shit literally should NEVER be run because that is a HUGE vulnerability.

 

The block exists for a reason. If you really don't want to spend the money on a game, at least be willing to add the exemption. It takes like 10 seconds and most links will include instructions on how to do so.

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Judging 

 

 

 

 

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DAMMIT

 

 

It's called adding an exemption.

 

It has nothing to do with "pirating", but rather .api is NOT SOMETHING YOU WOULD WANT TO DOWNLOAD IN THE WILD.

 

LIKE NO. NEVER. Any AV that doesn't automatically stop that shit literally should NEVER be run because that is a HUGE vulnerability.

 

The block exists for a reason. If you really don't want to spend the money on a game, at least be willing to add the exemption. It takes like 10 seconds and most links will include instructions on how to do so.

I did. You should have read at least a few posts. And I do plan on buying the game.

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I don't use anti-virus programs. I only scan with Malwarebytes once in a while just to be sure.

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DAMMIT

 

 

I did. You should have read at least a few posts. And I do plan on buying the game.

 

Seriously, this shit exists for a reason. You best not be downloading steam.api unless you are pirating... 

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Seriously, this shit exists for a reason. You best not be downloading steam.api unless you are pirating... 

I know.

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The only thing I hate about Windows Defender is it males it impossible to move the last file in your Downloaded folder. So you have to turn it off in order to move the file. Only since windows 10 this was a problem.

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The only thing I hate about Windows Defender is it males it impossible to move the last file in your Downloaded folder. So you have to turn it off in order to move the file. Only since windows 10 this was a problem.

I've never had this problem.

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How is Malwarebytes? Is it free?

Rated. Yes and no.

 

The stand alone version is free, whilst the real time version costs (various offers etc not withstanding)

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People still use windows defender?

 

 

Yup !

I use that as a real time AV and periodically run the free version of Malwarebytes .

Never(fx:touches wood) had a virus in fifteen years.

Used Avast and AVG for a while but all they ever found was tracking cookies and the occasional PUP when I hadn't been awake enough downloading a program, so didn't want to put up with the negatives(splash screens, use of resources etc) for that.

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