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Hi
I am using an acer espire 64 bit laptop.

I use iobit malware fighter and Malwarebytes.;

windows Advanced system

I'm using Avast anti virus

I was just going through things trying to learn more about all aspects. i'm 68 yrs old-a bit senile Happy

What I would like to know is why do I have to have all these programs running if WINOWS DEFENDER is doing the jb it says It's doing.

THANKS

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Nothing good to say about Iobit.

I'd get rid of that one. Be aware that running more than one av can cause problems.
Dafydd.

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Nothing good to say about Iobit.

thanks for your answer Dafydd.

what is the reason why some hate iobit and some love it-especially the freeware.
May I ask why you recommend avoiding it

"[than one av can cause problems]"

what is 'av' pls.

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AV = antivirus.

I've fixed a good many machines with problems and malware caused by IObit, so no to recommending it.
Dafydd.

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Nothing good to say about Iobit.

Hello Dafydd., thank you for your message.

A.V. ; I feel like an idiot Plain

anti virus it is of course.

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You lost me at IObit.

Nothing I'd let near any of my PCs. What you have is fine with the exception of IObit.

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Let me share what I use. It's pretty short.

I'm on W7, 8 and 10 here as I work apps at the office. We are using a lightweight combination and haven't seen a virus or such in over a year. Here's the list.

1. Windows Defender.
2. Web Of Trust for all Browsers.
3. Adblock+ on all Browsers.

4. "Copy as Plain Text" is the last add for browsers but is about what we need rather than an antivirus item. Most won't need this.

That's it. Simple, don't see much going on in years now.

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Let me share what I use. It's pretty short.

Thank you for your help. I'm getting there!

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Let me share what I use. It's pretty short.

Thank you for your help which makes sense to me-(old timer-computer novice)
If you will please guide me I would be very grateful. I'm an OAP-cant afford a new lap top, but this one is going well now-on Acer Aspire 64 bit, windows 10.

What programmes should I remove please;
These below are the programmes/software, i'm using now:

Advanced Windows Care 9

Iobit uninstaller
Iobit Malware fighter
iobit smart defrag 5
Iobit driver booster 3

Avast free antivirus

Avast safe zone
Avast VPN

I only use my l/tp for very basic things; e mail, banking, I like to play 8 ball pool, and I like to use Twitter, facebook etc.,...other than that, nothing 'heavy'.

thank you.


jimmy

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You lost me at IObit.

Strange how iobit is hated, scorned by so many, but loved and praised by others.? I've been using some of their programmes for a long while, but i'm ignorant as to all the mods and cons

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Nothing I'd let near any of my PCs

Thanks for your input and being kind to spare for your comment.

I'm checking them 'all' out Happy

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what operating system

windows defender checks for different things depending on the os. Actually if you are running win8 and 10 and if you run windows defender, you will only need malwarebytes since they check for different things.

iobit has a bad rep and IMO, you cannot trust them. They have been sued in the past.

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what operating system

Thank you for your help. I'm getting there! Happy

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what operating system

windows 10, 64 bit acer Grin aspire

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what operating system

Thank you for your help

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That's a lot of anti-virus software...

While it's a good idea to have anti-virus, having more than one can cause more problems than good. I recommend keeping MalwareBytes as I use it too, but iobit malware fighter doesn't catch as many bugs as MalwareBytes. Avast Anti-virus does the same thing as Windows Defender and isn't necessary. So the answer to your question is "you don't have to have all these programs running in the first place". They just take up space and don't do much more than Windows Defender. If you don't know how to uninstall these applications, I recommend getting a friend who knows what he's doing over to help you because removing them can be tricky.

Best of luck!

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