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    This topic contains 9 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Alex5723 6 days, 6 hours ago.

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    • #1908576 Reply

      Nathan Parker
      AskWoody_MVP

      Has anyone used PC Matic, and if so, how does it compare with other antivirus/antimalware apps such as Webroot, Malwarebytes, Windows Defender, etc.?

      Nathan Parker

    • #1908642 Reply

      Alex5723
      AskWoody Plus

      Has anyone used PC Matic, and if so, how does it compare with other antivirus/antimalware apps such as Webroot, Malwarebytes, Windows Defender, etc.?

      PC Matic is a scam.
      PC Matic site is flagged by WOT.
      PC Matic isn’t included in any A/V test sites like : AV-Comparatives, AV-TEST…

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      • #1908646 Reply

        anonymous

        There on AV-test under PC Pitstop.

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      • #1908652 Reply

        Kirsty
        Da Boss

        https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/windows-10/june-2019/pc-pitstop-pc-matic-3.0-192317/
        (it didn’t rate very well)

        Couldn’t find it on av-comparatives.org’s latest malware protection or real world protection tests.

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        • #1908814 Reply

          anonymous

          Hi Kirsty! Nice to see you, your anonymous buddy here.

          Nathan, People here are giving good advice. I would recommend you look at the below for protection (I know every tech has their own ideas).

          Spybot Search and Destroy (the older 1.6.2)
          Spywareblaster
          Web of Trust (WOT) (Like Alex said with his mentioning it)
          A good respected ad-Blocker (some attacks occur through ads)
          Any “name brand” antivirus, specifically the free ones that start with an “A” (Avast, Avira, AVG) or the Microsoft antivirus was called “Microsoft Security Essentials” now called “Defender”.
          A good Web Browser like Firefox (with many of the bells and whistles turned off).

          With the above you would be protected very well.

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    • #1909077 Reply

      Nathan Parker
      AskWoody_MVP

      Thanks everyone for the feedback. I personally use and generally recommend Webroot plus Malwarebytes on the side for comprehensive protection (Avast works well for free as well, although I’ve found Webroot to have great performance). I’ll keep doing so. I saw PC Matic’s ads on TV and was wondering if it’s all hype or something worth recommending. Great to know.

      Is the WOT plugin back functional? I know it wasn’t functional a while back due to some glitch. If it’s back functional, I’ll re-download it (I used to use it).

      For ad-blocker, Ad Block Plus has been working well for me.

      Thanks again!

      Nathan Parker

      • #1909112 Reply

        anonymous

        Hi Nathan. Webroot and Malwarebytes (older versions like 1.75) are good and we use them. I do not like the newest versions of Malwarebytes and Spybot S&D because they want to do “active” protection and I prefer passive.

        WOT is back again for many. I never stopped using it because I did not feel safe. WOT had an issue of not scrubbing the URL data well enough to remove all traces of personal information. Some old websites would have personal data in the URL!

        Adblock Plus is fine. Remember you can add other subscriptions to block as you see fit.
        https://adblockplus.org/subscriptions Look near the bottom of the list.

        https://www.mywot.com/ They do not seem to be back for IE, but the other browsers are there listed for install.

        askwoody is the right place to ask those questions.

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        • #1909123 Reply

          Nathan Parker
          AskWoody_MVP

          Thanks for the info. Good to know that WOT is back for most browsers. I’ll get it reinstalled quickly. I’ve missed it.

          Nathan Parker

    • #1909320 Reply

      Nathan Parker
      AskWoody_MVP

      On WOT, is it good to signup for a login with them?

      Nathan Parker

    • #1909325 Reply

      Alex5723
      AskWoody Plus

      On WOT, is it good to signup for a login with them?

      You don’t need to sigh up, just install the browser extension.

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