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  1. Now y'all are confusing me. I just went to Firefox and added on this uBlock Origin. Thank you. Is there an equivalent for Chrome? And you verify what I asked? That Avast is better than Windows Defender. And I still ask. What else is required. Remember I'm a novice and a simple homeowner that uses my PC for normal everyday stuff. No facebook or such. Just online access to bank, online Mahjong, usual eMail through Google Mail and Thunderbird. What the heck is? "MVPS Hosts file, MBAM, SpywareBlaster (all that sort of stuff)" I had SpyBot, but it don't work with Windows 10. Or? it did, but then I was advised that SpyBot isn't updated enough, or is obsolete, so best left off. So are you saying that "Spyware Blaster" is what I need? What protects against Trojan Horse? Just Avast? K.I.S.S.
  2. I hope that title is a good one. What I'd like to hear about is which computer do you use, why, and which did you have trouble with? I have a Lenovo for 6 years, it came with Windows 8, and I updated to 8i. And now have Windows 10. All updated online. No CD's. No manuals. All done on the PC itself. I even had the dreaded blue screen. And it came with a solution that reinstalled Windows 10, saved all my files, but I had to re-install Firefox, Chrome, Thunderbird, C Cleaner,etc. But what I am considering myself lucky with is that fact that I have not had to take it to a guru and/or spend any more money on it. And today (knock on wood) it is functioning like a PC should. I have had trouble in the past with Gateway/Windows ME, and I currently use a HP printer/AIO that is a constant headache. So will probably get a Canon or such next time. You may comment on that too. Any suggestions or recommendations are appreciated.
  3. This is a confusing situation to me. I have never used anything but Windows built in firewall. Oh, too many years ago, maybe when I had Windows ME, I tried the free Zone Alarm. But when I went beyond ME, I didn't feel the need to an additional firewall. So, as of today, I rely on Windows Fire Wall on my Windows 10. I ask y'all. Is this safe? For the average homeowner who does just normal PC and nothing fancy, should I be using something better? And if so, do I have to uninstall the Windows Fire Wall? And again, if so, how do I do that? It's not in the uninstall part of C Cleaner. All this is a mystery to me.
  4. Since I have Windows 10, I was using Defender per recommendation. From who? I don't remember, it's been 6 years. I sent an eMail message to someone who told me I gave him a Trojan. Since I don't know nothing, as in, Computers and software, I asked for advice from friends. My girl friend/future wife, has a guru she's used for 15 years. He recommended Avast for her XP, the Vista laptop and for my W.10. He also recommended MalWareBytes. And stated that's all we need. She mentioned C Cleaner and he said yes, also the other Piriform software. So, I'm glad to express my opinion here and hope I don't miss lead anyone.
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