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Okay. To save going back on this long thread to where I posted my recommendation and why.

eSet antivirus (not any of their "whole internet" solutions). Just plain, effective av that has the data signatures updates and old signatures are not truncated like with McAfee.

eSet NOD32 for Windows and eSet Cyber Security for macOS.

I used to recommend AVG free but it kept getting slower and slower as their code grew and they failed to properly optimize it.



I'll also repost about how AdBlocker Plus was caught selling bypass access to it's customer base to paying advertisers.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/...ceptable-ones/

https://medium.com/@coryobrien/is-yo...t-497b8db0761c


Which is why I dumped AdBlocker Plus and went to uBlock Origins. More than an adblocker, it's more accurate to call it an HTML firewall because you can block content of sites, certain pages on sites, or certain remote content that a site might cross-script to. And it's all GUI point-and-click to do it.


I also highly recommend building yourself a Pi-Hole.

It's easy to do and you can block ANY DNS ping to anywhere so you can block your TV, phone, tablet, etc. trying to "phone home" and send usage data to Samsung (or whomever) for everyone on your network.


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Perhaps upgrade your RAM (I have 16GB), best thing you can do to speed everything up and it's cheap. I suspect those with issues haven't got enough overhead. Helps also to have plenty of extra hard drive space as Windows uses it all the time to buffer virtual RAM and swap files. They say 10% free space for swap file space, bump that up to 30% minimum.
We saw performance degradation even on CAD machines with 32Gb of ram. We were savvy enough to understand RAM vs page swapping. I currently have a system with 64Bg of ram and still wouldn't run it.

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Apparently many do not know Brave Browser has ad-blocking built in. Indicates 15 items blocked posting this message.

In recent months iOS Brave resets the "last read" timer on this site upon open, but macOS Brave does not. Hence my use of Safari on iOS. Maybe the last read issue is fixed as iOS Brave did not reset the last read when I posted the first message in this thread.

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I'm not a computer guru by any means, I like simple. Run Task Manager in Windows, see what is running and the resources it uses. I do run Norton 360, not annoying to me except to occasionally ask to install extensions for my browsers, which I refuse. Currently using roughly 30Mb of memory. Schedule cleanup tasks to get rid of all temp files, etc. Not seeing a problem with it, perhaps suggest what is better.... I don't even hardly know it's there and don't see it slowing me down. Maybe you have older Norton, yes it was slightly annoying.

Perhaps upgrade your RAM (I have 16GB), best thing you can do to speed everything up and it's cheap. I suspect those with issues haven't got enough overhead. Helps also to have plenty of extra hard drive space as Windows uses it all the time to buffer virtual RAM and swap files. They say 10% free space for swap file space, bump that up to 30% minimum.
To be fair, I developed my life-long hatred of all things Norton several years ago

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I use Chrome and AdGuard and also Cookie Autodelete, that keeps a lot of adware and tracking crap off my computers too
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I use Chrome and new Malwarebytes browser guard. Seams to work better than Ghostery did. This page alone has 129 hits.

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I use Chrome and new Malwarebytes browser guard. Seams to work better than Ghostery did. This page alone has 129 hits.
I just loaded this page and AdBlock Plus blocked 2.

I think you may have some serious Malware.

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Itís still happening. This site is selling advertising to bad people.
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Itís still happening. This site is selling advertising to bad people.
I launched this page in Incognito mode without AdBlock and got two ads -- one from Yamaha and one from Geico. I also got a video in the lower right from Motorcycle.Com that was easy to close.

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I just loaded this page and AdBlock Plus blocked 2.

I think you may have some serious Malware.

See my post about AdBlocker letting "approved" things through. uBlock Origin only shows 16-21 hits it blocks... but that's after the Pi-Hole had already blocked DNS pings to unauthorized locations.


N4HHE - First things first. Uninstall all Adobe Flash stuff. It's an attack vector used more often than "windows".

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See my post about AdBlocker letting "approved" things through. uBlock Origin only shows 16-21 hits it blocks... but that's after the Pi-Hole had already blocked DNS pings to unauthorized locations.


N4HHE - First things first. Uninstall all Adobe Flash stuff. It's an attack vector used more often than "windows".
There is no and never has been FLASH for iOS. There is nothing to uninstall.

The point remains that this site is selling ad space to those with ill intent. I fully agree we should all use ad blockers, especially on this site, depriving the host of revenue considering who they sell ads to.

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