Protect Your Privacy

DA_MccoyMay 6, 2012

I don't subscribe to Facebook, but I know some of you here do. The cover story in the June issue of Consumer Reports is "Protect Your Privacy" >Biggest Online Threats & Traps> How to Stay Safe on Facebook".

Definite reading for all Internet users while mandatory for FB account holders.

They also rated what they called "Free Anti-Malware Programs". We refer to them as AVs.

1. Avira Overall score 62

2. AVG Overall score 58

3. Avast Overall score 57

4. MSE Overall score 56

Below is a tag to the on-line teaser article.

Here is a link that might be useful: Consumer Reports

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fruitjarfla

Thanks, good info DA. Are the 50s and 60s good ratings? Or is it time to go to other AVs?

    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 5:26PM
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DA_Mccoy

Thank you for bringing the fact I omitted the scale to my attention. I did plan on reporting it, but for some reason omitted it.

The CR scale is a bar graph with identifying numeric score. The bar graphs show all of the above scores being in the good range with the Avira 62 being just short of very good.

DA

    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 5:53PM
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not2bright

FWIW, I just installed the newest version of Avira (after prompting, since I had already been using it for two years or so) and during installation it said that Super Anti-spyware (which I had on my computer) was incompatible with Avira ! First time that's happened ! Oh, well, I still have MBAM. :-)

    Bookmark   May 9, 2012 at 6:56PM
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