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Is there a PCProtect Review?
« on: January 18, 2018, 10:37:40 PM »
PCProtect  is apparently a UK program that is not well known here in the USA.

So, my question is thi: s" Is it any good? Is there an honest review?"

I go back and forth between free pro AV products. If I had a job, I would just shell out the money, but I am retied and depend on  Social Security. So every penny counts. I save my soda cans.  We use LED lights. I use free software.  8)

 I found this review after I installed the product.
https://securitygladiators.com/pcprotect-review/
So, please tell me, have I made a mistake?  :-\

I just founds this:   :o
https://www.onlinethreatalerts.com/article/2017/7/29/beware-the-pc-protect-antivirus-website-located-at-pcprotect-com-is-untrustworthy/

Any help, please?    :-[

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Re: Is there a PCProtect Review?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2018, 12:52:40 AM »
I wouldn't call it exactly a scam or useless, but it's not a very good product. Techradar, which is normally a reliable review site, says it is overpriced and you can get better for less money. They did not like its marketing strategy - PC Protect quote 49 pounds, 61 dollars, for a year, but that's a discounted rate. After 1 year your subscription auto renews at 99 pounds, 124 dollars. You have to call their Customer Service to unsubscribe. Personally I would take advantage of their alleged 30-day money back offer, if it has not yet run out.

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PC Protect is Avira's engine plus Windscribe's VPN, stuffed into a crippled interface and bundled with tools you don't need. Get Avira Free instead, buy a VPN, and grab some freeware tools to cover the other features you'll save money and be better protected.

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OUR VERDICT
PC Protect is overpriced and underpowered. Don't waste your time.


Read the review here

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-protect


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Re: Is there a PCProtect Review?
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2018, 01:05:20 AM »
Anyhow, what's wrong with Windows Defender and Windows Firewall?

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Re: Is there a PCProtect Review?
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2018, 09:58:59 AM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Defender
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Windows Defender, officially called Windows Defender Antivirus in Windows 10 Creators Update, is an anti-malware component of Microsoft Windows.[2]It was first released as a free antispyware program download for Windows XP, shipped with Windows Vista and Windows 7 and made into a full antivirus program replacing Microsoft Security Essentials as part of Windows 8 and later versions.[2]
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was first released to the public on October 24, 2006. The program is available as a free download and can be installed on Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and 7. Windows 8 and 10 computers already have this program installed and active unless other antivirus programs are installed.
You can download the XP version from Major Geeks.

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Re: Is there a PCProtect Review?
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2018, 10:03:23 AM »
Geek i don't get your Post...Salmon asked why aren't you using them ? ?
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Re: Is there a PCProtect Review?
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2018, 11:21:40 AM »
Geek i don't get your Post...Salmon asked why aren't you using them ? ?
OK.
The PCProtext program I installed because my Windows XP did NOT have anything .
But after thinking it over and reading the comments, I removed it today and just no installed  Windows Defender  ver. 1.0 for XP.

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Re: Is there a PCProtect Review?
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2018, 11:24:04 AM »
Hope you can get your money back...
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Re: Is there a PCProtect Review?
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2018, 11:57:34 AM »
It appears that Windows Defender for XP is a antispyware program only. You still should install an AV.
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Re: Is there a PCProtect Review?
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2018, 01:54:36 PM »
Thanks Super Dave. Will do.

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    Re: Is there a PCProtect Review?
    « Reply #9 on: November 02, 2018, 05:43:44 AM »
    PCProtect is indeed an all-in one security solution. It is not only a security product in the sense that it has some antivirus features, but also a VPN service. Now, we won't talk about those two products in this PCProtect review.