I personally prefer and use the spybot one, though i feel that privacy is already becoming a farce concerning windows environment.
But, i am becoming more worried as more major companies in the software/ gaming business try to take a piece of your freedom of choice or shrink your consumer and usage rights.
Shall i remind you how ubi works these days ? Just take a brief look into the following article:
I guess there is not such thing as a free meal, right ? There never was.
Microsoft just wants what every large company aims for: an accurate consumer profile that can be fed with tailored ads and fictional needs to be covered by services and products paid by your wallet.... hence windows 10.
Does it stop there ? Nope. I am afraid not.
unplug the internet if you want privacy
But that kinda falls to the "go live in the mountains" category, doesn't it ? Preferably in one that has not been stained by human or satellite control/ touch either...
And that is not the point at all.
I want "privacy" within the system.
I want "personal rights" within the system.
I demand (deserve ???) "respect" within the system.
Then i will (should ???) fight for a chance to change the system within. For my own interests, needs, ideals (or whatever) that i choose to protect.
Definitely not to sacrifice any kind of objective or subjective freedom for the big companies to make extra profits.
The "tools" supposedly are there for us users/ consumers to use them how we please.
Not to have a "big brother" whenever i click on a window on my monitor.
That i believe is more like a keylogger... You either knowingly use it beneficially for own logging/ troubleshooting purposes, or...
I use secure boot on my box, to at least have some modicum of security against malware
it does work, so malware cannot hide in the boot sequence
so this can allow a tool to remove it
You should add "malwarebytes anti-exploit" program for dealing better with zero-day exploit/ attacks, though the top paid antivirus/ firewall solutions can help protect from those, to an extent. Anti-exploit is extremely light and effective (so it seems till now) in it's category, so a combination with a top antivirus/ firewall program is probably the best option in real-time 24/7 protection.
Another good protection from malvertising when using an internet browser is any good ad-block extension, though it can hurt the viability of a beloved and trusted site (i white-listed yours by the way ).
Common sense is also a lifesaver most of the times when it comes to pc, so consider adding this too.
Since we got off-topic, i would like to suggest anyone to use anti-tracker extensions to block those browser trackers and maintain a bit of... privacy. Careful (as with ad-blockers) not to lose site functionality, though.
I particularly like blur cause it can anonymize your google search (among other cool features), but most extensions and plugins will ultimately do the job just fine.
The funny thing is, you can spend all the time and effort you want to protect your privacy during your online sessions, only to find out that microsoft does absolutely anything it can to get pieces of information about you and your activities via the PC, on a OS level.
So, show me every little software, tool, gadget to fight back. I'll take it.
I could just start using Linux-based systems or mac computers, but old habits die hard, you know ?
And i like Cortana's voice more than the competition's. (must be that i am a fan of halo game series, too, he he)