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Accessable antivirus program #addonrelease


Oleksandr Gryshchenko
 

Hello friends!
Please advise a good antivirus for Windows with an accessible interface for screenreaders.
I'm currently using "Avast Internet Security", but it is completely inaccessible to NVDA.
Thank you for any advices!
Oleksandr, Ukraine


Rosemarie Chavarria
 

I use windows defender. That's pretty accessible. With that, I don't need another antivirus program.



On 12/5/2019 12:39 PM, Oleksandr Gryshchenko wrote:
Hello friends!
Please advise a good antivirus for Windows with an accessible interface for screenreaders.
I'm currently using "Avast Internet Security", but it is completely inaccessible to NVDA.
Thank you for any advices!
Oleksandr, Ukraine


Kevin Cussick
 

Well, defender is built in to windows10 I can't remember if You said what OS Your using but if it is windows 10 then get rid of avast and use the built in v product.

On 05/12/2019 20:39, Oleksandr Gryshchenko wrote:
Hello friends!
Please advise a good antivirus for Windows with an accessible interface for screenreaders.
I'm currently using "Avast Internet Security", but it is completely inaccessible to NVDA.
Thank you for any advices!
Oleksandr, Ukraine


 

A third for Windows Defender/Windows Security if you are using Windows 8.1 or 10.

If you're still on Windows 7, now is the time to upgrade to Windows 10, as it's barely over 1 month until it falls out of support.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.

         ~ Robert Frost, The Black Cottage (1914)

 

 


Pascal Lambert
 

I recommend Windows Defender, it is accessible and effective.

Blessings

Pascal

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Oleksandr Gryshchenko
Sent: Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:40 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Accessable antivirus program #addonrelease

 

Hello friends!
Please advise a good antivirus for Windows with an accessible interface for screenreaders.
I'm currently using "Avast Internet Security", but it is completely inaccessible to NVDA.
Thank you for any advices!
Oleksandr, Ukraine


Arlene
 

Amen Pascal! Preach it brother!  I use windows defender too.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: coccinelle@...
Sent: December 5, 2019 2:49 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessable antivirus program #addonrelease

 

I recommend Windows Defender, it is accessible and effective.

Blessings

Pascal

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Oleksandr Gryshchenko
Sent: Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:40 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Accessable antivirus program #addonrelease

 

Hello friends!
Please advise a good antivirus for Windows with an accessible interface for screenreaders.
I'm currently using "Avast Internet Security", but it is completely inaccessible to NVDA.
Thank you for any advices!
Oleksandr, Ukraine

 


Arlene
 

Hi I used MSE when I had windows 7. However, when my windows 7 bit the dust I upgraded to ten. I was going to do that anyway. I knew 7 is going out next month.  Now that I have it. I just use windows defender.  There you have it.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Brian Vogel
Sent: December 5, 2019 2:28 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessable antivirus program #addonrelease

 

A third for Windows Defender/Windows Security if you are using Windows 8.1 or 10.

If you're still on Windows 7, now is the time to upgrade to Windows 10, as it's barely over 1 month until it falls out of support.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.

         ~ Robert Frost, The Black Cottage (1914)

 

 

 


Arlene
 

Amen to that. If we have to pay for a Microsoft account or sign up for one when we upgrade to ten. Why not use the anti virus that is built in?  That’s how it should be! Then nobody has to fork out money just for an anti virus program.  I’ll use what’s here on this system.   

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: December 5, 2019 12:44 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessable antivirus program #addonrelease

 

I use windows defender. That's pretty accessible. With that, I don't need another antivirus program.

 

 

On 12/5/2019 12:39 PM, Oleksandr Gryshchenko wrote:

Hello friends!
Please advise a good antivirus for Windows with an accessible interface for screenreaders.
I'm currently using "Avast Internet Security", but it is completely inaccessible to NVDA.
Thank you for any advices!
Oleksandr, Ukraine

 


Ian Blackburn
 

I also use Malwarebytes which is accessible



On 6 Dec 2019, at 7:34 am, Arlene <nedster66@...> wrote:



Amen to that. If we have to pay for a Microsoft account or sign up for one when we upgrade to ten. Why not use the anti virus that is built in?  That’s how it should be! Then nobody has to fork out money just for an anti virus program.  I’ll use what’s here on this system.   

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: December 5, 2019 12:44 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessable antivirus program #addonrelease

 

I use windows defender. That's pretty accessible. With that, I don't need another antivirus program.

 

 

On 12/5/2019 12:39 PM, Oleksandr Gryshchenko wrote:

Hello friends!
Please advise a good antivirus for Windows with an accessible interface for screenreaders.
I'm currently using "Avast Internet Security", but it is completely inaccessible to NVDA.
Thank you for any advices!
Oleksandr, Ukraine

 


Oleksandr Gryshchenko
 

Dear friends, thank you all for the answers!
Yes, I use Windows 10 and out of habit from the old days, I installed third-party antivirus software.
But judging by your answers, now we can completely trust our security to Microsoft products.
It seems that this is really the best solution for us today.
Thanks again to everyone!
Good luck to everyone and congratulations on the upcoming holidays!


Robert Doc Wright godfearer
 

Note that windows defender is suppose to be anti-spyware and malware.

 

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From: Arlene
Sent: Thursday, December 5, 2019 4:38 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessable antivirus program #addonrelease

 

Amen to that. If we have to pay for a Microsoft account or sign up for one when we upgrade to ten. Why not use the anti virus that is built in?  That’s how it should be! Then nobody has to fork out money just for an anti virus program.  I’ll use what’s here on this system.   

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Rosemarie Chavarria
Sent: December 5, 2019 12:44 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessable antivirus program #addonrelease

 

I use windows defender. That's pretty accessible. With that, I don't need another antivirus program.

 

 

On 12/5/2019 12:39 PM, Oleksandr Gryshchenko wrote:

Hello friends!
Please advise a good antivirus for Windows with an accessible interface for screenreaders.
I'm currently using "Avast Internet Security", but it is completely inaccessible to NVDA.
Thank you for any advices!
Oleksandr, Ukraine

 

 


 

On Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 06:58 PM, Robert Doc Wright godfearer wrote:
Note that windows defender is suppose to be anti-spyware and malware.
Yes, it has expanded beyond strict anti-virus into a full-featured security suite.  I believe there are even some measures against ransomware, too.  That being said, I keep a separate antimalware scanner on my computers "just in case" as they do a better job with that class of infection, just like adware removers do with adware, than any general purpose security suite does.

I haven't had an infection of any sort for, literally, at least 2 decades now, but am forearmed just in case.

For those who want to review third-party antivirus testing lab results, which always include Windows Defender/Windows Security in their tests, see the most recent plus the last several years of historical test results from:

AV Test

AV Comparatives

SE Labs  (Reports Page)

MRG Effitas  (360 Protection Testing Category)

 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.

         ~ Robert Frost, The Black Cottage (1914)

 

 


Sarah k Alawami
 

I use defender which ships with windows. It's very accessible and works quite well.

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On 5 Dec 2019, at 12:39, Oleksandr Gryshchenko wrote:

Hello friends!
Please advise a good antivirus for Windows with an accessible interface for screenreaders.
I'm currently using "Avast Internet Security", but it is completely inaccessible to NVDA.
Thank you for any advices!
Oleksandr, Ukraine


Gene
 

You can make it accessible by turning protective mode off if you want to make the program more vulnerable to attack in exchange.  NVDA can read information from the program.  But I don't know if the program is accessible enough as such even after you get it to read.  I haven't kept up with new versions for a good while.
 
What version of Windows are you using?
 
Gene

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2019 2:39 PM
Subject: [nvda] Accessable antivirus program #addonrelease

Hello friends!
Please advise a good antivirus for Windows with an accessible interface for screenreaders.
I'm currently using "Avast Internet Security", but it is completely inaccessible to NVDA.
Thank you for any advices!
Oleksandr, Ukraine


Gene
 

I'm not encouraging or discouraging further use of Windows 7 but since some people may need or find it difficult to switch, such as for financial reasons, I'll point out that Windows XP continued to download and install definitions for Microsoft Security essentials for a long time after XP was out of support.  I believe they even said the definitions wouldn't be available but they were.  I don't know if they still can be downloaded.
 
It will be interesting to see what happens this time. 
 
Gene
----- Original Message -----

Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2019 4:28 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessable antivirus program #addonrelease

A third for Windows Defender/Windows Security if you are using Windows 8.1 or 10.

If you're still on Windows 7, now is the time to upgrade to Windows 10, as it's barely over 1 month until it falls out of support.

--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.

         ~ Robert Frost, The Black Cottage (1914)

 

 


 

well, it handles everything from security to device health.

Its basically a large extensive control panel.

You set it and forget it.

No extras and it doesn't use to much.


On 6/12/2019 1:08 pm, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 06:58 PM, Robert Doc Wright godfearer wrote:
Note that windows defender is suppose to be anti-spyware and malware.
Yes, it has expanded beyond strict anti-virus into a full-featured security suite.  I believe there are even some measures against ransomware, too.  That being said, I keep a separate antimalware scanner on my computers "just in case" as they do a better job with that class of infection, just like adware removers do with adware, than any general purpose security suite does.

I haven't had an infection of any sort for, literally, at least 2 decades now, but am forearmed just in case.

For those who want to review third-party antivirus testing lab results, which always include Windows Defender/Windows Security in their tests, see the most recent plus the last several years of historical test results from:

AV Test

AV Comparatives

SE Labs  (Reports Page)

MRG Effitas  (360 Protection Testing Category)

 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363  

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.

         ~ Robert Frost, The Black Cottage (1914)

 

 


molly the blind tech lover
 

Hi

I use Windows defender.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Oleksandr Gryshchenko
Sent: Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:40 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Accessable antivirus program #addonrelease

 

Hello friends!
Please advise a good antivirus for Windows with an accessible interface for screenreaders.
I'm currently using "Avast Internet Security", but it is completely inaccessible to NVDA.
Thank you for any advices!
Oleksandr, Ukraine


David Moore
 

Yes, Windows Defender has worked much better for me for keeping my computer clean, and also, it is so accessible!

Windows Defender is the best anti-virus software I have used!

David Moore

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: molly the blind tech lover
Sent: Friday, December 6, 2019 1:08 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessable antivirus program #addonrelease

 

Hi

I use Windows defender.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Oleksandr Gryshchenko
Sent: Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:40 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Accessable antivirus program #addonrelease

 

Hello friends!
Please advise a good antivirus for Windows with an accessible interface for screenreaders.
I'm currently using "Avast Internet Security", but it is completely inaccessible to NVDA.
Thank you for any advices!
Oleksandr, Ukraine

 


Quentin Christensen
 

I would chime in and say I also use Windows Defender on Windows 10.  A friend and I were talking about this topic on the weekend, and I went off to see what the wider world uses.  Here are three review sites I found (and have read previously) which offer their (recent / current) views on anti-virus for Windows 10.  More detailed analysis from each in the links, but I've included a one line summary for each as well:

Their recommendation: Windows Defender paired with Malware Bytes (according to that thread I noted the other day, Malware bytes should be accessible).

They give defender 3.5 / 5.  Their editor's choices, which both get 4.5 are Avast and Kaspersky.

Their recommendation Kaspersky Free Antivirus is our top choice, but Bitdefender Antivirus Free and Avast Free Antivirus aren't far behind

I know someone mentioned Malware Bytes in the thread.  Has anyone used Avast, Kaspersky or Bitdefender lately and noted where accessibility is at with those please?

Regards

Quentin.

On Sat, Dec 7, 2019 at 11:52 AM David Moore <jesusloves1966@...> wrote:

Yes, Windows Defender has worked much better for me for keeping my computer clean, and also, it is so accessible!

Windows Defender is the best anti-virus software I have used!

David Moore

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: molly the blind tech lover
Sent: Friday, December 6, 2019 1:08 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Accessable antivirus program #addonrelease

 

Hi

I use Windows defender.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Oleksandr Gryshchenko
Sent: Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:40 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Accessable antivirus program #addonrelease

 

Hello friends!
Please advise a good antivirus for Windows with an accessible interface for screenreaders.
I'm currently using "Avast Internet Security", but it is completely inaccessible to NVDA.
Thank you for any advices!
Oleksandr, Ukraine

 



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Quentin Christensen
Training and Support Manager