Hope there's someone who can help me determine which security defense software is the best for ensuring against hackers.
Previously had Kaspersky, but found that has backdoors. Recently, have had hackers going after my IP address and using up my data stream. Normally, use 350 GB per month, but when I receive messages from Mediacom that it's up in the 750 GB to 850 GB range, I know it's hackers.
How can I stop them? Are there any foolproof security defense programs that I can use?
Also, I believe it's the fault of the ISPs not making my Internet secure enough.
It shouldn't be that the FBI told me I can be charged for the nefarious acts of hackers because they're using my IP address? I don't know them, I'm not committing their crimes and I'm certainly not benefitting from it, so I don't want to take the blame for it.
What I do want is to nip in the bud somehow.
Anyone have any suggestions? Kaspersky is Russian and Bit Defender is Romanian - are there any UK, CAN or US that I can use / trust? Or is it really just calling the FBI Cyber Crime Unit and Mediacom's techs?
I believe that Kaspersky is an excellent anti virus system. All antivirus programmes have back doors.
Most often hackers, pirates and viruses gain access to a computer through the fault of the user, downloading malware. An antivirus programme will not prevent you from downloading what you want.
I suggest that you computer is infected. If you wish for me to tell you what is infected, what is the malware and how to disinfect your machine, let me know. But I would keep on with Kaspersky. That's I have been using for years.
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