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post #31 of 55
1 - Use an antivirus (If you are cheap, run MSE and Malwarebytes Antimalware)
2 - Use your head - Amazing at what some simple internet common sense can do
3 - NO DAMN PORN!

Also windows 7 antivirus 2011 is easy as pie to remove. Took me all but 15 minutes.
 
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lol

Seems to be allot of varying opinions on this topic, which is what I expected tbh, and they all are helpful for me to build up a picture for what is available. Yes, its completely down to the user, which to be honest my wife is not that bad, I just wanted to give her a helping hand in preventing most instances.

Thanks all for taking the time to respond, I really appreciate it.
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post #33 of 55
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Originally Posted by lucido View Post
The power of a HIPS program are the rules one sets. Comodo did not fail, the rules failed.
out of the box rules which most use. So users of it must take note of it. Especially avg joe
post #34 of 55
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The first step is not putting a computer in the kitchen.
Lmoa didn't know a microwave need antimalware software
post #35 of 55
Just use Comodo....set the image execution level to block all unknown files. Normally if a program is safe, it will be whitelisted and in the trusted vendors' list. Grab the blocked file, upload it to virus total then decide if it's safe and add it to the trusted files/run it again. It's more work but at least you won't give any malware even the slightest chance to run.

I would say if you don't want any changes to the PC when she browses, use Returnil. Then reboot and everything will be just the way it was.
Edited by aweir - 5/1/11 at 8:18pm
post #36 of 55
I don't think that the ones listed above are any good.

Try this one out, its called kaspersky internet security 2011. Even tough its not free, you get for what you paid for. Before I had a free version and I was always suspicious that something was wrong with my pc, and than one day i got kaspersky internet security 2011 and it cleaned out those trojan and malware bastards in my hdd. Kaspersky internet security 2011 updates at least once a day but usually updates twice a day and there is also a gaming profile in the options so it wont update while you play, its a really good feature. Also I visited many sites that people reported that there were viruses and kaspersky internet security 2011 stopped them right away telling me what it was. Kaspersky internet security 2011 even has a neat little windows 7 gadget for easier navigation and kaspersky internet security 2011 is really low on Resources, so it wont slow down your pc at all. Before I also tried norton 360 on an older pc and it was just so slow that one day I just wanted to trow it out lol.

Here's Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 on newegg:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-021-_-Product
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post #37 of 55
Its funny how you guys spend your money on the best hardware but you still use a free anti virus. Buy an anti virus program and you wont regret it and it wont **** up your new PC in a month or so.
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post #38 of 55
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I don't think that the ones listed above are any good.

You're not familiar with the matousec firewall challenge are you? or av-comparatives?
http://www.matousec.com/projects/pro...ge/results.php
http://www.av-comparatives.org/image...od_feb2011.pdf


You are completely oblivious but I don't blame you... I blame the multibillion dollar antivirus industry for brainwashing you into making you believe you must pay to be safe when it has been proven that the free alternatives protect you better ..

All 3.... Avira, avast, and AVG have the same if not higher levels of detection than you Kaspersky, and they're all free. I bought the Kaspersy Internet Security along time ago. I paid almost $70 for a one year subscription...then I got smarter and started looking at the facts instead of the lies..

Comodo has better proactive detection than Kaspersky, and it's free. Threatfire is free...GesWall is free...Sandboxie is free.....Online armor is free...Outpost Security is free...I could go on and on.
Edited by aweir - 5/1/11 at 8:52pm
post #39 of 55
best antivirus: dont let women use your computer. haha
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post #40 of 55
Guys he's looking for real help

Plus i work in Network Security with plenty of women that would put most of you to shame in the computer knowledge department so don't speak so soon

As per mentioned above, there are very good free antivirus alternatives, go to av-comparatives as it runs through proper testing and un-bias reviews.

Personally I have tried many of the "big" name antivirus's and spyware scanner options and have ended up using avast internet security and MalwareBytes (both paid versions)

Although the free versions are EASILY just as good, there are some great features that paid versions have as "extras" eg-safezone desktop environments, sandbox features etc.

Good luck with the repairs, if you have your data backed up i guess a re-install of Windows is not the end of the world if all fails, you get a fresh O.S and you get rid of the virus.

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