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post #11 of 23
use it with Comodo firewall and you're set!
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I use MSE with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Also use chrome with adblock plus, and I haven't had a virus in a long time.
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Originally Posted by Hickeydog View Post
99% of keeping a computer secure exists between the chair and the keyboard.

     
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I used to have Norton 360 on all my computers (5 desktops and 1 laptop), then I switched to a 3 year BitDefender. I stuck with that for 2 years, and about a year ago, I switched to MSE. I've never looked back. Its so well integrated with Windows that I don't even have to think about updating it. I just run a scan once week and so far, I've had no problems. It starts up quite a bit faster than any other software I've used.

+1 to Microsoft - finally, something done right.
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used to be decent. doesn't do as well anymore.
    
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Originally Posted by rmp459 View Post
used to be decent. doesn't do as well anymore.
haaa finally a negative feedback! can you explain more please?
post #17 of 23
Let me put it this way. Between all the free antivirus products its one of the Best.

But free products don't have heuristics so it won't pick up unknown threats like the paid ones do. if your a person who likes to live on the edge of your seat by surfing dangerous sites like porn sites, sites where you get warez then a free av won't be good enough. ^thats why the quote the best security is smack bang between your ears.

You can Mse for extra protection use Sandboxie to run you browsers in and buster sandbox analyzer to analyze the stuff in the sandbox before you recover it to your main system. It can pick up keyloggers and malware better than any heuristics because it runs it in the sandbox environment and analyze what it does and give you a rating according to its threat level. Its made by the same guy who made EULAnalyzer and Spywareblaster. Those two apps you can get as well. They're not resident so they don't eat up resources. Spywareblaster protect your system settings while EULAnalyzer tell you if a programs EULA got Spyware intentions.

Your firewall you can click on my sig there's a couple of choices plus there's a link on how to setup windows firewall if you use that. There's some things you can setup with windows firewall that helps you to inform you if there's something suspicious on your pc because programs are not allowed to call certain modules of windows only malware does it. So it can be blocked by default.

Use a app like malwarebytes to scan your pc once or twice a week. clean out your junk files regularly it makes scanning and your av task much lighter when protecting your pc.

Java update it make sure you uninstall the older java version first before applying the new ones. Adobe update it. Not just the plugin but the reader and writer from Adobe as well. That's where click jacks and rogue malware get thru. Thru old exploits of java and Adobe.

All that stuff I mention is not things that eats up any resources or make your pc slow as crap. Its just a lil bit of weekly maintenance of your pc to help your av out.
post #18 of 23
Its one of the best, if not, the bestfree anti-virus, but i do like to run anti malwarebytes sometimez
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I really dislike it. It detected my iPod as a virus and then corrupted it trying to remove the "virus" it was really hard to get it working again after that.

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You probably had a deadly file virus on your ipod like Virut or sality. Sality is still running around in the wild and like Virut theres no disinfection from it. It corrupts the data and with disinfection the data gets corrupted where a complete wipe and loss of data is the only way. So you can be glad it didn't get on your pc.
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