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post #11 of 46
I reccommend MSE, and Malwarebytes. I've used those for a while now and I'm very pleased. If you want a little extra cover, then what I do is keep a copy of Sophos Anti Rootkit on USB stick,which you can use if things go awry.

Also keep a copy of Hirens Boot CD around, or The Ultimate Boot CD and you'll be ready to sort anything out.

I think that's even more than you need and you should be just fine with MSE and Malwarebytes!!
post #12 of 46
This thread just took an unexpected rage filled dive . . .

As mentioned above, safe browsing does go a long way when it comes to preventing infections. However, I do believe that a decent free anti-virus is worth using. I have also learned my lesson about neglecting plugin updates. My last infection was due to a Java exploit that was embed into a prominent tech forum. (Not OCN) Gotta love it when the Java automatic updater doesn't do its job.

OT:

I recommend either Avast + Malwarebytes or MSE + Malwarebytes. I have also heard some good things about Panda cloud.
Edited by AtomicFrost - 8/13/11 at 10:55pm
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I'm a big fan of MSE. It works great, is fine on resources, and it's free.
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You guys do realize though that it's very possible (I personally could do this) to infect your MSE and MBAM machines and NEITHER would detect it! Especially if you don't use MBAM Pro for realtime.

I suggest you scan your machine mbudden with GMER as you might be SHOCKED at what you find considering your attitude towards security.

And AtomicFrost I won't even enable the Java browser plugin unless I needed it and considering most sites don't use Java apps it's not even necessary.

MSE in terms of "in the wild" proactive detection rates is a POOR 36% !!! Not to mention it's on demand scanning is the slowest in the business.

AV Comparatives Retrospective/Proactive

AV Comparatives On Demand Scanning



PS Java and Java script are two entirely different things and I mention this because a LOT of people think they are the same thing and they install Java VM thinking it's needed for websites as Java script is.
Edited by HiroPro - 8/13/11 at 11:35pm
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TBH. If you surf the Internet properly, you won't need all that protection.
You wouldn't need real time protection. Learn to surf the Internet right and know what not to do.
get a clue buddy.

theres constant 0 day exploits for flash , java, and every browser.

constant ad attacks that hit major sites like facebook, twitter , etc.

there is no way to "surf properly"

you do not need to download anything to become infected..

hell even an antivirus wont save you. dont get too cocky thinking youre protected by not downloading anything or having an antivirus.

all of this can and is bypassed on an hourly basis
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get a clue buddy.

theres constant 0 day exploits for flash , java, and every browser.

constant ad attacks that hit major sites like facebook, twitter , etc.

there is no way to "surf properly"

you do not need to download anything to become infected..

hell even an antivirus wont save you. dont get too cocky thinking youre protected by not downloading anything or having an antivirus.

all of this can and is bypassed on an hourly basis

And he's a Guru here with almost 13,000 POSTS!!!

mbudden I seriously suggest you scan your system with GMER as you might be shocked.
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Hah. If you took what I said as an insult, calm down.
No insult was meant.

All the protection in the world won't save you from stupidity.
Not to mention, free alternatives are just as good as the paid.
To be frank, I've seen people dish out HUNDREDS of dollars for paid A/V etc and still got pwned.
This is why I say, browsing habits etc are key.

No, the key is a working understanding of computers and networking technology! Something you sorely lack!
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*Scratches head* You know HiroPro you could go about this nicer aswell as right now reading through this you sound like one of the people on latenight advertising shows. For most people MSE does fine.


As a gamer i reccemend something low in resources since when your gaming you typicly only visit known secure sights such as Blizzard.com EA.com Steampowered.com


MSE + Malwarebytes + Hirens/ the ultimate boot CD and your laughing.
Edited by Rayleyne - 8/14/11 at 3:08am
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I was going to give you a detailed explanation of things that you are asking but since you are not behaving in a appropriate matter (post #11 is being abusive to us for helping you) i am not going to include my 2 cents in a detailed manner. I will say this;

Go with Microsoft Security Essentials and MalwareBytes and be done with it.
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