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The only thing i have is malware bytes. I've had this setup for over 4 years now with zero infections.

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MalwareBytes only prevents malware, not viruses, not to mention it has zero real time or a zero-day protection, so you are easily prove to a drive-by infection.
post #192 of 366
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So after seeing the much heated debate in this thread whether running virus/malware protection is worth it. I decided to scan my operating system partition for the first time since it was installed a little over 8 months ago (I did not run any anti-virus software before this). Here are the results. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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So Malwarebytes detected three threats which are files that were transferred over as a backup of a computer I was repairing for someone. They most likely remained inert since the files were never accessed. Then SuperAntiSpyware detected one critical threat which is actually a false positive.
Any suggestions on other scanners I should try? Maybe these aren't up to par?
What passwords? My Overclock.net password? rolleyes.gif Why assume people without virus protection on their computers have their important personal information stored on it?

Yes, an actual anti-virus.

I thought people knew about computers here....
Knowing the difference between a malware scanner and an antivirus is computing 101.....

The Antivirus offers real-time / zero-day protection. A malware scanner doesn't.

Yes, it's like using a condom instead of using those nasty creams because now you have crabs.

Prevention > treatment.

And yes, I have a hardware router firewall, DMZ on (ok yeah kinda no point with a single section setup but meh), DHCP off (i.e. static IP) real time protection via AV and 'common sense'.

y;'know, layered security. A router firewall for example wouldn't prevent an idiot plugging an infected USB drive would it....

and by the way, a longer passphrase is better than a more complex one, for everything. 8+ characters. An unique sentence is a better passphrase for people to remember as well.
Edited by chinesekiwi - 4/7/12 at 12:00am
post #193 of 366
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You should all get a Mac and you won't have to worry at all! ph34r-smiley.gif

not sure if serious....
post #194 of 366
I hope not. An OS for "everyone" means that you loose much in customization. Which makes it harder to lock down, or fix whats broken. I give OS X two thumbs down.
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If you want more proof that MSE now is back to crap: http://www.anti-malware-test.com/

That's right, a fail mark. Combine it with the AV-Test report of 80% zero-day protection (= bad, when the industry average is 95%)
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If you want more proof that MSE now is back to crap: http://www.anti-malware-test.com/
That's right, a fail mark. Combine it with the AV-Test report of 80% zero-day protection (= bad, when the industry average is 95%)



Yea MSE is really crap lately, especially vs rougs and rootkits its pretty much useless, people here praise it so much but they don't follow AV tests/reviews so its understandable but ignoring all links with data about MSE failing is beyond my logic really rolleyes.gif

So in short, they can afford to spend like 2K$ in 1 year or so, but they got no 20$ for 1 year Kaspersky/Norton/Emsisoft/Bitdefender Internet Security license rolleyes.gif

Imho this products are top notch in the last 2 + years

For on demand scanners i recommend next 5 free products.

Malwarebytes, Emsisoft Anti Malware, TDSS Killer, Hitman Pro & Dr.Web Cureit!

P.S. Even free Avast7 & Comodo Internet Security are so much better then MSE.
Edited by psyside - 4/7/12 at 1:53am
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AVG Free is actually the best freeware AV out atm.

Also, SuperAntispyware is crap.

See here: http://malwareresearchgroup.com/category/malwareproducttesting/

Basically best (legally and completely functional) freeware setup, backed by latest benchmarks / tests:

Firewall: Comodo Pro (sandbox mode on, Defense+ on)
Antivirus: AVG Free
Anti-malware: MalwareBytes Free

If you got a router, turning on the hardware firewall as well, and if you got different subnets, DMZ as well.
Edited by chinesekiwi - 4/7/12 at 4:13am
post #198 of 366
1:if a program ask you explicitly to activate 3 party cookie or disable firewall or disable av!either stop using said program or dont listen to it!the only time you ever do this is when you update window the first few restart till its uptodate then you install av to never uninstall again!window 7 has one flaw and it isnt related to antivirus but the way it handle third party cookie!there is a test for this at grc.com and it will strongly suggest to disable third party cookie!grc.com,steve gibson and his various ally is one of the top in in field ,when most people would be ignored by say ms and all,they go to him he research the issue at hand and then often speak about the issue in his webcast security now(twit.tv).anyway suffice it to say disable third party cookie and you fix a lot of potential ins!
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AVG Free is actually the best freeware AV out atm.
Also, SuperAntispyware is crap.
See here: http://malwareresearchgroup.com/category/malwareproducttesting/
Basically best (legally and completely functional) freeware setup, backed by latest benchmarks / tests:
Firewall: Comodo Pro (sandbox mode on, Defense+ on)
Antivirus: AVG Free
Anti-malware: MalwareBytes Free
If you got a router, turning on the hardware firewall as well, and if you got different subnets, DMZ as well.

Good post, but i really dont like AVG had terrible experience few months ago on 3 of my friends pc, but i can see now they are improving which is nice.

Also for Comodo's sandbox, i highly recommend to set this,

Execution control settings - threat unrecognized files as - untrusted instead of partially limited.

Also right click on the icon on the task bar, and turning on proactive security is much better then default internet security.
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MSE. nuff said
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