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Right. To many people just run MSE and maybe malwarebytes.

You can get away with having MSE and Malwarebytes but it requires you to do a scan with malwarebytes frequently if you want make sure you're clear. Products like Bullguard, Norton, Kaspersky, AVG and Avast (there are more I know) can all scan in the background. Malwarebytes Premium also provides Real-Time scanning. It's also advised to have a Firewall like Windows Defender (there are better ones) as well it's why alot of casual users pay for anti-virus suites like Bullguard. smile.gif
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I use AVG Free + Malwarebytes

No problems whatsoever
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Hardware firewall in my router with 100% stealth - nothing else.

The only time I ever had a virus, it came with a Norton update.

Every 6 months or so I download AVG and do a complete sweep. Never found anything.

1) Back up your data.
2) Stop surfing dodgy sites
3) Host your e-mail via a 3rd party service. (like hotmail) who scan it for you.
4) Everytime you get an attachment in an e-mail you didn't request, delete it immediately without reading it.

Having anti-virus software is worse than having a virus.

I also re-format & install windows every 4 months or so.


Run Shields up to test your stealth: https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2


"Having anti-virus software is worse than having a virus." Cant agree here. Having one that you buy off a late night infomercial maybe, but there are plenty of excellent AVs out there. I think people get tired of the constant attempts to get them to upgrade the free license option and I can understand that. Thats one of the reasons I dumped AVG. So far Panda (They really need a better name, LOL) has not tried to upsell me and best of all, since its in the cloud, I dont even get definition update reminders. I only hear from it if something sketchy pops up. Usually on a flash drive someone has given me to grab a file off of which would negate a hardware firewall as a deterrent. I didnt think I would like a cloud solution for this, but so far I do.

Re-format and install every 4 months or so is bit overkill and beyond the abilities of a lot of people. More particularly, their OEM license.
   
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You can get away with having MSE and Malwarebytes but it requires you to do a scan with malwarebytes frequently if you want make sure you're clear. Products like Bullguard, Norton, Kaspersky, AVG and Avast (there are more I know) can all scan in the background. Malwarebytes Premium also provides Real-Time scanning. It's also advised to have a Firewall like Windows Defender (there are better ones) as well it's why alot of casual users pay for anti-virus suites like Bullguard. smile.gif

Ive actually never played with bullguard, will have to check it out. A lot of my clients need software like this.
   
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post #65 of 69
I use a mix of common sense and MSSE. The Microsoft AV works solid, even the one built into Windows 8. I do not mess with pirated software and just use common sense with pop ups. Have never had an infection on my PC.
post #66 of 69
i only use avast and that is good enough - you have to go out your way to get a virus now days. its malware that's king if you ask me biggrin.gif

load up all them progs -

Avast Free
MBAM Pro (lifetime license but those will be unavailable soon)
SuperAntiSpyware free
Spybot S&D free
WOT (Web of Trust) free
Adblock Plus

i bet most of them will ad spyware biggrin.gif

best to make a sytem image and then use when you feel your computer is not right. . i make a cup of tea, read the paper and my system is brand new in within 20 mins.

i only use win7 image backup and restore - never let me down.

put to many apps and it will bog your system down and im sure some of them give you false results to scaremonger and keep you thumb.gif
post #67 of 69
I take kind of a different approach securing my system. I use:

Sandboxie (w/ restrictions) - Isolate high-risk programs (web browsers and the like) from the rest of the system.
AppGuard - Restriction policy program. "Guards" high-risk programs (basically blocks memory read/write to/from other programs, blocks access to system, etc...), blocks execution of programs outside of system folders among other things.

Plus regular scans with Malware Bytes and Hit Man Pro just to be extra sure everything's clean. thumb.gif

It's not for everyone, plus there's quite a learning curve to this software, but it's quite effective and has practically zero-impact. smile.gif
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FYI, that bolded link is a discussion, not an Apple statement in any way.


On topic, I've always been a fan of Avast. It isn't quite as good as it once was, but it still does the trick and doesn't get in the way as much as many other AV's out there.
    
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Avast anti virus with google chrome plug in, AdBlock, and WOT (Web of Trust)
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