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To be honest, I actually think adhering to a rigorous backup schedule is probably more beneficial than futzing around with AV software, but that's just my opinion, and I certainly wouldn't recommend it to just anyone.
I agree. I will try to follow your rigorous example soon, as i will be building a new rig in the upcoming months and should be adding more storage. To be honest, i haven't done much in the way of backing up my stuff, but i know that's very imprudent of me.
    
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Best security is mixture of software and hardware.


Backups to a separate machine with RAID.

All protected by a UPS

While running and AV with proactive scanning

all behind a firewall with IPS etc .


Oh and most importantly .. Common sense.


DR if you really want to go that far aha
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Well at least they fixed it. Been using Malwarebytes for yearsss alongside my main av, but hey nothings perfect and they were quick enough to patch it up so thumb.gif
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I don't understand anyone who says they can run a PC safely without basic antivirus protection on their computer. Viruses and malware have evolved to the point where they can be delivered via drive by download with malicious ads, even on otherwise safe websites. Once in your system, rootkits can manipulate Windows settings to cover their traces. Malwarebytes has been a target for malware for a while now; I've personally seen a few infections that tried to block it from opening. Malwarebytes took some brilliant steps to mitigate that problem, but I'm still shocked to see them have such a glaring security risk using HTTP for definition updates.
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Does anyone know if their Anti Exploit product has the same flaw ?
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If I yank the ethernet cable and kill the power to my computer it simply can't do jack. Then all I gotta do is a secure erase the SSD, re-image and voila I'm up and running again.

First you need to be alerted to the presence of an infection. Otherwise you'll need to do this as a precaution after every page load.
    
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Does anyone know if their Anti Exploit product has the same flaw ?

No, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit is behavior blocker protection=he does not have/need classic Antivirus definitions updates.wink.gif

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No, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit is behavior blocker protection=he does not have/need classic Antivirus definitions updates.wink.gif



It still has program updates .... Well aware what it does.
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