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Windows 7: IE 11 keep it or get rid of it?

20 Jul 2014   #11
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yea I'm not at all sure what or where your getting attacked but a browsers security features are only as good as your real security,
ie9-10-11 are all optimized for MSE Microsoft security essentials,
But even that is not good enough for todays threats,
A real time malware security is a Must for any third party security free or paid for,
For that most on SevenForums/.... will all agree Malwarebytes Pro now Premium is a Must Have,
Good security combination,
http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/206705-good-free-system-security-combination.html
http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/297196-top-av-program-use-here-seven.html
So no matter which browser you prefer to use/ Heck I'm still on ie10
I use ie11 on windows 8,
I have no other browsers installed on either system,
I visit some really questionable sites so I feel no need to use Chrome or Firefox or any other third party browser,

Eventually you will be attached on any browser so it's not really which browser you use it what security suites do you trust to protect you from todays threats,
Because that the ultimate choice change you might visit
Cheers.


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20 Jul 2014   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I just use FileHippo Updater on demand. I keep nothing like that in Start Up.
I update everything manually and do it often. I do it that way for a reasons.
1. I will always be with the computer if needed.
2. I get to inspect things before okaying the update.
3. If something goes wrong I know exactly what was updated last and have a starting place to start looking for problem.

Here is another little trick.
When you down load a program or update for a program from the internet make a note of all the offerings you didn't want. When your done reboot and then look for those programs you unselected and see if they are their.
Reason be is sometimes when you select not to include the extra goodies you might still get them. Remember the other guy might not play fair.
A while back I found when doing Adobe updates it would install some McAfee things even when I didn't select them. Adobe no longer does that little trick.
When you do program updates check msconfig and see if it sneaked itself into Startup or NON Microsoft Services. Many time they will.
It sounds complicated and time consuming but it isn't.

I try to keep my computer simple. Either Windows 7 or me tell the computer to do things; nothing else. That means I have to be watchful and it's my duty to keep things clean and updated.

My active security programs are:
MSE
Malwarebytes Pro (Premium)
Windows 7 built in firewall
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20 Jul 2014   #13
julio99

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I just use FileHippo Updater on demand. I keep nothing like that in Start Up.
I update everything manually and do it often. I do it that way for a reasons.
1. I will always be with the computer if needed.
2. I get to inspect things before okaying the update.
3. If something goes wrong I know exactly what was updated last and have a starting place to start looking for problem.

Here is another little trick.
When you down load a program or update for a program from the internet make a note of all the offerings you didn't want. When your done reboot and then look for those programs you unselected and see if they are their.
Reason be is sometimes when you select not to include the extra goodies you might still get them. Remember the other guy might not play fair.
A while back I found when doing Adobe updates it would install some McAfee things even when I didn't select them. Adobe no longer does that little trick.
When you do program updates check msconfig and see if it sneaked itself into Startup or NON Microsoft Services. Many time they will.
It sounds complicated and time consuming but it isn't.

I try to keep my computer simple. Either Windows 7 or me tell the computer to do things; nothing else. That means I have to be watchful and it's my duty to keep things clean and updated.

My active security programs are:
MSE
Malwarebytes Pro (Premium)
Windows 7 built in firewall
Yes Adobe is notorious for their McAffee offerings and you do have to watch out for all the add on spyware programs that are attached to the nice free ones. My Windows update settings are set to inform me of updates but I will choose to download and install. I'm glad you told me that I don't need to use FileHippo in startup. i try to keep everything I can out of startup. After a while you can get so slowed down if you let unnecessary programs run at startup. It sounds like we're good. Thanks so much for the info.
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20 Jul 2014   #14
julio99

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Yea I'm not at all sure what or where your getting attacked but a browsers security features are only as good as your real security,
ie9-10-11 are all optimized for MSE Microsoft security essentials,
But even that is not good enough for todays threats,
A real time malware security is a Must for any third party security free or paid for,
For that most on SevenForums/.... will all agree Malwarebytes Pro now Premium is a Must Have,
Good security combination,
http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/206705-good-free-system-security-combination.html
http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/297196-top-av-program-use-here-seven.html
So no matter which browser you prefer to use/ Heck I'm still on ie10
I use ie11 on windows 8,
I have no other browsers installed on either system,
I visit some really questionable sites so I feel no need to use Chrome or Firefox or any other third party browser,

Eventually you will be attached on any browser so it's not really which browser you use it what security suites do you trust to protect you from todays threats,
Because that the ultimate choice change you might visit
Cheers.
I'm not really getting attacked. I was just wondering if I needed to keep IE if I wasn't using it. I checked your links and I was curious as to why you reject 3rd party cookies? Don't you need those enabled to be able to log in to some programs? I run NIS 2014. I have MBAM PRO but I choose to just run the free part now for it's scanning ability. I also do the same with SAS. That would be SuperAntiSpyware just in case. I have the Pro version but choose to just use it's scanning features while I run Norton Internet Security. You are right about getting caught no matter what browser you use. I still use Chrome but I have PaleMoon installed also and that was the reason I was looking to get rid of IE, but everyone has convinced me to leave it as is for now so that is what I will do. Thanks so much for your input.
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21 Jul 2014   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Your system spec's seem to need updating ?
Your showing Eset Nod32 ?

Two antivirus programs will make you more venerable not safer
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21 Jul 2014   #16
julio99

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Your system spec's seem to need updating ?
Your showing Eset Nod32 ?

Two antivirus programs will make you more venerable not safer
That is changed in my profile. I am only running Norton Internet Security 2014
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21 Jul 2014   #17
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Thanks for the update
IMHO using the pro version of mbam would be better than not,
I don't believe many a-v's are very good at detecting malware or blocking malware,
Cheers.
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21 Jul 2014   #18
julio99

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Thanks for the update
IMHO using the pro version of mbam would be better than not,
I don't believe many a-v's are very good at detecting malware or blocking malware,
Cheers.
Are you saying get rid of Norton and just run MBAM Pro as the only protection? I have run MBAM Pro and NIS together and they work just too many hiccups. You have to delay the startup on MBAM if you're running it together and every now and then like I said there would be some kind of freeze or hiccup that I had to deal with and believe me I worked the forums of both companies to make sure I was doing it right. You know MBAM professes not to be an AV in the sense of the word. They say you are supposed to be able to run their software side by side with most major brands, but when you go to the forums and read like in Norton, a lot of folks say they just run the scanner. So, tell me what you think, run by itself, run side by side, or..............????
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22 Jul 2014   #19
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I believe Norton is over zealous on some really basic stuff like user actions...,
I had Norton sometime back and I would review what features of Norton you have installed or activated in your browsers,
All Norton browser add-ons should be disabled/ toolbar .....

I would trust mbam more than Norton so yes side by side would be ideal I use it that way with MSE without any issues,
mbam 2..... has had some wacky reviews which you can also go back to 1.75... if Norton is having issues with 2....
I really don't see any immediate reason to upgrade to 2.... especially if Norton is having issues with it,
But Malware related corruption is where most goodies are coming from so mbam real time protection is and should be a priority to get up and running,

I've been corrupted using Norton and they only use third party utilities to clean after the fact,
One of those third party utilities is mbam
Go figure/ if mbam can't clean it then all Norton says is to re-install windows = been there,

I've always used Internet explorer,
I've been using MSE 2 years/ mbam Pro/ sas Pro for nearly 4 years
I've fresh installed win-7 by choice once not because of corruption but to get rid of the manufactures junkware including Norton on one machine and Mcafee on another,
Two years of clear sailing since fresh install,
Nice little twist though Norton to this day flags my word doc's sent to customers as corrupt
They still miss me,
Cheers.
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22 Jul 2014   #20
julio99

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
I believe Norton is over zealous on some really basic stuff like user actions...,
I had Norton sometime back and I would review what features of Norton you have installed or activated in your browsers,
All Norton browser add-ons should be disabled/ toolbar .....

I would trust mbam more than Norton so yes side by side would be ideal I use it that way with MSE without any issues,
mbam 2..... has had some wacky reviews which you can also go back to 1.75... if Norton is having issues with 2....
I really don't see any immediate reason to upgrade to 2.... especially if Norton is having issues with it,
But Malware related corruption is where most goodies are coming from so mbam real time protection is and should be a priority to get up and running,

I've been corrupted using Norton and they only use third party utilities to clean after the fact,
One of those third party utilities is mbam
Go figure/ if mbam can't clean it then all Norton says is to re-install windows = been there,

I've always used Internet explorer,
I've been using MSE 2 years/ mbam Pro/ sas Pro for nearly 4 years
I've fresh installed win-7 by choice once not because of corruption but to get rid of the manufactures junkware including Norton on one machine and Mcafee on another,
Two years of clear sailing since fresh install,
Nice little twist though Norton to this day flags my word doc's sent to customers as corrupt
They still miss me,
Cheers.
Your post makes a lot of sense and has given me a lot to think on. First I wasn't aware you could go back to the latest version of MBAM before they really whacked the interface. I don't like but then who am I? It still works it's just got some bugs in it still as do most of these security program upgrades. I think sometimes they get in a hurry for whatever reason and put out their software a little before it's time but as you said if you can still downgrade, (you can tell me how to get the older version) then I guess it's ok. Now as far as Norton goes it has not really been bad to me but it does have a bit too much which does make it a bit over zealous. It detects a bit too many FP's also which makes me add exclusions in 3 different areas. I still have about 9 months left on an ESET AV 6 I believe. Should I rather install that instead of Norton and run MBAM 1.75 with it?, or just keep Norton IS? Let me know if you would.
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