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Windows 7: Panda Security: Viruses Are the Least of Your Worries

10 May 2012   #1

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Panda Security: Viruses Are the Least of Your Worries

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Panda Security's first-quarter report for 2012 reveals something rather interesting about the antivirus market. Based on the report's figures, a literal antivirus program, one that strictly and only protects against viruses, would miss almost 95 percent of new malware threats. Fortunately, antivirus is merely the catch-all term we use for security programs that protect against all the multifarious types of malware.
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10 May 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Wow. Now I want to know just what each antivirus protects against: if it is everything in that list, or if I need to install more 3rd party software for the additional protection...

I assume what I use, MSE, protects against it all, but how to know for certain?
MSE claims to be Antimalware, antivirus, and antispyware.

Ah, here it is:
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  • Comprehensive protection—Microsoft Security Essentials helps defend your computer against spyware, viruses, worms, Trojans, and other malicious software.
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10 May 2012   #3

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Most AV offer some protection against all these threats these days. But to what degree, and how effective is the question. I still believe a layered approach still applies. I have Avast, Malwarebytes Pro, and Superantispyware Pro running real time. I have Avira Antivir installed with active guard off, for an on demand scanner. I never get anything, but that's better then testing them often, lol. A Guy
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18 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 SP1 (x86) Ultimate
 
 

I have only Norton Internet Security 2011
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