Quote: Originally Posted by EchoX860
Malwarebytes doesn't come with Real Time Protection. Both it and SuperAntiSpyware are "On Demand Scanners" which means that you need to manually scan. I do it once before I go to bed every night, but most will do it once a week or month. (These are Free Versions).
You still need a good Firewall (I use Comodo) and an AntiVirus (I use Norton), but if you want the free stuff.
Microsoft Security Essentials 2
Thank you...I was asking for my aunt. She has a nasty browser hijacking going on just on IE8 to start. We installed FF and it was fine until reboot then bam it was jacked as well. She had Safari installed and it has been unaffected so far. She is buying and downloading Norton as we speak. SuperAntispyware didn't clear her problem either.
I use Kaspersky and the only time I have EVER got a virus was when I puposely paused my protection to open a file that I knew Kaspersky would suppress because of it's nature. Needless to say that file was tainted and it wrecked my system in seconds...I learned my lesson LOL. Luckily I had did a full system immage backup the day before so I was back up and running in a few minutes.
Most of the people I try to fix these malware and virus problems on use or used Limewire, well their kids did. The thing that drives me nuts is I use every piece of software or method to fix the problem that is suppose to fix these issues and they never work...never once! All I can say is PAY for your antivirus and stay away from that free stuff....she had AVG and Malwarebytes and she can't even navigate on the web because it goes where it wants to. When I got done with her a bit ago I was trying FF and noticed it was redirecting then all the sudden it opened Windows Media Player and asked if I wanted to play the file LOL. No idea what she has infected her PC with but I told her to use Safari and download Norton and see if it would fix it cause I was out of ideas.