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Windows 7: MSE + what else


03 Jan 2011   #1
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 
MSE + what else

I've looked at the forum information but would still like to ask:
I plan to not renew by McAfee license in 2 weeks and use
1) MSE
2) Malwarebytes for additional scans

Is this sufficent, generally speaking.

Also, if I wanted a free site advisor are there any recommendations - thanks.

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03 Jan 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi MJF,

Generally speaking it is. Occasionally, I will also use this on-line scanner:

Free ESET Online Antivirus Scanner

For files that I think are suspicious, I will use this:

ThreatExpert - Automated Threat Analysis

Apart from that, a good NAT router, Windows Firewall, and common sense when browsing/downloading is all you need

Regards,
Golden
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03 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I use that setup, I also keep Hitman Pro on hand for the same reason that I use Malwarebytes' for which is a secondary scanner.

I haven't been infected yet, well not that I know of anyway.

Common sense & safe web practise goes along way in staying malware free on the internet
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03 Jan 2011   #4
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

thanks Golden
the only problem with common sense it is often common after the fact. The one thing McAfee has done was steer me away from some very legitimate looking sites. Now this could be just a window dressing feature.
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03 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
thanks Golden
the only problem with common sense it is often common after the fact. The one thing McAfee has done was steer me away from some very legitimate looking sites. Now this could be just a window dressing feature.
They have standalone toolbar for reviewing websites - McAfee SiteAdvisor Software which I think is kinda the same as what they offer in their security suite?

Or there's Web of Trust which is what I use, it's website ratings are user rated but I like to use it, kept me outta trouble quite often so it goes on my small list of add-ons to install with a new browser or Windows install
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03 Jan 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
the only problem with common sense it is often common after the fact
Hi,

I understand what you mean by that - I learnt my lessons the hard way. Having said that, don't you think the very fact that you are carefully planning your software switch in fact demonstrates your own common sense? I think it does.

Unfortunately, there isn't a piece of software yet developed that can protect us from ourselves 100% of the time : its human-nature to want to short-cut/break the rules. We know speeding is dangerous, so why do we still do it despite the fines etc.

The best you can do, is have the so-called layered approach, and just be a little bit careful about where you end up browsing too.

I know its a cliche, but in this case its better to be safe than sorry.

Regards,
Golden
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03 Jan 2011   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I usually use Superantispyware in lieu of Malwarebytes. On a couple of occasions it found more things than MB.
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03 Jan 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

If I used MSE, I would also use as many on demand scanners as I could find.
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03 Jan 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I use MSE, MS firewall, MBAM, SASW and a whole lot of common sense!
So far so good. Maybe a little short on common sense.
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03 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
I've looked at the forum information but would still like to ask:
I plan to not renew by McAfee license in 2 weeks and use
1) MSE
2) Malwarebytes for additional scans

Is this sufficent, generally speaking.

Also, if I wanted a free site advisor are there any recommendations - thanks.
Additional anti-malware/on-demand scanners:
Safe browsing tools:

Windows Firewall is generally safe, but if you want advanced protection, use Comodo Firewall.
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