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Windows 7: The time has come the walrus said......

08 Apr 2011   #11
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Download this;


and run a FULL scan with it.

If it finds anything, post the log here.

Some sites trade on the fact that they look innocuous. If something shuts any anti-virus program down, that is usually a bad sign.

Regards....Mike Connor

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09 Apr 2011   #12
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10

Even "Safe" sites are being compromised by malvertising and malicious banners. The breaches over the past couple years include "safe" sites such as Fox, NY Times, & TV Guide.

Occasionally malicious software does get slipped into legitimate sites, usually in the form of a banner or rouge code.

The fact is, you just can't be too careful nowadays and having a good AV and firewall is a must. And vigilance is a big part of it too. Being on the web nowadays demands that you have a good defense and be wary of almost anything.

I'm not saying that if you stay on "safe" sites, you will or won't get a virus.

A little paranoia goes a long way towards safety where the web is concerned
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09 Apr 2011   #13

Win7 Pro 64

Since coming back to windows (7), from XP 6 years ago, I have come to one conclusion: have 2 systems. Your main computer you have all your photos, music, important programs that are needed for your home. Leave this disconnected from the Internet. Only connect for updates. The other one, not a expensive one, loaded with AV/anti malware software, to do your dirty work on the net for what ever you do (ie, download, surf, whatever). Nothing sucks more than having your important data lost and reinstalling the OS. The above statement is correct. Once you've been burnt, there is no 100% assurance your system is clean. Been involve with computers for more than 27 years. Grew tired of the crap that comes along with windows OS. Coming back from OS X, which isn't 100% secure either, grew tired of paying the apple premium so built my own system. Microsoft did a pretty good job with win7, but still has to many holes. Other than what I recommended above, backup, backup, backup, and keep a clean copy of all important data on a disconnected drive.
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09 Apr 2011   #14
I be he

Win 7 64 premium

I wonder how many times your favorite A/V is defeated on a daily basis?
If im not mistaken the only decent A/V's will have a " sandbox " type config built into them, along with a cloud, B/B or HIPPS. I wonder why that is?
I would recommend running something like Sandboxie, Comodo,Geswall, or Returnil, which would be much more secure than a basic A/V anyday, and without all the updates.
However im not a " security guru " i just play one on the internet
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10 Apr 2011   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Perhaps there should be a thread entitled "I've never had any malware because ..." and all those with this experience could post why they think this is so. But perhaps this might not be too useful since there will be as many conflicting reasons as there are configurations and user's expertise. I certainly break several rules apparently although I could start the thread.
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