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Windows 7: Switching Security Solutions

10 Dec 2011   #81


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by killjoy View Post
You probably get a free antivirus from your internet provider. Mine is Comcast and they give away Norton 360 latest version for free.

Hum just factory defaulted an HP Pavilion that had bundled Snorton and it picked up two malwares as did Malwarebytes.

Installed Comodo Premium free and dug out 52! so as far as I am concerned Snorton is an over rated piece of junk.
All antiviruses have false positives but at the moment Comodo is in another league (many more false positives than average). How do you know they were not false positives?

And, on that bases, is Malwarebytes an overrated piece of junk?

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10 Dec 2011   #82

Desk1 10 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro

Yeah k I set it to ask me just about everything and yes the cloud setting as well as here seems to be an awful lot of stuff coming through it now eh? Plus yes why the need for a scan if the HIPS or the heuristics isn't picking it up. Having said that I gues from the time you update the re would be another batch in th epipeline and it' s def not known eh?

Oh and anitec I don't know they were false positives mate as I haven't yet sent a log to AV Comps yet and the Malwarebytes the scan was run before the Norton.

If it makes you feel any better the Malwarebytes still picked two that Comodo didn't and I am under no illusion that we will ever be safe. I just happen to think that form experience with Kaspersky and Comodo and after trying the rest over many years they are what I think are the best.

Like I have said for a long time now the machines owner has to bear the responsibility of what and where he or she goes on the net or downloads from disks. Anyone who thinks that the onus is on the security software vendors to look after their machine has got be a sandwich short of a picnic!

Gonna drive down the wrong side of the road next time just to see what it's like?
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10 Dec 2011   #83

Win7 32 bit

For a couple years, Malwarebytes was the only software that would detect and remove certain kinds of malware, like rogue spywares that were coming out of Russia. I recall for one summer, I think I was the only guy in the small town of Pueblo, Colorado that knew how to remove it. I made a killing. It was easy, try a system restore and if that didn't work, Malwarebytes and a virus scan. It was small, light, easy to install, and effective.

However, lately they've been bloating I think they're trying to get into the antivirus market and they're offering their free version as a beta test for big future plans.

Comodo gives false positives because it's still slightly unbaked. But I have every confidence they'll end up with a product as effective as their firewall.
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10 Dec 2011   #84
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by killjoy View Post
However, lately they've been bloating I think they're trying to get into the antivirus market and they're offering their free version as a beta test for big future plans.
Bloating? How so? Malwarebytes has had a free version ever since they started.

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10 Dec 2011   #85

Win7 32 bit

Sorry, by bloating I mean unusually high memory usage. And I have by no means tested that assumption. I just recall installing a newer version a couple months ago and was disappointed that it asked me too many questions and when I looked at the memory usage decided "off you go" with hardly a second look.

My my opinion is hardly scientific. But I DO think they're trying to ramp up their product, which for me is a disappointment because I though they had a wonderful niche going.
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10 Dec 2011   #86

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade


I suppose if you are referring to the newer free trial of Malwarebytes active protection (not sure the exact name) it would consume more resources. Also depends on options being used and I would think if you had a lot of things tripping any type of "active shield/scanner" like an ip address poking around inside your machine It may also contribute to more resource absorption?!?! Just a thought.

I do appreciate your comment on charging each customer appropriately, depending on many factors (although I think you could word it a bit . . . . "nicer?" or something. I'm not saying your out of line or anything, just a great point seemed lost by it's presentation. I too, have a "strict" price book, and then how much I charge is a completely different subject. It is nice to have prices that match the most expensive competition you have, and when you see someone not "fishing" for a deal, to tell them merry Christmas. I sleep better, and since it basically all tends to average out at in a rather predictable range in the end, I can't say I ever gasp when tax season comes around! If you do conduct your business practices similarly, I certainly approve - for what that's worth.

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