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Windows 7: Anti-malware, Anti-virus, Anti-spyware


20 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Anti-malware, Anti-virus, Anti-spyware

First of all i would like to apologize if this topic is in wrong category, or it should not even be asked on this site. And second of all, please be patience i'm a noob looking for answers So whats all about? Well i'm meeting new terms here and i have no idea what they mean and what they do. And as anyone else i wanna be safe in this era of cyber-crime. So basically i know whats a anti-virus and a anti-spyware and that they can run together. Also i heard that 2 anti-virus don't do good but 2 anti-spyware do. So what i'm asking is, what is a anti-malware? Can a anti-malware, anti-virus, and anti-spyware run together? Could you suggest some good+free of those 3? Sorry for my bad English and being such a noob

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20 Apr 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Florin, you might take interest in this thread, though it may be quite a bit of reading: http://www.sevenforums.com/system-se...nti-virus.html

It is there that they discuss all kinds of different antiviruses and coupled security software. I personally only use Microsoft Security Essentials, but I have used it along with Malwarebytes for added security in the past.

Basically, you could have your system completely locked down with lots of extra security, but in some cases it becomes a hassle because of how much your computer becomes protected and overly secured. If you prefer a speedy computer over security, generally you use less security software, but if it is the other way around, you will want beefier security software which may slow things down slightly. That link I've provided will have most everything you will need.
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20 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Hi, FlorinSabin.

Your English is just fine!

Unfortunately, the terms are indeed very confusing and even more so because some antivirus programs are referred to as anti-malware (i.e., Microsoft Security Essentials which is an antivirus software)!

Malware is the word used to describe "malicious software".

Examples of anti-malware software programs are Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) and SUPERAntispyware (SAS). My preferences is Malwarebytes, particularly since SAS was sold to Support.com.
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20 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
Florin, you might take interest in this thread, though it may be quite a bit of reading: http://www.sevenforums.com/system-se...nti-virus.html
It is there where i got confused but i'm gonna read it again couple of times slower and carefully.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corrine View Post
Examples of anti-malware software programs are Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) and SUPERAntispyware (SAS).
Can i use MBAM with MSE and SAS? Or is this even an option?
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20 Apr 2012   #5

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

To uninstall Norton, Run this tool provided by them: https://www-secure.symantec.com/nort...=1&pvid=f-home

Then install MSE again. Yes, MBAM can be used along side MSE

Is it Sas that is the overly powerful antispyware software? If it is, be very careful if you decide to use it, because I believe it could potentially find a good program and mark it as suspicious (Although many antiviruses often have the same problem, don't they?).
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20 Apr 2012   #6

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Bing Translator:
Você prefere Português? Se você é capaz de ler isto sem erros, você pode considerar o uso Bing ou Google tradutor se ele ajuda a entender melhor. Basta copiar e colar duro ler texto em um dos serviços de tradução e ver se isso ajuda em tudo.

Google Translator:
Você prefere Português? Se você é capaz de ler este sem erros, você pode considerar usar o Bing ou o Google Translator, se isso ajuda você a entender melhor. Basta copiar e colar texto difícil de ler em um dos serviços de tradução e ver se isso ajuda em tudo.

What I wrote:
Do you prefer Portuguese? If you are able to read this without any errors, you might consider using Bing or Google Translator if it helps you understand better. Just copy and paste hard to read text into one of the translating services and see if it helps at all.
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I do this often when I need to read another language, and having two translating services on the web helps tremendously. However, I think you speak english very well for having it as your second language. I understood perfectly all of what you were saying.
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20 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
Bing Translator:
Você prefere Português?
Actually it's Romanian. I'm in Portugal for almost 3 years now. And i do use a spellchecker which Google chrome and RockMelt provide. But this is going off topic and i didn't read rules yet
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20 Apr 2012   #8

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

If this is helping you, it is fine. Sometimes moderators will ask you to go back on topic if you start speaking of non-helpful things, such as what you've done today. There is a "Chillout Room" for that sort of talk.

I appologize for mixing up the languages, but I know you got the idea. If you'll notice, both Google and Bing have slightly different translations. Sometimes using both can be helpful in understanding what was written. But only use them if the translators are actually helpful; I only posted it because I thought you might find it handy.

If you've any other questions, feel free to ask!
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20 Apr 2012   #9

win 7 64
 
 

Start with Sandboxie, and then you can add most any A/V you want. But the key to safe surfing is the Mighty Sandboxie.
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21 Apr 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by elstupido View Post
Start with Sandboxie, and then you can add most any A/V you want. But the key to safe surfing is the Mighty Sandboxie.
So, i downloaded Sandboxie, and i'm happy that Norton insight found that file secure and also trusty Just that i don't quite understand what this software is. Is it a anti-malware?
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