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Windows 7: Do I need an antivirus on my PC....?

02 Mar 2013   #21
rybosix

Windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 
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Yep if you mean Avast and Malwarebytes that's good and a couple of other on call scanners you might like to try in the future
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Thanks, I just disabled Avast, and MSE defender, then installed Malwbytes. Reabled MSED and Avast then ran MWB quick scan, and it found 0. Yea!

Avast has found two malicous things in past and gave me what my cloud technician step-son called a false warning. My freeAvast has also warned me a couple times of a suspect web site. MSED has never found anything but then again all reviews I had read said it is bottom of the list for converage.

I have installed RAM and HD drives on fruity Imacs( moderate difficulty ) and power books( relative easy ) been inside my wifes mac mini but only reconnected fan wire.

Hopefully wont need to go into this Toshiba. If i appear to have any trouble with MSED, Avast and MWB on same W7, 32 bit system will let you know. Really only one regularminor bug for me to still figure out, why Toshiba will always restart after shutoff, as long as its is plugged in.

If not plugged in, it stays off....no biggie for me, as i only use it here at home for most part.

Finally figured out the buggy way overly sensitive left click button setting. That was enough frustrating annoyance I would have got another computer before too much longer.

I could maybe figure out the shut off bug if I focused on it again, but ok for now.

rsix


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02 Mar 2013   #22
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hum sounds like a power setting Rsix go into control panel and see what you have got set up.

Personally I would be dumping the "extra" AV either the MSE or the Avast.

You might also have a look at point #20 in this Optimize Windows 7[2]=Performance Maintenance

see if that makes any difference.

By the way did you try the other scanners?
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02 Mar 2013   #23
rybosix

Windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Hum sounds like a power setting Rsix go into control panel and see what you have got set up.
Personally I would be dumping the "extra" AV either the MSE or the Avast.
You might also have a look at point #20 in this Optimize Windows 7[2]=Performance Maintenance
By the way did you try the other scanners?
Updated new free Avast early today, so I think dropping MSED would not be a significant loss. i'm just relatively new to PC's and without buying AV, just wanted to get well covered without having conflict.

The three I have chosen, I believe will work well together. Time may tell. Suppose I could drop MSE and try the other one(s) suggested. Made a decision when getting this toshiba, W7 to go with a MS base of everthing ex. IE9 and not my trusted FFox, or unfamilar to me chrome etc...

I'm finally getting used to IE9, to the point that I think it has some nice features I like. Looking forward to IE10 tho it wont appear much differrent on W7 it will be more secure and security is my biggest concern in becoming a PC person.

I tried many differrent options in power options when first got the PC and none of them solved the issue. It will not come out of sleep or hibernation at all, so, I never put it to sleep/hibernate and it is always plugged in.

Not having a "kill time issue". Brink is great and has advised me recently ---then not sure how focused I want to get into the shutoff-back on minor issue. I'm one of those semi-anal people who learned early on to close, shut off perphials etc in proper seqential order.

My next door neigbor use to say I should have been a programmar with my overly analytical concerns--- thinking to much of how this led to that etc... ----but I missed that programmer boat by about 20 years. I'm no youngin...

Thanks for advice. Hope this above helps.

rsix
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02 Mar 2013   #24
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes Rsix I missed that boat too as for the IE10 I am pleased that it is supposedly more secure but the speed / load times are not like the IE9 used toe - perhaps I ma doing something wrong but all in all it is a great way to make ready for retirement as the bike and woodwork is out now

As for the security mate just chill a little because as I am always saying what you do on the computer is really the key. It is nice to have something watching your back but it counts for little if you are just plain carefree or reckless. I "fix" a fair number of my co workers (nursing and domestic staff) and it is usually down to seeing something nice to have (like iTunes) or getting that "This will fix all of your computer problems" apps that gets them into strife.
So keep your Avast and the on call scanners that will be plenty.
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02 Mar 2013   #25
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I'm lost. Has anybody heard from the OP, boyboyds. Some how his thread got stepped on.
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02 Mar 2013   #26
rybosix

Windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 
Usurped?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I'm lost. Has anybody heard from the OP, boyboyds. Some how his thread got stepped on.
Maybe this thread was usurped by a viral trojan, worming its way through the malware matrix with non-malicous intent, looking to latch itself onto a streaming thought of pure W7 radiance from above, leading the way out to the IE 10 light, and away from the underbugger belly of sinister portals. Or not.

My new malware has already found a potentially malicious site, so my thanks goes out to dude Indianna? who recommended it to me and/or others also.

Rsix
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02 Mar 2013   #27
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have no idea what all that gibberish means. I would like to know if the OP boyboyds got fixed.
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03 Mar 2013   #28
Andreas W

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Andreas W View Post
Personally I don't use AV becasue I deem that I don't need them but I do recommend others I know to use AV that are not that into computers, the only program that I use is Malwarebytes, if I install MSE I only get BSOD after a while, I used AVG for years without it ever finding a single virus so got rid of it. For my surfing I use ad block plus and others to stop websites to load certain items and that seems to working since malwarebytes never find anything either. But this is just me.
Hum would interesting to see if SuperAntiSpyWare or the ADWCleaner came up with anything Andreas.

But for the record what you are saying is right and as I said earlier lot depends on what you do and where you go

But if you have never tried them or even feel inclined to give them a go
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I have tried SuperAntiSpyWare and it did find tracking and such not sure if it also finds virus, never heard of ADWCleaner but I will install it and give it a try
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04 Mar 2013   #29
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Super Anti Spyware does exactly what it's name indicates. It is NOT a anti virus program. You will still need a anti virus program.
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05 Mar 2013   #30
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Andreas W View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Andreas W View Post
Personally I don't use AV becasue I deem that I don't need them but I do recommend others I know to use AV that are not that into computers, the only program that I use is Malwarebytes, if I install MSE I only get BSOD after a while, I used AVG for years without it ever finding a single virus so got rid of it. For my surfing I use ad block plus and others to stop websites to load certain items and that seems to working since malwarebytes never find anything either. But this is just me.
Hum would interesting to see if SuperAntiSpyWare or the ADWCleaner came up with anything Andreas.

But for the record what you are saying is right and as I said earlier lot depends on what you do and where you go

But if you have never tried them or even feel inclined to give them a go
SUPERAntiSpyware | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!
AdwCleaner Download < from bleeping computer
I have tried SuperAntiSpyWare and it did find tracking and such not sure if it also finds virus, never heard of ADWCleaner but I will install it and give it a try
Yes mate as Bear says it is not an antivirus program in that is purely an on call scanner that I find handy.

R6 me too mate I didn't get what you stated and if you had just said my ********* AV found - %%%%%% malware it would have been a little more useful mate.
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