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Windows 7: Question about PUM.HIJACK.HO

04 May 2013   #11
herbc

win 7 64 Home edition
 
 

I have one AV running which is Avast free, always had only one AV running. I do however have Malwarebytes and Superanti spyware. Where do you see three separate AV's please reveal.


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04 May 2013   #12
herbc

win 7 64 Home edition
 
 

OK guys, i am letting Bleeping give it one more shot then i will be back. Someone finally decided to help me. Thanks
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04 May 2013   #13
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by herbc View Post
I have one AV running which is Avast free, always had only one AV running. I do however have Malwarebytes and Superanti spyware. Where do you see three separate AV's please reveal.
That's three. (Although I count SAS as AV) You also had SpyBot and the rest I forgot.
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05 May 2013   #14
herbc

win 7 64 Home edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by herbc View Post
I have one AV running which is Avast free, always had only one AV running. I do however have Malwarebytes and Superanti spyware. Where do you see three separate AV's please reveal.

That's three. (Although I count SAS as AV) You also had SpyBot and the rest I forgot.


I always considered that having ONE full time AV which is AVAST , and then Malwarebytes as a real time malware scanner and SAS as being an on demand scanner without the real time protection as being the recommended way to go.

At least according too many Malware experts that indicate it, MajorGeeks, Toms Hardware, Tweaking.com, Bleeping Computer and Gizmos the best free security list in the World , but if you say differently maybe i have been listening to the wrong people.

I also used Spybot one time to scan but thats been removed so you can eliminate that , Spywear blaster is also NOT considered an AV but is highly recommended by many experts for it's ability to stop malware attacks, so i'm very surprised that you disagree and consider these full time AV's, but your the expert and i know nothing about computers.

Take care
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05 May 2013   #15
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Pre-qualified with the following, and as my signature implies, I am not an expert of any kind!

This is my understanding of the programs stated...

avast! = AntiVirus (AV) Program
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware = Malware Detection and Removal (Not an AV)
SuperAntiSpyware = Removes spyware and malware. Does not deal with viruses. (Not an AV)
SpywareBlaster = blocks ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers and other unwanted programs (Not an AV)

It looks like there is a 'layer of defense' installed, and that, from what I have read, is the best strategy.

IMO, the trick to all this is managing the programs to make sure the Anti-Malware (MBAM) and Anti-Spyware (SAS) programs do not run at the same time. If SAS is run on demand, then, while doing so, temporarily disabling MBAM may be a good idea. Claims that they run together well may be a 'tad' overstated.

You do not want programs competing with each other, and, instead of increased security, end up with reduced security!
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05 May 2013   #16
herbc

win 7 64 Home edition
 
 

Cottonball, that is EXACTLY the way just about all the (guys in the know) view it and i agree. It seems Carwiz doesn't agree as you can see in this thread.

I was questioning Carwiz because he is the one who stated that i have 3 AV's running at the same time which IS NOT the case.

I hope Carwiz is not a seven forums helper because you would think he would know the difference between full time AV's and other forms of protection.
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05 May 2013   #17
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

carwiz was probably concerned with a security program 'overload', since a system with too much security ends up with reduced security.

Good luck at BC, herbc!!
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05 May 2013   #18
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

herbc

Carwiz was just trying to help and you come out and say that comment . I never seen Avast help any known viruses . Number one avast is like the worse antivirus software you could have running on a PC .
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05 May 2013   #19
cottonball

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Rats!!!!

I have 3 boxes running avast! Free...for years, now!!


What to do, what to do????
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