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Windows 7: MSE worries

29 Oct 2013   #71
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 

When Virgin introduced their Tivo to the British public they had a lot of threads generated on their forum (which was official) but they also had design and development techs monitor the proceedings. They would address the public directly at times and explain why things were as they were and also keep tabs on calls for changes when stuff wasn't doing what was needed. Consequently, the Virgin Tivo system is as near to perfection as is possible now.
One of the responses I always encountered when complaining to manufacturers about their product was "You're the first complaint we've had!" Which is obviously because 99.9% of unhappy consumers simply switch to an alternative brand rather than waste their time trying to talk to manufacturers.


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29 Oct 2013   #72
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

It would wise for a company to take advantage of all of our free labor and perhaps they do so silently. They would have to be careful about any posts that they make. We have seen Dell in these forums from time to time, but I've not seen them around lately. Layoffs?

I've looked at the Malwarebytes forum during this round of playing with an infected file and there are several forum members submitting samples of the very files that I'm playing with. It appears (I could be wrong) that Malwarebytes adds each file's signature to their database even if no one has ever been infected with the file. And yet the update that we download for Malwarebytes has not become too bloated.

MS has not changed/updated the status on the sample that I submitted on 17 Oct :-(

I might make another submission which includes an e-mail address just to see if some computer will reply that way.
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29 Oct 2013   #73
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 

This thread began as an expression of concern regarding MSE which I had taken up as opposed to KAS13 which was troublesome. It has been round the bushes a few times but the nitty-gritty is beginning to become altogether too apparent thanks to your diligence and persistence. Still, I'm remaining in the MSE camp for now.
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30 Oct 2013   #74
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

I love the thought process going into all of this.
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02 Nov 2013   #75
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
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I might make another submission which includes an e-mail address just to see if some computer will reply that way.
A submission with an e-mail address was processed in about 5 hours.

The original submission has not been processed.
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02 Nov 2013   #76
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 

That's very good news. Well done: your tenacity has put my mind at rest; and probably quite a few others too. Thank-you.
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02 Nov 2013   #77
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
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I might make another submission which includes an e-mail address just to see if some computer will reply that way.
A submission with an e-mail address was processed in about 5 hours.

The original submission has not been processed.

Not bad, but they still should have looked at the original request.
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02 Nov 2013   #78
Diosoth

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

MSE is rather basic. It can catch stuff, it has free real time protection, but everything I've been hit with was overlooked by MSE. I wouldn't run without it, but I'd not run with it exclusively.

At the very least I have MBAM and SAS on hand, Spybot's browser immunizations, and Adblock Plus and NoScript for Firefox.
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02 Nov 2013   #79
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Diosoth View Post
MSE is rather basic. It can catch stuff, it has free real time protection, but everything I've been hit with was overlooked by MSE. I wouldn't run without it, but I'd not run with it exclusively.

At the very least I have MBAM and SAS on hand, Spybot's browser immunizations, and Adblock Plus and NoScript for Firefox.
There is a place in your system specs for listing your browser(s).

Were you using Firefox when you were hit wit stuff?

Internet Explorer 10 Provides Safer Browsing
I had to turn off SmartScreen Filter to to download the files that I was playing with. I cannot find a drive by infection that works with IE10 with 64bit tabs and W7 (no antivirus protection) in a VM. I'm sure that they are out there, I just cannot find them.
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02 Nov 2013   #80
andrew129260

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

The way it goes as of now (this post date-latest tests done), -note that this is just the browser built in protection, and not with addons.

--Firefox has best phishing protection
--Internet explorer has best protection against malware downloads, blocking 99.96% .
--Internet explorer 10 has the best privacy settings enabled by default.

See attached files.


Source:
https://nsslabs.com/reports/categori...owser-security
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