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Windows 7: "...clean your computer to prevent system crash"

17 Apr 2014   #11
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

Do y'all run these scans every day? How many different types of scans? Malware Bytes? Antivirus? (I do not have a stand-alone anti-virus program; I only have MSE.) I've saved filehippo & ESET for future use. Thanks for the info!


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17 Apr 2014   #12
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

File Hippo is just a file hosting site, or storage place for different files and programs.
I have my Norton do a daily scan at 5AM and I run Malware Bytes once a week or so.

With Adwcleaner you must run the scan then click on the report button. This opens a text file, click on File/Save as txt and put it on your desktop. Then use the paper clip icon to upload it. I've attached a sample of my own log, which is clean. I also x-ed out some personal info.
I would strongly recommend you to get a paid security program, MSE is not enough, as you've seen. I can recommend, Norton, Avast, and Kaspersky.
AdwCleaner[R2].txt


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17 Apr 2014   #13
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

A purchased program will not interfere with what MSE does? I have Norton Safe Sites, but it didn't catch anything from that site I visited.

I will copy down the instructions you gave me for posting a report. Thanks for, well, giving me a clue!
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17 Apr 2014   #14
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I'd uninstall MSE if you get a paid security suite, it's not needed. Norton Safe Sites isn't a security program, it can't scan your system but rather only checks sites you visit.
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17 Apr 2014   #15
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

What do you think of Vipre?
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17 Apr 2014   #16
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Not too much, it's a low rated program, 19th here, Internet Security Suites Software Review 2014 | Best Computer Security | Compare Security Suites - TopTenREVIEWS
I suggest a security suits, a full anti virus+active 2-way firewall+anti spam and anti malware.
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18 Apr 2014   #17
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

Best Antivirus Software Reviews | Compare Top Programs

Wow, thanks. It's amazing how these reviews can be so different. I have three other "Top 10's," all of which have Bitdefender ranked no lower than 4th. It's all very confusing, but it sure helps to know what y'all are using on this site.
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18 Apr 2014   #18
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, there are so many different test methods, and some sites accept money for a high rating. This one is supposedly independent.
AV-TEST - The Independent IT-Security Institute: Jan/Feb 2014

Click the various columns to sort.
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18 Apr 2014   #19
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nottaclue9 View Post
Best Antivirus Software Reviews | Compare Top Programs

Wow, thanks. It's amazing how these reviews can be so different. I have three other "Top 10's," all of which have Bitdefender ranked no lower than 4th. It's all very confusing, but it sure helps to know what y'all are using on this site.
Unfortunately, you cannot search for product comparisons and expect to get reputable results :-(

Reasons why I would not trust the website that you linked:

1) they sell antivirus products
(if they make more profit from selling Vipre, then Vipre is magically top rated)

2) they do not list a physical address for their offices
(thus, hard to search for better business bureau complaints)

3) they registered the website using an address that most likely is not theirs
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18 Apr 2014   #20
nottaclue9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, service pack 1
 
 

Thanks for that analysis, Username Issues. I had no idea about the site I used. The site that Britton30 posted didn't seem to like any of the programs! At least I know it's not getting any kickbacks, though. And, of course, I was trying to find one that scored high on usability (Security Software for Dummies) and protection. Hard to get both, so it seems.

I saved the AV Test site, Britton30. Thank you.
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