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Windows 7: Need Help With Basic Protection

12 Dec 2014   #1
Meerkat2

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Need Help With Basic Protection

Hi,

I have a HP ProBook S.Series Windows 7 laptop. I have added malwarebytes and not sure what else is still on. .

I just got a sales pitch from tech help. We have two laptops and we are seniors who are don't go to many sites, just youtube, and a couple discussion or news sites.

Thank you for advice.


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12 Dec 2014   #2
Meerkat2

windows7
 
 

What I'm asking is should I keep Malewarebytes and how do I know what other security I still have? What other protection do I need and is the free protection ok since one is in trial now.

The icon says MSE is protecting me now.
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12 Dec 2014   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
You should seriously consider picking up one of the last lifetime licenses for Malwarebytes,
It's either that or use a different antivirus MSE is not a good choice unless you have mbam pro/ premium,
Amazon.com: malwarebytes antimalware PRO
I believe there is also a offer for just the activation code for about 30.u.s. well worth it mbam is the new Basic security imho
Cheers.
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12 Dec 2014   #4
Meerkat2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
You should seriously consider picking up one of the last lifetime licenses for Malwarebytes,
It's either that or use a different antivirus MSE is not a good choice unless you have mbam pro/ premium,
Amazon.com: malwarebytes antimalware PRO
I believe there is also a offer for just the activation code for about 30.u.s. well worth it mbam is the new Basic security imho
Cheers.

Thanks TZ. I'll go check out the site and.
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12 Dec 2014   #5
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Meerkat2 View Post

I just got a sales pitch from tech help.
Please clarify this. What exactly do you mean and what exactly do they claim they will do? At what cost?

It could be a scam that you should avoid at all costs.
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12 Dec 2014   #6
Meerkat2

windows7
 
 

TZ, I'm not sure I understand if this Malwarebytes is all I need or how to go from trial to permanent,. Also confused about lifetime deal. We had our son doing all the security set ups for free ,now he is busy with new job so not helping anymore. I went to KimKomando tI heard on radio to get malewarebytes when I got groovnio virus or whatever it was.
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12 Dec 2014   #7
Meerkat2

windows7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Meerkat2 View Post

I just got a sales pitch from tech help.
Please clarify this. What exactly do you mean and what exactly do they claim they will do? At what cost?

It could be a scam that you should avoid at all costs.

Thanks Ig. I have no idea what it was except confusing. We went to ask why hubby's laptop won't accept camera today to load garden pictures. After over an hour of him being inside our laptop it still won't accept camera.
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12 Dec 2014   #8
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

MSE and Malwarebytes should be enough for most situations.

What Malwarebytes do you have? Open it and look for the "about" tab. What does it say?

If you have not paid any money to Malwarebytes you probably have the "free version". It is good for what it does, but it does NOT protect you in real time. Instead, it will FIND bad stuff ONLY when you open Malwarebytes and run a scan.

The paid version of Malwarebytes DOES protect in real time.

There are 2 versions of the paid version:

1: The older one is called "Malwarebytes Pro". It is now quite hard to find. The good thing about it was that it was a LIFETIME license. You paid once and nevermore, for one PC.

2: The new one, which is now called "Malwarebytes Premium". It's easy to find. It works fine, but the bad thing is that it is a subscription. You pay every year. If you quit paying, it quits working.

So, many feel the older paid version is better. If you can find it. A year ago, you could find it for 25, sometimes for 15. For a lifetime license, one time payment. Now, I see from Thrashzone's link, that it is up to 55 at Amazon. That's because it's in demand because you don't have to pay every year.

The current Malwarebytes Premium is 25 per year for up to 3 PCs.

You should run a scan right now because there is no telling what that yokel from Tech Help did to your PC. The free version of Malwarebytes won't protect you UNLESS you run it.
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12 Dec 2014   #9
Meerkat2

windows7
 
 

I just looked at the thread ' is This Enough Protection '. It says DON'T click on free trial fro Malwarebytes. Also says to use MSE and Malwarebytes,both are free. What should I do now to get off trial?
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12 Dec 2014   #10
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Meerkat2 View Post
I just looked at the thread ' is This Enough Protection '. It says DON'T click on free trial fro Malwarebytes. Also says to use MSE and Malwarebytes,both are free. What should I do now to get off trial?
Post a link to that thread. I can't find it quickly.

Not sure why they would say to avoid Malwarebytes free trial.

A "free trial" implies it is a temporarily working version of a paid product. Probably works for 30 days. Probably a 30 day version of "Malwarebytes Pro".

The free version of Malwarebytes is probably what you have now if you have never paid them any money.

Or do you know for a FACT that you have a trial version of a paid product?

Look at that "about" tab in Malwarebytes.

The free version is free forever. It is NOT a trial.

Post a link to that thread.
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