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Windows 7: What do you use? Best combination of security software?

11 Jun 2015   #11
compwiz02

Windows 7
 
 

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Does SpyHunter tell you exactly what it found? Pick one item that it found and see if it says exactly what & where the problem is. Please post back with one example.
Did you even read my post or did you just want to post up 3 paragraphs on how some programs detect harmless things? I posted up a list that SpyHunter found in my post above...


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11 Jun 2015   #12
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by compwiz02 View Post

Someone tell me what's the best way to fix the following things that SpyHunter apparently found:
Are you unwilling to use the paid version of SpyHunter?

Can you live with not removing these 600 items, considering the anxiety that causes?
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11 Jun 2015   #13
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by compwiz02 View Post
Quote:
Does SpyHunter tell you exactly what it found? Pick one item that it found and see if it says exactly what & where the problem is. Please post back with one example.
Did you even read my post or did you just want to post up 3 paragraphs on how some programs detect harmless things? I posted up a list that SpyHunter found in my post above...
Yes, I read every word of all of your posts in this thread - sometimes, I read your words more than once. Sorry that I was not clear in my request for more info from you. I see that my method of communicating and discussing things is not a good fit for you. I'll let other forum members help you from here on out.


Just to clarify what I was asking for:
Your list of what SpyHunter found has no details. Below is an example of the details provided by a different scamware/scareware product that scans for free, but makes you pay to "fix" harmless stuff:

What do you use? Best combination of security software?-scamware.png

Those scan (scam) results are from a Windows 7 virtual machine that has never been on the Internet and has not had any 3rd party software installed or uninstalled.


Again, I'll let other forum members help you from here on out. Sorry to have wasted your time.


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11 Jun 2015   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

How many security programs do you have on your computer at this time? Please no smart mouth. I also have read the complete thread.

I would not use IOLO Anti-Malware for one reason. I have never heard of it.

What I use active and it works for me.
Microsoft Security Essentials
Malwarebytes Anti Malware Premium.
Windows 7 built in firewall.

I also gave up on all those reviews years ago. In my opinion they are just bought and paid for B/S.
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11 Jun 2015   #15
compwiz02

Windows 7
 
 

Fair enough.

I've decided that I will uninstall a few programs.

Anyways, here are two screenshots I took.


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11 Jun 2015   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please answer this question from my post #14

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How many security programs do you have on your computer at this time?
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11 Jun 2015   #17
compwiz02

Windows 7
 
 

Programs installed? Not counting the tools that run as portable executable files (eg: tdsskiller.exe):

Avast Internet Security
WinPatrol (Scotty)
Glary Utilities
RAM Rush
SUPERAntiSpyware
Panda Free Antivirus
Emsisoft Anti-Malware
SpyHunter 4
Spybot S&D
IOBit Malware Fighter
Ad-Aware Antivirus (with Web Companion)
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11 Jun 2015   #18
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

I'd stay away from any AV or scanner that goes overboard on red color to emphasize a problem. It looks too much like the popular scam software. On top of that, the bugs and other coloring make it look like it was written in a junior high school PC class. There's no need for that as "real" software just gets down to business and produces a log file that can be shared for review.

Some of those you listed, I never heard of in recent time. If you have all that software installed and get over 600 entries from another scanner, that's a sure fire warning that it's a scam. Either that or your PC is virus test bed. I feel like I need to go wash my hands now.

Added:
Forgot to ask; Did you actually check the registry for some of the listed keys?
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11 Jun 2015   #19
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

That many active security programs on one computer at the same time is your first problem.

The big problem is IOBit Malware Fighter. Once you install any program by IOBit I would suggest reading the forum tutorials on Clean Install you will probable need to.
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11 Jun 2015   #20
compwiz02

Windows 7
 
 

Well I'm gonna go with what you guys say since I would rather trust the authoritative reviews over a bunch of blogs with mixed reviews. Only reason why I became insecure is because oursurfing came into my browsers and I think it was Spybot or the small portable files (adwcleaner or tdsskiller ) that got rid of oursurfing cuz when I restarted my browser, it was gone. I did a scan using all of the programs and they didn't find anything. So I don't feel like wasting any more time validating any of the things SpyHunter caught. The fact that the Quick Scan on an Anti-Malware takes so long to run a scan and it kinda takes up a lot of CPU bugs me a bit. I also admit I hate paying software to remove stuff.

So I'll just remove a few of the programs I installed. Maybe leave Spybot and Ad-Aware....want to give them a chance.

Thanks guys for your help. If you guys have any more tips for me, go ahead and post them I always like hearing opinions and reviews about security programs.

By the way, virus bulletin recently published a report saying Avira has a higher percantage in the RAP category compared to other antiviruses like Kaspersky and Panda.
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