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Windows 7: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) for 64 bit W7

29 Jul 2015   #11
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stevekir View Post
Thanks. I checked the file association for .msi and as shown in your clip it is associated with Windowsinstaller. I can download the .msi OK as offered in the Microsoft site, and I get in Programs the usual list of individual sub-files. I open the sub-file newversion and get a download address but when I click on it I get "Address not valid". (Attached clip).

Odd!
I get that as well. I'm not sure why you want to open that file. The link points back to the same file:

file:///C:/Program%20Files/Microsoft%20Baseline%20Security%20Analyzer%202/newversion.html

I guess that somehow that link in the document only gets updated when a new version is available.


Additional info:

https://billmullins.wordpress.com/20...rity-analyzer/


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30 Jul 2015   #12
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
I don't use Avast but a lot of people here do and any antivirus would self update definitions otherwise they wouldn't have much of a product

I would however look into F-Secure first or Panda
Some have said the adds and popups in Avast are very annoying in the free version
Some really trusted users here like F-Secure best
But they also use Malwarebytes Premium too it is where most threats are as you even stated Malware
Antivirus programs try to block malware but don't depend on that
They specialize in viruses/ Trojans ...
F-Secure offer two products: F-Secure Anti-Virus; and F-Secure Internet Security 2015. The second is more expensive but I can't get a clear idea what the difference is. I am a solo desktop user, no network nor smart devices(!)

Do you know what the dif. is?
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30 Jul 2015   #13
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I requested a user of it to join us here
Please stand by
I assumed it has a free version too but I've never used it I just read it was good and I trust this user
I do know Panda has a free version,
Cheers.
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30 Jul 2015   #14
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

As far as I'm aware F-Secure Internet Security offers services such as Banking Protection, online security, phishing blocking, harmful website blocking etc. I think all of this is on top of the AV. Personally I use F-Secure SAFE and would highly recommend it. It offers a single device package which is ideal for you. It works well in 7, 8 and 10, I've tested it in all three on different hardware configurations.

They have an offer on for a single device at the moment for 23.99 per year. It's a shame this wasn't posted a couple of months back as I had a promo code from them which I could have forwarded to you. It's expired though now unfortunately.
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30 Jul 2015   #15
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Many thanks folks. I will go ahead with one of their products after some more thought.
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30 Jul 2015   #16
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

You won't be disappointed mate, it's the best AV suite I've used personally.
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30 Jul 2015   #17
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

MBSA is a system analyzer tool and is excellent for new users as well as old. It ranks right up there with SFC as a useful utility to run on occasion. It is NOT a malware detector or scanner. How this thread drifted off to AV software shows a misunderstanding of what MBSA does or the information it provides. It's used to inform you of possible security "leaks" in your system settings as well as many more areas including update status. Below is a portion of my run of version 2.2 a couple of years ago. (The only image I saved.)


Attached Thumbnails
Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) for 64 bit W7-mbsa-report.jpg  
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30 Jul 2015   #18
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea the thread drifted a bit because he couldn't download it
I figured it was avg blocking the active x in the download so I was attempting to get avg out of the picture
Plus I was mildly curious why he needed it there was no mention of what security was in place in the first few replies or system spec's

If money is an issue I believe mbam premium is a better place to spend
MSE or Panda is good for a free a-v.
Just not avg imho.
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31 Jul 2015   #19
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Yea the thread drifted a bit because he couldn't download it
I figured it was avg blocking the active x in the download so I was attempting to get avg out of the picture
Plus I was mildly curious why he needed it there was no mention of what security was in place in the first few replies or system spec's

If money is an issue I believe mbam premium is a better place to spend
MSE or Panda is good for a free a-v.
Just not avg imho.
I wanted to know what MBSA was. Thanks for the info. I will run it when Microsoft, having warned not to use the old version, wake up and repair the link for the new one.

My system specs are in the left bottom corner of the posts.
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31 Jul 2015   #20
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 


Still believe avg is not going to be a friendly experience for you or windows
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