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Windows 7: what is a good virus software

08 Jan 2016   #11
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

AVG and Avast both often install modules/services that may or may not be needed or wanted. Best to do a custom/advanced install and choose which modules/services you really want or really need.


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08 Jan 2016   #12
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by la321 View Post
i use Microsoft security essential and malwarebyte is microsoft essentials a good software? looking to scan for virus to see if its the cause of websites loading slow in firefox
That combination is perfectly fine. The cause of slow loading of websites could be something else entirely, and not any AV software. Have you tried loading the same pages in another browser?
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08 Jan 2016   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Speaking of AVG - In our computer club we had 18 systems heavily infected. They all had AVG installed. Those machines (6 real PCs and 12 virtual) any member can use and you do not know what they do. But AVG was useless.
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08 Jan 2016   #14
Baddog22556

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
AVG and Avast both often install modules/services that may or may not be needed or wanted. Best to do a custom/advanced install and choose which modules/services you really want or really need.
Always, always use custom install to keep junkware and unneeded programs out.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by la321 View Post
i use Microsoft security essential and malwarebyte is microsoft essentials a good software? looking to scan for virus to see if its the cause of websites loading slow in firefox
That combination is perfectly fine. The cause of slow loading of websites could be something else entirely, and not any AV software. Have you tried loading the same pages in another browser?
Right on. Many, many causes of slow loading websites and usually virus scans are not the problem.

As for AVG, I have never, never had a virus, trojan, keylogger, etc, that AVG didn't catch.
When I do I'll let you know.....PROMISE.
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08 Jan 2016   #15
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

How is installing another AV suite or going to Linux going to solve slow loading webpages in Firefox? Focus on the problem at hand.
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11 Jan 2016   #16
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
How is installing another AV suite or going to Linux going to solve slow loading webpages in Firefox? Focus on the problem at hand.
Excellent question! I've found that having AV and/or AM programs set too assertively can indeed slow down browser web site loading. And, having SwissArmyKnife modules/services can likewise slow things down. Another possible solution: cet ccenhancer and ccleaner to clean out cache files at cold/warm-boots. Too many FF cache files [I was up to 13-17K individual cache files] definitely slowed my FF down.
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11 Jan 2016   #17
la321

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

When i did the scan on Microsoft essentials it froze when removing infection but after my computer restarted i downloaded Avast and removed infected files some were low and severe some adware and trojan horse and used microsoft security essentials to delete the remaining ones that were quarantined that didn't remove before restart
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11 Jan 2016   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You must have a serious problem on the internet. I suggest you get yourself a Linux distro for internet work. That is a lot safer.
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11 Jan 2016   #19
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by la321 View Post
When i did the scan on Microsoft essentials it froze when removing infection but after my computer restarted i downloaded Avast and removed infected files some were low and severe some adware and trojan horse and used microsoft security essentials to delete the remaining ones that were quarantined that didn't remove before restart
Are you saying that you installed AVAST while MSE was also installed?
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11 Jan 2016   #20
la321

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

I uninstalled Microsoft security
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