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Windows 7: The off Topic Anti-Malware Thread ;)


21 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 
The off Topic Anti-Malware Thread ;)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
... Download MSE, Microsoft Security Essentials for anti virus and use that in conjunction with malwebytes to avoid future problems
Hey Rich, nothing personal so I hope you don't take that way. But, the continuing MSE recommendations here are not well serving the OP and beginning to border on nonsense! Sure it's a good Free-ware alternative but hardly a complete solution that in my mine doesn't deserve all the Kudos it receives here. Again IMO.

Everyone is looking for free, but the are many outstanding "complete solutions" that include (antivirus -malware - spyware -spam) that are extremely economical, like $30.00 to $40.00 annually...

At this price point why would anyone want to load multiple apps that need to be run manually just to save $30.00? I don't get it...

Didn't mean to highjack the thread, so carry on and flame away if necessary.

Regards-

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21 May 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7clutz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
... Download MSE, Microsoft Security Essentials for anti virus and use that in conjunction with malwebytes to avoid future problems
Hey Rich, nothing personal so I hope you don't take that way. But, the continuing MSE recommendations here are not well serving the OP and beginning to border on nonsense! Sure it's a good Free-ware alternative but hardly a complete solution that in my mine doesn't deserve all the Kudos it receives here. Again IMO.

Everyone is looking for free, but the are many outstanding "complete solutions" that include (antivirus -malware - spyware -spam) that are extremely economical, like $30.00 to $40.00 annually...

At this price point why would anyone want to load multiple apps that need to be run manually just to save $30.00? I don't get it...

Didn't mean to highjack the thread, so carry on and flame away if necessary.

Regards-
No offense taken, but each member is free to share his or her opinion. Mine is shared by many at this forum. The OP, of course is free to choose mine or yours.
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21 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7clutz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
... Download MSE, Microsoft Security Essentials for anti virus and use that in conjunction with malwebytes to avoid future problems
Hey Rich, nothing personal so I hope you don't take that way. But, the continuing MSE recommendations here are not well serving the OP and beginning to border on nonsense! Sure it's a good Free-ware alternative but hardly a complete solution that in my mine doesn't deserve all the Kudos it receives here. Again IMO.

Everyone is looking for free, but the are many outstanding "complete solutions" that include (antivirus -malware - spyware -spam) that are extremely economical, like $30.00 to $40.00 annually...

At this price point why would anyone want to load multiple apps that need to be run manually just to save $30.00? I don't get it...

Didn't mean to highjack the thread, so carry on and flame away if necessary.

Regards-
Not everyone has the money to spare.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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21 May 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Thank you DarkNova
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21 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Quote:
Not everyone has the money to spare.
Understand and agree. Only hoping to point out the value of paid versus free to those that can make a nominal investment in their security decisions...
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22 May 2010   #6

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7clutz View Post
the continuing MSE recommendations here are...beginning to border on nonsense!
It seems that at every given chance someone recommends MSE even when the OP is using a competent alternative and has expressed no displeasure with their current solution.
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22 May 2010   #7

 

prevention is better than cure
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23 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kucing13 View Post
prevention is better than cure
Agreed, but in this case it is to late for prevention.
Superantispyware is also a good choice. Don't let
the name or site deter you, top notch software for malware
removal.
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23 May 2010   #9

 

yeah. atleast that's a reminder for a future to come.
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23 May 2010   #10

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7clutz View Post
Everyone is looking for free, but the are many outstanding "complete solutions" that include (antivirus -malware - spyware -spam) that are extremely economical, like $30.00 to $40.00 annually...

At this price point why would anyone want to load multiple apps that need to be run manually just to save $30.00? I don't get it...
Although there are excellent paid products that include multiple functions, there are also many people who prefer not to put all their eggs in one basket. As a result, they may want a different vendor for anti-malware than for antivirus software or, as generally recommended, a secondary, non-resident, anti-malware application for supplemental scan.

Consider also this Softpedia article in which the expensive paid software did not do much better than the free software at removals. (IMO, most likely, each of the programs would have done better dealing with a "normal" infection rather than being thrown at a database of thousands.)

Antivirus: Free vs. Paid Detection - Avira, Microsoft Security Essentials, Kaspersky and avast!

Quote:
Judging strictly by the detection/elimination rate on a locally stored malware database, it looks like the freebies are in control. However, paid products, despite less powerful efficiency, provide protection against threats that come your way through various distribution means, such as drive-by downloads, email, scripts, etc.
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