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Windows 7: Duplicate processes & problems

15 May 2011   #11
TheReaper

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm probably just a little paranoid. Hopefully it's all normal. Did a scan with MBAM & MSE, it came back clean, I'll try MBAM again in safe mode, just to be safe.
I've had Avast Free(think it was previous version) installed on another computer a while back & it completly locked up the OS. Had to do a hard reboot, to regain control & uninstall it.
Also tried free Avira, AVG, but on this system, I settled on MSE, for the time being.


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15 May 2011   #12
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

As I stated, with positive scan results with two or more scanners, you are most likely fine. You should keep MSE since it has active protection, but run other scans a minimum of weekly.
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15 May 2011   #13
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheReaper View Post
I update all definitions very regularly, but have had concerns lately about the effectiveness of MSE.
The power off for 5-10 min would clear the malware from RAM, am I right?
Have been using SAS on my previous XP system, I'll try it on Win7x64.
I hope it's normal, but it's better safe than sorry.
If I could afford a paid AV or a complete security suite, I'd get one, but sadly that's not feasible at the moment.
There is NEVER a good reason for a paid AV as long as MSE (and maybe one or two others) are available...unless you just want to slow your computer down.
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15 May 2011   #14
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheReaper View Post
MSE is a bit of a system hog, but as you said, it has real time protection-but it can be slow.
Umm, blatant untruth....MSE is probably one of THE lightest AVs out there.
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15 May 2011   #15
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Always a good reason for a paid security suite, real time, auto updates, nothing disabled. MSE has one of the lowest detection and cleaning rates of all security suites. No one suite can get 'em all. MSE, Windows Defender, Malwarebytes fre, and Anti Spyware free are good suplemental ones to use.
I use norton Internet Security 2011 and it uses fewer resources than MSE, and scans about 20% faster in more areas.
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19 May 2011   #16
TheReaper

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I scanned the system twice now in two days & found no signs of malware. Experienced no problems since my last reboot. Guess I was a bit paranoid. Still looking for an AV best suited for my needs though, security software that wont clash with each other. For the time being I'll stick with MSE.
Want to thank everyone for all the help.
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19 May 2011   #17
JukeboxJezabel

Win7 Home Premium
 
 

Downlod "process explorer" by Mark Russinovich it will show exactly what every svchost is running. I see 7 svchosts on my screen.

Avira is the thought of to be the best free AV, there were some problems with firewalls (Comodo and Online Armor). I have been using Avast with Outpost (Firewall) Security Suite with no hassles. If you try make sure Avast is installed first. I also like malware Bytes.

Mike Lins "startup monitor" is nice to have. It will give you a choice to disallow anything that is asking to be part of the startup.

Don't forget Spywareblaster for premptive measures.

There is nothing wrong with MSE.
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20 May 2011   #18
TheReaper

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I completely forgot about the process explorer, thanks for reminding me about it.
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