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Windows 7: external hard drive file corruption?

12 Jul 2011   #11
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Your problem will not be with MSE.

I can not stress MSE enough.

Use MSE.

Do NOT install a 2nd anti-virus. This will just slow you computer down and bring you NADA.

MalwareBytes, the free version, is not an anti-virus program that runs in the background and monitors things like MSE is.

MalwareBytes, and System Sweeper, are the guns you call in to clean up a system.

When you install MSE you are getting continual protection. Windows Firewall will be turned on and run without you even knowing it is there.
The Malicious Software Removal tool, which unearths and removes such things as root kits, will be run once and then ever after on a monthly basis, once again automatically and you won't even know its happening. The Malicious Software Removal Tool gets rid of rootkits and real stubborn malware. Of course, I'm assuming that have Windows Update set to update. If you don't update regularly, then you will never be secure with any software.


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12 Jul 2011   #12
briligg

windows 7 x64
 
 

Cnet recommended Panda Cloud antivirus , so i uninstalled Avast and switched to that.
Av-Test.org also gives it a good score - there was a link to that page from the Cnet review of Panda. It looks like a great page to visit once a year to see how your anti-virus software stacks up.
For a second layer, i think i'm going to go with an online service like Bitdefender's online scan. That way i know the database is always up to date, and Bitdefender is one of the best in the field.
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12 Jul 2011   #13
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

MSE will give you superior protection and performance.
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12 Jul 2011   #14
briligg

windows 7 x64
 
 

Malwarebyte and/or System Sweeper do sound like good ideas if there is a problem Panda doesn't handle, especially if my internet connection is down. Sweeper is still in beta, so i'll reinstall Malwarebyte to have the backup. It would indeed be nice to have something that runs during boot, but i don't have the tech level to be comfortable installing a beta.
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12 Jul 2011   #15
briligg

windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
MSE will give you superior protection and performance.
No disrespect, but i'm going with the consensus opinion on this.
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12 Jul 2011   #16
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

My opinion is not the opinion of a commercial organization that makes money when you download a product from them.

My opinion is that of the vast majority of security experts.
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12 Jul 2011   #17
briligg

windows 7 x64
 
 

PC Mag, and AV comparatives also give Panda a better rating. The Wikipedia article on both products indicates Panda received more favourable reviews than MSE. Cnet Downloads offers a whole slew of antivirus products, i don't think they have much motivation to plug one over the others if they don't really consider it better. AV Test is an independent lab whose entire business model depends on them having a reputation for accuracy.

Everyone has their favourites. That's why when i have to choose on something like this, i go to a bunch of sources before deciding. It just seems like the best way to make a decision of this kind.
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12 Jul 2011   #18
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

This describes the various Microsoft security products.

Understanding Microsoft Anti-Malware Software ~ Security Garden
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