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Windows 7: What's the Best Anti-Malware?

10 Mar 2011   #71
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by I be he View Post
This is what i was trying to say a couple of posts ago. Im not sure where the misunderstanding is, but thank you for takeing the time and responding.
Just for the sake of clarity the best recommendation but certainly not mandatory is to re-image Windows after any Malware infection regardless of what Internet Security software is used.

Fortunately since I uninstalled Norton 2009 which allowed a Malware infection and 2 consecutive Hosts File Infections after which I was forced to reinstall Windows from scratch and started using Comodo and running my browsers in the virtual space of Sandboxie and I haven't had a single problem or even one detection of so much as a tracking cookie since and I have never been forced to re-image Windows because of a Malware infection since I started using Comodo 2 years ago on either one of my computers like I was forced to do when running Norton.

~Maxx~




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10 Mar 2011   #72
seth500

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hmmm it has been years since I have used counter spy I will visit their site and may give this software a test run, I don't believe there is only one BEST but I do believe yo have to use at least a couple of different ones though just because other companies have different signature databases. For instance I use Emisisoft Emergency Kit and Trojan Hunter and Malware Bytes none of them are running they sit dormant till I think I should run a scan. The Outpost Security Suite I use for my main protection is always running it's malware scanner on "any access attempt" and I haven't had anything get by that as of yet, cause the other scanners don't show anything...So in my opinion just keep some of the best known on this site at easy access for yourself and don't only use just one cause one just can't cover everything, and I'm sure 0-day viruses are missed all the time by any type of software that we use even if heuristic's are used...
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10 Mar 2011   #73
I be he

Win 7 64 premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by I be he View Post
This is what i was trying to say a couple of posts ago. Im not sure where the misunderstanding is, but thank you for takeing the time and responding.
Just for the sake of clarity the best recommendation but certainly not mandatory is to re-image Windows after any Malware infection regardless of what Internet Security software is used.

Fortunately since I uninstalled Norton 2009 which allowed a Malware infection and 2 consecutive Hosts File Infections after which I was forced to reinstall Windows from scratch and started using Comodo and running my browsers in the virtual space of Sandboxie and I haven't had a single problem or even one detection of so much as a tracking cookie since and I have never been forced to re-image Windows because of a Malware infection since I started using Comodo 2 years ago on either one of my computers like I was forced to do when running Norton.

~Maxx~

Ive heard Norton 2011 is the best for people who feel safer running a A/V suit. Never tried it myself, but it does seem to have quite a following.
Right now i have MSE " to keep my computer happy " and Sandboxie to keep me happy. I even stopped scanning for malware since sandboxie wont even let a tracking cookie through. MSE has been dead silent, maybe i will get rid of it.
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11 Mar 2011   #74
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Like I said earlier my experience with Norton was that I paid $60 to have it let my computer get infected 3 times in less than a year.

You might take a minute and read Tzuk's Notes About Sandboxie 64 bit Edition unless you've already figured out how to bypass the Windows 7 Kernel Patch Protection.

~Maxx~

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11 Mar 2011   #75
I be he

Win 7 64 premium
 
 

Thanks, i am aware of the potential problem reguarding the 64 bit version, and as mentioned on their web site the 64 downloads with "dropped rights" enabled.
I also recommend people stop useing their admin account for surfing, and use the guest account or set up a LUA instead. This will help keep malware confined, and easier to deal with. If one is not useing Sandboxie i would also recommend adding Superantispyware free, and Malwarebytes free, as on demand only scanners
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11 Mar 2011   #76
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Malwarebytes is a great program I use it everyday to scan prospective downloads from the internet that are still in Sandboxie. For software that has been downloaded by one of my browsers into Sandboxie that is less than 20 MB in size I like to use Virus Total which scans each file using over 40 different antivirus engines and then renders a result, in that although Sandboxie will not let Malware alter the real computer great care must be taken when downloading software from Sandboxie into the computer to make sure that it is safe.



Virus Total Uploader 2.0 even offers a context menu function that can be used to locate files that have been downloaded into Sandboxie and send them directly to Virus Total for evaluation right from the Sandboxie files to get 40+ opinions of how safe they are before downloading them into the computer.

~Maxx~

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11 Mar 2011   #77
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

My sig is all I use and I've been Free of just about everything for quite a while
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11 Mar 2011   #78
I be he

Win 7 64 premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EchoX860 View Post
My sig is all I use and I've been Free of just about everything for quite a while
With Norton & Comodo you might not even need common sence
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11 Mar 2011   #79
I be he

Win 7 64 premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
Malwarebytes is a great program I use it everyday to scan prospective downloads from the internet that are still in Sandboxie. For software that has been downloaded by one of my browsers into Sandboxie that is less than 20 MB in size I like to use Virus Total which scans each file using over 40 different antivirus engines and then renders a result, in that although Sandboxie will not let Malware alter the real computer great care must be taken when downloading software from Sandboxie into the computer to make sure that it is safe.



Virus Total Uploader 2.0 even offers a context menu function that can be used to locate files that have been downloaded into Sandboxie and send them directly to Virus Total for evaluation right from the Sandboxie files to get 40+ opinions of how safe they are before downloading them into the computer.

~Maxx~

Virus total sounds like a fantastic idea. Great addition!
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11 Mar 2011   #80
Zizm

 

I use Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware for long time and I must say that I am pleased with its features and effect of detection. For me it's the best, because I never had a problem with it.
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