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Windows 7: antivirus software

21 Aug 2010   #21
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

MBAM does not run all the time. Only when you run the program yourself. If you had two real-time Avs (not recommended), then you would see a performance decrease, but you should see no change at all.


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21 Aug 2010   #22
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lenz View Post
thanks also to you frzwin7...
just one more quick question.. others say that it slows up the system...any suggestion to keep this from happening???
thanks again
lenz
You're welcome!

No, it doesn't slow down your system. MBAM Free doesn't run in the background. You can just run it like a normal program when trying to scan. Also, it only eats very less RAM. Having 2 or more on-demand scanners doesn't pose a problem as long as they don't run in the background because they might conflict with each other. For now, I have like four (4) backup scanners. None of them run in the background, only my AV which is MSE.
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21 Aug 2010   #23
lenz

Windows 7 Starter 32-bit Operating system
 
 

gee...the two of you really helped me a lot today, and i learned new things...
petey7, thank you...and frzwin, maraming salamat..hehehe
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21 Aug 2010   #24
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lenz View Post
gee...the two of you really helped me a lot today, and i learned new things...
petey7, thank you...and frzwin, maraming salamat..hehehe
"Walang anuman tol"

Glad to help.
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21 Aug 2010   #25
gautam7

windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Hi lenz well come to the forum. everybody have given you good advice regarding ur security. i just like to add if u want to keep ur PC fast and smooth u should remove your temporary file, and other junk file regularly. U can leave this work for ccleaner. CCleaner - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com. and also you can use TFC- temporary file cleaner by oldtimer. TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer - Geeks to Go Forums. just remember TFC requires a reboot immediately after running, so be sure to save everything. TFC will clean every and only temporary file. I use both and offen find TFC cleans 5-6 mb after ccleaner cleans everything.
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22 Aug 2010   #26
yessinio

windows 7 32-Bit Alienware Edition
 
 

i got Eset nod32 4.2.00 its very good and easy to use,

and as a backup i got Anti Malwarebyte ( Full ) and Trojan killer
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22 Aug 2010   #27
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

After all those great suggestions I would like to put in a reminder. Use one anti virus program and one firewall program active at a time. They start when you boot your computer. The other great programs mentioned are backup help. They are on demand only, (meaning); They don't do anything until you tell them to. You have to tell them to update and to run. If you don't they don't protect you. They just sit there.
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22 Aug 2010   #28
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

To supplement the great information by Pete and frzwin7 about having a secondary anti-malware scanner, not all vendors have the same resources for malware submissions and updates. Programs like MBAM with staff who are very active members in the security community tend to get samples of new malware quickly and are thus able to add to detection quickly.
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22 Aug 2010   #29
sukar

windows 7
 
 

thanks everybody for your helpful input
real friendly people on this forum

i was wondering what are peoples thoughts on a software called TuneUp Utilities?
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22 Aug 2010   #30
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

DON'T USE IT EVER!

I just finished helping someone who's computer was really messes up by it. Based on what I found with Google, he was one of the lucky ones since he didn't have to do a clean install to get his computer working again.
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