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Windows 7: Free Anti-Spware

18 Sep 2010   #21
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

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..as i dont need to keep up to date with all this security rubbish.



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18 Sep 2010   #22
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stew2 View Post
But anyway that Emsisoft Commandline Scanner suits my needs. Does anybody know how to get it to run hidden so that they wont see the cmd boxes popping up?
hmm.
try putting
Code:
@echo off
At the begging.


Or
Code:
/?, /help
Must be used alone. Shows an overview of all available parameters.
and try looking up something like silent or hidden.

P.S.: With all respect Bigmck and Tews, using AV isn't the only way of securing one's system.
You guys act as if it is the only way and everyone must have it. There are far better ways than this outdated blacklisting technology.
Yes, this blacklisting technology suites most people, but some people can choose other ways of securing their system. Everyone has freedom of choice as far as I can remember?
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18 Sep 2010   #23
stew2

 

Cheers for the help jav, you seem to be one of only a few people who realise that antivirus software etc can be used to backup better security solutions and not just be THE security solution.

Il look into those methods you posted for getting it to run hidden today.
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18 Sep 2010   #24
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

While I very much agree that running an anti-virus is not the only way to secure your machine, to say that you "cant be bothered with that rubbish" is short sighted at best, and careless at worst.

This statement, when seen by an inexperienced computer user, may well discourage them from taking any pro-active measures against infestation at all...

In my almost 40 years of computer experience, I have learned, the hard way, that a layered approach to security is a must... and that includes a current up to date antivirus program...
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18 Sep 2010   #25
stew2

 

But i cant be bothered, so why should i waist my time researching something that doesnt effect me. For example im going to assume you dont own an imac etc so do you spend your time researching about apple viruses?

Im protected against all that crap but anyway iv posted on this before - Prevention is better than Cure

While these methods are not suitable for everybody i use Greenborder and love it, however im setting up a pc for multiple users that have different requirements than me so iv given them an AV app and an anti spware app.

And if you read my post inexperienced owners would see i use a security app -

""I use an app called Greenborder that secures my pc and i install Avira Antivirus probably every 6 months, run a full scan then uninstall it. It and other antiviruses have never detected a virus, spyware etc on my pc which is why i was asking for advice on the one i would need, as i dont need to keep up to date with all this security rubbish.""

But anyway this is the last time il explain this and from now on il defend my method with the following simple line- "iv never had a virus, spyware etc on my pc, can you say the same"
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18 Sep 2010   #26
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Yes, I can say the same..

We'll just have to agree to disagree...
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18 Sep 2010   #27
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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GreenBorder Technologies, Inc. has been acquired by Google, Inc. We will continue to support existing customers through the end of their current subscriptions
Google Buys GreenBorder, Web Sandbox

stew2, are you still being supported as an original customer?
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18 Sep 2010   #28
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

This might help.
GreenBorder Technologies, Inc. has been acquired by Google, Inc. We will continue to support existing customers through the end of their current subscriptions.
Customers: for any issues or product-related questions, please send email to support@greenborder.com or use the form below to ask a question

I agree with Tews a multi layered security is absolutely necessary for today's computing. Bad things can come from other placed not just the internet. I have never used GreenBorder so I can't give you a opinion. If one choose not to use multi layer you just could be sending all your friends/customers a lot of spam ect.

To all new computer users. IMHO you should at least have Microsoft Security Essential, Malwarebytes Anti Maleware, Super Anti Spyware. Keep these programs updated along with all the other programs on your program. There is more that I use but this will give you a very good starting place.
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18 Sep 2010   #29
stew2

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Quote:
GreenBorder Technologies, Inc. has been acquired by Google, Inc. We will continue to support existing customers through the end of their current subscriptions
Google Buys GreenBorder, Web Sandbox

stew2, are you still being supported as an original customer?
Yeah thats the one. I absolutely hate google for buying that. In my opinion greenborder could have been an amazing security app by now, though whats really sad is that in the 3 years since it was bought up theres still nothing thats better. Die google die lol
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18 Sep 2010   #30
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

The paid for version of Malwarebytes' Anti-malware will allow you to schedule a scanning and removal time


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