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Windows 7: IE Hacker Problem

03 May 2014   #61


More reading, more confusion...and in my case it's not difficult to understand why more confusion. It's because I am not credentialed to read these stuffs. Some call it "(because the info was over my head)".

Speaking of over one's head: I find patients who read medical publication very difficult to manage in consultation room...they talk with technical words that are out of context, evidently lifted from internet sources and uttered authoritatively with zero understanding...not unlike trained talking parrots. So I would spend a great deal of time first to de-confuse them before tackling the health issues about which they came for professional help.

Now more confused after reading further on IE hacking problems, I find myself trying to find out if my OS has enhanced protection mode . I cannot find out. I tried Search and RUN in start menu... no result. Once again I am calling on those with better credentials. Help!

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03 May 2014   #62

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Your spec's page says you have a 32 bit operating system,
So No you will not have EPM,
Only 64 bit system have that option,
Which this link was posted on my reply on page one or two ?

Yep post#19,
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03 May 2014   #63


That link is about IE 10. Somehow I never got to use IE 10. I jumped from IE 9 with Vista to IE 11 with w7.

wait....yep, even in IE 11, EPM is available only with 64 bit.
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03 May 2014   #64

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit


Not sure what else can be said,
I would suggest reviewing your thread,
Everything has been covered/ windows update has been released to fix the decade old issue and nobody got infected with the dooms day over exaggerated articles had suggested even Homeland security has pie on their face
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03 May 2014   #65


Apparently the bug was actually reported too late. Hackers had already done some damage before fix was released on May 1st.

Defense, energy, banks hit by Internet Explorer bug - May. 2, 2014

But luckily for us, regular Joe's, hackers were after big fish.
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04 May 2014   #66

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pappi View Post
Apparently some viruses are not common or old. Some are amenable to products that are not commonly known to be MBAM which claims it detects and removes viruses. Here is a comparative come-on publication from MBAM, straight from MBAM homepage:

Note that both free and pro versions claim to detect and remove viruses, among other malware.

Excellent find pappi! I'll concede that are correct. MBAM must detect/remove some viruses. I wonder why those at MBAM suggest: "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is not meant to be a replacement for antivirus software."

There must be a reason for that statement. You might want to ferret it out before relying on MBAM as an AV app.
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04 May 2014   #67


It boils down to which is better for what purpose. And for guiding users properly.

Both AV's and anti-malware products(at least the only one I know---MBAM) are anti-viral and anti-malware. I think it is right but incorrect to call AV' s AV, (right since they are the best in virus coverage) but (incorrect because it implies anti-virus is all they do); and MBAM an anti-malware (right since it is the best in non-viral malware coverage) but (incorrect because it implies non-viral malware coverage is all it does).

"There must be a reason for that statement. You might want to ferret it out before relying on MBAM as an AV app."

I never said I rely on MBAM as an AV app. I employ both concurrently: MSE for being superior to MBAM in virus coverage and on-demand MBAM(free version) for its superiority over MSE in non-viral malware coverage and for it's lack of real time protection (I am guessing, but I think two real time protections working at the same time can be conflicted and counter-productive).

So you may call them the way most do...and be more right than correct. Or be both right and correct if you use them concurrently the way MBAM suggests.
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04 May 2014   #68

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

I must have gotten my threads mixed up. I thought you were considering using MBAM alone. My bad.

Thanks for the good discussion
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21 May 2014   #69

Windows 7 Pro x64

Just a note that Microsoft Security Essentials is not a very extensive antivirus product and though it is free and low on resource usage you would certainly be better protected by one of the other free antivirus products (assuming cost is your concern) such as avast! or Avira.

MBAM mainly deals with in the wild and zero day threats. Once we no longer see evidence of ongoing threats in the wild we will often remove detection from our database as it should now be covered by your antivirus. Antivirus typically has a huge database that can detect and remove stuff from 10 years ago, we do not.
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21 May 2014   #70


I have confidently trusted the combo of MSE, MBAM and Adwcleaner. I have been sterile for nearly six months now of IE 11 in W7..
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