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Windows 7: Which antivirus is best at removing malware?

07 Nov 2009   #11
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Hello frontech Welcome to the Se7en Forums!

Have you compared Malwarebytes against several other removers? When that was done here by first running Malwarebytes late in 2008 it was followed right after with the ST program mentioned before.

Guess which one found what the other one missed? The ST program still in use throughout the betas, RCs, and now the retail 7. Sooner or later another program will come along that may just find things ST missed meaning that will have to go!

That's life in the pc world! The next new bug that does get through will be the one that changes your mind every time!


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07 Nov 2009   #12
joel406

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
 
 

The Best layerd setup is ESET With Malwarebytes, a-squared, superantispyware & IObit.

Most are free but I bought Malwarebytes as well.

Nothing gets past that combo.
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08 Nov 2009   #13
zteardrop

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NIS 2010 is the best, and the results prove it.
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08 Nov 2009   #14
Qdos

 

There's also nothing better than having a clean backup image, and not solely relying on any anti-malware or anti-virus product
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08 Nov 2009   #15
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Until the next new bug comes along... then "program let me down."
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08 Nov 2009   #16
Qdos

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Until the next new bug comes along... "program let me down."
I use Acronis TI, which doesn't fluke out. I keep backups for every machine in various states, spanned across an entire network. If something goes down it's a matter of 15 minutes to effect repairs - and only a little more even if a hard drive has physically failed.

Why Acronis? Because each release still supports working with backup files made with earlier releases - whereas I'm not convinced some other products are as dependable! (Not naming names of course...)

As a result I spend almost zero time 'down' due to malware/viral issues, and if something should happen to impact then Acronis will save my a$$ every time, because I keep duplicated or triplicated archivage.
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08 Nov 2009   #17
joel406

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
 
 

Acronis is a must have. I also keep multiple images of every system onsite(11).

The 2010 version is awesome it completly imaged my main system in 6 minutes.

It will also save your image as a Win 7 backup or convert a .tib to a Win 7 backup or vise versa.
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08 Nov 2009   #18
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Until the next new bug comes along... "program let me down."
I use Acronis TI, which doesn't fluke out. I keep backups for every machine in various states, spanned across an entire network. If something goes down it's a matter of 15 minutes to effect repairs - and only a little more even if a hard drive has physically failed.

Why Acronis? Because each release still supports working with backup files made with earlier releases - whereas I'm not convinced some other products are as dependable! (Not naming names of course...)

As a result I spend almost zero time 'down' due to malware/viral issues, and if something should happen to impact then Acronis will save my a$$ every time, because I keep duplicated or triplicated archivage.
Almost zero time? I have a 0% downtime ratio here due to not allowing any bugs to get on in the first place. In fact I have to go out and look for bugs just to test the effectiveness of the programs used here!

For imaging softwares another one besides Acronis is found in the free programs for 7 sticky. FREE Great Programs for Windows 7

You scroll down the list until you reach the one for Macrium Reflect. Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

The article there sums things up a bit more correctly with:

Quote:
prevention is always better than the cure, which in terms of malware means operating on an up-to-date operating system, thatís also free of third-party application and browser plug-in vulnerabilities,
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