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Windows 7: AV With the Smallest Footprint

12 Jan 2010   #11
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

MSE is a good choice. As far as i know Spyware Blaster is not much recommend on Vista as well as Windows 7 there is the reason is in this thread SpywareBlaster and Windows Vista :: freedomlist.com it good with XP. Instead of that go for WinPatrol or SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes is good recommendation.

Hope this helps,
Captain


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12 Jan 2010   #12
noobvious

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 (desktop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkDavil View Post
Decided: MSE is now my final AV...lol Well-done MS!! Any advice for malware/spyware scanners(if needed)?

Thx

-DD
I'm running MSE and ThreatFire, and I fire up Malwarebytes once a week.
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13 Jan 2010   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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13 Jan 2010   #14
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Captain Jack:

Thanks for those links.

As an experiment, I have uninstalled Spyware Blaster and installed a supposedly better-maintained and more up to date host file from MVPS.org.

I guess host files are pretty useless unless updated---how often do you guys manually update them??

Any other suggested host files that are useful?? I only found one other than MVPS and can't really see myself making manual additions.

What is the degree of overlap between these tools:

Malwarebytes free version
Superantispyware free version

As of right now, here is what I am using:

Windows Firewall at defaults
MSE
Malware bytes, manual scans 2 or 3 times a month
Upgraded host file as described above

Wondering how many layers a not completely obsessive person needs?
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13 Jan 2010   #15
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

AV With the Smallest Footprint:
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13 Jan 2010   #16
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 DarkDavil View Post
Decided: MSE is now my final AV...lol Well-done MS!! Any advice for malware/spyware scanners(if needed)?

Thx

-DD
Up until now one or two programs people are unaware of it seems are Spyware Terminator, Free spyware removal and spyware protection - Spyware Terminator

and another called System Protect found at File and Folder Protection ? Free System Protect

The ST program places an active guard much like a firewall around the system registry as well as scanning for bugs and was found to be more effective then Malwarebytes. When installing a new program with the latest version every little thing will see teh allow/deny prompt!

The second SP program guards system files in particular as well as others there and remains unnoticable besides a delayed screen seen when first arriving at the desktop. That goes away in about a half minute unless you click on the close button. It acts more like a file guard without any scanner you have to schedule or run manually.
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13 Jan 2010   #17
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Avira Antivir Personal:


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13 Jan 2010   #18
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Captain Jack:

Thanks for those links.

As an experiment, I have uninstalled Spyware Blaster and installed a supposedly better-maintained and more up to date host file from MVPS.org.

I guess host files are pretty useless unless updated---how often do you guys manually update them??

Any other suggested host files that are useful?? I only found one other than MVPS and can't really see myself making manual additions.

What is the degree of overlap between these tools:

Malwarebytes free version
Superantispyware free version

As of right now, here is what I am using:

Windows Firewall at defaults
MSE
Malware bytes, manual scans 2 or 3 times a month
Upgraded host file as described above

Wondering how many layers a not completely obsessive person needs?
ignatzatsonic you could check with Corrine he should be able to answer that better that me on this one
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13 Jan 2010   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Shyam, I think Corrine is a "she" - LOL
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13 Jan 2010   #20
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
MSE is a good choice. As far as i know Spyware Blaster is not much recommend on Vista as well as Windows 7 there is the reason is in this thread SpywareBlaster and Windows Vista :: freedomlist.com it good with XP. Instead of that go for WinPatrol or SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes is good recommendation.

Hope this helps,
Captain
To accompanying the Captain's information regarding the Spyware Blaster link at Freedomlist (BTW, Freedomlist is my original home stomping ground and we'll soon be celebrating our 10th birthday! ), Mike Burgess has provided the following information for updating the MVPS Hosts File in Windows 7: How To: Update the HOSTS file in Windows Win7

I would suggest WinPatrol AND Malwarebytes or SUPERAntiSpyware. The reason is that, although WinPatrol has removal capabilities, it is first a system monitor and it is not an anti-malware software.

With regard to MVPS Hosts file, it is carefully maintained -- not only with additions but appropriate removals as well.
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