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Windows 7: What's the Best Anti-virus?

21 Aug 2015   #1141
3Colors

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Good article I was aware of that but there is more detailed. Experiment 2010 is interesting and lends itself to what I mean. Ok, It may happen that you do the work and others only from copying but that was because everyone was estranged. If one of each company were together(physically) working on group could avoid that. What's happened in 2010 was to have no good communication. That's something we're missing today


I was wrong about what footprint. The news said it was possible to steal a fingerprint from a photo. No digital footprint.


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21 Aug 2015   #1142
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
AV databases

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 3Colors View Post
But I always had this question. If all viruses that appear are added to the database of each AV. Why there is no global database so that no Antivirus left behind avoiding that one if it detects it and another does not.
Well for at least the last couple of years I haven't relied only on AV malware signature databases. Instead I like to get notified if any new unsigned executable that attempts to run with the option to block it after a scan via VirusTotal upload.

Nothing gets to run if it's a new file on my machine unless I allow it specifically:
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Note: The software shown in the screenshots is my personal choice - not a recommendation - as it will only suit a certain type of user. It's just that for me it tends catch anything missed by my onboard AV. (Along with a few other methods of blocking malware)


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21 Aug 2015   #1143
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yep well Callenders comments lends in my mind a great deal of credence to what I was saying while back in that one can be hacked at any time regardless of what encryption or safeguards one takes,

So I am beginning to think that while in the "old days" security may well have protected us to some degree but this new technology of simply listening in on and to as I said even encrypted electronic traffic, data and I suspect even implanting encrypted malware onto whatever device one is using be that a computer, phone, iPads etc etc ad nauseum makes us pay for and install free security suites in a way quite pointless in a sense, although having said that I suppose something is better than nothing .
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22 Aug 2015   #1144
PC LIZARD

windows 7
 
 

it's what your pc likes.... i found the MSE works best for me i watch HD MOVIES....
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22 Aug 2015   #1145
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I think the Hackers are keep ahead of the Hacker Cops at a growing pace.

Which means the PC and phone user must pay more attention to what they are doing and where they are doing it. There lies more than ever part of the problem.

Some of the people I talk to know what brand of Internet security they have on their computer but none of them know if their is any security on their phones and they don't seem to care.
Give it a try. Ask your friends what security they have on their computer and their phone/tablets ect.

You don't need to be a guru to know and do Basic Security 101.
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23 Aug 2015   #1146
3Colors

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 

These security problems in smartphones/tablets is for install several applications and visiting insecure pages, right ?
Before installing any application you need to figure out if you have good comments. And there are free antivirus like AVG for these media.

Not yet made the leap and I still have my cell without android without wifi
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24 Aug 2015   #1147
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
As MoxieMomma has posted no program what ever kind it is will not be perfect all the time.

Malwarebytes Anti Malware is no exception.
I have been using Malwarebytes Free/Pro/Premium or years and I can only remember 3 problems.
Malwarebytes took care of those problems is a short time.

I would not go online with a computer without Malwarebytes Premium, anti virus and a firewall.
Hello Jack !

imho

MBAM is good at fixing false-positives quickly.
They are bad at fixing program bugs quickly, if ever.

Now they have issues with V 2.18 where real-time protection may not work correctly for some folks.
The MBAM GUI may show everything is working, but it might not be.
As far as I know, this bug only affects people that use a Windows Limited User Account.
They say "we do hope to have a fix for this in our next patch release which we're looking to send out just as quickly as possible.."

If MS puts out a bad update on Patch Tuesday, they pull the patch quickly when they see there is an issue.
I have no problem with that ...
I understand an update by anyone can cause unexpected problems, and MS does the best they can as quickly as possible ...

MBAM knows they put out a "bad patch", and now we have to wait for a "next patch release" to fix the problem.
So, how long do we have to wait for the "next patch release", days, weeks, months ... ?

When a security product does not "protect" as advertised, how can i trust or recommend buying/using this ?

I'm not impressed with their sense of urgency fixing bugs quickly (if ever).

Just my 2 cents ...
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25 Aug 2015   #1148
MoxieMomma

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
As MoxieMomma has posted no program what ever kind it is will not be perfect all the time.

Malwarebytes Anti Malware is no exception.
I have been using Malwarebytes Free/Pro/Premium or years and I can only remember 3 problems.
Malwarebytes took care of those problems is a short time.

I would not go online with a computer without Malwarebytes Premium, anti virus and a firewall.
Hello Jack !

imho

MBAM is good at fixing false-positives quickly.
They are bad at fixing program bugs quickly, if ever.

Now they have issues with V 2.18 where real-time protection may not work correctly for some folks.
The MBAM GUI may show everything is working, but it might not be.
As far as I know, this bug only affects people that use a Windows Limited User Account.
They say "we do hope to have a fix for this in our next patch release which we're looking to send out just as quickly as possible.."

If MS puts out a bad update on Patch Tuesday, they pull the patch quickly when they see there is an issue.
I have no problem with that ...
I understand an update by anyone can cause unexpected problems, and MS does the best they can as quickly as possible ...

MBAM knows they put out a "bad patch", and now we have to wait for a "next patch release" to fix the problem.
So, how long do we have to wait for the "next patch release", days, weeks, months ... ?

When a security product does not "protect" as advertised, how can i trust or recommend buying/using this ?

I'm not impressed with their sense of urgency fixing bugs quickly (if ever).

Just my 2 cents ...

Hi, DavidE:

<<<Just a home user here>>>

Thank you for your important feedback.

As you know from your thread over at MBAM forum, the issues with LUA tasks have been identified and are being fixed.
The software developers will notify users and release a new build when it is ready, either as a beta or as a release build.
Security software coding is not like the Mozilla Firefox rapid release cycle -- MBAM developers (and other security software developers) do not push out new program versions for each individual bug fix or even every 6 weeks. The programming and testing takes time. And certain bugs take longer than others to resolve, especially in today's complex computing environment, with numerous Windows platforms to test.
(In my own experience, for example, KL releases new builds only a few times a year.)

I'm sure the product team welcomes your feedback.
But it's highly unlikely that the MBAM Product Team or developers or coders will see your detailed feedback here in this "What's the best Antivirus?" thread at sevenforums.com (especially since MBAM is not an anti-virus).

Your comments and suggestions would be more likely to reach the folks who can directly address your concerns if they were posted in the "Comments and Suggestions" section of the MBAM forum.

Thank you again,

MM
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28 Aug 2015   #1149
Diosoth

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I use MSE for the real-time protection and let it run auto scans once a week. I know the program is essentially weak, but it's part of Windows and free.

I use MBAM and SAS for scans and both have served me well. TDSSkiller is also kept on hand in case of a root/bootkit. I've used ESET but only when doing a full scan for a suspected issue, it takes some time. I also have Spybot on hand, mostly for the immunization feature- but it seems they update that rather rarely these days. I don't much bother with scans unless I know I have an issue because there is no "quick scan" option- it's a full scan that takes hours. I also mix those with Adblock Plus, NoScript and Ghostery under Firefox, which block out those nasty malware-infected ads. I did have Hitman Pro until the free trial expired, never bothered to purchase licenses though.

I just tried Comodo this morning and was 100% unhappy with it, and I was before it even did its first scan. I didn't like seeing 5 separate text boxes for unwnated program installs/homepage change and all that and despite unchecking all 5, it still installed their browser and something called "Geekbuddy" without my consent. That alone ticked me right off. The box that it overlays on the desktop annoyed me as did their constant beg notice to call a technician to finish setting the thing up. Not to mention I had to restart after the initial scan to "finish installation" before I could uninstall it. Even then I suspect I'll have to run CCleaner to get some of the program off my computer. I know others on this forum do use it, but anything that installs unwanted junk when told not to is not something I'll endorse, because in my eyes, a PUP is a PUP no matter what it is or who installed it.
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29 Aug 2015   #1150
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

If you want an on demand AV scanner that is highly rated, install Avira Antivir and deselect active Guard when installing. The interface will say you are not protected when you open it, but of course you are still using MSE for protection.

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You can still do a right click context menu scan of individual files as well

What's the Best Anti-virus?-file-scan.jpg

I run Avira scans with my weekly scans.

I keep the scheduler service on Automatic. It does not update or run by itself. I manually update before scanning. Avira does not appear in running processes unless I am updating, after updating until next restart, or if scanning

What's the Best Anti-virus?-services.jpg

Does not conflict in any way with my Avast active oprotection when scanning.

A Guy


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