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

11 Oct 2015   #1181
A Guy

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Never even had the programs find anything, much less anything slip by. Only time I hear from these programs is if I go to a page off a Google search, and they don't like it. A Guy


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11 Oct 2015   #1182
rubyrubyroo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Never even had the programs find anything, much less anything slip by. Only time I hear from these programs is if I go to a page off a Google search, and they don't like it. A Guy

That's what I thought - or would have guessed anyway! And yeah, you don't want to go against their wishes, or they might just start turning a blind eye now and again!

I do get an occasional notice, but it could be due to settings (how to handle minor threats is probably set to something like "notify me" on my setup and just "take care of it" on yours...or else (and likely) you have better browsing & D/L habits than I do! Either way I've found the combo pretty solid in my case too - for what that worth.
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11 Oct 2015   #1183
A Guy

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Layered security from different programs seems prudent. They can all be good, but will always find different things. Besides, get past the moat, and the attack dogs are there. Get past the attack dogs, and the booby traps will get you. Etc.

A Guy
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11 Oct 2015   #1184
rubyrubyroo

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Quote:
Layered security from different programs seems prudent. They can all be good,
but will always find different things. Besides, get past the moat, and the
attack dogs are there. Get past the attack dogs, and the booby traps will get
you. Etc.

A Guy
Is it just me, or am I the only one that's suddenly very interested in the "Etc. " part!

So I see your "" and raise you one: !!



A bit OT I realize....but it's a five year old stalemate thread, who's really complaining?
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11 Oct 2015   #1185
A Guy

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Etc. EMET, Malwarebytes anti exploit, Keyscrambler, Zemana antilogger, Comodo firewall, Spyware Blaster, WinPatrol...etc.

A Guy
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13 Oct 2015   #1186
ICIT2LOL

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Laith View Post
I haven't tried Emsisoft Emergency but i'll look into it.

I've tried SAS and ADWCleaner, both great products, i would also recommend SuperAntiSpyware, greaaaaat product.
Yep mate the SAS is super antispyware and I found the portable version to be a bit quicker to use both in scan time and update tie because I find the free version
it good but slowish https://www.superantispyware.com/portablescanner.html save the second download version (personal) to a stick and it will install when you plug it in and then you just run it.
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13 Oct 2015   #1187
Laith

Windows 10 Professional x64
 
 

Did i really say that? LOL!

I meant that SAS is a great product!
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13 Oct 2015   #1188
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

man I love ya John!
one thinker amidst the rabble

- the very term "AV" is laughable. i haven't seen a virus on a system in years and people call me to remove malware. an antique term, but it still works as 'bait' on those TV pitches aimed at certain demographics [and it works]
- I know of nothing on the market that will prevent even average-sophistication malware. dumb-dumb leftovers pushed by the lowest ranks of the black hats - maybe, but unlikely.

The really "good stuff" gen'd up by the best blackhats is spread through casual contact with perfectly legitimate websites, even corporate ones behind the wall in some cases. Only by blocking access to links buried in webpages is there at least some level of threat defense. The reason I refuse to use Microsoft Edge [and have given MS a lot of static about it -... not that anyone is listening] is precisely because they provide no adblocking measures whatsoever unless something has changed in the last few days. IE11 at least I can take some small measures. There are plugins and addons for chrome and FF that do a pretty good job - various ones have strengths and weaknesses. the more you block, the better.

This being the case, I was one of the ones standing and cheering when Apple announced support for Ad Blocking APPS. Now, I have always been a Dolphin user so on either android or IOS I've had a little bit of frontline help. But Apple is huge and for them to make such a seachange says a lot about the state of the industry on more subjects than just Cybercrime.

Whitelisting is the way to be safe but it is hard work and few wish to go there unless they just want at least ONE safe browser to use for something like banking or Trading. Use of a good DNS provider like OpenDNS is a little help also. Ad-block everything you can.
Get a Twitter account and subscribe to the best of the White Hats [though they do change sides often] out there because bad news travel fast and Twitter is fast. All the top ones are very active in that space.

The best developers of the white hat kind are earning their living in other-than-microsoft/PC-firms.
The best measures for PC's will come "trickle down" from the Corporate/Government IT cybersecurity patch & IOS/OSX/Android camps if and when they get around to PC ports

some reading
Sophisticated webinjects 'tailored' to beat bank security
Cisco Takes Down Ā£40m Ransomware Gang
Cybercrime-fighters reveal business weaknesses, suggest defenses | North Bay Business Journal

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by John 2015 View Post
So, there`s no best solution in AV question? All of them can be complete dissapointment if bad guys want to use your PC?
I`m not quite sure about this. The billions of money invested by companies from this list Best Antivirus Software Review 2015 - BestAdvisor for developingthier protection measures. There`s no advertisments on how properly use your PC to not get bugged.
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14 Oct 2015   #1189
StrikeFIN

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64
 
 

Panda Free Antivirus 2016, light and one of most effective antivirus.
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26 Dec 2015   #1190
windws7

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Common sense. If it's not available, MS Essentials or ESET Smart security.
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