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#1 User is offline   bvs1216 

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 05:14 AM

Microsoft Security Essentials is all I ever used and I have never had any problems
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Posted 28 September 2011 - 07:00 AM

View Postbvs1216, on 28 September 2011 - 05:14 AM, said:

Microsoft Security Essentials is all I ever used and I have never had any problems


Hi, bvs, and I'm glad to know you haven't had any problems.

Because no program is perfect, I recommend using anti-malware programs. One that offers real-time protection whenever your PC is on, and one that's strictly on-demand--you load it when you want to manually scan your hard drive. (The first type is often called an anti-virus program, second anti-spyware. Both names are misleading, since both look for all kinds of malware.)

MSE falls into the category of real-time protection. I recommend Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for SuperAntiSpyware for on-demand work. Run it every couple of weeks, or when you suspect there's something wrong going on.

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 08:02 AM

Hi :

Just because you have had no problems does NOT mean it is
providing complete protection . What Lincoln says is true;
always best to have a 2nd and perhaps a 3rd program to
"verify" that nothing was missed by the 1st program .
It appears that Lincoln has a spelling error in his
Post !? In addition to my "antivirus" program, I use
BOTH Malwarebytes Anti-Malware AND "SUPERAntiSpyware"
on my computer, BOTH of which come in a FREE version
as "on-demand" Scanners .
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Posted 28 September 2011 - 09:30 AM

View PostSpiritWind, on 28 September 2011 - 08:02 AM, said:

It appears that Lincoln has a spelling error in his
Post !?

HUH???

Anywho you say malwarebytes & superantispyware are free? You lost me again with the scanner thing?

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 09:39 AM

View Postbvs1216, on 28 September 2011 - 09:30 AM, said:

View PostSpiritWind, on 28 September 2011 - 08:02 AM, said:

It appears that Lincoln has a spelling error in his
Post !?

HUH???

Anywho you say malwarebytes & superantispyware are free? You lost me again with the scanner thing?

Hi. Malwarebytes ( www.malwarebytes.org ) & SUPERantispyware ( www.SUPERantispyware.com ) are both good ON DEMAND scanners. What this means as although they are installed ( FREE versions ) they do not run actively. You have to click on them to have them run ( On demand ) and as such, do not interfere with the actively running app(s). Always a good thing.
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Posted 28 September 2011 - 10:04 AM

Ah ha I see now(I'm a bit slow)

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 08:12 AM

View PostSpiritWind, on 28 September 2011 - 08:02 AM, said:

Hi :

Just because you have had no problems does NOT mean it is
providing complete protection . What Lincoln says is true;
always best to have a 2nd and perhaps a 3rd program to
"verify" that nothing was missed by the 1st program .
It appears that Lincoln has a spelling error in his
Post !? In addition to my "antivirus" program, I use
BOTH Malwarebytes Anti-Malware AND "SUPERAntiSpyware"
on my computer, BOTH of which come in a FREE version
as "on-demand" Scanners .

I also left out an important adjective. I meant "Because no program is perfect, I recommend using two anti-malware programs."

Lincoln


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Posted 30 September 2011 - 02:44 PM

But NOT two real-time ones at the same time. That'll cause problems.
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 03:29 PM

View Postbvs1216, on 28 September 2011 - 05:14 AM, said:

Microsoft Security Essentials is all I ever used and I have never had any problems

On demand scanners aside, if you are running MSE with Vista or Windows 7, you should be good to go, but Windows XP does not support the Network Traffic Inspection feature. If this is the case, then you might consider browsing with IE8 or IE9 because MSE integrates with them to protect against web based threats by preventing malicious scripts from running.
Either way though, MSE will not allow a downloaded virus to execute, no matter which browser you are using.
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 03:40 PM

I use MSE, Chrome, and FF on my spare XP machine and it seems fine.
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Posted 30 September 2011 - 05:33 PM

View PostLiveBrianD, on 30 September 2011 - 03:40 PM, said:

I use MSE, Chrome, and FF on my spare XP machine and it seems fine.


As do I. :)
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 09:25 AM

View PostLiveBrianD, on 30 September 2011 - 02:44 PM, said:

But NOT two real-time ones at the same time. That'll cause problems.

Absolutely.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 01:33 AM

This entire threat is moot if you happen to believe every fantastical "link" that your friends post on Facebook. Click on "see Osama bin ladens body dumped" or "watch Qadaffi executed" or "Steve Jobs' last breath" on Facebook and then click "OK" (or, in Vista or Win7, stupidly have UAC turned low or off) and watch your Wintel PC turn to rootkit / Trojan infected garbage... NOTHING is perfect. Being educated and diligent... The only way to secure your computer's biggest security hole - YOU - is to be educated, cautious, diligent, and suspicious... Regarding everything you see or receive regardless of it's purported source.
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Posted 21 October 2011 - 06:34 AM

View PostMrSlickT, on 21 October 2011 - 01:33 AM, said:

This entire threat is moot if you happen to believe every fantastical "link" that your friends post on Facebook. Click on "see Osama bin ladens body dumped" or "watch Qadaffi executed" or "Steve Jobs' last breath" on Facebook and then click "OK" (or, in Vista or Win7, stupidly have UAC turned low or off) and watch your Wintel PC turn to rootkit / Trojan infected garbage... NOTHING is perfect. Being educated and diligent... The only way to secure your computer's biggest security hole - YOU - is to be educated, cautious, diligent, and suspicious... Regarding everything you see or receive regardless of it's purported source.


Yes, but that is not what the poster asked. Security programs are important to go along with common sense. Please post things like this in a more relevant thread, and especially not a thread that was pretty much resolved nineteen days ago.
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