The good ole "I need an antivirus recommendation request"

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Posted: 11/28/2011 11:09:40 PM

My boss is such a friggin blowhard jerkoff with computers. God only knows what sights he visited and how many "OK's" he accepted. Long story, not gonna get into it.

Anyway, now I'm eating the shitburger on my own laptop. Microsoft Sec essentials won't handle the worm crawling around unless I fight it every day..

Tip on the latest pay money flame thrower anti virus?

Thanks gentlemen.

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Posted: 11/29/2011 1:46:24 AM
what browser do you use?  You'd be betting off learning how to block and turn off everything in your browser of choice and learn how to selectively decide what the minimum is needed to run on a page/site than worrying about anti-virus.
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Posted: 11/29/2011 2:33:11 PM

You need to install Malwarebytes first and run a full scan.  Most stuff now is Malware instead of virus'. Yes, there is a geeky difference.  I would just grab one of the freebies to begin with.  Currently we are putting Avast free on everyones computers that come into the shop.

Both can be downloaded from download.com

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Posted: 11/29/2011 2:58:02 PM
try this free.www.hitmanpro.com

thank me later...
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Posted: 11/29/2011 3:12:39 PM
QUOTE

Originally Posted by Jon11:

try this free.www.hitmanpro.com

thank me later...

I have tested that a couple of times.  Not bad.  Will use it after the Malware scan soetimes.

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Posted: 11/29/2011 3:19:34 PM
Thank you gentlemen.
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Posted: 11/29/2011 3:23:10 PM
BTW, we don't use it as first defense because it has missed things that Malwarebytes found.  We have ran Hitman first and then ran Malwarebytes.  It seems to get about 90% of the malware and virus'
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Posted: 11/29/2011 6:33:14 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Lippsman:

You need to install Malwarebytes first and run a full scan.  Most stuff now is Malware instead of virus'. Yes, there is a geeky difference.  I would just grab one of the freebies to begin with.  Currently we are putting Avast free on everyones computers that come into the shop.

Both can be downloaded from download.com


Would installing Avast and Malwarebytes free suffice as full protection?
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Posted: 11/29/2011 7:30:32 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by JD232:


Would installing Avast and Malwarebytes free suffice as full protection?

That's what I run.  But I don't go to high risk websites or browsing.  If you happen to go to high risk areas I would purchase the full version of Malwarebytes instead of getting the free version.

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Posted: 11/30/2011 1:39:11 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Lippsman:

That's what I run.  But I don't go to high risk websites or browsing.  If you happen to go to high risk areas I would purchase the full version of Malwarebytes instead of getting the free version.


Thank's Lippsman, just downloaded both 
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Posted: 11/30/2011 3:47:55 PM
Newegg has been running a bunch of Malwarebytes Pro sales recently for $10 -- waiting for mine in the mail
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Posted: 12/1/2011 12:05:00 AM
whats your OS??? windows= Microsoft security essentials is enough if you dont go on risky sites very much...malware bytes pro is nice to..
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Posted: 12/2/2011 12:05:45 AM
windows 7 hp 64
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Posted: 1/10/2012 4:22:04 AM

bump.

Lipps, a purchase from malwarebytes dot com can handle a virus (we'll call it), that's already hit the hard drive and clean it out?

Thanks.

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