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I'd like to query users of Bitdefender paid anti-virus

Question: I'd like to query users of Bitdefender paid anti-virus

1. Does the paid version of Bitdefender AV remove programs without user discretion like the free version is well known to do?

2. How happy are you with the realtime protection of paid Bitdefender?

3. How happy are you with its proficiency in removing infections?

4. How much of a problem has it posed with false positive detections?

5. How much of an impact has it had on system performance? Does it go bezerk on CPU usage whenever you open your Downloads folder as Microsoft Security Essentials does?

6. How would you compare it to other anti-viruses you have had?

7. If you have had it, how would you describe your experience with the Bitdefender firewall?

8. How would you compare it to other firewalls you have had?

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Answer: I'd like to query users of Bitdefender paid anti-virus

Hello there, when I used Bitdefender I can honestly say that I never had any problems at all, it worked great for me without any negative affects to my system. Of course I'm only speaking for me, others here may have other issues with the program, but I didn't have any.

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1. Does the paid version of Bitdefender AV remove programs without user discretion like the free version is well known to do?

2. How happy are you with the realtime protection of paid Bitdefender?

3. How happy are you with its proficiency in removing infections?

4. How much of a problem has it posed with false positive detections?

5. How much of an impact has it had on system performance? Does it go bezerk on CPU usage whenever you open your Downloads folder as Microsoft Security Essentials does?

6. How would you compare it to other anti-viruses you have had?

7. If you have had it, how would you describe your experience with the Bitdefender firewall?

8. How would you compare it to other firewalls you have had?

9. How do you rate Bitdefender's support?
 

Answer:I'd like to pose questions to users of Bitdefender paid anti-virus

I wont answer the others because I dont want to stir the pot!
As for #9 >>it doesn't exist!
 

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1. What kind of impact does it have on the system performance? Is it light as the company claims? Is it prone to surges of high CPU usage that make it hard to use the computer till they subside?

2. Does it allow the user to disable "PUP" detection?

3. In the case of false positive detections, can you restore well from quarantine or is the targeted program gone, period?

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Answer:Questions for recent Bitdefender paid users

Don't use Bitdefender if your Processor is Intel Pentium 4, use avast instead. Why you don't try upgrading to windows 7 ?
 

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Hi, i am looking for the best paid antivirus. I don't really care about the cost as i am willing to pay as much as i need to to protect my computer. I have been on AV-comparatives website and apparently Avira Antivir Premium is the best. Now i want results so please tell me what you think. THX.
 

Answer:Best Paid Anti-virus

why you want to pay when you have the best antivirus in the world and it's FREE---AVAST.for years I work with AVAST and never had a single problem.and it's have this unique feature-boot time scan.so it's up to you.
 

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The best paid anti virus of 2016 ??

Answer:Best paid anti virus

There is no best. However i would recommend either ESET or Kaspersky. You can get a free trial for both.

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I am going to change from Norton to another anti -virus software.
Have gotten responses from forum members recommending AVG, avast.
Looked at avast and they offer a paid software package in addition to their free one.
The paid one has options similar to the norton internet security I already have.
 
Does anyone have an opinion on this? I am willing to pay for the software, I just don't want to get infected like I did with the Norton version. I'm thinking the paid version will help keep me out of trouble.
 
Any thoughts?

Answer:Advantages of paid anti-virus ?

kaspersky internet security 2013 and peace of mind......
its the best i had it paid and i didnt have any problems.
if you want to go free choose comodo firewall and avg
or comodo internet security its also free and it has many great feautures that others free dont.
check this out http://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/free-internet-security.php?track=1716&key5sk1=a849845bdec660cfc150fcf0baaa791776d01811&key5sk2=&key5sk3=1361919106000&key5sk24=1716&key5sk25=1361675124000&key5sk26=1716&key5sk27=1361919147000&key6sk1=comodo+internet+security+abilities&key6sk2=CH250136497&key6sk3=7&key6sk4=el-gr&key6sk5=GR&key6sk6=0&key6sk7=Google&key6sk8=116602&key6sk9=1366768&key6sk10=true&key6sk11=28e9a5855245579345470f2e21f11013c3f3257b&key6sk12=2034&key7sk1=212314&key1sk1=ors&key1sk2=Google&key1sk3=comodo+internet+security+abilities
its your desicion but if you are going to pay you cant go wrong with kaspersky

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And perhaps other security software.

I've been doing some research, and so far it seems TrustPort is the best anti-virus out there. I've tried the trial edition, and its really lightweight (even more then Eset) and according to AV comparatives it has the highest detection rate with a low number of false positives. Only problem is that the website doesn't specify how long the license is, but my pessimist side tells me that it's only for one year which makes this product somewhat pricey.

I'd also like to try a paid spyware removal but so far i haven't found anything i like. Spysweeper seems to be the most popular choice but it was too much of a system hog for me. Superantispyware seemed to work a lot better (despite the ridiculous name), but it tends to slow my computer a lot during boot up or shutdown.

As far as firewall is concerned, right now i'm using Kerio 2.1.5 for outbound, my router for inbound, and geswall for HIPS. This setup works perfectly (and its free too boot!), but you never know, perhaps there is a paid solution out there that works even better.

Any thoughts on all this?
 

Answer:I need recomendations for paid anti-virus

it's all a waste of money.

just use MBAM+hijackthis and microsoft security essentials.

(side note, i've never used AV, and ive never gotten a virus, but i'm just damned careful)
 

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my anti virus is due to run out in a week,am with kas 7 at the mo,do i buy another year of kaspersky or go for a free one like avg,do u have to have a seperate firewall prog with AVG? also ,do i have to use a removal tool for kaspersky or just delete from add/remove programmes ?

Answer:paid anti virus or free one?

There is absolutely no reason to pay for any AV program with the likes of Avast and AVG being available for free.Yes, you do need a separate firewall with both Avast and AVG.

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I need to get a good anti-virus program for my new Windows 8 machine. I am currently using AVG free but I am willing to purchase something else if it's better.

Can anyone recommend a good anti-virus program for Windows 8?

Thanks!

Answer:Best (Paid) Anti-Virus Program?

What's wrong with the built-in Windows Defender (which is basically MSE)?

Paid anti-virus software tends to cause more problems than they help, as well as taking up gobs of resources. It's not really necessary to go overblown on security suite apps anyways.

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I like using paid antivirus.I've used the free trial but I always uninstall them before its runs out so I dont have to pay.I've used one in particular.How much time should you leave it before you install it again ?

Answer:Paid anti virus:how often can you use them for a free trial?

Once a trial version has expired it cannot be used again. Reinstalling it will not work.
Purchase the software or use one of the many free products.

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I did a google search and it seems there are now or soon will be at least 2 security suites for Windows 7:

1. Norton Internet Security Suite 2010

2. Kaspersky Security Suite 2010

According to the reviews, it seems that both do an OK job, but still in Beta until closer to Windows 7 shipping. Just wondering what others think may be best. I am looking for REAL good, not cheap or free.

There was a good write up on the Norton Security Suite 2009 in Maximum PC recently and they said they have made good progress and it now has a much smaller memory footprint and is a lot better than before. They think 2010 will be as good or better. Does anyone know if it has a "game" mode or such where it still protects but takes the least amount of memory? I think Kaspersky has this in the 2010 suite.

Thanks for any thoughts.
 

Answer:Best Anti Virus Suite for Windows 7 that is paid for?

Why do you need a suite?

If I had to pick, I would probably get Windows Live Onecare as it outperformed both Kaspersky and Norton in the last AV-Comparatives tests.
 

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i am planning to purchase an avast anti virus so please suggest me which is the best avast version? avast premier or avast anti virus or avast 7 etc......
regards all friends

Answer:which is the best avast anti virus paid version?

Hi quickslvr,

I have no experience with the paid version; however, I do have a great deal of experience with their free versions, and I can tell you that the free version provides adequate protection for most individuals. I have been using the free version since Avast 4 (or maybe even earlier) and I have never been infected. The beauty of Avast is you get the warnings "before" a website can infect your PC (it blocks the download and warns you to leave the website). Right now, I'm running on the newly released Avast 8.0.1482 and it is running without issue on both of my rigs. Now, if you are interested in their paid versions, I would strongly suggest you visit their forums and browse for problems because I really don't think they have worked all of the kinks out of them yet.

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Do I need any more anti virus software as I have a licenced copy of Malwarebytes?
 

Answer:Do I require Anti Virus as well as Paid for Mailwarebytes

Yes.

http://www.bitdefender.co.uk/solutions/free.html
 

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AV-Comparatives has released a detailed report comparing the differences between free and paid antivirus software.
https://www.av-comparatives.org/free-vs-paid-2017/
Hopefully this will settle all arguments.
 

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU M 620 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8047 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6370, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 423953 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1411
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

I have tried to delete AVG paid 4 times and yet it is still listed in my system in the program list what do I do?
 

Answer:Solved: It won't let me delete AVG Paid anti-virus

Try using the AVG Removal tool You must select the correct tool to match the version of AVG installed and the bit rate (32 or 64bit).
 

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Forum queries show how to just re register with the free version, but what happens if I let the paid version expire. Does it revert to free or does it stop.

I have no complaints with avast except the latest updates made it impossible (probably only hard for the tech savvy folks) to control which programs may and may not access the WWW. I really liked that ability. Also, these warnings that it is expiring are very annoying. They've irritated me.

What happens if I just let it expire? Will I have protection while I decide if I want to keep it or will I be out of luck.
I do want the ability to prevent some programs from accessing the internet.
 

Answer:Solved: What happens when paid avast anti virus expires?

I'd remove it completely with the Avast Uninstall Utility. Then install the free version of Avast.

Don't forget to enable your Windows Firewall.
 

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Hello,
I just don't know where to go with this question. If anyone can help I'd appreciate it.

This morning I tried to renew my Norton anti-virus 2006 online, to upgrade to 2008. I entered credit card info but when I clicked "submit" there was an error message that indicated the transaction didn't go through.

I had to leave for work so I let it go. But this evening my bank confirms the $39.99 charge did go through. Yet the Norton window on my desktop is all red and scary and says "at risk, you need to renew, etc." Yet it also says my computer is secure and it runs scans when I click on that. (???)

I am completely confused. I don't know whether I have renewed or not. I never got a confirmation email or a product number. I tried doing the live chat support but the chat windows wouldn't load. Then I registered and created an account to post a question in the Norton forums, but it won't let me post a question. The question button is not activated or something.

I really just want my money back so I can get a different product. Does anyone know how to get hold of an actual live human being at Norton?

If I downloaded the product from the internet already -- then that means they won't give me a refund, right?
 

Answer:Norton Anti-Virus Nightmare -- paid and can't get product

It doesn't matter. Contact Norton and explain your problem. Make sure you get the transaction number from your credit card. If they refuse to honor the purchase, dispute the charge.

Courtney
 

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Which Paid anti-virus leave a small footprint? I'm just looking for light weight douse not pull the PC down.

Answer:Which Paid anti-virus leave a small footprint?

Repeatedly our very own quietman7 suggests ESET's NOD32 for the very reason you ask.http://www.eset.com/us/support/download/home/

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This program has updated and now one program I use will not work, happened this morning, got it working by windows restore back to yesterday. Get message cannot connect to server. As Avast wants to update which it has the program will not work again. This is not a commercial program from big company but a specialist one. Any ideas or suggestions on another anti virus program please. Has any one else had trouble with Avast causing programs not to open.
Thanks
Bill

Answer:Avast Paid Anti Virus latest version 8

No problem here

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I upgraded from the free version of AVG in 2013 and again in 2014 as the free version no longer included a firewall. I am 3 months away from renewal for 2015,. I received a message from AVG about yet another upgrade, a better version for 2015, renew now. I thought I should ask the techies on Tom's guide first. Does anyone know if this will really be better? Also I am used to the graphics. The advert says it is "clearer" but I might not get on with that.I need all the help I can get as I still have Win XP, on an old HP Pavilion. I cannot upgrade to Win 8 on this old PC, for example. Therefore I think the anti-virus is important.I'd be grateful for any comments, please. I cannot afford new equipment (am retired). I do not use the PC for banking, music, games. Thanks. message edited by beetroot

Answer:Is it worth to upgrade AVG anti-virus package, paid version?

I have used the paid version of AVG for many years now, and i love it. They improved the GUI from the older versions from late 2013 and have made more and more improvements to it to date. From the many years i have used AVG what i can tell you is that my machine has become less and less infected over the years, it is not solely down to having AVG but it has helped considerably. To answer your question about will it actually be better, well i dont think it will be any worse than what you have right now, however being a beta version there may be bugs that will hinder your user experience, i personaly dont like beta version because they are still in the 'development' phase and will have many bugs. If i were you id wait until your current subsciption expires and then renew online, it only take a few minutes so you dont have to rush and renew now.

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Greetings,I've tried many and most I don't like so I am asking for some advice.Which are the best free or paid security suites? All advice is appreciated. Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Best free or paid anti virus or secutity suite

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There's a really decent assortment of free anti-virus software available on the Internet these days. Why are they free? It's a form of advertising, a way to "get in the door". Do something well, get positive reviews for it, then entice people to pay for additional features. Some free anti-virus is more obnoxious than others. Some will give you pop-up reports of the last scan results, tacking on offers to upgrade to a paid version. Others will just pop up offers at random, not in connection to any scanning activities.

OK, so if you're on a budget you've got free anti-virus installed. But if you don't need the added features offered in the paid versions, are you just as well protected for the installed functionality? The effectiveness of these programs relies on the breadth and frequency of comprehensive virus definitions, plus periodic updates to the engines for how they perform their scans. The software must know what to look for. If the free and paid versions get the same subscription updates, then they should be equally effective, right? Or... has anyone learned something to the contrary? If you can afford it, is it really best to buy your anti-virus software?

Answer:Does functionality of free anti-virus work just as well as paid versions?

The primary difference between the paid and the free is features. All have basic Anti Virus and automatic updates. The paid versions have other features such as firewalls, email protection, spam protection etc. If you scan with the free Malwarebytes and use a quality free anti virus, you have all the protection that you need. Bottom line, I do not think that any intelligent computer owner really needs the paid version if he or she uses common sense.
In some ways the paid versions are better, since they are not overloaded with features they may be faster
Free vs. Fee: Free and Paid Antivirus Programs Compared | PCWorld

From our Seven Forums
http://www.sevenforums.com/system-se...nti-virus.html

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I know everyone is always on the look out for antivirus solutions so I thought I'd post this linkBitDefender This one isn't fast (2 hours on a 10 gig HD), but it is thorough. BD will find things AVG doesn't.

Answer:BitDefender Anti-Virus

Thanks, raw.BitDefender also has a free online virus scan. It's been a while since I'v run it, just remembered it took FOREVER. Saw it recommended on TechTV's website when BugBear was spreading around.

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i work at a an internet shop and the two pc used for this. upon having the pc's activated i installed bitdefender anti virus as soon as i could since once a windows pc in my case 2 windows 8 pc's is infected you to wipe the computer and reinstall everything. i worked at an internet at a different internet shop for some time that many more pc's. the were frequently slow due to viruses but due to the fact that the owner had xp on disk you could reinstall it.

but now with windows 8 that is not an option. you have to take it to a dealer to have it be reinstalled. at what cost ??

that is why i was adamant at installing the anti virus at all costs because as eli the computer guy says once a pc is infected you have a problem and the only real way of curing this is to wipe the pc.

so i installed bitdefender as i knew from past experience.

now my problem is:

what happens if the pc crashes and you have say windows 7 installed. if the original bitdefender was installed on the windows 8 pc's will they not require to be linked to a bitdefender account ?

now if i install that bitdefender on the same pc but with windows 7 will the bitdefender still install under the same account it was originally associated with or must you buy a new copy of bitdefender ?

will the same not apply to avast ? can re install an avast account on a pc which has been redone with a new operating system ?

the pc has a new name(was a local account on the windows 8) that is not the same as the one on the now... Read more

Answer:help with anti virus bitdefender and avast

If you have an authorized license for BitDefender, not sure but it seems you should be able to install/reinstall on either Win7 or Win8 using your CD or download from the BitDefender website. You may also contact BitDefender Customer Service.

The same should apply to Avast.

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Hi
I just finished a free trial with Kaspersky personal edition AV 5 and liked it a lot.
I'm now trying BitDefender 9 standard. Seems good.

Anyone have any opinions on which of these is better?

I used to use Norton but it's a gawdawfull system hog. Then I dl'd a trial of PC-Cillin internet Security 2006 but found it clunky and didn't like it.
 

Answer:Kaspersky vs BitDefender ...Better Anti-Virus?

Bit Defender seems to always be on top of the leader boards and bench marks. How do youl like it? Does it use alot of system resources? How does it compare to the others? I have been thinking about switching from AVG to NOD32 or Bit Defender.
 

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Hi Guys
Just had to remove BitDefender from my computer due to slowing my computer very badly,it also kept blocking my Adobe photoshop Version 5 that I have been using for 15 years with no problems.

Just curious from other members to see if they have had problems with this software,I googled it and loads of complaints, what annoys me is they keep sending buyers fixes that do not work.

They seem to be using us poor souls to find out problems that they should have put right before puting it out for sale.

Norman

Answer:BitDefender Anti Virus and Int security 2011

Though I have never used Bit Defender, I can sense your displeasure.
There seems to be a technique to uninstalling it as shown here:

http://kb.bitdefender.com/site/article/333/

Please get a new Anti virus as soon as possible.
Personally I use Avast and MS Security essentials on my different computers.
Both work very well and use very limited resources.

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Looking for a good highly recommended anti-virus software.Right now on this PC I have kapersky.  I do like it and have not ran into issues.For my build Im checking to see if anyone else rec. something better.I read a lot of good things about bitdefender , kapersky and eset.

Answer:Anti-virus: eset ? kapersky? bitdefender?

http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,126304.0.html

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Hi folks.Has anyone here tried Bitdefender or Panda free antivirus software?I've been using Avast for a while now and even though the program version wasn't set to update automatically,it did just that and caused me a few problems so I was looking at giving something else a go.
Any advice please?

Answer:Bitdefender or Panda Anti Virus free?

I thought that all AV updated automatically.

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Hi, id like some advice on how to set up the anti-virus settings on the Bitdefender 2013 i've got for my new laptop. As a silver surfer; custom, permissive and aggressive settings for the anti-virus levels are confusing for me. Can someone help and advise me on the best settings ?

Answer:Anti-virus settings in Bitdefender Security 2013 ?

some advice here

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Sergio Alvarez has reported a vulnerability in BitDefender Anti-Virus, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.http://secunia.com/advisories/23415/

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Hi, id like some advice on how to set up the anti-virus settings on the Bitdefender 2013 i've got for my new laptop. As a silver surfer; custom, permissive and aggressive settings for the anti-virus levels are confusing for me. Can someone help and advise me on the best settings ?

Answer:Anti-virus settings in Bitdefender Security 2013 ?

Don't use Bitdefender but I'll move this to the top to see if anyone responds.

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Hi,
Have any one of you used Bitdefender anti-Ransomware with Bitdefender Internet security 2015?? The anti-ransomware function is not include of 2015 products of Bitdefender and I have almost 1 year BIS 15 licence .
 

Answer:Have any one used Bitdefender anti-ransomware with bitdefender internet security 2015?

Bitdefender 2015 and 2016 licenses are the same
 

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I have just installed AVG Anti Virus 7.5 free version and although it says that scanning emails is fully operational it does not indicate that it is actually doing it. Should it indicate somewhere when it is actually scanning or does it just run in the background? My os is xphome sp2.

Answer:AVG Anti Virus Query.

If AVG is working then you should see the multicoloured icon in the Notification Area. If it isn't working then that icon will be greyed-out. Other than that I don't think that there is another indication.

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Hello.

Just a quick query.
I use AOL as my ISP. It has it`s own spywear prog` running.
I have also ETRUST anti-virus program running,which I`ve used for two years now,in fact it`s just been re-subscribed for another two years. What I would like to know is; are these two liable to conflict with each other. If so what would the symptoms likely to be?
I`m running windows XP home edition.
The computer is;
Mesh micro ATX mini tower.
AMD Athlon 64 2800+ processor.

As far as I can see nothing out of the ordinary is happening.
Many thanks
historian
 

Answer:A query re: anti virus programs.

Usually a program will ask to remove any other conflicting programs. If you wasn't prompted to remove any programs* then you can run under the assumption that there's no confliction, thus you can continue to use both (if you wish to do so).

* - Providing one of the antiviruses were already installed when installing the other.
 

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After taking advice from Forum Members I have just downloaded and installed AVG Anti Virus free edition.I have checked for a Virus update, but was told that the last update was 24/04/03 and I was upto date,This does not seem correct to me I am used to Norton which had a update nearly every day.My question is this does AVG only post updates every couple of weeks or so?Regards to all Fatbelly

Answer:AVG Anti Virus Update Query

Porky, latest AVG is 272.

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Hello Sir / Madam ,

I am a new user at bleeping computer. Wishe all of you the best complements.

I have a question , please give me suggestion for that-

How can i install and activate two antivirus programmes in my pc so that both would not de-activate / uninstall each other ?

Answer:a query related to Anti virus

Having two AV applications on your computer is not best practice, especially if both are attempting to provide "real time" security. Two AVs scanning the same file can produce major conflicts and seriously interfere with one another and your computer's performance. Even if only ONE of these is "turned on" it will often find the other's definitions and report these as viruses, which can be confusing and require great care and research before you delete them.
Cheers,
John

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Hi,Thanks for the info for my last discussion.New Query:I have avast (antivirus), windows defender (spyware on computer finder)Is it best to have one for the interent (alerts you of connection, etc?). If so which program?besides avg 8, which other antivirus program is next best interms of finding viruses and finishes the scan and tells you how many files affected (rather then avast which finds a virus and you have to click an option to continue so you can not leave it while your out and come back to find it completed and xx amount of virues)Similar to avg is ideal as this scans and when finished you have options. thx

Answer:anti virus, spyware, internet query

How many AntiVirus programs are you running? You should only use one AV, or you will cause conflicts. Are you getting confused with other "Malware" rather than viruses?If so SuperAntispyware may be what you are looking for click here

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In my search for a XP x64 antivirus client I have come across few, but avast! seems to be the one with the most choices. Has anyone every used any of their products and if so how do they stack up? I think I could get the free trial until AVG comes out for Win XPx64. Or if good I could just purchase it outright.

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Note: I wasn't sure if this should go in general software or here, but seeing the spyware sticky up top and being that this is Windows 64 related I chose here, Mods move if you want.
 

Answer:avast! anti-virus, any users?

I use the free version of Avast, or at least I have for the past month. Seems to work well; it even blocked an incoming trojan horse from what I thought was an innocuous web URL. So far, so good.
 

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For those users, that may not have there automatic update enabled., Avast have issued two database updates, today.

Answer:FAO. Avast Anti-virus Users.

Yep avast has been updating like mad over the past few days, I think the script kiddies have been busy.

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I just got Kaspersky pro installed on my Windows XP Pro machine and right away it found the Lovescan worm. I knew i had a worm because the other night i turned off my firewall for just a few minutes and i got this RPC failure popup that shut down my machine after 60 seconds. I had to do a Ctrl Alt Delete and shut down the file in processes before Kaspkersky was able to delete it.

Anyways my main question here really has nothing to do with that. Kaspersky is reported corrupted files. I just did a scan a few minutes ago and it found 4. One of them was the new AIM Messenger install file that was located on my desktop. I believe i remember reading a while back that Kaspersky finds several corrupted files but they aren't really corrupted or something. So are these files really corrupted or is Kaspersky just confused? What do i need to worry about Kaspersky finding, just Virus's and ignore the rest?
 

Answer:Kaspersky Anti-Virus Users

It had 6 listed earlier but i just ran virus scan and it shows 4. These are the files that are showing up as "corrupted" in kasperky.

C:\Documents and Settings\burningrave101\Desktop\AIM Messenger 5.5.3583.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\burningrave101\Desktop\AIM Messenger 5.5.3583.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\burningrave101\Local Settings\Temp\GLB29.tmp
C:\Program Files\Gigabyte\ITE Raid Driver Setup\WIN2K_XP\iteraid.sys

I renamed the AIM messenger file from Install_AIM.exe to that back before i ever even run Kaspersky. I dont guess that has anything to do with it though.

And i found this information on Kaspersky "corrupted" files.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus has found a corrupted file, what does this mean?

A corrupted file is a file which contains different information than Kaspersky Anti-Virus is expecting. A corrupted file does not point to a viruscontamination.Click to expand...

http://www.vsweeper.com/en_US/html/faq.html#faqk18
 

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I need to instruct someone to delete items in the Quarantine folder. I cant find any instructions on it or a screenshot that shows where it is.Any one give me directions?

Answer:Any Users Of Norton Anti-Virus Here

Sorry, that would be the 2008 version.

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Has anyone installed this? click here and is it any good?

Answer:Free Anti virus software for ntl users

Looks interesting but I would go with the tried and tested free options out there: Avast, Sygate, etc.

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I am looking for an antivirus to put on a clients machine. He is on dial up and I don't like how AVG handles dial up because you can't set it to update itself once it senses a connection. I need that functionality. Am I going to have to shell out for Norton or will any of the free ones do this? I want the antivirus to be as transparent as possible. Thanks in advance.

Lyquist
 

Answer:Good anti-virus for dial up users??

I am not sure of any free ones that have that funcionality. Can't you just tell the person to manually update it weekly? It isn't that hard.
 

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Can i get my paid games such as asphalt 8 , assassins creed back on my lumia 525 after updating it to WP8.1 from WP8 ?? or i need to pay once more???

Answer:query regarding paid games backup

Originally Posted by WPCentral Question Can i get my paid games such as asphalt 8 , assassins creed back on my lumia 525 after updating it to WP8.1 from WP8 ?? or i need to pay once more??? You ask the oddest of questions. As long you use the same email, you're good. However, updating is just that, an update, and nothing is getting lost in the update process.

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I haven't used any sort of anti-virus or anti-spyware for the past 4 years. It seems to me that with these days most of the major security flaws that shipped with XP have been repaired. Back in 2001 when XP first came out it the flaws were so bad it was ridiculous. However since SP2 and all the RPC exploit fixes it's pretty solid.

I use a hardware firewall, make sure all my patches are up to date, I use a non-IE browser like firefox, watch very carefully what I download and install, what web pages I browse, etc. I frequently monitor my running processes via a 3rd party app. Now granted the fact that I've been a computer enthusiast for over 10 years and I am also an IT professional. So I do know what to watch for and what to do and not to do etc.

Using these techniques I haven't had a single virus, malware, or any kind of spyware infection in the past 3 years. (I say 3 because I think I had some kind of minor adware installed a few years back before firefox was around) Anyway for the average PC user this would not be recommended, they simply don't know enough to not have to use AV software.

I stopped using the software because it became so bloated and made comps slow to a crawl (Norton security is WORSE than the spyware it prevents). So I uninstalled it all one day and enjoyed the performance benefits. However these days with lightweight apps like nod32 and windows defender beta 2 this has changed...

So the question remains, how many of yo... Read more

Answer:Who here does NOT use any type of anti-virus or spyware? (windows users only)

This topic is very debatible, and i dont recommend anyone, noob or expert to run the system without any kind of protection, resources taken by antivirus like AVG/NOD32/Avast are barely noticeable even on low end computers, and windows firewall on service pack 2 actually does a good job on keeping the computer shielded from internet worms.

So on the original question, how many of us...i bet you'll get only a few answers, not everyone is brave enough to be unprotected these days

oldmx
 

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Popularity of different free Anti Virus softwares among MT users
 

Answer:Malwaretips users currently using Free Anti Virus software.

Qihoo 360 Essential Security On Desktop.

SecuraLive Internet Security On Laptop with Xvirus Free.
 

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ISS X-Force has reported a vulnerability in multiple Symantec products, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

http://secunia.com/advisories/14179/
 

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Having anti-virus software and keeping it up to date is no longer enough to keep from geting infected by malware.
A study by Panda Security revealed that 72 per cent of firms with up-to-date security software still had malware on their networks. The data - based on a sample of 1.5m users last year - also revealed that 23 per cent of home computers were infected. PCs protected by the security software from multiple vendors were affected by the problem.

The data comes from scans by users of Panda's ActiveScan online scanning tool.
Panda reckons the problem arises because the traditional anti-virus scanning approaches are no longer keeping up with the exponential growth in malware products. As a result, users are infected by threats that slip under the radar and leave little indication of their presence.
"The situation is getting out of control," said Luis Corrons, PandaLabs technologies manager.
In response to the problem, Panda Security is rolling out a change in its architecture so that malware detection is more automated. Clients are linked together through data centres that correlate data and push signature updates automatically. This approach, dubbed 'collective intelligence', is designed to overcome the shortcomings of the traditional approach of pushing out virus updates from a lab.
"We have automated the process and put it online," Panda's Pedro Bustamante explained, adding that the firm was moving towards the security as a service approach.
In ord... Read more

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Russian anti-virus vendor Doctor Web is pleased to announce the release of the eighth version of Dr.Web for Windows and Dr.Web Security Space. The new installer, enhanced anti-rootkit, advanced preventive protection, instant web link checks, upgraded parental control, and new control center are available to all users starting today.

New installer. Dr.Web 8.0?s new installer does not use the Microsoft Windows Installer; no additional services are required to install the product. It not only protects the anti-virus from the moment when installation begins, but also reduces deployment time, since scanning is no longer performed during setup.

New anti-rootkit. Now the search for and neutralization of complex threats (rootkits, bootkits, etc.) is carried out in background mode. The resident background scan routines search for active threats among critical system objects and in the BIOS. An intelligent assessment of hardware capabilities ensures that scanning does not interfere with the user experience. The integration of the installation package (installer) with the updated anti-rootkit makes it possible to repel active threats and cure a PC during installation, even if the computer is infected with sophisticated malware.

Preventive protection sub-system. Now Dr.Web can block automatic modifications of critical Windows objects, thus ensuring preventive protection from infection. For various applications and services, a user can grant or deny access to certain Windows objects ... Read more

Answer:Dr.Web Anti-virus 8 for Windows delivers new advantages to users

Thanks for the share, now all we need is a giveaway or extended trial lol.
 

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Hi, all!
 
With interest I have read the Emsisoft Blog article about free anti-virus vendors that bundle PUPs with them. Here, 7 out of 8 tested free antivirus suites bundle with PUPs. A bit further down the article, an important fact is stated, and I quote:
 

...Bitdefender Free is one of the only clean antivirus vendors that does not come with any PUPs.

 
I therefore would like to know: Which more free anti-virus suites than Bitdefender Free do not bundle PUPs?
 
Thank you very much in advance!
 
Regards,
midimusicman79

Answer:Most free anti-virus suites now bundle PUPs except Bitdefender Free?

Well, Emsisoft Anti-Malware offers a 30 days trial of their program and doesn't bundle PUPs. Emsisoft doesn't bundle any PUPs at all in fact.

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Hello, this is my first post here. I tried googling but nothing answers my question.

I have a Windows 8 tablet and on my main user account (same email as my Xbox sign in etc) I cannot add any payment methods at all. I've been on to support and they've tried to fix it and and I'm awaiting response.

Basically I just want to purchase games from the Xbox windows store and use them on my main account.
Is it possible to create another user account on my tablet with a new email and attach my payment methods and download it to my tablet, then switch to my main user and play the games? If it's possible would this work for episodic content in a game like Adera and such? Thanks.

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Bitdefender detected a virus called GEN:trojan.heur.c4 (or something like that) i tried to go to every site to help remove this, but nothing works. Now combofix doesnt load, nor does malwarebytes... i cant even scan with those log programs mentioned in a sticky thread above. the only log i got out of it was an error that will be attached below. if anyone can help, it will be greatly appreciated

Answer:bitdefender detected a virus, couldnt remove now bitdefender wont even start.

Hello charnotleetWelcome to Welcome to BleepingComputer =====================Download OTL to your desktop.Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply.===========Download This file. Note its name and save it to your root folder, such as C:\.Disconnect from the Internet and close all running programs.Temporarily disable any real-time active protection so your security program drivers will not conflict with this file.Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled.Double-click on the downloaded file to start the program. (If running Vista, right click on it and select "Run as an Administrator")Allow the driver to load if asked.You may be prompted to scan immediately if it detects rootkit activity.If you are prompted to scan your system click "Yes" to begin the scan.If not prompted, click the "Rootkit/Malware" tab.On the right-side, all items to be scanned should be ch... Read more

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Russian anti-virus company Doctor Web has updated Dr.Web Agent for Windows in the service Dr.Web Anti-virus. Now users can benefit from all the innovations incorporated into Dr.Web series 11 products for Windows, including technologies that provide enhanced protection against attacks that exploit zero-day vulnerabilities. The anti-virus also boasts a significant performance boost.

Innovations in Dr.Web Agent for Windows version 11

Anti-exploit protection prevents malware from using software vulnerabilities when trying to take over an operating system. Fine-tune the Preventive Protection to control access to objects for trusted applications and thus avoid system conflicts. In addition, the Preventive Protection settings now include the option to create profiles.
Dr.Web Scanning Engine routines have been optimised to ensure that possible threats are detected faster.
Dr.Web Scanner SE?s graphical user interface (GUI) has been completely redesigned?settings for the scanner are now included in with the general anti-virus settings, making it easier to manage.
Statistics on the activities undertaken by the anti-virus are now gathered and stored. Filters provide easy, instant access to events involving specific components or to the list of Parental Control-blocked sites that users have attempted to access.
New Parental Control features include:

The new option Interval time limit lets parents specify the amount of time that their children can spend on the computer. At night (th... Read more

Answer:Dr.Web Anti-virus service users can now enjoy the most cutting-edge technologies of Dr.Web 11

omidomi said:





Russian anti-virus company Doctor Web has updated Dr.Web Agent for Windows in the service Dr.Web Anti-virus. Now users can benefit from all the innovations incorporated into Dr.Web series 11 products for Windows, including technologies that provide enhanced protection against attacks that exploit zero-day vulnerabilities. The anti-virus also boasts a significant performance boost.

Innovations in Dr.Web Agent for Windows version 11

Anti-exploit protection prevents malware from using software vulnerabilities when trying to take over an operating system. Fine-tune the Preventive Protection to control access to objects for trusted applications and thus avoid system conflicts. In addition, the Preventive Protection settings now include the option to create profiles.
Dr.Web Scanning Engine routines have been optimised to ensure that possible threats are detected faster.
Dr.Web Scanner SE?s graphical user interface (GUI) has been completely redesigned?settings for the scanner are now included in with the general anti-virus settings, making it easier to manage.
Statistics on the activities undertaken by the anti-virus are now gathered and stored. Filters provide easy, instant access to events involving specific components or to the list of Parental Control-blocked sites that users have attempted to access.
New Parental Control features include:
The new option Interval time limit lets parents specify the amount of time that their chil... Read more

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Antivirus vanished! Can't install ANY new one!Can't access microsoft and any anti virus sites (thus i cannot download or scan my computer from there)I tried to install a copy of avast pro but the set- up immediately close after opening, i also noticed a lot of programs behaving like this just like the bandmaster game from e games and Grand Theft Auto Vice City( once i opened it, it immediately closes)Tried to install that in safe mode, but the computer does not start and reboots back into normal mode.This is the content of DDS logDDS (Ver_10-11-26.01) - NTFSx86 Run by neopc10 at 19:47:12.65 on Fri 11/26/2010Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1023.353 [GMT -8:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k AkamaiC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvcC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\KGB\Mpk.exeC:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TrueImageMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImageHome\TimounterMonitor.exeC:\WINDOWS\PixArt\PAC7302\Monitor.exeC:\Program Files\... Read more

Answer:anti virus banished.can't install any anti virus programs, can't acces microsoft and anti virus sites!!!...

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the ... Read more

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Well McAfee has expired on my laptop and all I have to say is thank the lord.

I am not going to ask something like "which is the best paid protection" because I want to know "what is the most prefered protection"

I haven't completly decided wether I'm going to stick with free protection. Thats why I want fedback from others.?If?I?get?a?better?response?for?free?protection?I'll?stick?with?free?but?if?theres?a?better?response?for?paid I'll?go?for?paid.

Get voting everyone
All votes are appreciated

Answer:What Paid Security Centers Do Bc Users Prefer.

Voted None of the above. I prefer free protectionMost of these security suites are so bloated, that they hog valuable system resources.Also, it seems the more they add to the program, the more problems people have with it, and they're just about impossible, to remove from your system, if you ever decide to do so.Just do a Search of the forums for McAfee, and Norton, and you'll see what I'm talking about.That's why, in my opinion, it's better to use programs that are dedicated to doing one job well (AV, Firewall, Antispyware, ....), instead of trying to do everything so-so.You'll have fewer problems in the long run.Also, why pay a lot for something you can get for free, that will do the same job, if not better, and use fewer resources...

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Is it possible to grant another user the use of paid for games/apps when they sign into their Win8 account on the same PC/laptop? I would like them to be able to access them from the Start screen.

If so, what is the process?

Thanks

Answer:Sharing paid for games/apps between W8 users - Possible?

Any assistance please?

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New applications are turning up on Facebook. Unfortunately, some of them are fake anti-virus programs.
While researching Web sites that host malicious software, Roger Thompson, chief research officer of software security company AVG, noticed something funny. A Russian Web site known for hosting malware was getting lots of referrals from Facebook.



Hacked Facebook apps lead users to fake anti-virus software | Security Central - InfoWorld

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Question: Bitdefender Query

The free edition of Bitdefender has worked well on my Win7 PC, for the past year or two. No complaints at all. Therefore, I decided to get it for hubby's Win8.1 PC.

No problems with installing it, all appears to be well - except when I attempt registration. It keeps telling me that the e-mail addresses are "invalid" (I probably don't need to say that the address is current and in daily use.)

I get the same response, regardless of whether I enter a different address, (to create a separate account for hubby) or the one I used on my own account. So effectively, I cannot complete the registration.

So, my question is: does Bitdefender have a "one PC only" rule, that I'm unintentionally attempting to break? Or have they ceased their free edition? (I did have to hunt around a bit to find the download.)

I've searched around and Googled for answers, but have been unable to find anything which helps, so wondered if any of you guys might know?

Thanks for reading.
 

Answer:Bitdefender Query

I have no idea why you are having trouble, as far as I can tell, it's still free to anyone on any system.

suggest uninstalling using the Bitdefender cleanup tool, then try again.
 

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hello,

Bitdefender Free has the same protection technologies that its paid version? The efficiency of the free version is same as the paid version?
 

Answer:The efficiency of the free version of Bitdefender Internet Security the same as the paid version?

I don't see why it wouldn't be, yes it has less features and is less configurable,
But you get the same award winning engine that powers the paid version.
 

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After using free anti-spyware protection for years, finally have deceided to buy some good protection, is there 1 or 2 products above all else that would be the best choice?I was thinking of buying 'ESET Nod32 Antivirus System v3.0.642' as it seems quite popular, not sure what my second choice would be, maybe 'Kaspersky Anti-Virus'?  Thoughts anyone who already uses a sharware anti-spy?

Answer:Recommended Paid Anti-Spyware

Anti-spyware and anti-virus are 2 different beasts that do different things...Clarify what you have tried in the past and what you are looking for...

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hello,

Bitdefender Free has the same protection technologies that its paid version? The efficiency of the free version is same as the paid version?
 

Answer:The efficiency of the free version of Bitdefender is the same as the paid version?

I don't see why it wouldn't be, yes it has less features and is less configurable,
But you get the same award winning engine that powers the paid version.
 

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hello, i set up a pc for someone, they wanted a hands off antivirus/ firewall set up, i suggested eset as that was the last one i used but the latest version has to be one of the biggest security solutions about, that's a turn around!anyway i found bit defender game safe, havnt actually used the game mode but it uses under 5k of ram and you really don't know you have it on the standard mode.so, what's the catch? it's 14 (i know you can get free, but this is a sort of mini suite, has a firewall)anybody use this? seems too good to be true and it's not a name i hear very often.thanks.

Answer:any bitdefender users?

hmm, guess not, never mind lots of positive feedback from security forums.

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So I used norton for about 4 straight years until about 2 weeks ago when it updated and downloaded a "bad packet", causing the entire program to go nuts, rendering it useless and rendering the uninstall useless as well. I finally got it off of my system and am really surprised at the speed of my system now. I know i always read about how much of a resource hog it was, but i never really knew. Anyways, I have AVG now, but i'm thinking of going with Bitdefender 9 standard. Now first off, do not start saying ok leave AVG there, i don't want to start a "this is better that is better" thread. I just want to know from people who are using Bitdefender 9 if they are happy with it, and how much of a resource hog it is/isn't. I have read a few articles on the web and on here and it seems that it's one of the top programs out there. Oh and i'm not talking about the free version of bitdefender.

Answer:Bitdefender users...

My friend run Bitdefender pro (9) and it looks good to me. Havn't had first hand expirence with it tho only with Bitdefender 8.

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Is it worth it? I have the free version, but would love that real-time protection. Is it better than Windows Defender for Windows 7??

ty.

Answer:Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Paid Version

I recommend taking advantage of the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Protection Module which uses advanced heuristic scanning technology to monitor your system and provide real-time protection to prevent the installation of most new malware. This technology monitors every process and stops malicious processes before they can infect your computer. Enabling the Protection Module feature requires reqistration and purchase of a license key that includes free lifetime upgrades and support. After activation, Malwarebytes can be set to update itself and schedule scans automatically on a daily basis. The Protection Module is not intrusive as it utilizes few system resources and should not conflict with other scanners or anti-virus programs.

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1. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Professional
Malwarebytes tops the list once again with the professional edition of their flagship product. Unlike the free edition, the professional edition offers all the great things included in the free edition plus more. It offers real-time protection against malware and malicious websites known to the Malwarebytes database as well as automatic updating and scanning. When a executable file accesses memory, it is scanned by Malwarebytes. If malware is detected, execution is suspended and the user is alerted. The web blocking feature scans both inbound and outbound connections for known malicious IP addresses. If one is detected, Malwarebytes automatically terminates the connection and alerts the user with a simple bubble in the task bar. Incremental updates keeps Malwarebytes up-to-date quicker, allowing it to detect more malicious software. These great features are complimented by its great price. This is one of the main reasons Malwarebytes tops the list. The user pays a one time fee and recieves updates for life. This is a great compliment to any antivirus, even if you are using a free one. The only down side is that Malwarebytes can be little heavy on system resources and is not designed to run by itself.

2. Emsisoft Anti-Malware
Emsisoft's paid anti-malware product is a fantastic option for someone looking for comprehensive protection without having to buy a full internet security suite. It features both a signature based ant... Read more

Answer:Top 5 Paid Anti-Malware Applications: Beginning of 2012

Any source for this article ?

eXp
 

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Windows Defender along with Vista's UAC do a great job and keeping your computer protected from Spyware. However should you feel the need or if your computer does get infested by spyware which Defender may or may not be able to remove, you may feel the need for an additional 3rd Party Anti-Spy !
WinVistaClub, a Microsoft Featured Community, in association with Emsi Software GmbH is currently offering the PAID Version Of A-Squared Anti Malware absolutely FREE ! If you wish to know the details, click HERE.

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I am using zemana antilogger from about an year and i love it.
I specialy like the intelliguard feature that blocks unknown files from execution

I recently came through a good review of spyshelter how it protects when all the big antivirus companies fail

Should i try spyshelter premium?
Is it better then zemana ?
 

Answer:Zemana Anti-Logger Paid vs Spyshelter Premium

It depends. Zemana is kinda a set and forget application. While Spyshelter is likely to make a lot popups similar to a HIPS.

If you like the 'quietness' of Zemana, then stay with it. If you don't mind having a lot popups and want to have a lot more control, then go with Spyshelter.

You can also get a trial of Spyshelter Premium and decide for yourself if it's something you like.

Have a good day.
 

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I have been a fan of Kaspersky for like 5 years now, have their products installed on 4 different devices currently and they have never failed me to date. But, even traditional AV' s cannot detect everything with their behavior-based technology, I was looking for 2 freeware programs to complement my KIS[Kaspersky internet security] on my windows 10 pc. After a lot of poking and snooping around the IOT's , I finally came upon a nice malware remover tool known as SuperAntiSpyware :- https://www.superantispyware.com/ and Zonealarm's free firewall solution :- https://www.zonealarm.com/software/free-firewall/ .I just wanted to know whether using these applications with my traditional AV would bog down my system resources considerably or not, as I currently have 8 gigs of ram, will it be a problem? . I hope I do not sound paranoid, but traditional AV's with their signature-based detection were long touted to be dead against 0 day exploits and what not, I guess practicing safe browsing and tightening your security with multiple applications and browser extensions such as ublock origin,disconnect,noscript,etc is the only way to go
 

Answer:Companion anti-malware+firewall to complement paid AV

Windows 10 can have issues with updates/upgrades when a third-party antivirus app is installed, so I stick with its built-in Windows Defender Antivirus app.

I also use Malwarebytes AdwCleaner and SUPERAntiSpyware (both free) every 7 - 14 days to scan for and remove any threats they may find.

I've never used Kaspersky, so I can't comment on it.

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Zemana Anti-Logger Free/Paid Updates Thread.

Similar and informative threads:
Zemana False Positive Report Thread
Beta Release - Zemana Anti-Malware 2.0 BETA

Spoiler: To Staff.
Can this thread please be stuck to the top of this sub-forum?

 

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BITDEFENDER HQ, Jan. 20, 2014 ? Bitdefender, the creator of innovative global antivirus solutions, announced it will continue to provide free antimalware support to Windows XP users for as long as 32 months after Microsoft ends support for XP SP3 and Office 2003. Support for older Windows SP versions (SP2 and SP1) has ended in 2010 and 2011.

BITDEFENDER HQ, Jan. 20, 2014? Bitdefender, the creator of innovative global antivirus solutions, announced it will continue to provide free antimalware support to Windows XP users for as long as 32 months after Microsoft ends support for XP SP3 and Office 2003. Support for older Windows SP versions (SP2 and SP1) has ended in 2010 and 2011.

Bitdefender will continue to provide support to help affected home users fight off viruses, Trojans, spyware and other malware until at least January 2016 and for enterprise customers until at least January 2017.

Microsoft has announced it will end support for XP SP3 and Office 2003 starting April 8, 2014, meaning users of those versions will no longer receive updates including crucial security patches to protect their computers.

According to our records, one in five Windows computers uses XP and Bitdefender recognizes not all users can quickly shift to a newer version. Enterprise deployment can take months or years and home users may have to wait until the resources are available to make the switch.

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Answer:Bitdefender Extends Antimalware Support for XP Users

It's nice they keep supporting it, but i think you would need a quite powerful Win XP PC to be able to run Bitdefender
 

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Now that Bitdefender announced there Application Control Whitelisting feature for the business solutions, do you think it is necessary to implement it in the home products?

What is your opinion about Application Control / Whitelisting and will it become an important layer of defense in the future?

"With more than 450,000 unique malware samples a day, mostly targeted at infrastructure or departments that play key roles inside the organization, the Application Control Whitelisting technology can allow IT managers to keep all threats at bay by default-denying the execution of unknown software."

You can read the full article here.
 

Answer:Bitdefender - Application Control Whitelisting for Home users - Need it?

It would never be a bad decision to integrate this into their home products. If it is provided as an option, the users that want it have the ability use it while the others just keep it disabled. Panda has a similar application control too in their products and I'm really a fan of it. In their products it's also disabled by default. You can easily control which executables run and you prevent that malicious applications can sneaky launch and infect your system. Of course this is something not every user wants to do. I can assume that the average 'not so technical minded' home user wouldn't be happy to need to allow each new executable that launches on your computer, but personally I really like this approach. Also if they make it 'self learning' that already earlier allowed exe's can start without warning, it's more comfortable to use it. You keep full control and prevent even the launch of malicious exe's where the AV doesn't have signatures for. It probably wouldn't become an important layer for the average user, but if you want full control, it's really an interesting feature for them to implement. The best antivirus is still the human brain and the application control makes it a bit easier to keep control of the running processes on your machine.
 

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it appears BitDefender (which I currently use) has the Ask Toolbar included.http://www.securitycadets.com/For more info regarding Ask.com click HERE(Moderator edit: thread moved to more appropriate forum. jgw)

Answer:Bitdefender Anti-Phishing and Ask.com

Were you given the option to not allow the "anti-phishing toolbar" which I understand uses the
"Ask" search engine?

If not, can you block or remove the "anti-phishing toolbar"?

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Cryptolocker and its public-private key encryption mechanism has become a huge financial success for its creators. Its high turnaround prompted other cybercriminal entites to write copycats that use much more sophisticated spreading and encryption algorithms. Some of the most notorious families of ransomware now wreaking havoc include Cryptowall, Citroni and TorLocker. Android users were also massively targeted by ransomware throughout 2014.



We have now developed a vaccine that allows users to immunize their computers and block any file encryption attempts, even if they become infected with CryptoWall, one of the most powerful clones of the Cryptolocker malware. As usual, we advise customers to run a fully dedicated Internet Security solution such as those provided by Bitdefender to protect against all threats. The CryptoWall Immunizer is only effective in protecting systems that may get infected with versions one and two of the Cryptowall ransomware.



While we are making all efforts to update the tool as soon as CryptoWall is modified, we recommend that you keep your antivirus solution always on and use this tool as an additional layer of protection.


 

Answer:Bitdefender Anti-CryptoWall

Thanks, testing it out now.
 

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Hi

I have posted about this situation in detail here ...http://forums.majorgeeks.com/index....r-internet-security-2016.314693/#post-1982069

Since then a small update .......

1. A few days ago , I contacted Bitdefender Support via chat/msgr & chatted with their 1st level support, who after a while eventually decided my enquiry was really somethng they were not able to answer, & said they would get 2nd level support to contact me as a matter of urgency bearing in mind my subscription expires on 22nd Dec ( now only 3/4 days time)

Basically they were able to confirm that YES it was true that aslong as Bitdefender was installed I would NOT be able to use System Restore I quote "What you have to do to get the system restore to a some point . You have to uninstall Bitdefender|"... I clarified whether he did mean UNINSTALL & not DISABLE or Switch OFF, & he dconfirmed " Yes Uninstall, due to security facts..."

I explained I hadnt come across this before with other security programs Ive used , he added " Bitdfender doesn't allow the pc to make that major changes as i said due to security facts. You can uninstall Bitdefender make the restore and after that to reinstall it"

2. Since then I have googled about other apps & it seems that others also say you cannot do a full restore without disabling the program .. However to me disabling is VERY different to uninstalling ...

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Answer:Urgent Calling On Helpf From Other Bitdefender Users .. Is This Situation Normal ?

PS when I asked for advice .. I meant re whether or not this is normal ..

Once again I THANK all those who have previously replied AND given me detailed advice re how to COMPLETELY remove Bdefender in the event of my actually having to do so .. which is looking more & more likely ...

Tamba1
 

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Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware beta vs Bitdefender Anti-Ransomware

these are the two anti-ransomware tools i know from good companies
which one is better ? i guess malwarebytes is

bitdefender just blocks formation of executables in temp folders ... do malwarebytes also work the same way ?
are there any better alternatives present ?
 

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Seems a bit of the official false positive has come into the lightRomanian firm is a little upset about their product being identified as spyware.More so that it's not promptly being fixed.http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/01/21/ms...spyware_glitch/

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running windows 10 home, on a previous version windows I received a popup when starting up saying there is a new version of Bitdefender Anti Ransomware available to download, I have never downloaded this program and so with help from this forum I managed to remove it from my startup menu, ie: Msconfig; startup, task manager, Setuplauncher.exe, on Win10 I go to Msconfig; startup, open task manager, looking for Setuplauncher.exe,
This program is not shown, please advise on removal, it has obviously come as a pup via some other program but the last program I installed was iolo system mechanic on 3 May last, this program has only appeared during the last few days, all help and advice appreciated

Answer:Bitdefender Anti Ransonware removal help

Leave it, it good protection against ransomeware from a legit company.

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This may only be for the US. A link that can take you to the offers is at http://forum.raymond.cc/threads/kasp...8/#post-294755
There are a good number of other free offers, including ESET Smart security, AVG Internet Security, and Nero. They involve rebates.

I want to know from Kaspersky and BitDefender users :

1. How are these programs on false positives and over-aggressiveness with detection of so-called Potentially Unwanted Programs or Applications (PUPs and PUAs)? For me, avast! and Webroot have gone after way too many legitimate programs on my computer.

2. Do these programs allow user discretion before eliminating programs? I don't want them wiping good programs off my computer without allowing me the opportunity to whitelist them instead.

3. Do they tell you what they are doing or have done? One time I used the malware function of Glary Utilities. It got rid of something, but it never told me what it was. I have never again used the malware function on Glary Utilities.
 

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A link that can take you to the offers is at http://forum.raymond.cc/threads/kas...y-for-us-physical-giveaway.36488/#post-294755
There are a good number of other free offers, including ESET Smart security, AVG Internet Security, and Nero. They involve rebates.

I want to know from Kaspersky and BitDefender users :

1. How are these programs on false positives and over-aggressiveness with detection of so-called Potentially Unwanted Programs or Applications (PUPs and PUAs)? For me, avast! and Webroot have gone after way too many legitimate programs on my computer.

2. Do these programs allow user discretion before eliminating programs? Do they tell you what they are doing or have done? I don't want them wiping good programs off my computer without allowing me the opportunity to whitelist them instead.

3. Do they tell you what they are doing or have done? One time I used the malware function of Glary Utilities. It got rid of something, but it never told me what it was. I have never again used the malware function on Glary Utilities.
 

Answer:Kaspersky & BitDefender free today. Info from users of those programs wanted.

KAspersky is not friendly for the average user and false positives. IMHO, and rating sites, BitDefender is one of the best.
 

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Is Bitdefender AntiCryptowall a good option to use and can I use it with Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, Although I am aware that there are better options than MBAE I have already bought a license, and I don't want it to go to waste.

Thank you very much in advance
 

Answer:Bitdefender AntiCryptowall and Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit?

I have been running it together. No significant impact on laptop performance. However, I doubt bitdefender anticryptowall efficiency so I install full fledge BIS 2016
 

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Stated on their website:
Bitdefender Anti-Ransomware prevents the following families of ransomware from encrypting your files: CTB-Locker, Locky, Pertya, and TeslaCrypt. Bitdefender cannot guarantee the effectiveness of the tool against different strains of ransomware, nor be held liable for the loss of sensitive data.
Bitdefender Anti-Ransomware acts as a vaccination tool and does not offer proactive, zero-day protection like that found in commercial Bitdefender products.Click to expand...

Bitdefender Anti-Ransomware is included in Bitdefender 2016 and later, but is also available as a standalone download.

Although Bitdefender cannot guarantee it's effective against new ransomware, has anyone been able to test it against various (past and present) Ransomware strains?
Also how compatible is it with existing non-Bitdefender security products?
 

Answer:Bitdefender Anti-Ransomware: How compatible and effective it is?

Thanks for sharing
 

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Security App of the Week: Bitdefender Anti-CryptoLocker
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CryptoLocker is highly problematic these days. The threat is designed to encrypt certain files found on infected computers and keep them that way until the user agrees to pay a ransom that can be as high as a couple of thousands of dollars.
Currently, there?s no way of recovering encrypted files if you don?t have backups or system restore points. That?s why the best way to protect yourself against CryptoLocker is by taking a proactive approach.

Bitdefender?s Anti-CryptoLocker can protect your files by blocking the malware from accessing its command and control (C&C) servers. Since the ransomware can no longer retrieve the public key from the server, it can?t encrypt files.

The tool is easy to use and configure. It can be set to run when Windows starts, so you don?t have to worry about keeping an eye on it.

You can download Bitdefender Anti-CryptoLocker from Softpedia.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Security-App-of-the-Week-Bitdefender-Anti-CryptoLocker-405296.shtml
 

Answer:Security app of the week: bitdefender anti-cryptolocker

Thanks for the share. Seems to be a lot of cryptolocker apps out there these days.
 

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So i just recently found out about Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit and i am keen to try it. Before i install it i want to make sure that it wont interfere with Bitdefender. Let me also mention that i have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium as well. Will it interfere with any of these programs?
 
Thanks.

Answer:Will Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Interfere With Bitdefender?

Hello and welcome:
 
Short answer: No, there are no known issues between MBAE (Free or Premium) and BD.
 
Longer answer:
There are ongoing issues between MBAM Premium and BD for SOME (not all) users.
There are many threads at the Malwarebytes forum about this.
AFAIK, the issue has been identified (it is with BD, not MBAM) and both companies are working to resolve it.
See HERE for a very recent post by a Senior Technical Products Director at Malwarebytes with a WORKAROUND that resolves the issue for most/all users.
Having said that, if you are already running MBAM Premium and BD and experience no issues, then you are among the majority of users who have NOT experienced this problem.
 
And if you do run into issues, someone will be happy to assist you:
the MBAM Help forum
the MBAE Help forum 
 
 
Cheers,
MM

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Hello everyone.

I have tried my best to remove this virus on my laptop, but no success yet.

Here are all of the things the virus does:

-Prevents access to websites like spybot, instead of letting me see the site, it simply says "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage", and there is a button to click that says "Diagnose Connection Problem" (no connection problem of course)

-When I click links from a google search, they most of the time take me to the wrong webpage and I am forced to copy/paste the original link into the web bar.

-Programs like Combofix, Spybot, and HJT do not work and a box comes up after starting them saying "Combofix has stopped working".

-I tried running the programs in Safe Mode, but no luck there.

If anyone knows a fix please reply.

Thanks,

Sean

Answer:Virus prevents access to Anti-Virus sites/anti-virus programs (combofix, etc.)

I renamed my Combofix to something else and I followed the instructions from a different post and here is the log I ended up with:

ComboFix 09-07-29.04 - Sean 07/31/2009 0:30.1.2 - NTFSx86
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3070.2059 [GMT -7:00]
Running from: c:\users\Sean\Desktop\Music.exe
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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c:\progra~2\MICROS~1\Windows\STARTM~1\Programs\videosoft
c:\progra~2\MICROS~1\Windows\STARTM~1\Programs\videosoft\Uninstall.lnk
c:\program files\videosoft
c:\program files\videosoft\Uninstall.exe
C:\resycled
c:\resycled\boot.com
c:\windows\10057vir9sza2.cpl
c:\windows\1059zpamb5t5bd.exe
c:\windows\1069thi5fz912.bin
c:\windows\1075859zj467.exe
c:\windows\11297vzr5s51c.cpl
c:\windows\1132z5ru977d.cpl
c:\windows\11388troz4559.cpl
c:\windows\1179zs5y695.dll
c:\windows\11991szambo95d9.cpl
c:\windows\120355zoj6819.bin
c:\windows\12324tr9j7b5z.bin
c:\windows\1279zroj295.ocx
c:\windows\12a7d5wnloader999z.bin
c:\windows\132985pz2a0.cpl
c:\windows\133505i9us7z8.exe
c:\windows\13552hackt9ol37z.ocx
c:\windows\1355zw59m5d8.exe
c:\windows\13562vizus1059.cpl
c:\windows\135759orm5c5z.ocx
c:\windows\13599virus6cz5.dll
c:\windows\13614spamzo5990.cpl
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Hi,
I have Bitdefender Total Security 2016 but I wounder if I need "Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit"?

And also I would like to know what is best second defense software free or paid?

Thank you
 

Answer:Do you need an Anti-Exploit with Bitdefender Total Security 2016?

@WikiLeaks Mod Edit Notes: Post moved to new thread.

There are already similar questions with differing Poll results, but the comment I agree with was written by @hjlbx



hjlbx said:





If you keep your software and OS updated - and aren't a high-risk user, then the probability of an exploit is low - something like less than 2 % according to industry data. Therefore, anti-exploit protection isn't needed - statistically - for the vast majority of users.

If you want layered protection, then anti-exploit is one of the basic layers.

My attitude towards exploits that they are very unlikely - yet still possible (true 0-Day). Therefore, I run all commonly exploited programs - browsers, Adobe products, office suites, archivers, etc - with limited file system and registry access rights using AppGuard. AppGuard will not prevent an exploit, but it will block the post-exploit actions. I have seen it stop a nasty exploit payload from altering the system.Click to expand...

Read: Question - Should I use a Exploit Protection Software?




Read: Question - Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit- Should I use it?




I highly recommend creating your own thread at, Security Configuration Wizard so we can get a better assessment about your system, software used and settings.
 

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hello friend...help me...i was install bitdefender total security 2013 and my problem is why toolbar does not show in my ie,google chrome and mozilla...i was setting it on....and i search it carefully above browser but does not seen it....


Sorry for my bad grammar and writting....

Answer:bitdefender toolbar anti piracy don't show on all my browser

There's usually Toolbar Settings within the Settings of the browser, have you checked that program is being shown as a toolbar?

Internet Explorer - Enable or Disable Toolbars and Extensions Add-ons

Mozilla Firefox - Customize Firefox controls, buttons and toolbars

When you install the program, if the program supports a toolbar in your Internet browser, then it will give you the option of having the program listed in as a toolbar in your browser.

Heres the BitDefender website: BitDefender Tools

Hope this helps,

Harry

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I have a nasty if not multiple nasty virus's and have not been successful removing them. It started with the XP Anti-Virus 2011 Removal fake anti-virus popping up with all real anti-virus programs disabled and anytime I try to go to an antivirus website I'm redirected to a random site. This happens in all browsers not just Internet Explorer. I also had many of my files changed to hidden file folders and also the start/all programs button does not show any of my programs. I mananged to get both Malwarebytes and Superantispyware on my computer and was able to get rid of much of the problems by running these programs. Now it seems the XP Anti-Virus 2011 has been removed but I still have the issue with my webpages being redirected depending on which page I try to access. I also have many processes that should not be running in the task manager and when i close them out they just start back up again. This worm seems to be accessing my iexplorer because there are multiple iexplorer.exe open at all times and sometimes the CPU Usage gets very high which is not normal for my computer. The final symptom is that at random times I get a webpage pop up or if not a webpage an error that reads like the following example:

An error has occured in the script on this page.

line: 13
Char: 1
Error: Object doesnt support this property or method
Code: 0
URL: http:/www2a.glam.com/mobile/detect.act?affiliatedld=288743725

Do you want to continue scripts on this page?

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Answer:XP Anti-Virus 2011 Fake Anti-VIrus and webpages being Redirected Virus

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I am very sorry for the delay in responding, but as you can see we are at the moment being flooded with logs which, when paired with the never-ending shortage of helpers, resulted in the delayed responding to your thread.I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.
Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.
If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, all tools need to be started by right clicking and selecting Run as Administrator!
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Camera Wizard not poping up after removing Total Security/Antivirus Pro_2010 I have a PC with Windows XP SP3 with Avast, SuperAnti-Spyware and MBAM while browsing I got a yellow virus warning (something win32 I believe) from Avast pop up near the bottom tray and within seconds the Total Security pop-ups started. My PC slowed to a stop so I rebooted and saw that Antivirus Pro_2010 had installed itself on my PC. All my Anti Virus programs would not start (ie MBAM) so I ended up following forums to end some processes, delete some .dll files that were known to be malicious and rename the .exe's to get Anti Virus programs to run. I installed and used AVG which found a couple things. Then I used ComboFix, and finally I got MBAM to run which found a good 40+ trojans etc. I believe I got the virus off but I tried to restore to before I got the virus but was unable to. I have since run scans with MBAM and SuperAnti-Spyware which have found nothing. Avast also finds nothing but it has a list of 44 files (mostly in WINDOWS\ folder with the last path part of file doubled) that it is unable to scan: because "The system cannot find the specified path". When I look on my C: drive and follow the file path, the second to last part is always missing (ie. WINDOWS\addins\addins) addins is not there. When I plug in my camera, the camera wizard does not pop up anymore as it use to before I had and removed the virus. I also saw on the unscanable list that there was a WINDOWS\Connecti... Read more

Answer:Help to remove Total Security and Anti-Virus Pro_2010 rogue anti-virus programs

Can someone please help me?
 

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One of the posts said it is a bad HD but this is 2 months old and worked fine and works fine when I load UBUNTU, ZORIN, and even a Microsoft 8.1 ISO but not the 75.00 4 disc recovery and Install discs I paid HP that should of been included in the original purchase. I put disc one in and it goes to 30 percent then I get REDUCERCopy File FailsFrom E:\Preload\BASE5.SWMto  C:\RM|IMAGE|BASE5.SWM Again I can CD load UBUNTU ZORIN or Microsoft 8.1 ISO from Microsoft site BUT I loose all the things I paid HP for such as my Finger Print Reader. I feel like I got FLEECED twice but HP.    Help PLease

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Hi

I hope to install and open access WiFi for some holiday cottages.

Will it be possible for a user to hack into another computer on the same connection ?

If so, what can be done about it

Thanks

Mike
 

Answer:Multiple Users on Same Wi-Fi Query

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I use Win XP Pro and am the only user of my home PC.In the start menu if I right click on certain programme groups I am given the option to "Explore" and "Explore all users".This is frustrating since clicking on one or the other gives a different result re the programmes that are actually displayed to "explore".Does anyone know how I can set up my PC to simply offer the option to explore not explore all users.

Answer:Expore and Explore all users query

The folders which offer the "All Users" option may be located in the Start Menu for All Users, rather than the Start Menu which relates only to your individual Username, i.e.C:\Documents and Settings\AllUsers\Start Menu\Programs\ instead of C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Start Menu\Programs\ Try dragging the problem items to your own Start Menu.

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