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Companion anti-malware+firewall to complement paid AV

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

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

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Preferred Solution: Companion anti-malware+firewall to complement paid AV

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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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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 ?

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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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How long could you last if you were a normal PC user without an active Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware or a Firewall before getting attacked by someone?

Answer:How long could you last without Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware or Firewall?

Too many variables involved to be able to give any sort of credible answer. Someone who has a well configured browser and very safe surfing habits, would probably last longer than someone who is heavily involved with social media and peer to peer applications. As one comparative example.

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Evening folks, I installed Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and now trying to update the codes. I keep getting an error well trying to do so. I know it's the firewall and have selected the program to run threw the firewall but still just the error. Scans and all work so it must be a firewall setting. It's the latest version and I'm using home edition 7600 on Win 7. Thanks for any help.

Answer:Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - throw firewall

  
Quote: Originally Posted by polarbear


Evening folks, I installed Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and now trying to update the codes. I keep getting an error well trying to do so. I know it's the firewall and have selected the program to run threw the firewall but still just the error. Scans and all work so it must be a firewall setting. It's the latest version and I'm using home edition 7600 on Win 7. Thanks for any help.


Hi Welcome to SF,

Can I know what Firewall are you using is it just the Windows Firewall or any other application ??

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How does it work Emsisoft Anti-Malware with Win Firewall? Can you share some opinions and experiences?
Is this combination as good as Emsisoft Internet Security Pack?
 

Answer:Emsisoft Anti-Malware with Windows Firewall

Emsisoft Anti-Malware is a great security product, it has a very good heuristic engine, and a very fine tuned behavior blocker. If you pair this product with the Windows Firewall, and use some common sense while online, you'll have a decent security protection. There are a few settings you can change in Emsisoft Anti-Malware, which will increase your system security (eg: Paranoid Mode)

Now, because your question is basically, is Online Armor (the Firewall within Emsisoft Internet Security) better than Windows Firewall, I'll have to go with yes, Online Armor is a better option as a firewall.
And there is a very simple reason behind this opinion, Online Armor Firewall does come with a Host Intrusion Prevention System, while Windows Firewall behaves more like an traditional firewall (monitoring outgoing an incoming connections). Not only this, but Online Armor is easier to use, and more user friendly than the Windows Firewall.

Online Armor has a Free version also, which is pretty good, so a decent variant here, if you are interested in increasing your security, is just to go with this version.
 

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Hello! We have acquired the above mentioned malware and it has so far evaded my feeble attempts to eradicate it. A family member downloaded it while looking for a solution to a quest in a popular kid's online multi-player adventure game. So far, I have updated and scanned with Malwarebytes and the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool, both results showed no malware presence. Microsoft's Live One-Care scanner detected Trojan:JS/Tracur.C and some issues with Java Script files, but I was unable to access the virus database for more information...system was unavailable. No action was taken on the results of the Microsoft scan. The symptoms of this infection are the fake alerts for firewall and browsers, the removal of my antivirus icon, browser redirects to fake browser alert pages, and the inability to access my antivirus program from the desktop. None of these symptoms occur when I log on as administrator or when I run XP in safe mode. I believe I have correctly followed the very detailed instructions set forth here at Bleeping Computer and have included the logs here. All scans were initiated while logged on as administrator, not sure if this is the correct procedure, though..DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86 Run by xxxxxxx at 9:42:23.64 on Mon 03/21/2011Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.443 [GMT -5:00].AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1368 [VPS 110320-1] *Enabled/Updated* {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A... Read more

Answer:XP Anti-Spyware....Fake Firewall and Malware Alerts

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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Hi folks,

I've got an older VAIO pc with 512mb memory. Currently its got norton internet security on it, and I'm constantly running up against memory problems when all I have open is firefox (I am bad about getting a ton of tabs open at once tho). I'm about to have to renew subscription, and planning to go to zone alarm and a free anti-virus/malware type of program.

I've been assuming that zone (free version) is probably the best firewall option - please pipe up if you disagree.

I'd like suggestions for free anti-virus/malware.... I assume the two top picks are probably AVG free & AVAST free? Open to others if you're pretty sure they're better than those two.

A big issue is the active/constantly in use memory that the program uses however, so I'm hoping that someone here knows which of these (or other good options) uses the lowest amount of active/constantly running memory? I'm not worried about it during scans since I can schedule those for when I'm offline & not otherwise using the computer - its the active, always running memory usage by the program that's the problem.

Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Only 512Mb Memory, which free firewall & anti-virus/malware to use please?

For your AV go with Avira (it's the lightest on resources)
For the firewall Zonealarm is a good choice, also Comodo is worth a look aswell. im not sure how either do on the resource front but they are both very good firewalls.
[My personal recommendation would be Avira with Comodo]

Q
Oh yeah AVG fails IMO!
 

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Is Emsisoft Anti-Malware 9 Full protection or do I need a separate firewall? From their website it appears it has everything but a firewall, so it would be an adjunct (Similar to MalwareBytes Premium) to a traditional Security Suite.

I was thinking ESET SS8 + EAM 9 = Good to go.
 

Answer:Is Emsisoft Anti-Malware Full protection or do I need a seperate firewall?

EAM does not have a firewall... EIS has one, if you are looking for extra good protection you may need comodo firewall but be advised that you have to deal with a lot of alerts, private firewall is a good option too... if you ask me i can tell you that if you set up windows firewall correctly it may work excellent . and well even tho emsi can run along anohter AV i may tell you that eset and emsi are not good friends... emsi by itselft can be a strong protection as a complete antivirus
 

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Looking for a good piece of software that will keep viruses, worms, malware, and spyware off my desktop PC (which is running Windows 10 free upgrade) and comes with a registry cleaner, firewall, and is simple to use.

Answer:Simple to use anti-virus/spyware/malware/registry cleaner/firewall?

There are many programs around that fit the bill except, I would not look for and use a registry cleaner. They are not necessary!

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Hello,
 
I'm an IT consultant for several small to medium-sized business.  I've mostly use Avast and Malwarebytes for my Anti-virus and Malware protection.  For the small offices it's easy to manage, but for bigger offices, keeping track of anti-virus expiration dates is ridiculous (since it will be different based on when they get a new computer) and this week it was proven that I can't rely on the staff to let me know when a registration is expiring.  One of the computers was infected with CryptoLocker because he ignored the 30-day daily reminders of Avast expiring.  Fortunately, I was able to minimize the data lost to 4 hours to 12 hours by using Shadow Copies and the previous nights backup for the database applications that got encrypted.  Please note, they also host their own exchange server (SBS 2011/Exchange 2010 or SBS 2008/Exchange 2007)
 
So, with that preface, I need a good business management solution that provides virus, malware, phishing, spam, web-content filtering and blocking of potentially harmful sites.  For one of the offices, I do have a Barracuda Anti-Virus/Spam firewall, but this is only for email not web-content filtering.
 
I am considering the following:
 
BitDefender Small Office Security
Untangle NG Firewall - would order the hardware from them
Dell SonicWall solution - debating between NSA or TZ series for the medium-sized businesses.
 
I also really like the Barracuda devices, ... Read more

Answer:Small Business Anti-Virus/Malware and Content Filtering Firewall solution

I have never personally used any of the software available for business environments but here is a list I compiled.Antivirus Enterprise Software for Business and Corporate EnvironmentsKaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Servers Enterprise EditionVIPRE Business & Enterprise Antivirusavast! Endpoint Protection SuiteComodo EnterpriseSymantec Antivirus Corporate EditionSOPHOS Enduser Protection SuiteMicrosoft Security Essentials for small businesses with up to 10 PCsEmsisoft Business ProductsEmsisoft Anti-Malware for serverThese articles may be helpful in making your choice:How to Evaluate, Compare and Implement Enterprise AntivirusChoosing an Antivirus Solution for your OrganizationGuidelines for choosing antivirus software to run on the computers that are running SQL ServerFive enterprise-ready antivirus systemsMy Security Colleague, Didier Stevens, Microsoft MVP Consumer Security is an IT Security Professional who has a lot of experience in this area. Hopefully he will read this topic and follow up with more specifics for you to consider.

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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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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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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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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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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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Looking for a new firewall to use with Windows XP - discovered that the Windowns version is very bad ! - any suggetions for which is best ?I'm running Avast Home if that helps. Thanks

Answer:Best free or paid for Firewall ?

click here ZoneAlarm or Kerio.

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I have been using Windows Firewall, XP Pro SP2, along with NOD32, Prevx 2, Sandboxie and SpywareBlaster.
I Want to know if there is a firewall compatible with this security array and will complement it. It must have a small RAMprint. I am behind a Linksys router.
 

Answer:Looking for firewall, free or paid

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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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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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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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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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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
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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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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Hi,Are those that use free firewalls such as sygate and zonelalarm less protected than those that have the paid-for equivalents? Is it worth the money to go for paid-versions?Same question for anti-virus programs; Are updates for norton (paid-for) relased quicker and more thorough than the AVG updates?This is just a question that has been on my mind.ThanksJohn T

Answer:Firewall/Anitvirus: Free Vs Paid-for

ive been using zonealarm for ooooooh ages now and (touch wood) have never had any problems yet.

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For several days now, I've seen the words 'IPB image' in posts here instead of the picture in several places including Scarlet's signature. Other pictures show up just fine.

I right clicked on the words and was given the option to view the image. A new tab popped up, and then I saw "ad blocked by KPF." So now I knew that the firewall was blocking those images from appearing and identifying them as ads.

Unlike ZoneAlarm's ad-blocking settings which can be set for each site, Ad-blocking in the Kerio Firewall cannot be adjusted on a site by site basis; it's either on or off. Clicking on the 'set' button in the Kerio Firewall adblocking tab, a window pops up with a list of all the blocked ad types. Does anyone know which of these to allow in order to view the IPB images on Bleeping computer? The only option that I have discovered that works thus far is to stop the ad-blocking completely, but since I navigate to other sites when reading posts or articles on this site, I'm leery of doing that even though my default settings block all scripts.

Orange Blossom

Answer:Kerio Firewall Paid Version

I managed to solve the problem by clicking on the Set button on the Ad-blocking tab and removing the check marks in front of these two entries:.*/banners.*.*/banners/.*Orange Blossom

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i have a dual core, win 7, 64 bit machine. i understand windows firewall is a good firewall but, if i were to get a stand along firewall to go with avast free AV, malwarebytes and iobit malware, what is suggested? the windows platform on here is in spanish, and altho i do read a bit of spanish i cant get the firewall to show event logs, so want a stand alone FW that i can read the logs.

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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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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?
 

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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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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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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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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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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Hi all!
 
I have MS Win XP Pro SP3.
 
For computer security I already have AV/AM: EAM, WinPatrol PLUS, HMP.A and Unchecky;
 
And my browser is Mozilla Firefox with WebOfTrust, AdBlockPlus and Ghostery.
 
For the past six years I used to have ESET Smart Security as my Anti-Virus and Firewall, but unfortunately it has eventually become a bit "faded" and now often at system start-up displays an error message: "Error communicating with Kernel". I have of course tried a repair installation, a manual uninstallation and a reinstallation in order to alleviate the problem, but sadly it keeps returning. As such, I have unwillingly stopped using it altogether.
 
I understand that I therefore need a paid stand-alone firewall, as any free such is not enough for my OS, hence my question is: Which paid stand-alone firewall would you recommend for Windows XP?
 
Thank you very much in advance!
 
Regards,
midimusicman79

Answer:Which paid stand-alone firewall would you recommend for Windows XP?

Or you can upgrade Emsisoft Anti-Malware to Emsisoft Internet Security which includes a firewall in addition to EAM's AV and AM capabilities. Just post on the Emsisoft Support Forum and someone will take care of it - no hassles at all.Regarding the error... did you do a repair install for ESET Smart Security? Or for your OS?

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Hi all!
 
I have MS Win XP Pro SP3.
 
For computer security I already have AV/AM: EAM, WinPatrol PLUS, HMP.A and Unchecky;
 
And my browser is Mozilla Firefox with WebOfTrust, AdBlockPlus and Ghostery.
 
For the past six years I used to have ESET Smart Security as my Anti-Virus and Firewall, but unfortunately it has eventually become a bit "faded" and now often at system start-up displays an error message: "Error communicating with Kernel". I have of course tried a repair installation, a manual uninstallation and a reinstallation in order to alleviate the problem, but sadly it keeps returning. As such, I have unwillingly stopped using it altogether.
 
I understand that I therefore need a paid stand-alone firewall, as any free such is not enough for my OS, hence my question is: Which paid stand-alone firewall would you recommend for Windows XP?
 
Thank you very much in advance!
 
Regards,
midimusicman79

Answer:Which paid stand-alone firewall would you recommend for Windows XP?

Or you can upgrade Emsisoft Anti-Malware to Emsisoft Internet Security which includes a firewall in addition to EAM's AV and AM capabilities. Just post on the Emsisoft Support Forum and someone will take care of it - no hassles at all.Regarding the error... did you do a repair install for ESET Smart Security? Or for your OS?

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I have been happily using the free firewall software from zonealarm, which I like because it doesn't have a lot of pop ups - i find those things annoying. My friend said I should upgrade to the firewall pro - but I don't know if it's worth the money. The pro version from zonealarm is only $30 and it comes with antispywear and identity theft protection - but I'm still not sure why upgrading is necessary. Can someone please tell me if any of the features on the pro software are worth the upgrade:

ZoneAlarm Pro Firewall 2010: Web Security with Spyware Removal and Internet Firewall Protection Software

Answer:free firewall software vs. paid version?

Frankly, I find Windows Firewall completely and perfectly adequate and see no reason to use any 3rd party program (especially one you have to pay to get). Windows Firewall used with the proper security software - and there are excellent options that are all free if you want recommendations there - (as opposed to 3rd party commercial (paid) firewall software with features otherwise available), you can be very well (just as well) protected.

Although I didn't answer your question directly, I think you understand the meaning of the reply.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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Hello,

Right now I have the full CIS suite installed, before I had avast! paired up with the firewall but then went back to the full CIS suite. I liked how avast! had a web blocker. I do use COMODO DNS servers. I am looking to go back to avast! once version 8 comes out. That's if it is compatible. I sure hope it is

So please vote for which AV (free or paid) you would use with COMODO firewall. My opinion it's avast! but I would like to hear what other people think

If it is not in the list, please specify which one and say why
 

Answer:What free or paid AV to run along side of COMODO firewall?

A web filter isn't necessary. In order to infect your machine, malware must be executed. Any decent on-access scanner should be able to intercept this.

Filtering web access is only a drain on resources, for dubious gain.
 

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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 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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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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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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Hello, I am looking for some input on what the best paid for firewall/antivirus is available right now for windows vista? I am looking at Eset smart security 4 and trying the free trial atm but I want to get more opinions before I purchase. I have heard the eset nod 32 is good too but when I looked at it it doesn't seem to include a firewall is this correct? Any input, help or advice would be very welcome and appreciated.
Thank you.
 

Answer:Solved: Advice on best paid for firewall/anitvirus for vista please?

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Based on your opinions and reasoning which is the better product.
I will still be using both products regardless of the votes.
 

Answer:Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.x vs Zemana Anti-Malware 2.x (Premium only)

This is difficult. I use both as on-demand scanners. I've been using Malwarebytes for years and it's saved my butt on numerous occasions. For that simple fact alone, I'm going with Malwarebytes, but do not shy away from Zemana (in fairness to Zemana, it's a fairly new program). If anything I'd say Zemana AntiMalware feels a bit lighter, but that's really the only fault I can provide. I'll be interested to see what others think.
 

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Should I install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware beside Emsisoft Anti-Malware for extra protection? Will it slow down my computer?
 

Answer:Should I install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware beside Emsisoft Anti-Malware?

Emsisoft is more than enough by itself.
 

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Hello. I am working on a friends machine that seems to have a nasty infection. This machine is a dedicated server running Windows Server 2003 Web. Everything I am doing to it is via remote desktop which is making it a little more of a challenge. Web browsing on the server was incredibly slow when he asked me to take a look at it. I figured he was infected with something so I was going to try and install a few things on it and run a few scans, only to find that all of the sites that I found to use are blocked or disable by whatever is infecting the server. Any attempt to access an anti-virus or anti-malware website results in a message stating server cannot be found. Any other website can be accessed though.

There is an FTP server running on this machine, so I do have that availability to FTP to the server to get any file or program to it that I need to. Please just let me know what you need from me and I will get it up here as soon as I can. I am a fairly experienced user and can grasp things pretty easily. Thanks for your time, I greatly appreciate it.


Jamie

Answer:Malware Blocking all Anti-Malware/Anti Virus websites

If it doesn't block you from softpedia or download.com, the get the anti virus software from their sites instead. Hopefully it won't block them. When they are downloaded, rename the file names.

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Donna over at Calendar of Updates has posted a second test regarding the viability of free anti-malware and free anti-spyware programs - Malware Detections of Free Anti-Malware/Anti-Spyware

see Malware Detections of Free Anti-Malware/Anti-Spyware - Calendar Of Updates

For those who don't know, Donna also previously posted another test, Rogue Detections: Old, Not So Old and New Threats
see Rogue Detections (old, not so old, new threats) by malware scanners - Calendar Of Updates

Answer:Malware Detections of Free Anti-Malware/Anti-Spyware

Hi John

Looks like a fairly good test, unfortunately it's on an XP box. Do you know if they plan on running one on a Vista system, since the way that many malware works will affect it's viability on Vista systems?

Thanx for the link! Still lots of good info there for our members.

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I don't know the Difference b/w Anti-Malware & Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware.

Is ESET a Anti-Malware.

How the Users are able to Know that this antivirus can be used as Companion with any av (like CIS + EAM)
 

Answer:What is Difference b/w Anti-Malware & Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware

long time ago, in ancient ages, where computer were barely able to reach 333Mghz , they were a distinction between Virus, malwares and spywares.

Virus is a specific term that includes items that modify your files then replicate itself and jump to another computer.

Spywares were mostly items that silently collect datas and transmit them to someone; they include cookies, trojans, adwares, monitoring tools, etc...

Malwares is a most generalist term that includes all forms of malicious items such as viruses, worms , trojans horses, rootkits, spywares, etc...

at that time security softwares were design to protect only some of these categories, for example , i had to use Avast (very basic at that time , with an interface that looks like a music player ^^) alongside Spybot Search & Destroy and Adaware (both specialized against spywares)

now these terms are obsoletes since any antiviruses/malwares are similar by detecting and cleaning all of them.
 

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Have bad infection...need best free Anti-virus, Anti-spyware, and Anti-malware software please....

THANX

Running Windows XP
 

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Hi Im new here this is my first post also my first problem

Well everything was going great no virus getting detected

I use ESET nod32, malwarebytes and SpyBot

Now my problem is that all of my protection applications wont Update

Also I can't access any protection site like Microsoft.com, Eset.com, the website of malwarebytes and Spybot
and last is that sometime (happens sometimes) computer auto shutsdown
with a timer of 60 seconds before shutdown (please save all works...)

all other applications and websites works great except for those I mentioned

HOPE u could help me if possible ASAP because I'm using my CPU for business purposes and advance thanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:32:38 PM, on 2/4/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\windows\system32\services.exe
C:\windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\windows\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\windows\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
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Hi Im new here this is my first post also my first problem

Well everything was going great no virus getting detected

I use ESET nod32, malwarebytes and SpyBot

Now my problem is that all of my protection applications wont Update

Also I can't access any protection site like Microsoft.com, Eset.com, the website of malwarebytes and Spybot
and last is that sometime (happens sometimes) computer auto shutsdown
with a timer of 60 seconds before shutdown (please save all works...)

all other applications and websites works great except for those I mentioned

HOPE u could help me if possible ASAP because I'm using my CPU for business purposes and advance thanks

sorry forgot my HJT Log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:32:38 PM, on 2/4/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\windows\system32\services.exe
C:\windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\windows\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\windows\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
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Answer:Anti-Virus Anti-Malware and Anti-spyware not updating

Hi, welcome to TSF!

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.

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Hi there, could anyone tell me if there is a free anti virus, anti spyware and firewall for UBUNTU 8.04 i386.

Thanks for any replies.
 

Answer:Free anti virus, Firewall/anti spyware for UBUNTU

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I am in need of a Malware removal service that can solve difficult issues on demand.  What is your opinion of the BEST!

Answer:BEST Pro PAID Service for Malware Removal?

There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best anti-virus. Every vendor's virus lab and program scanning engine is different. Each has has its own strengths and weaknesses and they often use a mix of technologies to detect and remove malware. In many cases choosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference and what works best on a particular system. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your needs.Please read:Choosing an Anti-Virus ProgramSANS Institute Choosing Your Anti-virus SoftwareMy personal choice is ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus if choosing a paid for program as it leaves a small footprint...meaning it is not intrusive and does not utilize a lot of system resources. Emsisoft Anti-Malware is also a good choice if looking for a paid for program and so is Kaspersky Anti-virus.

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It seems pretty inexpensive.

Anyone been using it? Thoughts?

Answer:The paid version of malware bytes

Have heard the real time protection is pretty good. But can generate some pop-ups that may be confusing to some. It acts as a bit of a firewall too. It will show blocked intrusion attempts from known questionable IP`s, possibly whole Domains.This is going on second hand info from people I know who use the paid version.Hoping someone will chime in who use`s the full version.

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IS the esset firewall any worth comparied to comando? or outpost or others? I know its mainly a anti virus with built in firewall but does is it worth it? is comando the best?

Answer:eset firewall and anti virus or whats the best firewall with windows

If you are looking for a firewall and an antivirus, look no further than windows firewall and MSE.
Who knows windows better than microsoft.

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

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Hi, I'm trying to get rid of a bunch of malware on a laptop. It's my sisters' computer so I can't give a whole lot of detail, but what I do know is that there are tons of popups when using Chrome. There is specifically something called "companion". Most popups say "Brought to you by companion" at the bottom, or "Ads by companion". I've tried running Windows Defender to no avail (and it periodically pops up a message saying that it's working on removing something, but never seems to succeed). I think my sister tried a system restore at some point as well. The biggest issue is the companion ads, however before that became a problem there were some other issues that I can't specifically name. They were caused when opening some file from piratebay. We tried removing them and she eventually got tired of trying and thought it was "good enough". I'm pretty sure there are still some remnants of whatever that was. Thanks for the help!
 
FRST Log:
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:30-07-2015
Ran by Jordan (administrator) on KHALEESI (01-08-2015 12:29:43)
Running from C:\Users\Jordan\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Jordan (Available Profiles: Jordan)
Platform: Windows 8.1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
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Answer:Multiple Malware Issues - Companion, others

Hi and welcome to the Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum,I am thcbytes and I am here to help you!Your computer is significantly infected. Be patient with the cleanup. It might take a while.I ask that you refrain from running tools other than those I suggest to you while I am cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Please perform all steps in the order received and do not proceed if you need clarification.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problems please stop and tell me about it. When your computer is clean I will alert you of such. I will also provide you with detailed suggestions for prevention.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Watch this topic. Click on this then choose Immediate E-Mail notification and then Proceed and you will be advised when I respond to your topic by email.Please try to reply within 24 hours. If you find yourself delayed simply post a quick reply here and let me know!! After 5 days if your topic is not replied I will assume it has been abandoned and I will close it.I would also like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please be courteous and appreciative for the assistance provided!Again I... Read more

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Greetings:I just had my computer formated again. The technician/friend who did the work told me that I needed a good anti-virus, firewall and anti-spyware program. I told him that I previously had AVAST! (which was recommended on this Forum and which I liked immensely) but when he checked the AVAST! website, he pointed out to me that the free version only gives anti-virus protection but no firewall or anti-spyware protection. He especially feels that the firewall is essential security. Well, does anyone know where I can download for free a program that gives excellent anti-virus, firewall and anti-spyware protection? BTW, I welcome your comments on what technician/friend said. Do you agree or disagree with what he said? Thank you in advance for any advice given.

Answer:Best, free anti-virus, firewall & anti-spyware????

Is this a different question to the one answered in this thread of yours?click here

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Hi,
I'm not too PC-literate, but the way I see it,my Win XP Home has its own firewall, and my free AVG 9 is anti-virus/anti-spyware, so I'm fully covered aren't I, or do I really need to install extra programs?

Answer:so I need another firewall and anti-virus/anti spyware progs?

No malware program is 100% effective.That's why it's a good idea to go with a layered protection strategy.In addition to your AVG anti-virus, it's a good idea to occasionally run 1, or 2, online scans.Don't install a second Anti-virus, as this could potentially cause problems, which may render both programs ineffective.Check out Post #1, of our Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps topic, for a list of some of the available online scanners.As far as malware is concerned, installing Malwarebytes' (mbam), and/or SUPERAntiSpyware, and running them as on-demand scanners, should pretty well cover your bases.As stated above, no program is 100% effective, and shouldn't be a substitution for safe surfing habits.

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I have a paid subscription to ESET NOD 32.  I don't understand why you have a separate program for malware too?  I do use Malwarebytes, and check with it every few days as well.  If the Chinese hackers, or other type of hacker uses malware on drive by internet browsing, and they also can get into government systems.  If they aren't protected fully, how can I expect to be?  Thoughts would be welcome.  I already pay for the av, and Carbonite.  Thoughts?Edit: Moved topic from Windows 8 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:why doesn't paid av programs take care of malware too?

Not all anti-virus companies have every computer infection in their definitions. Therefore its always good to get a second opinion with another security product. As anti-malware products are typically less resource intensive than a full-fledged AV program, it makes sense to utilize one of those along with an av product in order to cover all your bases.

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Question: complement to WD

Is there something lightweight, that is recommended to use together with windows defender?

I am running malwarebytes anti-exploit
and I just now enabled MpEnablePus in WD, which is supposed to protect against PUA (at risk of FPs). I enabled it using the registry hack provided by secondmineboy -- thanks!
and I use MBAM free to run a scan every once in a while.

I don't need foolproof security; speed and responsiveness of system is more important. And I am not looking for software conflicts. I already had to roll back my system because of software conflicts, so I am trying to keep it simple this time.

windows 10 pro x64
chrome x64, with LastPass and uBlock Origin and HTTPS Everywhere
Macrium Reflect
 

Answer:complement to WD

I think you've partially answered your question. WD and MBAM is enough most of the time.
 

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[topic=253487.html"]Malware byte's Anti Malware software, Malware byte's Anti Malware Not working[/topic]My google requests are being redirected to other sites. As a first step to correcting this, I started to run Malware byte's Anti Malware software. After I updated it, I started the scan when all of a sudden it stopped working. When I tried to reconnect, I got a message"Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item"I re-installed the software, updated it, and tried to run it again, and got the same message.Since then, SuperAntispyware, RootRepeal and now DDS will not work. They download okay, but then terminate during the scan, hence I don't have logs I can insert.I've backed up all my data onto an external hard drive.I'm at my wits end, but I'm happy with any assistance I can give you. Hopefully the topic link works.Here is my Win32kDiag.exe log. The next post will by my Rootrepeal drivers log.Log file is located at: C:Documents and SettingsPhilDesktopWin32kDiag.txtWARNING: Could not get backup privileges!Searching 'C:WINDOWS'...Found mount point : C:WINDOWSaddinsaddinsMount point destination : Device__max++>^Found mount point : C:WINDOWSassemblyNativeImages_v2.0.50727_32TempZAP247.tmpZAP247.tmpMount point destination : Device__max++>^Found mount point : C:WINDOWSassemblyNativeImages_v2.0.50727_32TempZAP453.tmpZAP453.tmpMount point destination : Device__... Read more

Answer:> Malware byte's Anti Malware software, Malware byte's Anti Malware Not working

Hello smartjock99,You got a Rootkit on this computer. We will need to take this cleanup in phases. You are not clean until I tell you so - even if it appears that everything is running fine!Let's begin....==========Step 1Please save this file to your desktop. Click on Start->Run, and copy-paste the following command (the bolded text) into the "Open" box, and click OK. When it's finished, there will be a log called Win32kDiag.txt on your desktop. Please open it with notepad and post the contents here. "%userprofile%\desktop\win32kdiag.exe" -f -r==========Step 2Please do this: Click on the Start button, then click on Run... In the empty "Open:" box provided, type cmd and press EnterThis will launch a Command Prompt window (looks like DOS). Copy the entire blue text below to the clipboard by highlighting all of it and pressing Ctrl+C (or after highlighting, right-click and select Copy).

copy C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386\eventlog.dll C:\ /y
In the Command Prompt window, paste the copied text by right-clicking and selecting Paste. Press Enter.When successfully, you should get this message within the Command Prompt: "1 file(s) copied"
NOTE[: If you didn't get this message, stop and tell me first. Executing The Avenger script (step #3) won't work if the file copy was not successful. Exit the Command Prompt window.==========Step 3 Warning to others reading this thread!: The Avenger i... Read more

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Hi everybody,
am a beginner user to computer.
I need following suggestiona from you.
how to protect my system? which is the best anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall and other security programs?
now am using kaspersky internet security 7.0.1.325 only.
please send your valuable tips and tricks.
Thanks to all.

Answer:Best Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Firewall

Coninue using what you have

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Right now I'm using Aol's stuff, but i have a feeling there's better out there for my computer. What are the best FREE security programs (anti-spyware/virus and firewall)

Answer:Which Anti-Spyware, Anti-virus, and Firewall?

bump...i've heard Avast is good. is that better than what i have now?

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Hi people, i have norton 2003 installed and its due to expire soon and dont feel its worth paying to update it so im looking for a free anti virus programe with a firewall included that will suit my needs. im not one for surfing the web too much or for downloading stuff so probably wouldnt come across any sites that may infect my system. nevertheless, i dont feel totally safe just using the xp firewall. ive looked at ewido's anti-spyware but does it include a firewall? what firewall is good for me, plus also, what free anti virus would be the best recommendation? thx.

Answer:anti virus: firewall: anti-spyware:

Ad-aware click hereSpybot click hereSuperantispyware click hereSpywareblaster click hereAVG Antispyware click hereWindows Defender click hereAVG Antivirus click hereZoneAlarm click hereA-squared click here

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The long-established Lavasoft Ad-Aware Security Toolbar, a stand-alone solution as well as an opt-in bundled with all Ad-Aware AV product installers (and "necessary" only in Free AV+), is being replaced with Web Companion.

Yes, it's FREE!!

http://toolbar.lavasoft.com/
http://www.lavasoft.com/mylavasoft/company/blog/web-companion-beta-is-now-available
http://webcompanion.com/
http://webcompanion.com/malware_url_blocker

While the Toolbar is, well, a browser toolbar, Companion is an in-line process. Branded as Lavasoft MUB is the real-time "URL Lookup Cloud System for Malware Filtering." One might conclude some benefit from their partnership with Bitdefender: "...intelligence shared with industry security partners."

One partner is surely Malware Domains. There are three constantly updated local files, and a Malware Domains txt file and two password protected zip files named hourly and weekly from Malware Domains' URL Labs. Generally this strategy is employed to reduce load on the cloud services. And a first-tier filter, no doubt.

Mentioned is Lavasoft CMP with no mention what CMP means. (I'll try and find out.) EDIT: Content Malware Protection.

I ran the Beta and found it installs a TCP Service and a Search Protection Service which filters via the local proxy (aka 127.0.0.1, aka loopback). Theoretically, that should offer protection across all Web enabled applications, not just the browser, but they don't make that cl... Read more

Answer:Ad-Aware Web Companion - Cloud System for Malware Filtering

Salutation!

Interesting! Let wait and see!

Kind regards,
 

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It is well known. It must not be running 2 anti-virus program at the same time.Question: I use Kasparsky Internet Security 2010 and it contains Anti-spyware and  Anti-Malware.Can i used with my Kasparsky Internet Security 2010 a separate  anti-spyware and Anti-Malware.programs such as ( Malwarebytes Anti-Malware   and SuperAntiSpyware )

Answer:anti-virus + Anti-spyware and Anti-Malware

One AV, one AS and one Firewall running resident.

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First of all i would like to apologize if this topic is in wrong category, or it should not even be asked on this site. And second of all, please be patience i'm a noob looking for answers So whats all about? Well i'm meeting new terms here and i have no idea what they mean and what they do. And as anyone else i wanna be safe in this era of cyber-crime. So basically i know whats a anti-virus and a anti-spyware and that they can run together. Also i heard that 2 anti-virus don't do good but 2 anti-spyware do. So what i'm asking is, what is a anti-malware? Can a anti-malware, anti-virus, and anti-spyware run together? Could you suggest some good+free of those 3? Sorry for my bad English and being such a noob

Answer:Anti-malware, Anti-virus, Anti-spyware

Florin, you might take interest in this thread, though it may be quite a bit of reading: What's the Best Anti-virus?

It is there that they discuss all kinds of different antiviruses and coupled security software. I personally only use Microsoft Security Essentials, but I have used it along with Malwarebytes for added security in the past.

Basically, you could have your system completely locked down with lots of extra security, but in some cases it becomes a hassle because of how much your computer becomes protected and overly secured. If you prefer a speedy computer over security, generally you use less security software, but if it is the other way around, you will want beefier security software which may slow things down slightly. That link I've provided will have most everything you will need.

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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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My current EAM license is due to expire in a couple months and I'm not sure if I should stick with EAM or switch over to EIS. I do a good amount of online banking/commerce, so on top of a good AV, I also would like to add an anti-logger as a last line of defense.

So I needed some help in deciding and am curious to hear your opinions as to which combination do you think offers the best overall protection and why exactly. Technical explanations are welcome. Do you think it is better to have the firewall integrated with the AV since it will work together seamlessly with the behavior blocker along with the other components, or is it more advantageous to have the firewall integrated with the HIPS system like with SpyShelter Firewall? Thanks in advance for your input.
 

Answer:Combo: Emsisoft Suite + SpyShelter Premium OR Emsisoft Anti-Malware + SpyShelter Firewall

Have you checked their websites to compare the differences? And between Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Internet Security, which was the most appealing? How much are you willing to spend?
 

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Anyone looking for a BRAND NEW challenge??

Hi, I'm Bethy. I'm new but I know just enough about this stuff to probably be dangerous... I literally took my brand new Alienware desktop out of the box four days ago. I have no idea how, but in the process of installing antivirus software I managed to find a first run virus- Virustotal first identified it on March 7th at 8pm.
Have been working with the Mbam team since Sat. to try to remove it but despite writing code scripts for me, we still haven't fixed it. The nasty files appear to be:
C:\WINDOWS\wine.exe
and
C:\Program Files(x86)\standing\minor.exe

Basically, it starts a proxy server that doesn't show up in the regedit and loops back despite all attempts to remove it. I've got 6 FRST logs from various attempts Mbam'ers have tried and innumerable scans with various programs but at this point we know it's a completely new creature and we know mbam, Avira, Hitman Pro, Kaspersky TDSS, MBAR, and Zemana do NOT remove it and only Zemana even detects the proxy server- however deleting and repairing does nothing - it just re-installs within 10 seconds. The net result of this is that I only have internet access for approximately 20-30 seconds at a time and that ALL of my USB ports, optical drive etc- anything to transfer files (EG like to download Respawn and factory reset-if that would even work) is not an option... for some reason, about every 10th attempt I CAN get it to recognize a thumb dr... Read more

Answer:Paid Help, Please?? Brand New Virus/malware- Mbam Team Struggling-need Help

Note: While we appreciate that you very likely posted at multiple forums in order to ensure a response, in the future please do not cross-post. Resources that help perform malware removal are very precious and very limited, and cross-posting only serves to tie up the time of multiple helpers who could be using that time to help someone else who also has problems.

In the future - choose one forum and stick with that one until they've resolved your problem.Click to expand...


 

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Hello Forum
Windows 10 Pro + K?s 2017
+
Appguard
or
HMP.A
or
Re-HIPS
or
Shadow Defender?

No shady or nasty stuff
Safe browsing

Tnx
 

Answer:Which one(s) to complement KIS 2017?

Shadow Defender for system wide virtualization.. or you could uninstall KIS and use AppGuard + HMP.A + Re-HIPS + Shadow Defender for signature-less protection
 

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Howdy.
Good morning.

I have Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview Ver: 1607 Comp: 15019.1000, and I have connected my mobile phone to my PC, and the PC recognizes mu phone, but when I try to copy files from the computer to the phone, it doesn't work.

I have looked on the internet and I have found that I need the "Telephone complement" but when I try to install it from : Access Denied it does not work. I push Get application but It does not work either.

What else can I do?.

Thnx

Answer:Telephone complement

Which phone ? How are you connecting ?

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Hi guys!

What security software (freeware preferably) would you recommend using alongside Mamutu (if any) and why?
(I should put a freshly acquired license to good use, thanks to exterminator20 :dance3: )
 

Answer:How to complement Mamutu?

RE: How to complement Mamutu

you can try this combo it's working great for me

Avast AV 8 free + Mamutu 3.0 + Zemana Antilogger PRO + ZoneAlarm FW
 

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I need to convert -10 and -70 to 16bit

now I read something about using "Two's complement" for negative numbers, but idk how to convert it to 16bit

found this program to get the 8bit version:

http://www.rsu.edu/faculty/PMacpherson/Programs/twos.html
 

Answer:twos complement in 16bit?

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Hey everyone, I am currently looking for an Internet security suite that best suits the following criteria in order of preference:

1- a very high detection rate
2- real time protection or whatever preventing malware from infecting my system is called.
3- user friendly
4- light on system resources.

I've been trying out NIS 2009 for a while and it's rather pretty nice with a decent detection rate. NIS 2009, KIS 2010 and ESET are the obvious choices from what I have gathered.

Please chip in. Thank you.

Answer:Best Internet Security Suite - Paid or Non Paid

I am biased I suppose, having used Comodo products to safeguard my PC for years now without any major faults found but you won't get better than the latest version of Comodo CIS and it is free. Here are a couple of reviews of it and there has just been an update to the version reviewd which in my view is even better than said version. Good luck.http://www.matousec.com/projects/proactive...roducts-ratingshttp://malwareresearchgroup.com/?p=1115

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Survey: What Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, Web-Protection, Fully-Featured Suite would you consider to be the best when assessing it from a price per "quality/quantity of features" perspective?

(Consider that the user will be using it for a Windows 10 laptop and desktop, & a Windows 7 desktop -- more Win 7 and 10 systems if possible!)

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Running Windows XP, Home Edition, Version 2002, Service Pack 3, MSI Motherboard, 512MB Ram, Pentium 4 - 2.4GHz CPU.I used to have Spybot, but after some point whenever I tried to run it the computer would reset. Now, I've gotten a few messages from Windows Defender that there is a trojan on the computer. I can run a quick scan and remove what shows up, but when I try to run a full scan, the computer resets. I try to scan the computer with McAfee anti-virus, I can run a quick scan no problems, but when I try to run a full scan, the computer resets. I know there is at least 1 trojan/virus, but any program I try to run to get rid of the problem makes the computer reset. The latest software I installed is a-squared, and I can do a quick scan and find/fix a few problems, but when I do a full scan (in safe mode as administrator) a message pops up saying that the computer is going to shut down, NT AUTHORITY/SYSTEM.Please help before I tear out what's left of my hair.Pasted and attached.DDS.txt============DDS (Ver_09-01-07.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by Administrator at 22:34:33.51 on Fri 01/16/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.511.175 [GMT -5:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINXP\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINXP\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:�... Read more

Answer:Multiple Trojans, PC resets when full-scan anti-virus or anti-malware is run

Hello AdamLinn13Welcome to Bleeping Computer. =====================Please re-open Hijackthis and click on "Do a system scan only"Then place a check mark next to these entries below:R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missingO2 - BHO: CMVideoPlugin - {08DEA348-F510-45FD-A6EC-CF3BE0917C5E} - C:\WINXP\system32\CMVideo.dllO2 - BHO: (no name) - {1CB20BF0-BBAE-40A7-93F4-6435FF3D0411} - C:\PROGRA~1\Crawler\Toolbar\ctbr.dllO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Framework Windows] frmwrk32.exeO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Rrokuwip] rundll32.exe "C:\WINXP\Gxizahopira.dll",eO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Ngewok] rundll32.exe "C:\WINXP\exufijocifalut.dll",eO18 - Protocol: tbr - {4D25FB7A-8902-4291-960E-9ADA051CFBBF} - C:\PROGRA~1\Crawler\Toolbar\ctbr.dllNow click on Fix Checked and then close Hijackthis.====================================================Download ComboFix from one of these locations:Link 1Link 2Link 3* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your DesktopDisable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools

Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.

As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine be... Read more

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Hello,

I have a problem that is far beyond my limited skills. One of our people has a laptop that has either malware or a virus infecting it. Two symptoms are present: first, when using firefox web pages get redirected to advertising or to unrelated google searches; second, the machine seems more sluggish than usual.

I have tried to download anti-spyware software (e.g. Spy Sweeper, CounterSpy, MalwareBytes, Superantispyware, PC Doctor) and nothing works. In some cases such as Counterspy and PC Doctor, the executable will run but the program will not update (and thus, not allow for a scan). In other cases such as MalwareBytes, the executable simply will not run.

I have run a Trend Micro anti-virus scan. It seems to detect something but it crashes before the scan can complete. The same thing happens with Panda Activescan. Last night, I ran Panda Activescan for over 8 hours. When I woke up, the scan had frozen at the 52% point and had found 1 infected file, which it didn't appear to clean up.

Anyway, I'd really appreciate any help.
Best regards,
Jordan

Answer:HELP! -- Anti-spyware / Anti-virus doesn't work; malware crippling our machine

Uninstall all of the programs but Super Antispyware, Trend Micro and MalwareBytes AntiMalware.Find the MBAM.exe and rename it BAMM.com by right clicking on the file and choosing rename.Download the manual updates for MBAM from the link below. Double click on it to install. http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam/database/mbam-rules.exeINSTRUCTIONS FOR USING MBAM:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...t&p=1100727

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Hi all!
 
We all agree that having real-time running anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-exploit/ransomware as well as backup- and disk imaging software are essential components in a comprehensive security setup, including Windows Firewall.
 
Also, it is equally important to use add-ons like i.e. Web Of Trust, µBlock Origin and Ghostery in the web browser(s) for additional security.
 
However, now I wonder: Would an Anti-Executable Tool provide an extra layer of anti-malware protection (in addition to UAC and SmartScreen)?
 
Thank you very much in advance!
 
Regards,
midimusicman79

Answer:Would an Anti-Executable Tool provide an extra layer of anti-malware protection?

Are you referring to something like Faronics Anti-Executable which uses application "Whitelisting"...blocking files based on hash value, digital signatures and publishers?

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11/25/2014 After viewing facebook videos all computer any normal split second minimal activity takes minutes.
Even in safe mode any activity in windows explorer is crippled.
Opening any folder Task Manager can take several minutes.
Internet access is unavailable, so I am submitting everything from non-infected Windows 8 machine.
All system restore points are gone.

Ran the who's who of malware utilities.
MalwareBytes, MalwareBytesAntiRootKit, RogueKiller, rkill, AdwCleaner, HitmanPro_64, tdsskiller
Full system scan with McAfee.
All of above scans are clean.
FRST_64 also ran to provide log files.
 

Answer:Infection undetected by malware anti-virus anti-rootkit software

A little more background:
I did not observe any obvious malicious or unexpected process entries in Task Manager.
dllhost.exe *32 appears intermittently when starting/stopping programs.
This is never more than a single instance, shows very little CPU or memory usage,
but does have path of C:\Windows\SysWOW64\dllhost.exe

AdwCleaner did identify and delete C:\ProgramData\apn

There was also something called Au_.exe leftover related to "DropBox" application.
I uninstalled "DropBox" and manually deleted Au_.exe file
 

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Please say which you would choose and why?

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit (Premium) (Great enhanced exploit protection) and Zemana Anti-Malware Premium (Ransomeware, malware protection) vs HitmanPro.Alert (Exploit, Ransomeware Protection + great scanning capabilities)
 

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Microsoft Pre-release Definition Updates

"Microsoft offers partially-tested pre-release definition updates for download before the fully-tested (released) version is available. These updates are listed below.

You can use these pre-release definitions to clean infected computers. You can also use them to protect computers that are at an immediate risk of infection. The pre-release definition update is not meant for enterprise-wide deployment.

Pre-release updates are explicitly created for malicious software threats. You should not deploy a pre-release definition update if you are not experiencing a threat for which it was explicitly created.

Note: After additional testing, certain pre-release definition updates will be released as regular definition updates. The same binary file that was used for the pre-release definition update may be used for the released definition update."

(Once you have read the above, expand the Spoiler below for URL to proceed)

Spoiler
Visit, Microsoft Pre-Release Definitions for Anti-Malware and Anti-Spyware

For Windows 8 and 8.1 users:
Please use the "Microsoft Antimalware products including Microsoft Forefront products or Microsoft Security Essentials". (64-bit users, mpam-feX64.exe | 32-bit users, mpam-fe.exe)
Screenshots posted from Windows 8.1 Update 1 (64-bit):

BEFORE





AFTER






 

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Should I use Zemana Anti-Logger and Anti-Malware - I have a one year testing license
 

Answer:Should I use Zemana Anti-Logger and Anti-Malware - I have a one year testing license

Why not? You can give it a try with their 15-day trial.
Ever since I come to MT, I literally install and uninstall several of security software. Some of them I never heard of. E.g. EAM/EIS, Bitdefender, ESET, Webroot, NVT, Sandboxie etc...
That way I can find my best fit.
 

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Good morning everyone,
Frequent visitor, first time poster of this forum. I want to thank anyone in advance for committing any amount of time to my problem. I'm hoping someone has some experience with this issue. Allow me to explain:

Yesterday, I woke-up my computer and opened up my browser (I use Google Chrome). As soon as I clicked to open the browser, I noticed a Windows Explorer Pop-up. I have attached a picture of what this box looks like, but to describe it for those who are not able to open the attachment: The windows header said "Mod Info" and the Content said "BC LOADED" the only available options for me to click were "OK" or the "Close" button at the top right. Without clicking anything the box then disappeared and Google Chrome opened as usual. This behavior was unexpected, I've never seen this before. Worrying I had some kind of Spyware or Malware, I decided to try running my AV program. I use Avast Free.

I went to look for the process in the hidden icons list on my taskbar, where it usually resides. I didn't see it there, which was concerning. I tried running the program from the start menu, but after clicking it, nothing opened. This was also a red flag that something must be wrong. So I decided to try and run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. This program would also not open when prompted.

I decided to scan google for my symptoms to look for recommended fixes. Several tech support forums suggested to those who presented simil... Read more

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Are there any free, updated and/or recent Anti-Virus & Anti-Malware combos that could offer better protection than windows defender for windows 10?

Answer:Good Free Windows 10 Anti-Virus & Anti-Malware Combos

If you don't want to pay then I would recommend avast! Free Antivirus or Bitdefender Anti-virus Free Edition if you prefer not to use Windows 8/10 Defender.For more suggestions such as Sophos, Panda,and Avira see Choosing an Anti-Virus Program.Also see Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools.

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My subscription for Macafee ran out and I never got around to downloading AVG or some other antivirus freeware on my netbook. I experienced some obvious signs of a virus/malware not long after (I would do a google search on Chrome and would get redirected to some very odd sites when I clicked on something safe-looking). So I attempted to download AVG and others with no luck. I then restored my system to an earlier date hoping this would be good enough to remove whatever virus/malware was affecting it. No such luck as I am still unable to download said freeware (although now I am able to surf the net with no issues). So, I happened across your lovely website and am crossing my fingers that you may be able to save the day!

Thanks so much for your time!

Here is the following info you request with each new post...
From Hijackthis:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:51:14 AM, on 11/9/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe... Read more

Answer:I cannot download anti-virus or anti-malware programs...(logs included)

I solved it.

Used ninite.com in safe mode to download AVG and Spybot. Rebooted. Ran both of them. Still couldn't download Malwarebytes. Ran online scanner from Microsoft. Rebooted. Was able to install Malwarebytes. Ran it. System is clean now.
 

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Hello. My Laptop has Windows XP SP3. I have both Windows Defender and Spy Sweeper for anti spyware and Norton Anti Virus. The problems started a few days ago when a weekly scan of the antivirus reported the following. 1/14/2010 20:06 23ecd795-1c985b76 ?????? Compressed file Quarantined admin C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\21\ Still contains 3 infected items Quarantine Clean virus from file Quarantine infected file Scheduled scan The file was quarantined successfully. 1/14/2010 20:06 myf/y/TrewsdF.class Downloader File; Compressed file Quarantined admin C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\21\23ecd795-1c985b76 Infected Quarantine Clean virus from file Quarantine infected file Scheduled scan The file was quarantined successfully. 1/14/2010 20:06 myf/y/LoaderX.class Downloader File; Compressed file Quarantined admin C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\21\23ecd795-1c985b76 Infected Quarantine Clean virus from file Quarantine infected file Scheduled scan The file was quarantined successfully. 1/14/2010 20:06 myf/y/AppletX.class Downloader File; Compressed file Quarantined admin C:\Documents and Settings\admin\Application Data\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0\21&... Read more

Answer:Web Browsers Intermittently Hijacked. Malware undetectable by Incumbent Anti Spyware and Anti Virus

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 explanation about the tool.??No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follo... Read more

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Hi I'm reinstalling my operating system and starting everything over on my laptop, and need some good free sources for Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware and any other programs I should start fresh with to make sure everything stays safe and protected.
Thanks,
Mike

Answer:Windows 7 Home Premium - Need Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware

Microsoft Security Essentials, Avast 8 or Avira
Malwarebytes
Spywareblaster
SuperAntispyware
All Free Versions and most of all -> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/keep-your-computer-safe-online/

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