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AlienBZ

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    Re: What's a good, free, anti-malware program ?
    « on: September 02, 2012, 11:47:21 AM »
    I just installed this program on Mom's computer. I've been looking for such a good, free anti-malware program for quite some time, even asked at other forums I belong to, but was always told "this one" or "that one" etc by others. It was like a wild goose chase finding a reliable, free anti-malware program. I have 3 windows laptops that I haven't installed anti-malware on, now I think I'll install  MB on each of these computers.

    Er, I have a question about MB: why when you're doing a quick scan, why is there a button that says "buy now" and next to this is an "activate" button?    I thought MB was completely free, no need to worry about paying fees for updates for as long as you're using your computer (and MB) which might be many years to come? 

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    Re: Re: What's a good, free, anti-malware program ?
    « Reply #1 on: September 02, 2012, 12:13:50 PM »
    Did you happen to read their website when you downloaded the free version.
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

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    Re: What's a good, free, anti-malware program ?
    « Reply #2 on: September 02, 2012, 04:43:21 PM »
    If you download and install MicroSoft Security Essentials(free) it also includes anti-malware capabilities. Make sure you select the correct version.

    Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows Vista\Windows 7 - 64 bit Download
    Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows XP
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      Re: What's a good, free, anti-malware program ?
      « Reply #3 on: September 02, 2012, 06:24:20 PM »
      You can Downlaod Super antispyvirus this is free of cost and you can also Download For free

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        Re: What's a good, free, anti-malware program ?
        « Reply #4 on: September 02, 2012, 08:50:47 PM »
        Ok, I just d/l all 3 versions (to be used for when I'm well and have my computer tech job) of MS security essentials - XP x32, Vista/Win7 x32, and Vista/Win7 x64. Is this better than that MB that I d/l and installed on Mom's PC earlier today?

        (Actually, I don't know too much about online security, but I'm taking an Information Security class at school this Fall '12 semester, and my class is using this book (see link) my class's information security book

        Could you guys please tell me what you think of this book? This class is Principles in information security, which someone (who did take computer classes at her community college years ago in Texas) on another forum said was an Introduction to information security, this class is a 14 week class (online) but then again, my school does have, in addition, its own Intro to Information Security class which is another class in itself that is 5 weeks long, they said at school I'd be learning a lot more in Principles of Information Security class than in their Intro to Information Security class that they also offer, and I believed them.

        What's your take on this Principles of Information Security class I'm taking this semester, fellas?
        « Last Edit: September 02, 2012, 09:10:36 PM by AlienBZ »

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        Re: What's a good, free, anti-malware program ?
        « Reply #5 on: September 02, 2012, 09:48:06 PM »
        Good evening AlienBZ and welcome back to CH

               Honestly it can never hurt furthering your education. Even if you do not stay in the IT field or decide that it is not for you any employer would look at like you are trying to better yourself and more of a driven type of person.

              The book that you linked looks like it would be all theory and almost no implementation / design etc. My self from what I seen in the book it would drive me nuts just for the shear fact it would be all theory and no real world lessons. But I have always been a hands on person, I like learning from watching people and reading then experiment and when it is ready for testing then implement and test the if all is good set it up in a real world situation. 

        As far as a free good non active scanner you really can't beat MWB (malwarebytes). For good free automatic scanning suites it is very hard to beat Avast / MSE / SAS. Just remember do not install and configure more than 1 active AV suites ever!!!!

        Hope this helps, Mike 

         
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          Re: What's a good, free, anti-malware program ?
          « Reply #6 on: September 04, 2012, 01:33:21 AM »
          Hey I found on the PC of my father an antimalware programm. I dont know from whom he got it, but I just want to ask if its worth to use or if he should switch to something like Microsoft Essentials. The programm is this one:        On their homepage they promise a lot and easy safety, but I cant find any information about it.

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          Re: What's a good, free, anti-malware program ?
          « Reply #7 on: September 04, 2012, 01:45:48 AM »
          Good morning Paci and welcome to CH

          I have not used or even heard of there software but then again I am in the US and they are not to popular or recommended here in the US. They do not have that good of reviews from what I have read and believe that you would be much happy with another AV suite.

          Hopefully this answers your questions if there is any thing else that we can do for you please let us know. Mike   
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            Re: What's a good, free, anti-malware program ?
            « Reply #8 on: September 07, 2013, 05:20:02 PM »
            Thanks, I'm using MS security essentials now (Win 7) and as for XP, I have an XP machine also but this is the host OS. Yes, I'm aware of using MS security essentials for XP on this machine, but since XP support is going to come to an end in April 2014, (and XP is one of my favorite OS's, among others so I'd like to keep using them, hopefully until I'm dead  ;D but serious) I'm addressing this problem (at least, for my needs/desires) in this manner:

            I do go online on this PC, but what I do is I use virtualization (thru VMWare Player - guest OS of XP) to go online, since it has its own virtual HDD, so I believe this keeps my host OS free of accumulating malware (adware, spyware, etc) and I keep a fresh backup copy of this virtual machine so when/if this current copy of this XP guest's VHD gets infected, I'll just delete it and copy this backup XP guest onto the host, open it in VMWare Player, and presto! A fresh web surfer PC (all without disrupting the host's applications/files that I'm currently working on) without having to wipe the host HDD, reinstall XP/service packs, programs, etc.