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What is the best combination of softwares for good protection?


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#1 james2002

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:22 PM

I got vicious trojans a few times and I uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials and bought NOD32 (ESET) security suite according a review I read on the net.

What else I should do to keep these trojans, virus away?

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:33 PM

Eset is a good program. I would add superantivirus and malwarebytes for on demand malware scans.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 04:12 PM

Many thanks. I got Malwarebytes on the laptop. Hopefully no more trojans and virus.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:10 PM

I tend to think that free software which is effective...is better than paid software which is effective. My lack of malware on my systems seems to reinforce my presumptions.

The biggest defense factor in any system defense program...of course...is the user. There is no known software which can protect your system from your habits...you are the weak point in the defense system.

For the record, I use Avira Free AV or MSE and SUPERAntiSpyware in tandem on each of my two computers...they seem to do the job, in conjunction with habits which allow me not to be my own enemy.

I will also add...users often overlook the most basic approach to protecting the system...which is promptly downloading/installing all critical updates issued by Microsoft, as well as updated versions of Java and Flash. All of these updates come about because of known security situations which exist in those apps...and which left unpatched, leaves the system vulnerable to malware.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:28 PM

Viruses are often found on websites that deal with things such as music-sharing and illegal downloads. A good habit would be to avoid these sites.


Also, if you surf the net and google frequently, then you may want to download Web of Trust (WOT).

http://www.mywot.com/
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:35 AM

Choosing a security toolkit with anti-virus, firewall and anti-malware programs is a matter of personal preference, your needs, your technical ability and experience, features offered, user friendliness, ease of updating (and upgrading to new program release), ease of installation/removal, available technical support from the vendor and price. Other factors to consider include detection rates and methods, scanning engine effectiveness, how often virus definitions are updated, the amount of resources the program utilizes, how it may affect system performance and what will work best for your system. A particular anti-virus that works well for one person may not work as well for another. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your use and your system. There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no best anti-virus.

For more specific information to consider, please read:
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