Posted 07 July 2010 - 04:40 PM
Microsoft Security Essentials.
A relatively new Anti Viral program, from Microsoft, free to anybody who uses genuine Windows.
Malwarebytes Anti Malware.
One of the best scanners I have seen in my life. Picks up trojans, worms, backdoors, etc.
I have recently taken control of my mothers old desktop. An HP Pavillion. Previously used by my sister and brother, I was sure Malwarebytes was going to sweep it of all viruses that it undoubtedly has. I put MSE on the desktop, as the main Anti Viral program.
Last night, Mbam found 39 baddies. I expected more, but, Ah well. Then I put MSE on the computer, and I had both MSE and Mbam running a full scan at the same time, After the 39 baddies were gone, of course.
Mbam has finished its scan, saying no baddies are on the computer, while MSE is still running its scan telling me it has found some "unwanted" stuff.
Is it possible that Microsoft has actually made a good Anti Virus program? Probably. It seems obvious, that it would be the best AV for its own Operating System.
It seems the guys at Malwarebytes are experiencing some "slippage" lately, and Microsoft is actually working towards making their Operating System safer to use.
It probably isn't anything big. I just felt I had to write this. It probably is nothing, but a "slump" of some sort. It is true, that what one AV Scanner wont pick up, another will. Possibly what MSE is detecting isn't even as bad as MSE thinks. That's probably why Mbam hasn't picked it up.
Until Next time my friends, Stay frosty.