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How is my protection?


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#1 Rewster

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:57 PM

Just wanting to know what other people think about my protection. Is it enough, not enough, or too much? Leave any comments.

I have been sort of going over kill on protecting my computer, since a virus killed my other one. (No longer able to boot, not even into safe mode.) I am scanning the computer at least once a day with every program.

1.SUPERAntiSpyware [Free version]
2.Malwarebytes AntiMalware [Free Version]
3.KeyScrambler [Free Version]
4.Microsoft Security Essentials
5.Norton Antivirus
6.SecuniaPSI
7.Windows Firewall




Any comments?

Edited by Rewster, 08 September 2010 - 11:14 PM.


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Posted 09 September 2010 - 12:43 AM

Hi Rewster,

You list of protection software looks good, except we recommend you only use 1 AntiVirus program.

The reason for this is that if both products have their automatic (Real-Time) protection switched on, then those products which do not encrypt the virus strings within them can cause other anti virus products to cause "false alarms". It can also lead to a clash as both products fight for access to files which are opened again this is the resident/automatic protection. In general terms, the two programs may conflict and cause:
1) False Alarms: When the anti virus software tells you that your PC has a virus when it actually doesn't.
2) System Performance Problems: Your system may lock up due to both products attempting to access the same file at the same time.
Therefore please go to add/remove in the control panel and remove either Norton AntiVirus or Microsoft Security Essentials.
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Posted 09 September 2010 - 07:11 AM

I don't really use norton anti virus anymore. The subscription expired and I never found how to remove it.

I will remove norton when I can get my mouse working and can get to the contol panel.

Edited by Rewster, 09 September 2010 - 07:15 AM.


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Posted 09 September 2010 - 10:30 AM

You may find this handy... Norton Removal Tool
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Posted 09 September 2010 - 10:19 PM

Hi Rewster,

It is a good idea to remove Norton if your subscription has expired. Having outdated virus definitions is a bad idea.

Once you remove Norton using the tool boopme has linked to, you can also add one of the following tools below:Both help to warn you of malicious websites and help prevent you from going to malware/fake websites. Please only choose one; I recommend Norton Safe Web.
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Posted 09 September 2010 - 11:04 PM

I do use Web of Trust (WOT). It let's users rate a site, and it helps you know which sites are safe or not. (doesn't always work, some malware sites fake A lot of ratings to stay in the green.)

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Posted 09 September 2010 - 11:55 PM

Yeah that is why I'm not a big fan of WOT, I use Norton Safe Web. But if you prefer WOT that's good to :thumbsup:
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 08:06 AM

I will remove norton when I can get my mouse working and can get to the contol panel.
You can use your keyboard to remove Norton through the Add or Remove Programs utility. Try it. :thumbsup:
Keys to use: Windows Key (Start) , Tab (Selection), Arrows (Directions), Enter (OK)

Edited by ReviverSoft, 10 September 2010 - 08:06 AM.

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 09:01 PM

I will remove norton when I can get my mouse working and can get to the contol panel.
You can use your keyboard to remove Norton through the Add or Remove Programs utility. Try it. :flowers:
Keys to use: Windows Key (Start) , Tab (Selection), Arrows (Directions), Enter (OK)


yeah.. But I don't like doing that. :thumbsup: It was torture going through all of the files using arrow keys and enter.

Anyways, I had to use system restore to get my mouse and internet working again. I uninstalled Norton.

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 12:01 PM

Ah ok, good to hear. :thumbsup:
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