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#1 geologist

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 02:58 PM

Could someone please provide me with links to the free versions of mbam, sas, avast and winpatrol please.

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 05:43 PM

MBAM

SAS

Avast

Winpatrol

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 04:21 AM

Maybe start with this link http://www.google.com next time :wink:. It does wonders!

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 04:30 AM

Thanks for the replies and in particular, thank for the requested links. I did try the google search but ended up downloading a rogue version of sas. I then needed mbam to get rid of this but naturally wanted the real thing this time. Have downloaded it and the rogue has been quarantined but I am not to sure how to deal with quarantined items but will have another google to try and find out.Once again, thank you for the speedy replies.

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 04:36 AM

How did you manage to downloaded a rogue version when the first four links when typing in "SuperAntipSpyware" into google is the official site :lol:.

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 05:14 AM

All I knew was that I was faced with 1,450,000 items to choose from and I chose the wrong one from that lot.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:13 AM

MBAM

SAS

Avast

Winpatrol


Is it ok to use all of these in startup? SAS and Avast are paid-for versions.

Edited by geologist, 25 January 2011 - 04:14 AM.


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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:05 PM


MBAM

SAS

Avast

Winpatrol


Is it ok to use all of these in startup? SAS and Avast are paid-for versions.


MBAM is an on demand scanner only if you have the free version.
SAS and Avast can run side by side simultaneously. Winpatrol notifies you of changes being made to your system, so yes, all 3 of these programs will work together

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 06:55 PM

I am not to sure how to deal with quarantined items

When an anti-virus or security program quarantines a file and moves it into a virus vault (chest) or a dedicated Quarantine folder, that file is safely held there and no longer a threat. The file is essentially disabled and prevented from causing any harm to your system through proprietary security routines which may copy, rename, encrypt and password protect the file as part of the moving process. Quarantine is just an added safety measure which allows you to view and investigate the files while keeping them from harming your computer.

One reason for doing this is to prevent deletion of a legitimate file file that may have been flagged as a "false positive" especially if the scanner uses heuristic analysis technology. Heuristics is the ability of a scanning program to detect possible new variants of malware before the vendor can get samples and update the program's definitions for detection. Heuristics uses non-specific detection methods to find new or unknown malware which allows the anti-virus to detect and stop if before doing any harm to your system. The disadvantage to using heuristics is that it is not as reliable as signature-based detection (blacklisting) and can potentially increase the chances that a non-malicious program is flagged as suspicious or infected. If that is the case, then you can restore the file and add it to the exclusion or ignore list. When the quarantined file is known to be malicious, you can delete it at any time by launching the program which removed it, going to the Quarantine tab, and choosing the option to delete.

If you're not sure about the file placed in quarantine or suspect it may be a "false detection", check your anti-virus user manual or look for documentation, FAQs on the vendor's web site. Some security programs have built-in options for submitting a file directly from the quarantined area to the vendor's lab for analysis. Most user guides will explain how to do that. Other anti-virus solutions automatically submit files or provide an alert to do so if you have checked the option to "Submit for analysis in the program's settings.

Anytime you come across a suspicious file for which you cannot find any information about or you want a second opinion, submit it to one of the following online services that analyzes suspicious files:In the "File to upload & scan" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis.

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Keep in mind, however, that if these files are left in quarantine, other scanning programs and security tools may flag them as a threat while in the quarantined area so don't be alarmed if you see such an alert. Just delete the quarantined items after confirming they are malware and subsequent scans should no longer detect them.
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Posted 27 January 2011 - 01:53 PM

Thanks to both of you ie Sightless and Quiet Man. I have added this page to my Fav Bar for future reference.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 01:58 PM

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 05:04 PM

Happy to help :)

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 09:47 AM

"MBAM is an on demand scanner only if you have the free version".

Does this mean that it shouldn't be in startup alongside SAS and Avast?

Edited by geologist, 30 January 2011 - 09:48 AM.


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Posted 30 January 2011 - 10:36 AM

It shouldn't have to startup...it has no background process. It only runs when the program window is open.




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