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How should I secure my PC?


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#1 Codered

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 01:34 PM

Hi, my subscription to McAfee is going to expire within the next two months, so I am curious what the best (in your opinions) anti-virus software is. I have a dell with windows 7. Along with McAfee I also have Malwarebytes. Also, within the last 1 year I got the same virus 3 times. Its the rogue Anti-virus 2011 virus and was able to remove it on my own. So what do you guys suggest that I get for my pc?

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 03:21 PM

Please take a look at our very own quietman7's pinned topic on these often asked questions. Answers to common security questions: Prevention & Choosing an Anti-virus or Firewall

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 07:27 AM

I recommend taking advantage of the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Pro) Protection Module in the full version which uses advanced heuristic scanning technology to monitor your system and provide real-time protection to prevent the installation of most new malware. This technology runs at startup where it monitors every process and helps stop malicious processes before they can infect your computer. Keep in mind that this feature does not guarantee something will not slip through as no product can detect and prevent every type of malware. The database that defines the heuristics is updated as often as there is something to add to it. Also keep in mind that Malwarebytes does not act as a real-time protection scanner for every file like an anti-virus program so it is intended to be a supplement, not a substitute.

IP Protection (malicious website blocking) is part of the Protection Module and works after it is enabled. When attempting to go to a potential malicious website, Malwarebytes will block the attempt and provide an alert. IP Protection is also designed to block incoming connections it determines to be malicious.

Enabling the Protection Module feature feature requires registration and purchase of a license key that includes free lifetime upgrades and support. After activation, Malwarebytes can be set to update itself and schedule scans automatically on a daily basis. The Protection Module is not intrusive as the program utilizes few system resources and should not conflict with other scanners or anti-virus programs.

If any conflicts between Malwarebytes and another security program are reported, suggested solutions are usually provided in the Common Issues, Questions, and their Solutions, FAQs thread. I know and have worked with some members of the research team so I can attest that they make every effort to resolve issues as quickly as possible.
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