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#1 NotionCommotion

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:53 AM

Hi all,

Been using Norton (Comcast version) and have pretty good web practices. Got a nasty zeroacces trogan, and don't want another. Paid teesupport to help out. Didn't feel real safe, and re-built the PCs. Then had teesupport put Malwarebytes on PCs instead of Norton.

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Should I go with Norton or Malwarebytes? Both are currently free to me, but...
Should I trust someone I don't know to administrate security?


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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:37 AM

Should I go with Norton or Malwarebytes? Both are currently free to me, but

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is not an anti-virus program nor should it be used as a replacement. Malwarebytes does not act as a real-time protection scanner for every file like anti-virus software so it is intended to be a supplement, not a substitute. You need both an anti-virus and an anti-malware tool...together they provide the most comprehensive protection.

You may also want to read Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools, then read the entire topic for tips about safe practices.

Should I trust someone I don't know to administrate security?

No...I would not recommend doing so.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:15 AM

Thanks Quiet Man,

It looks like Malwarebyptes might act as an anti-virus program. Per their website, "Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Realtime Proactive Protection (with purchase)". Am I missing something?

I agree about your second remark, and will do so.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:42 PM

The Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Protection Module in the full version 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. More information about IP Protection can be found in the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware IP Protection FAQs.

What does IP Protection do?
IP Protection provides an additional layer of security for your computer, by preventing access to known malicious IP addresses and IP ranges...

What does this notification mean?
This notification means quite simply, that an IP address has been blocked. It does NOT necessarily mean you are infected, it simply means a program on your computer (e.g. your browser, IM program, P2P program etc), tried accessing a malicious IP address...

Other FAQs about IP Protection
How does it do this?
How does it inform you?
I got an alert and I wasn't even surfing, how's that happen?
I received a notification on a safe site, why?
How do I disable this?
I got an alert for an IP or website I think is safe, how can I report it?
Does the IP Protection replace my firewall?
Where do I find the IP Protection logs?
How can I add an IP so it won't be detected and can access a site I need to?[/b]

Those who purchase the full version receive a license key via email to activate the protection module. The license includes a lifetime of free upgrades and support. For corporate and business customers, annual licenses are required. After activation, Malwarebytes can be set to update itself and schedule scans automatically on a daily basis. The Protection Module is not intrusive as it utilizes few system resources and should not conflict with other scanners or anti-virus programs.
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