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Tools and Antivirus Software Recomendation


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#1 PBSChris

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:42 PM

Hello Everyone,

I was just wanting some suggestions for good antivirus/maleware programs and temp cleaners tools ETC....

I am new to the tech field. I have a few already. such as

Spybot S&D - Maleware/spyware/reg cleaner
Microsoft Security essentials - Antivirus/maleware
combofix - Antivirus/Rootkits/Reg
CCleaner - Temp Internet Cleaner/Startup Programs
Autoruns - To see all running processes and delete / stop them from running.

Any other suggestions please let me know. Also if any of these are not good or if you have had a bad experience with them.

Edited by hamluis, 24 January 2013 - 01:19 PM.
Moved from XP to AV, Firewall, etc. - Hamluis.


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#2 caperjac

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:13 PM

all program you mention are good ,but i will say average use should not be using compofix as it a tool to use only when getting help from a virus removal expert in the use of combofix .

also i will add malwarebytes ,and spywareblaster to your list ,and ATF cleaner

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:59 AM

Paid AV I prefer
Norton Internet Security OR Kaspersky AV OR ESet NOD32

Free AV
Microsoft Security Essentials

Tools I would add to your list
Malwarebytes AntiMalware
Windows Sysinternals Process Explorer (like taskmgr on steriods)
System Repair Disc - not as applicable to XP but can be very useful (you would need to find a 32-bit vista or 7 machine to make one that works with xp)
ERUNT - (really old school but does what it says well) backup your registry before you make changes!

That's it to begin with - remember always use the right tool for the right job.

Edited by AngryRaisin, 24 January 2013 - 04:01 AM.


#4 DarkSnake-Kobra

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:43 PM

:welcome:

Looks good! Although I'd drop Spybot and Combofix should not be used by someone who isn't trained or being assisted. It's a very powerful tool that can damage a computer.

I'd also add:

Malwarebytes'
SpywareBlaster
HostsMan

and drop MSE for Avira/Avast!. MSE has failed AV-TEST.ORG security tests twice now.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Microsoft-Security-Essentials-AV-TEST-Malware-Certification-Bitdefender,19452.html

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:57 PM

and drop MSE for Avira/Avast!. MSE has failed AV-TEST.ORG security tests twice now.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Microsoft-Security-Essentials-AV-TEST-Malware-Certification-Bitdefender,19452.html

Avast has been to me on all my machines. :)

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:39 PM

:welcome:

Looks good! Although I'd drop Spybot and Combofix should not be used by someone who isn't trained or being assisted. It's a very powerful tool that can damage a computer.

I'd also add:

Malwarebytes'
SpywareBlaster
HostsMan

and drop MSE for Avira/Avast!. MSE has failed AV-TEST.ORG security tests twice now.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Microsoft-Security-Essentials-AV-TEST-Malware-Certification-Bitdefender,19452.html


wonder what Avast would have scored ,it was not even in the test in you link

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:03 PM

wonder what Avast would have scored ,it was not even in the test in you link

http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/home-user/windows-7/sepoct-2012/

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:24 PM


:welcome:

Looks good! Although I'd drop Spybot and Combofix should not be used by someone who isn't trained or being assisted. It's a very powerful tool that can damage a computer.

I'd also add:

Malwarebytes'
SpywareBlaster
HostsMan

and drop MSE for Avira/Avast!. MSE has failed AV-TEST.ORG security tests twice now.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Microsoft-Security-Essentials-AV-TEST-Malware-Certification-Bitdefender,19452.html


wonder what Avast would have scored ,it was not even in the test in you link


Interesting that they made no mention of it, but it is in the link the article has at the bottom for the AV-TEST results. Or as Sightless posted.

Also in addition to what I said about Combofix, the recent infecting with Sality is yet another reason why the tool should not be used without proper training or unsupervised. Things like this can happen especially if a malware author is annoyed enough they may attack the author or where the code is stored and attempt to steal or tamper with it.




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