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#1 BoltsFan760

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 07:20 PM

hello, I just wanted to see if this is a good program. I just renewed the purchase agreement. Just double checking that it'll do the job with people that actually know a lot about this stuff...

 

The computer we use is a standard home desktop windows 8.1

I play games on it, my wife uses facebook, & kids watch netflix but its not used for anything else really except casual web browsing (FB, Google maps, IGN, EBAY, ETC) no DL sites except UV

I remember something about windows 8 being unsafe?

Any input will be helpful

 



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 08:13 PM

Yes it is a good antivirus.Not a heavy one.You can use Malwarebytes and Superantispyware if you wish to install them in order to check regularly your system.There will be no conflict between them.



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Posted 03 March 2014 - 08:24 PM


I'm not an advocate of suites. All-in-one tools and suites generally use more system resources than separate programs that do the same task. They tend to have varying degrees of strengths and weaknesses for each feature. In contrast, separate tools are designed, built and maintained with a greater focus in a specific area so they are generally of better quality and more effective at what they are designed to do. This means the program's performance for that particular feature is usually superior than their all-in-one counterpart. Further, all-in-one tools generally do not allow the user as much flexibility in tailoring default settings and usage.

If you are adamant about using a suite, then I would recommend either avast! Internet Security or ESET Smart Security.
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Posted 04 March 2014 - 12:13 AM

Alex&Vanko  - I'm not sure what you mean by "not a heavy one" Also I can I install malwarebytes and superantispyware and they work in conjunction with ESest? How can I go about setting that up. I really appreciate the help from everyone here



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 12:23 AM

Not heavy means that doesn`t take a lot of resources,appropriate for old computers.You said that Windows 8 is unsafe.That`s why I suggest you those programs.No problems to put all of them on your system.



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 07:11 AM

Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools

SUPERAntiSpyware Free does not provide real-time protection, auto-Scanning, auto-updates or scheduled scanning so there is no need for it to run at startup, waste system resources and possibly cause conflicts with other security software. However, when installing SUPERAntiSpyware it installs to run at each start-up automatically. I recommend to disable its' startup and use it as a separate stand-alone on-demand scanner. If you right-click on the tray icon, select System Tools & Program Settings to open Control Panel and click Preferences...there is an option to uncheck "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" under the General and Startup tab.

Alternatively, launch SUPERAntiSpyware to open the Main Menu, click System Tools & Program Settings and selected Preferences under SUPERAntiSpyware Control Panel...then uncheck "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" under the General and Startup tab.
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Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:57 PM

Awesome, got them installed. The only found(SASW) were some adware tracking cookies. good? bad? MWB didn't find anything so that's good


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 05:55 AM

SUPERAntiSpyware will scan for cookies if you have it configured to do so and may show them as threat detections. There is no need to do this. Cookies are NOT a "threat". As text files, cookies are inherently harmless and cannot be executed to cause any damage. Cookies do not cause any pop ups or install malware and they cannot erase or read information from a computer.

* Microsoft's Description of Cookies
* Do cookies pose a security risk?
* Misconceptions about cookies
* What are cookies, how do they work? - Do cookies pose a security or safety risk?
* The Unofficial Cookie FAQ

As long as you surf the Internet, you are going to get cookies and some of your security programs will flag them for removal. You can ignore scanning for cookies by changing the settings. To do that, launch SUPERAntiSpyware.
1. Click System Tools & Program Settings.
2. Click Preferences.
3. Under Scanning Control/Options, uncheck the box Scan for tracking cookies.
4. Click the Back button on the bottom, then click Home to return to the Main Menu and then select Scan your Computer...
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