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#1 JimmyKarter

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 02:50 PM

 

So I run an up-to-date W8 laptop, and I don't think I've ever had a serious problem.

I generally stay on well-known sites, nothing funny ever, but with the mass of viruses lately, is there a visible way for me to tell if I'm infected?

 

Every few months i'll feel the need to download MBAM and clean up, but otherwise I don't feel like I need to do anything. I only have windows defender.

More or less I'm a pretty competent computer user, but it's just that I've never seen my computer visibly have issues.

Yes, I have miscellaneous issues like a frozen desktop (everything else works fine), but I just can't interact with it, but... otherwise I see nothing wrong.

 

Mod Edit Moved to appropriate form. ~~ boopme


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 02:54 PM

 Defender in Windows 8 includes MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials), so that and Malwarebytes are pretty good protection.  You should be behind a firewall.  If you're behind a router, that's a hardware firewall, and Windows has a software firewall.  It's best to have both.

 

Good luck.


Everyone with a computer should back his system up to an external hard drive regularly.  :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 03:02 PM

The keyword(s) to remember here are 'real-time protection'. Any app that offers real time protection will immediately notify you of a virus or malware infection.

 

The downside is that most RTP apps are not free. I'd say about 10% of the apps out there are free to use, such as AVG and MBAM.

 

You seem to be in a good place and of sound mind, so I wouldn't worry about it.

 

EDIT: The frozen desktop can be helped, if you wish to pursue that I would post a topic (if you haven't already) in the Win8 forum.



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Posted 18 June 2014 - 03:03 PM

Ok thanks guys!






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