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#1 ComputerScream

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 02:09 AM

Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/541853/may-be-a-virus-hiding-somewhere-preventing-me-from-updating-malwarebytes/ - Hamluis.

 

I had purchased Malawarebytes and found it wouldn't install and work properly on my computer so asked for a refund, which I got.  I then installed a 30 day trial with AVG but ever since doing its performance scan it has messed things up well and truly.  I still get adware that I don't want.  I'm now trying to find something reliable and better than AVG.  My computer has slowed down a too.


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Posted 22 July 2014 - 12:02 PM

You can try avast! antivirus or ESET Nod32 Antivirus. Both are reliable and low on system resources consumption.

 

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 04:00 PM

You may want to read:

Choosing an Anti-Virus Program
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Posted 22 July 2014 - 05:24 PM

Just downloaded Amsisoft Antimalware last night.  So far this morning things are going a lot better.  Thanks for the advice, its much appreciated.



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 05:27 PM

I use Emsisoft Anti-Malware myself.
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Posted 22 July 2014 - 05:34 PM

Another reason I chose it. So far very good.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 05:36 PM

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 09:55 AM

I use Emsisoft Anti-Malware myself.

Hi, I'm curious about Emsisoft antimalware myself, I have a few questions about it if you don't mind. I've read that the free version include an active module, and the paid version just gets you more features. Is this program a full antivirus, or just a support for a normal antivirus like MBAM?  I'm currently using free avast and just haven't been totally happy with their recent changes.Does free Emsisoft give similar 'upgrade now' sort of popups? Thanks!



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 10:38 AM

 

I use Emsisoft Anti-Malware myself.

Hi, I'm curious about Emsisoft antimalware myself, I have a few questions about it if you don't mind. I've read that the free version include an active module, and the paid version just gets you more features. Is this program a full antivirus, or just a support for a normal antivirus like MBAM?  I'm currently using free avast and just haven't been totally happy with their recent changes.Does free Emsisoft give similar 'upgrade now' sort of popups? Thanks!

 

I'm not quietman, but I use the program myself. The program can be both; it works just fine as an antivirus on its own, but you can also use it to supplement an antivirus (I'm using it alongside ESET Endpoint Security and I've had no problems there). EAM does not prompt you to upgrade, the free version is an on demand scanner (so similar to MBAM free, wouldn't work as an antivirus), but they also have a trial version of the program for 30 days which is the same as the paid version.

 

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 04:33 PM


Emsisoft Anti-Malware is an antivirus platform that includes anti-malware protection and uses three security levels (or layers) of protection to prevent the installation of malware and stop malicious processes before they can infect your computer. These layers consist of surf protection, a dual-engine file guard, and advanced behavioral analysis which is extremely difficult to penetrate. EAM continually monitors the behavior of all active programs looking for any anomalies that may be indicative of malicious activity and raises an alert as soon as something suspicious occurs. The behavior blocker is able to detect unknown zero-day attacks without signatures. EAM combines its technology with Bitdefender Anti-Virus utilizing two scanning engines for superior detection and removal of malware infections effectively.

EAM combines its technology with Bitdefender Anti-Virus utilizing two scanning engines for superior detection and removal of malware infections effectively. The Emsisoft Pro version offers a full anti-malware solution since you can run it alongside your favorite antivirus as extra protection without conflicts. Compatibility with other security products is constantly tested. Emsisoft is a premium software vendor for premium customers...this includes a malware removal guarantee and personal assistance in emergency situations. For more information, please refer to:Note: By default Emsisoft Anti-Malware installs as a free fully functional 30-day trial version with real-time protection. After the trial period expires you can either choose to buy a full version license or continue to use it in limited freeware mode which still allows you to scan and clean infections. The freeware mode no longer provides any real-time protection to guard against new infections. However, even if the trial is still enabled, you can easily turn off all real time protection and just have it running as on-demand scanner only. After the trial period expires nothing really changes except that the options to activate real-time protection are no longer available without purchasing the full version.
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Posted 04 August 2014 - 09:54 PM

Amsisoft has been great on my computer.  Have only had it a few weeks but seems more successful for me than Malawarebytes or AVG.  Also downloaded other free programs as recommended to clean the computer.  Its now very efficient and has good speed.  I would personally recommend this program.



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 07:16 AM

BTW it is Emsisoft not Amsisoft.
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