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#1 VecchioScarpone

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 06:23 PM

On matter of security:

Along with Comodo Free Antivirus I run HitmanPro Alert (latest version) and Zemana Antilogger Free 1.8.2.24. for safe banking, secure surfing etc.
 

I consider myself a safe internet user and I like the Idea of a multilayered security set up.
 

My understanding is that security softwares the like of Comodo or Avast free Antivirus, protect from keyloggers etc. and should make safe, for example, to do banking, purchases online and surfing the internet. 
Is it redundant or an overkill to run, simultaneously with Comodo Antivirus, software like HitmanPro Alert, Zemana Antilogger or for that matter MBAM Anti Exploit?

 

I'm definitely not a computer expert and any light thrown on this matter would be very much appreciated.

 

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 08:01 PM

An anti-virus program alone does not provide comprehensive protection and cannot prevent, detect and remove all threats at any given time. Anti-virus software is inherently reactive...meaning it usually finds malware after a computer has been infected. The security community is in a constant state of change as new infections appear and it takes time for them to be reported, samples collected, analyzed, and tested by anti-virus researchers before they can add a new threat to database definitions. Further, if you're dealing with zero-day malware it's unlikely the anti-virus is going to detect anything.

Anti-virus and anti-malware programs each perform different tasks as it relates to computer security and threat detection. Essentially, they look for and remove different types of malicious threats. However, there can be some overlap in functionality and detection features depending on the program's scanning engine, how the vendor defines a specific threat and what Naming Standards are used.

In simplistic terms, Anti-virus programs generally scan for infectious malware which includes viruses, worms, Trojans, rootkis and bots.
Anti-malware programs generally tend to focus more on spyware, adware, pop-up ads, browser hijackers and PUPS (potentially unwanted programs).

Therefore, you need both an anti-virus and an anti-malware solution for maximum protection.Please read Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools.
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Posted 10 December 2014 - 09:18 PM

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Many thanks.

 

Lot of informations that I'll carefully ponder, it is gonna take me a long time to digest all of that, but it's great stuff.

 

So for now, running  Microsoft Windows 7 firewal, Comodo Free Antivirus, HitmanPro Alert and Zemana Antilogger would keep me safe enough?

 

Escuse my tardiness,



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Posted 10 December 2014 - 09:26 PM

I also recommend using the following:


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Posted 11 December 2014 - 12:14 AM

Keyscrambler works much better than zemana antilogger.I have used them.Keyscrambler is better.

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 12:15 AM

I did add and run MBAM Anti Exploit but unfortunately it is causing Chrome to crash, Firefox to slow down and interference with Adobe Flash. I did not notice any problem with IE11.

 

I checked the MBAM forum, others seems to have similar problem.

 

Also ditched Avast and Comodo antivirus due to conflicts with Zemana Antilogger.

Running BitDefender free antivirus and no problems, so far...


Edited by VecchioScarpone, 11 December 2014 - 01:01 AM.


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Posted 11 December 2014 - 05:54 AM

Issues with Chrome had not been added to Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Known Issues & Conflicts.

Bitdefender free is a good alternative.
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Posted 11 December 2014 - 02:30 PM

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Known Issues & Conflicts

 

 

 

Thanks.

 

I'll keep checking for updates on that link.


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Posted 11 December 2014 - 04:34 PM

You're welcome.
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Posted 11 December 2014 - 04:35 PM

Installed Anti Exploit version  1.05.1.1014  free trial. No compatibility issues here.

 

Hopefully MBAE free  will be fixed too.



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Posted 11 December 2014 - 04:38 PM

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 11:13 PM

Installed Anti Exploit version  1.05.1.1014  free trial. No compatibility issues here.

 

Hopefully MBAE free  will be fixed too.

 

In conclusion:

 

Installed the latest Malwarebytes Anti Exploit version 1.05.1.1016. It works fine. :bananas:

https://malwarebytes...btgqbww86ysbbps

 

It is a Premium 15 days free trial that once expired, give the option to revert to free Basic protection.

 

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 06:06 AM

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit includes a 14-day trial mode for the Premimum version which you can enable during installation by checking the box when prompted. Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium includes additional protecton (Shields) for PDF readers, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Media players and allows the ability to add/manage custom shields. The Premium version requires a registration ID and purchase of a license key after the trial period expires.
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Posted 12 December 2014 - 07:30 PM

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit includes a 14-day trial mode for the Premimum version which you can enable during installation by checking the box when prompted. Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium includes additional protecton (Shields) for PDF readers, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Media players and allows the ability to add/manage custom shields. The Premium version requires a registration ID and purchase of a license key after the trial period expires.

 

Hi

 

I downloaded the Installer/Setup from the link I posted (provided on theMBAE forum) from a couple of safe sources, Softpedia, Filehippo anf from MBAM directly.

Tried them all. None gave me the option to opt in or out the 14 day trial.

All went straight to instalI the Anti Exploit Premium (Free Trial).

 

Made an enquire on the subject at the MBAE forum and this was the moderator answer:

 

<The installer/setup for all three of them (Free, Trial and Premium) is the same. If you are installing for the first time during the install it will ask if you want a 14-day trial mode. If you click continue without unchecking it will enable the 14-day trial. After the trial you can choose to continue using Free or upgrade to paid Premium. If you choose to continue with Free then Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit will still continue providing real-time protection against web-based exploits in browsers, browser add-ons and Java.>

 

I guess I shall know soon enough...

 

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 08:11 PM

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware works the same way.
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