Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

windows 8,1 and bitdefender


  • Please log in to reply
16 replies to this topic

#1 kennedy10

kennedy10

  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:28 PM

Posted 03 January 2015 - 01:23 AM

Using Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 what Windows 8.1  securities do you still need to use ? 



BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 dicke

dicke

    Paraclete


  • Members
  • 2,193 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Charlotte, NC
  • Local time:03:28 PM

Posted 03 January 2015 - 06:19 PM

I'd keep the likes of Malware bytes Antimalware and/or Super AntiSpyWare [both free editions] on the desktop and use them regularly as on demand, second opinion scans. No single security software is going to protect you 100% of the time from 100% of the threats that are being released by the thousands daily. Infections re a matter of 'when' not 'if'.

Stay well and suf safe

 

Dick


Stay well and surf safe [stay protected]

Dick E


#3 Sintharius

Sintharius

    Bleepin' Sniper


  • Members
  • 5,639 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:The Netherlands
  • Local time:08:28 PM

Posted 03 January 2015 - 06:34 PM

You can also add Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, which will keep you safe from a variety of exploits the bad guys use to get into your machine.

#4 dicke

dicke

    Paraclete


  • Members
  • 2,193 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Charlotte, NC
  • Local time:03:28 PM

Posted 03 January 2015 - 06:53 PM

Excellent addition

Thank you

 

Dick


Stay well and surf safe [stay protected]

Dick E


#5 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 51,399 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:03:28 PM

Posted 04 January 2015 - 09:03 AM

I generally recommend Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro or Emsisoft Anti-Malware as the backbone to supplementing my anti-virus software.

See my comments in Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools as to why I recommend Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro and Emsisoft Anti-Malware.

I also recommend using the following:
.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

#6 dicke

dicke

    Paraclete


  • Members
  • 2,193 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Charlotte, NC
  • Local time:03:28 PM

Posted 04 January 2015 - 02:39 PM

Belt & braces - I like the way you think

Thanks for the additions AND links

 

Dick


Stay well and surf safe [stay protected]

Dick E


#7 rp88

rp88

  • Members
  • 3,002 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Local time:07:28 PM

Posted 04 January 2015 - 03:04 PM

In no particular order:

Switch your browser to firefox and run an adblocker and a script blocker
Make sure UAC is enabled to pop up and ask you before running any executable files
Set folder options to show full file extensions
Scan with Malwarebytes (free) regularly
Scan with ESET online scanner every month
Leave bitdefender on there
Turn off plugins in the browsers
Keep bitdefender and your other antimalware/antivirus tools up to date
Remove Java if it is installed and you don't need it for any programs
Keep windows up to date
Keep other programs up to date
Make a few system image whilst you know the system is clean
And make sure to regularly back-up your data to an external drive (and only plug the external drive in when writing backups to it).

Together those programs, extensions and practices should help keep your system safe or limit the damage if something gets past.

Edited by rp88, 04 January 2015 - 09:17 PM.

Back on this site, for a while anyway, been so busy the last year.

My systems:2 laptops, intel i3 processors, windows 8.1 installed on the hard-drive and linux mint 17.3 MATE installed to USB

#8 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 51,399 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:03:28 PM

Posted 04 January 2015 - 06:39 PM

As I have said before in other topics, there is no need to switch to one's browser to Firefox. If folks are satisfied with Internet Explorer, Opera, Google Chrome or something else...they can continue to use that browser.

I use Firefox but it is my personal preference for ease of use... not because it is more secure.
.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

#9 dicke

dicke

    Paraclete


  • Members
  • 2,193 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Charlotte, NC
  • Local time:03:28 PM

Posted 04 January 2015 - 07:27 PM

I use all three at various times, in various places, or various reasons. If your software is all current, clean and as secure as you know how to make it your choice among the proven browsers should not be limited to any one. You may limit them by choice.

Remember too that the most important security device you have is between your ears - keep it fully engaged at all times while your system is active.

 

Dick


Stay well and surf safe [stay protected]

Dick E


#10 Miguel_92

Miguel_92

  • Members
  • 193 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:UK
  • Local time:08:28 PM

Posted 04 January 2015 - 07:39 PM

Using firefox is my personal choice but as we know everyone has their own preference. At least i now have a few more programs i can add to my list IF i ever get in a jam lol. But common sense is really crucial to staying safe online as well because 99% of the time just clicking on everything on the screen usually leads to massive problems as i've seen on many occasions.



#11 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 51,399 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:03:28 PM

Posted 04 January 2015 - 07:47 PM

But common sense is really crucial to staying safe.

+1
Important Fact: No amount of security software is going to defend against today's sophisticated malware writers for those who do not practice safe computing and stay informed. It has been proven time and again that the user is a more substantial factor (weakest link) in security than the architecture of the operating system or installed protection software.
.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

#12 Nikhil_CV

Nikhil_CV

    Vestibulum Bleep


  • Members
  • 1,145 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:err: Destination unreachable! bash!
  • Local time:12:58 AM

Posted 04 January 2015 - 08:47 PM

Hi,
What all Windows versions does SYMC Noscript tool support?
Its not working for windows 7 hp sp1 x64 ...

Edited by Nikhil_CV, 04 January 2015 - 09:10 PM.

Regards : CV                                                                                                    There is no ONE TOUCH key to security!
                                                                                                                                       Be alert and vigilant....!
                                                                                                                                  Always have a Backup Plan!!! Because human idiotism doesn't have a cure! Stop highlighting!
                                                     Questions are to be asked, it helps you, me and others.  Knowledge is power, only when its shared to others.            :radioactive: signature contents © cv and Someone....... :wink:

#13 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 51,399 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:03:28 PM

Posted 04 January 2015 - 08:51 PM

It works just fine on my Windows 7 64-bit.
.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

#14 Nikhil_CV

Nikhil_CV

    Vestibulum Bleep


  • Members
  • 1,145 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:err: Destination unreachable! bash!
  • Local time:12:58 AM

Posted 04 January 2015 - 09:08 PM

Sorry quietman7, I was bit late in posting the edit.
Can you please check the winpatrol plus link and verify its properly working?
Regards : CV                                                                                                    There is no ONE TOUCH key to security!
                                                                                                                                       Be alert and vigilant....!
                                                                                                                                  Always have a Backup Plan!!! Because human idiotism doesn't have a cure! Stop highlighting!
                                                     Questions are to be asked, it helps you, me and others.  Knowledge is power, only when its shared to others.            :radioactive: signature contents © cv and Someone....... :wink:

#15 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 51,399 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:03:28 PM

Posted 04 January 2015 - 09:12 PM

The link was working the day I posted. I fixed it with a new one so try that.
.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users