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#1 Foreignobjects

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 11:49 AM

ok ive been using MAlwarebytes premium for years.. and recently installed anti exploit as well... is that overkill... im more of a hardware guy... when it comes to software i know a bit...but this i dont know about... on my pc i have  
 
Windows 7 ultimate
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Nvidia Geforce 660 GTX TI 2GB GPU
8 Gigs of DDR3 
 
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MSE "Microsoft Security Essentials "Anti Virus"
MalwareBytes Premium
Malwarebytes Anti Exploit
CCleaner "run 1nce a week"
Spybot Search and destroy "Run once a month or so"
 
Combo fix i run that once every 6 months.
 
 
now should i keep using what i have... and if not what should i not use and whats overkill

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 12:26 PM

An addition of the Win firewall or a freebie like Zonealarm would add another layer.  I'm not a big fan of the CCleaner, the registry is best left alone unless something happens with a peripheral or drivers get updated and the registry can get scrambled pretty quick.  Of course the ultimate solution would be to have it all backed up.



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Posted 07 September 2015 - 12:41 PM

An addition of the Win firewall or a freebie like Zonealarm would add another layer.  I'm not a big fan of the CCleaner, the registry is best left alone unless something happens with a peripheral or drivers get updated and the registry can get scrambled pretty quick.  Of course the ultimate solution would be to have it all backed up.

Zonealarm ill check it out, so everything besides ccleaner is good? and its good toh ave both mb premium and mb anti exploit ?



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Posted 07 September 2015 - 12:46 PM

5 Reasons Why the Windows Firewall is One of the Best Firewalls

Spybot Search & Destroy is no longer recommended due to its failing performance. You have MBAM Premium so stick with that.

And one last thing... please do not run ComboFix without the guidance of a trained malware removal helper.

Edited by Alexstrasza, 07 September 2015 - 12:46 PM.


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Posted 07 September 2015 - 01:02 PM

Hi, @FO:

 

I am just a home user, not an expert, but I agree with with what the others have said, except....

 

As per your identical thread here, there is no problem running both MBAM Premium and MBAE Premium.

They work differently to provide complementary protection.

MBAM targets the "what", while MBAE targets the "why" of malware.

A bit more detail here.

Both applications help to protect against malware and security vulnerabilities often "missed" by an anti-virus.

 

As for your choice of AV and/or firewall software, there is no one perfect product that suits every computer, every user and every budget.

 

Comprehensive, authoritative, and detailed information about all aspects of "Best Practices" here:

Answers to common security questions - Best Practices

 

And, as has often been said by others more expert than I: the computer user is the first and last line of computer defense.

 

Cheers,

 

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Posted 09 September 2015 - 11:32 AM

mvps.org and many security experts are no longer recommending Spybot S&D (or Ad-Aware) due to poor testing results and ineffectiveness against current malware threats.

Most people don't understand how to use Spybot's TeaTimer and that feature can cause more problems than it's worth. TeaTimer monitors changes to certain critical keys in Windows registry but does not indicate if the change is normal or a modification made by a malware infection. The user must have an understanding of the registry and how TeaTimer works in order to make informed decisions to allow or deny the detected changes. If you don't have understanding how a particular security tool works, then you probably should not be using it. Additionally, TeaTimer may conflict with other security tools which do a much better job of protecting your computer and in some cases it will even prevent disinfection of malware by those tools.
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