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Do I need an anti-virus?


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#1 Simbelmayne

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 08:10 AM

Hello, everyone. Please, don't laugh, I ask for the serious opinions. 

I use several programs to protect my PC from viruses and some other unwanted stuff. It's Quihoo 360 Total Security and Unchecky (the program, that unchecks all checkboxes in the install windows). But today I read, that Total Security isn't an anti-virus, but an anti-malware or something like that. So, the question is: do I need some other anti-viral tool except the ones, that I have now?

I'm not very stupid, and I browse the Internet carefully, without visiting "free child porn", and "profitable deals/coupons/discounts/offers" and other suspicious websites. Since I bought my current PC, two years ago, I had only a troubles with browser toolbars, which were solved by Total Security, and some kind of ransomware, which asked me to pay a fee cuz i "watched a restricted content" (don't remember what exactly I watched, but it was absolutely legal). Ransomware was weird, it only blocked the browser, and disappeared after I loaded the backup. So, shall I buy a  reputable anti-viral program, or Quihoo 360 is enough to protect my PC? 

Еhanks in advance for your advices.



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Posted 17 February 2016 - 10:04 AM

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.
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To learn more about how to protect yourself while on the internet read this little guide best security practices keep safe.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/407147/answers-to-common-security-questions-best-practices/
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I can check your computer if you want.

Download the version of this tool for your operating system.
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Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)
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Posted 22 February 2016 - 09:15 AM

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