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#16 quietman7

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 05:22 PM

I have another question. Is it better to scan system monthly with FRST or Malwarebytes free is enough?

FRST is an advanced specialized tool created by Farbar, a Security Developer who has also created a number of other tools used by malware removal experts. FRST is primarily designed to run in the Windows Recovery Environment via Advanced Boot Options or by using a Windows DVD in order to diagnose and fix boot problems or remove malware when other tools fail. It can also be used in Windows XP if the system can boot to PE Environment by using a Boot CD and can also run in normal or safe mode when logged in as a user account with administrative privileges. FRST logs provide detailed information about registry loading points, services, driver services, Netsvcs entries, known DLLs, drives, and partition specifications and will also list system files that could be patched by malware.

FRST was never meant to be used as a general purpose malware scanner like Malwarebytes, Zemana AntiMalware, SuperAntispyware, AdwCleaner, etc which scan individual drives, different folders, the registry, etc on a computer for malware.
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Posted 19 April 2017 - 08:34 AM

@robby501: thanks for the comment, all comments matter for me because I take notes. I may be just like you in multiple ways :) 



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 01:22 PM

I was watching YouTube test videos for anti-ransomware tools and found out that Bitdefender's solution is not good. Kaspersky's solution is much better but now I can't decide between Kaspersky anti-ransomware and McAfee Interceptor Anti-ransomware. Both are great as far as the tests show. Moreover, there are no other good free anti-ransomware other than these.



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Posted 19 April 2017 - 06:04 PM

I was watching YouTube test videos for anti-ransomware tools and found out that Bitdefender's solution is not good. Kaspersky's solution is much better but now I can't decide between Kaspersky anti-ransomware and McAfee Interceptor Anti-ransomware. Both are great as far as the tests show. Moreover, there are no other good free anti-ransomware other than these.

I'll be honest with you. The only time I ever encountered ransomware is when I inadvertenly dialled into some dodgy porn site during the first month of me owning a pc back in 2014. My pc was already heavily infected at the time and I clicked a rogue pop-up which led me there. I don't open emails from anyone I don't know, particularly those with attachments. As far as I am aware, ransomware isn't something that affects the home pc user too much. I think most of it is targeted to towards corporate users, govenment, hospitals, schools and colleges etc.

Provided you surf relatively safely only using the surface web, I'd be suprised if you ever encounter any ransomware at all, to be honest.


Edited by robby501, 20 April 2017 - 04:32 AM.

Im a rookie and purely recreational pc user. Im utterly obsessed with security (even though I consider myself a safe and law-abiding internet user!) and run a combo of the following freeware security suites.....

Windows Defender/firewall

Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit

Regular scans with SuperAntiSpyware, Zemana, AdwCleaner

 

 

 


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:38 AM

 

I was watching YouTube test videos for anti-ransomware tools and found out that Bitdefender's solution is not good. Kaspersky's solution is much better but now I can't decide between Kaspersky anti-ransomware and McAfee Interceptor Anti-ransomware. Both are great as far as the tests show. Moreover, there are no other good free anti-ransomware other than these.

I'll be honest with you. The only time I ever encountered ransomware is when I inadvertenly dialled into some dodgy porn site during the first month of me owning a pc back in 2014. My pc was already heavily infected at the time and I clicked a rogue pop-up which led me there. I don't open emails from anyone I don't know, particularly those with attachments. As far as I am aware, ransomware isn't something that affects the home pc user too much. I think most of it is targeted to towards corporate users, govenment, hospitals, schools and colleges etc.

Provided you surf relatively safely only using the surface web, I'd be suprised if you ever encounter any ransomware at all, to be honest.

 

 

Exactly I agree. But I will also install this to my mom and dad's PCs as well. Moreover, I will install these on PCs where my mom works.

 

Other than that, yeah it won't do anything to me much as Im a trained end-user and ransomwares not only come to your PC via email attachments but also javascript codes from those malicious sites as you said let it be porn, warez and ads. Btw, Im not talking about generally known porn sites.

 

Anyways, I will stick with Kaspersky anti-ransomware.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:11 AM

OK... my Malwarebytes Premium 3 trial has ended and I installed necessary softwares, below is my combination now.

 

1) Windows Defender Antivirus as main AV/AM/AS etc. (W10 Creators)

2) Windows Firewall as always

3) Kaspersky anti-ransomware tool for business free 1.1.24

4) Malwarebytes anti-exploit free 1.09.1.1384

5) uBlock Origin (proactive safe web)

6) Malwarebytes free for on-demand scan

 

You can also add safe web protection further with Avast or Emsisoft by disabling their real-time protection but I won't due to uBlock Origin is doing an amazing job.

 

I believe this thread is good to read for new comers and my combination is just enough for end-users like me. If you feel vulnerable or you are not a trained end-user then you can always buy full protection from Bitdefender, Kaspersky or ESET. Full, I mean all the extra things even like for example Wi-Fi scan feature etc. etc. which I will never use.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:35 PM

You can also add safe web protection further with Avast or Emsisoft by disabling their real-time protection but I won't due to uBlock Origin is doing an amazing job.

The free version of Emsisoft does not provide any real time protection (including its web protection module called Surf Protection), so I don't think it's very economical to purchase an Emsisoft license just to disable it. Besides it provides real time scanning which uBlock Origin does not.
 

I believe this thread is good to read for new comers and my combination is just enough for end-users like me. If you feel vulnerable or you are not a trained end-user then you can always buy full protection from Bitdefender, Kaspersky or ESET. Full, I mean all the extra things even like for example Wi-Fi scan feature etc. etc. which I will never use.

Emsisoft includes all the necessary features (web protection, file scanning, behavior monitoring, firewall if you buy EIS) without any bloat bundled in it. It's also a good option if you don't want to use Windows Defender alone, or if you want a paid AV without unnecessary features.

Edited by Sintharius, 20 April 2017 - 05:50 PM.

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