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I tried the CCleaner program and after running it and cleaning out the recycling bin, my games ran a lil bit smoother (i can't help but notice as I only run a 64 shared memory, onboard video). Great, will I have to always re enter my site pw's and stuff?
This is what was recommended after running a Malwarebyte quickscan:
Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\AntiVirusDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> No action taken.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\FirewallDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> No action taken.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center\UpdatesDisableNotify (Disabled.SecurityCenter) -> Bad: (1) Good: (0) -> No action taken.
I have used Mawarebytes b4.
I am a lil disturbed that any changes to a MS program should ever be needed. But I have never used it to scan my computer because after I got my laptop back from a computer shop that loaded my Windows XP and loaded sp3 for me, I just loaded it and never looked back (never ran a scan using the MS Security software). But I see it has malware detection.
Microsoft Security Essentials is everything an anti-virus package should be. It’s simple to use, works well, and does not impair your system. Microsoft’s competitors will argue that it’s less secure and doesn’t have as many features, but they should be worried. Overall, Security Essentials is excellent and I highly recommend it.
•Good virus, malware and spyware protection.
•Easy to use and understand.
•Lightweight and unobtrusive.
•Fast and uses minimal resources.
•Not as many features as some other packages.
•Virus writers might be more tempted to target Security Essentials because it’s from Microsoft.