free anti virus sorfware

February 7, 2013 at 11:41:23
Specs: Windows 7, 165ghz 4gig ram
i go on 2 main betting sites bet365 and william hill and ive been warned ive got more chance of getting malware and infections. ive got norton. i was told to get sanboxie browser for added protection but the main 1 i was told to get malewarebytes which i did but its says its only a free trial and i got 10 days left can any1 recomend anymore free stuff to download to keep lap top safe. when malewarebytes run out can u get it again . any feedback really welcome. last question was to lower my ram usage and thanks to u guys thats sorted now. plz advice me i want to keep my pc running well thanks im running top norton now cuz its paid for another 8 months but for te last 3 months ive been doing the 30 days free trial. used trend. avg and 1 other but cant remember the name

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#1
February 7, 2013 at 12:35:30
I would highly suggest that you uninstall all your current protection software that you have installed and install Microsoft Security Essentials. This is all you really need to keep your protected. It's free and I have been using it for years now and it works great!

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#2
February 7, 2013 at 13:53:25
MalwareBytes is not a replacement for an AV - just used on demand when you want it.
I think you will find that it is still quite useable after the trial ends (the main find and fix features remaining). The free version does not run in the background.

As for free AV's everyone has their own ideas. Mostly Avast seems to be preferred to MSE around these parts. DO NOT install more than one AV that runs in the background.

This is not a hardware question, but in that respect ensure you have a router with its firewall active.


Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
February 7, 2013 at 13:57:14
There are both free and paid versions of Malwarebytes. The link below has both.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

I suggest you get rid of Norton. I use MSEssentials but many here prefer other free AV.

You can have more than one malware program but only one AV program. MSE is both but malwarebytes may find stuff MSE misses. That is true for most malware and AV programs. None are perfect.

Norton and McAfee are resource hogs. That is the main reason to dump them. MSE is light on resources. Malwarebyte need only run occasionally.

Get CCleaner Slim from the link below. Excellent cleaner and safe registry cleaner if needed.

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/bu...


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#4
February 7, 2013 at 14:11:39
I actually heard that Microsoft Security Essentials has got worse and isn't that good any more. My free antivirus of choice is AVG free.

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#5
February 7, 2013 at 14:59:54
"Microsoft Security Essentials"
+ 3, that's what I use & install on every comp I work on, together with the Windows Firewall.

Go to any malware specialist removal site & you will find that no matter what AV is used, they can get infected.

Malware Prevention
http://www.malwarevault.com/prevent...
"There is no magic involved. The majority of malware is installed by the user themselves"


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#6
February 8, 2013 at 13:39:47
Just to clarify the situation about MalwareBytes free and trial arrangements discussed earlier.

It is spelt out on the MWB forum here:
http://forums.malwarebytes.org/inde...

Best go for the free version but there is a way out if you go for the wrong package.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#7
February 8, 2013 at 13:46:46
Try this advice :)
http://www.computing.net/answers/se...

Please reply and let us know if our help worked. Your feedback helps others. Maybe you?


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#8
February 8, 2013 at 20:52:29
Am I the only person that likes Panda Cloud ?

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#9
February 8, 2013 at 21:10:39
"Am I the only person that likes Panda Cloud ?"
Doubt it, but it is only part of the defense needed. What most people need is an AV that isn't always asking what you want to do, because most people click the carry on option. Thus the malware help forums are full of people who got conned.

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#10
February 9, 2013 at 03:24:48
Avira/Avast + comodo firewall + an ondemand scanner like malwarebytes/superantispyware.... MSE is bulls---!!

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#11
February 9, 2013 at 06:32:37
Lucifer, you have posted here 3 times. None of your posts are helpful. Stating you prefer one AV over another is fine. Calling MSE names is not.

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