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DRY_ICE
06-14-2009, 11:38 PM
I was wondering if there are any self-proclaimed experts out there in the area of computer security. I would like to know what the best programs are out there to protect from viruses, trojans, malware... the works. I don't care if it's free or paid, but I'd like to feel secure with my new laptop. Advice such as don't visit shady sites and such need not be mentioned... I do plan on running into a decent amount of malware out there, hence my need for top notch software. Would be nice to get a leg up and not have to play catch up again with my new laptop. Any knowledgeable help would be greatly appreciated... Thanks!

fault
06-15-2009, 09:26 AM
IMO id say that its Bitdefender Total Security. Its a full system virus scanning software, with a built in firewall, constant virus scanner, optimization tools, and much more. Its not very heavy weight, so it doesn't take any cpu for the most part. It has many different settings, so it can be hardcore destroyer of everything, or even has an option where with a simple click command, it will turn on Game Mode, which makes the program run even more light weight, and works perfect for gamers. Its a really really really great program.

I suggest also with that program you get spybot search and destroy. Its a totally free program that works great at removeing malware, spyware, and unwanted cookies. You would be surprised how much this program has found things. Normally they arnt very harmful, but they could potentially be slowing down your computer subtly, and overtime, it builds up. Most cookies work to just monitor what your search results, so that when you see ads on the side of websites, they know what is the best things to advertise to you.

On top of those 2, make sure you use firefox and the addon adblockplus, which all will really help. If you use p2p programs or torrenting, make sure you use peerguardian2.

I'm super paranoid too, so I hope this helps.

dwoodward
06-24-2009, 10:18 AM
I use Avast Anti-Virus, SpywareBlaster, and Comodo Firewall and have not had any viral or malware attacks since starting using a few years ago.

fallenxlionheart
06-24-2009, 11:26 AM
i have to give my props to comodo firewall...although training it to work properly was a pain....it gives wonders of protection and dosent slow my pc down at all

DRY_ICE
06-24-2009, 02:15 PM
I decided to go with G Data Internet Security 2010 as well as Spybot Search & Destroy. From what I could gather it seems pretty rock solid and paranoia approved haha.

fallenxlionheart
06-24-2009, 02:30 PM
glad to hear you know exactly what you want

EvanD
12-06-2009, 08:39 PM
I use ESETs Nod 32 Smart security. Great protection, lightweight and I havn't ever had a problem or been infected.

Herr_Roehrig
12-16-2009, 12:51 PM
I use to have Avast and I tried now Kaspersky, it's a very good option!

BR.

avianu123
12-18-2009, 06:18 PM
I am in network security field and test out different tools regularly. There are different things to do depending on your peace of mind but remember everything is crackable and infectable.

Free and effective which I use: [Assuming you are not a business user and using your pc and desktop for common use NOT FOR BUSINESS USE (although you can use it to the same effect but there are some additional steps)]

Antivirus: AVG or Avast both are good
Malware: Ad- Aware(light) and spybot- search and destroy (although it's too heavy)
Firewall: windows firewall in itself is a powerful tool, and if you are interested there are many guides available out there for advanced management
or use Comodo firewall: Excellent, light and you can train it for every execution.

THen for peace of mind: You would use complex passwords for system. Never use Wifi without encryption or VPN and so on

Paid:
Lots of versions are available and since I am nan advanced user and don't believe in paying can;t suggest many. But here are a few:
Bitdefender total security, Mcafee, Norton (good but too heavy on system)

For business and office workers : Please contact me ( there will be consulting charges :) ) Kidding but Not completely kidding!!! You can use the same features as above, but Normally it's advisable you do only business stuff on the system and connect to the internet why VPN and office systems which should take care of your security. Use Linux please it's secure right now because all the hacker community is concentrated towards Windows considering the large number of users and because attack has to be kernel based which is difficult.

avianu123
12-18-2009, 06:23 PM
And yes, install Adware block plus in firefox.

Justin_W@XoticPC
12-18-2009, 06:33 PM
And yes, install Adware block plus in firefox.

You mean Adblock Plus (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865)?

avianu123
12-29-2009, 12:18 AM
You mean Adblock Plus (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865)?

Oh yeah, adblock plus .. thanks for correcting Justin

Renny 722
06-02-2010, 11:30 AM
I've been thinking of purchasing malware bytes premium for blocking malware. Is it worth it? I keep getting the auto download viruses that tell me that my computer is infected... it hijacks my computer until i run malwarebytes and clean the registry. I hear that the premium edition will block the auto download. Anyone know if thats true?

Slowboto
06-02-2010, 11:40 AM
I've been thinking of purchasing malware bytes premium for blocking malware. Is it worth it? I keep getting the auto download viruses that tell me that my computer is infected... it hijacks my computer until i run malwarebytes and clean the registry. I hear that the premium edition will block the auto download. Anyone know if thats true?

I've always just had to load my comp to a previous date and that has solved the problem of that particular virus on the two times I got it. I run MB after just to be safe but I see no real reason to pay when so many free options. Simple solution is stay away from the sites you have been going to if you keep getting infected by it.

Maverick494
06-02-2010, 11:43 AM
I've been thinking of purchasing malware bytes premium for blocking malware. Is it worth it? I keep getting the auto download viruses that tell me that my computer is infected... it hijacks my computer until i run malwarebytes and clean the registry. I hear that the premium edition will block the auto download. Anyone know if thats true?

Malware bytes is a stellar software. If you are willing to pay for it then it is going to be worth it. I would also try downloading Microsoft security essentials since it has anti-malware too and is free.

Renny 722
06-09-2010, 11:28 AM
Thanks! I'll look into it. I use Internet Explorer, would using firefox instead be safer (i hear its less virus prone).

Lamini
09-09-2010, 09:38 PM
Ive been testing a bit of security software for the home the last year and one of the best and easiest to use is malware bytes. mind you this is software and does not replace physical security (which is by far the most overlooked and free) and best practices such as disabling the known vulnerabilities (also free) for whatever operating system using, disabling unneccessary services is probably the easiest thing to do, staying current with updates, using anonymisers, WAP if using wireless, not visiting known malicious sites, most people dont realize whats so wrong by not renaming the default administrator name/password (you'll be surprised how many dont have one), or leaving shares wide open, and so forth.

datapuzzle
09-17-2010, 09:36 AM
I used 3 antivirus ESETs Nod32, Avira and AVG
and haven't got any worries of getting infected

MoonSilver
09-24-2010, 02:19 AM
The best choice I think is Kaspersky, but it's for advance users, that can setuped it properly.
And for common user best choice is Avast 5 i think.

SmogHog
11-11-2010, 06:54 PM
Malware bytes is a stellar software. If you are willing to pay for it then it is going to be worth it. I would also try downloading Microsoft security essentials since it has anti-malware too and is free.

Malwareytes antimalware has been updated to version 1.50

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

For protection I also use Norton IS 2011 with AV after a long time with Eset IS.Up until their 2010 product Norton was really going down the tubes with crappy products.

I have MSE beta on a netbook without any issues.

I also use Hotspot Shield with adblockers.

ntechnic
11-21-2010, 01:53 AM
My company just concluded a very intensive AV evaluation. We manage a lot of machines and make recommendations for clients.

We test with machines that are clean and then are exposed to a broad range of malware with different protection software installed and measure how well the AV software does at blocking and preventing infection. Secondly, we test with unprotected machines loaded with malware and then test how well the software cleans up the machines.

Short version of our recent findings:

Best preventive AV software was Norton Internet Security 2011. The software is easy for users to install, has a very low load on the OS (doesn't slow it down), not THE lowest in our test but very close. It protected machines from everything we threw at it, with no user knowledge or intervention required.

Actually, the latest version of Kaspersky was almost as good out of the box. With a knowledgeable user that knows what they're doing when setting up the software, Kaspersky was even slightly better than NIS, but ONLY if the user knows what they're doing. For 99%+ of users, we'd recommend Norton.

As for post-infection clean up, Malwarebytes was unbeatable. Not perfect, but measurably better than anything else.

Our recommendation at this time is to use Norton Internet Security as the primary installed real-time protection software. We also recommend keeping Malwarebytes on the machine but not running in real time. In the unlikely event that something slips past Norton, then you can use Malwarebytes to clean up the machine.

NOTE: We do NOT recommend running two AV applications at the same time unless you know what you're doing. Multiple AV apps often INCREASE the likelihood of infection. Basically, under certain conditions the two apps can create conflicts that can allow malware to slip past that wouldn't make it past either AV app alone.

Last note, neither I nor my company is associated with, nor has any financial interest in, any anti-malware company or product.

Hope this is helpful.

tabuburn
11-21-2010, 07:18 AM
Are you serious? Norton a good AV software?

ntechnic
11-21-2010, 08:07 PM
A few years ago, Norton was not very good. Then they threw out all the code and started over and now have one of the best AV apps you can buy.

I love when people say product "X" or product "Y" is best because that's what they use. My question is, have you personally tested the top 6 AV apps on heavily infected machines? If the answer is "No" then the second question is, just what are you basing your opinion upon then?

I don't really care what you buy, it's your computer, I'm just sharing the results of our annual testing that costs tens of thousands of dollars to conduct. Take advantage of our experience or don't.

:shrug:

SmogHog
11-21-2010, 08:13 PM
Are you serious? Norton a good AV software?

Try it,you'll like it.:)

For quite a while Norton AV and IS has been crap.

The products made a complete turn around with their 2010 and now 2011 enough for me to abandon my beloved Eset in favor of Norton 2011 IS with AV.

Trails are available if you are not convinced.

If you haven't tried it,you can't say anything negative about it.

It may actually be slightly over protective.:yes:

Nothing ventured,nothing gained.

90 days trial subscriptions instead of the default 30. Simply download and install, no product key is required.
Download Norton Antivirus 2011 (http://buy-download.norton.com/downloads/OEM/18.1/NAV_18.1.0.37_MS_LOEM_MRF1325A_5452.exe)
Download Norton Internet Security 2011 (http://buy-download.norton.com/downloads/OEM/18.1/NIS_18.1.0.37_ING_Direct_LOEM_MRF1321A_5578.exe)
Download Norton 360 v4 (http://buy-download.norton.com/akdlm/dm/estore/downloads/OEM/N360_2010_4.0_Build_127_OEM90_Microsoft.exe)

Maverick494
11-21-2010, 11:45 PM
Try it,you'll like it.:)

For quite a while Norton AV and IS has been crap.

The products made a complete turn around with their 2010 and now 2011 enough for me to abandon my beloved Eset in favor of Norton 2011 IS with AV.

Trails are available if you are not convinced.

If you haven't tried it,you can't say anything negative about it.

It may actually be slightly over protective.:yes:

Nothing ventured,nothing gained.

90 days trial subscriptions instead of the default 30. Simply download and install, no product key is required.
Download Norton Antivirus 2011 (http://buy-download.norton.com/downloads/OEM/18.1/NAV_18.1.0.37_MS_LOEM_MRF1325A_5452.exe)
Download Norton Internet Security 2011 (http://buy-download.norton.com/downloads/OEM/18.1/NIS_18.1.0.37_ING_Direct_LOEM_MRF1321A_5578.exe)
Download Norton 360 v4 (http://buy-download.norton.com/akdlm/dm/estore/downloads/OEM/N360_2010_4.0_Build_127_OEM90_Microsoft.exe)

I'll stick with free protection that works just as well and doesn't completely invade my system and use massive resources like Norton and McAfee tend to do.

SmogHog
11-23-2010, 04:53 AM
I'll stick with free protection that works just as well and doesn't completely invade my system and use massive resources like Norton and McAfee tend to do.

I know little about McAfee but much more about Norton.

I fully understand wanting to use free programs but tell me what you base your statement about Norton on?

You shouldn't make a statement without somehow backing it with some facts.

Reviews and my own personal experience have been nothing short of very positive.

Norton AntiVirus 2011

Publisher: Symantec Corporation
Version: 2011
Pros: Norton 2011 improves on all the great features from last year and adds a few more. Norton AntiVirus continues to provide proved protection while maintaining a light footprint.
Cons: The performance issues of a few years ago are gone, but Norton still doesn't always play nice with other applications, or uninstall completely.
The Verdict: Norton's most basic antivirus protection is superior to most of the competition, and includes some features you simply won't find elsewhere.

http://anti-virus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/v2/norton-review.html

http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/antidote-for-your-pc-against-virus/415689/

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2368764,00.asp

Performance Testing: 4.5/5 http://www.antivirusware.com/images/4halfstar.gif

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A good Antivirus program should not only protect your computer from Viruses but also not slow down the Performance of your computer too much by using up your computer's resources. We run each Antivirus program through a set of Performance Tests (http://www.antivirusware.com/testing/performance/) to see the impact it has on the computer. View the results below.

• Memory Use: Norton 2011 uses only 10.8 MB of system memory. #2 rated of the 10 Antivirus programs we tested.

• Reboot Time: Norton added only 8.0 seconds to our test computer's reboot time. #2 rated program we tested, and slightly more than the 6.9s that last year's version of Norton 2010 took.

• Installation Size: Norton Antivirus 2011 requires 245 MB of hard-drive space for installation. #6 rated of the 10 Antivirus programs we tested, and Norton's worst test result this year.

• Application Launch Time: Norton added only 0.068s on average to launch a web browser. This was the #1 rated program we tested, and a nice improvement over last year's 3rd-place finish.

• File Conversion Time: Norton added only 0.19s on average to convert a MP3 file to four other file types. #1 rated program we tested.


• System Impact Score: The "System Impact Score" is a comparative score tallied from the above 5 Antivirus tests. Norton 2011 scored a total of 43 out of 50 points when compared to the other Antivirus programs. Norton 2011 was the top-rated Antivirus program we tested for the 3rd consecutive year, just ahead of NOD32 Antivirus (http://www.antivirusware.com/eset/nod32-antivirus/) which scored 40 points. Norton 2011 improved in almost every field from its test results last year (http://www.antivirusware.com/testing/2010/performance/) except its Installation Size - Norton 2011 requires an additional 92 MB of space to install this year over last year. However, Norton 2011 continues to be the Best Performing antivirus program on the market - a great accomplishment for Norton, which was one of the worst performing antivirus programs just 4 years ago.

http://www.antivirusware.com/norton-antivirus/
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powerpack
11-23-2010, 10:22 PM
Not that it matters at this point as the insults are flying. But I have heard Norton cleaned up their act and are much less of a resource whore than in the past. I have even heard they are good.

I use MSE and like. Of course free is nice. That said and not willing to reread all the posts to get the real gist. I think individual vs business needs are very different. Even if I think Norton is great I am not sure I would recommend to an individual. That is mostly based on cost. If you can get the same for free why pay?

So as I step out of this shit storm remember I think if you are smart you do not need AV. Of course why not have it.


Can't we all just get along?
Rodney King

OregonCoastGamer
11-23-2010, 11:23 PM
I find that most people tend to get their viruses the same way that my younger teenage brother does, if you catch my drift lol... I have not used any AV software aside from the default windows firewall/defender and I have yet to be infected :). Investing in an old "crap box" that is only good for web browsing and word docs is a viable alternative to buying a lot of AV software if you seem to always be "accidentally" stumbling into these pesky viruses like my brother does. I will say that MalwareBytes and Spyware Terminator are some good freeware that can temporarily fix a sibling's carelessness on the web ;). Just don't be like my relatives who try to run 3 AV programs at once because they fear the internet and then wonder why their computer runs at 1mph.... bleh.

Maverick494
11-23-2010, 11:46 PM
I guess you have trouble reading and comprehending elementry school english.

And you called other forum members idiots:laugh:

The kadoos were for 2010 products and after.I guess it's only you that didn't figure that out from all these posts due to your poor english vocabulary.

It's never too late to go back to school.

If you're a cyber bully you picked the wrong person sonny boy.

Easy to hide behind the Internet.

I'm a professional at what I do.

This forum is for it's members to get help,advice and contribute to it's betterment.You are not the King even though you may think it.

Only pawns here.

BTW feel free to post reviews of MSE since you are truely upset that I failed to do so.

Apparently you fail at reading your own fucking question.

"but tell me what you base your statement about Norton on?"

I answered that. It had nothing to do with anything else you posted.

So shit for brains, you might want to learn English at all. Might be hard living over in Korea though.

and since you asked for them:

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/reviews/microsoft_security_essentials

http://www.spywarenews.org/2010/07/microsoft-security-essentials-review-free-antivirus/

http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/mse.asp



and more food for thought:

Norton IS 2011: ~$30.00 (for one year? not sure if you have to subscribe for updates, but if you do its likely 30 per year)

MSE: Free, free and a little more free.

SmogHog
11-24-2010, 12:14 AM
I wipe and clean install windows usually in less than 3 months time after the last wipe.

The new install always has new software installed that the old didn't.

The new always has new protection programs to test.

A few months ago I swore by Eset.Before that I was in love with Kaspersky.Today I'm liking Norton.

As I said in another post,I'm a MSE beta tester through MS Connect.I have it on a laptop complimented with other programs;Prevx,Sandboxie,MBAM,HitMan Pro etc

AV-Comparatives ranks MSE highly but it has shortcomings and therefor the extra programs mention above.

This discussion is hardly anything to go to war over.

"Never fight out of fear but never fear to fight" JFK

SEMPER FI

Maverick494
11-24-2010, 12:30 AM
This discussion is hardly anything to go to war over.

I am not going to war over the discussion, I am going to war over your shitty ass elitist attitude.

The few reviews I posted do a very good job of laying out exactly what MSE is target for, people that don't have a ton of money to spend every year on something like Norton that is || that much better than MSE. MSE has plenty of protection for the average user, gamer and many power users as well. I am very much a power user, I want something light, seamless and with an intrusiveness of near 0. MSE is all that, Norton and McAfee are not.

Unless you are testing network security, or working with very sensitive data that needs extra protection, there is very little reason to have these over bearing programs that wave a flag at you if you so much as sneeze. Norton seems to have figured out how to make a lighter weight program, and that is commendable. It still costs a lot of money and doesn't do much more than MSE for most users.

Most of the users on these forums are gamers, even the full time workers. They spend most of their time gaming or reading emails and stuff for work or school. They get their pr0n from known good sites and they use hardware firewalls that are in their routers. They have money, they spend it on a game or something like that and don't want to be bogged down with "oops can't get that new game have to buy this years AV so I can be protected." If Norton wants to get into the lives of the mainstream population they have to get the costs down, a 30 dollar initial investment is fine, but 30 dollars every year is not in the cards for a lot of people, especially these days.

powerpack
11-24-2010, 12:34 AM
OK guy's one of you take the other road or maybe both. Both of you clearly have knowledge. People come here with less than both of you. They want to learn. Let's not take it to the level were Jason has to send a PM to you guys. Just so you know he once had to send one to me.

On topic, no AV protects an idiot?

Maverick494
11-24-2010, 12:40 AM
OK guy's one of you take the other road or maybe both. Both of you clearly have knowledge. People come here with less than both of you. They want to learn. Let's not take it to the level were Jason has to send a PM to you guys. Just so you know he once had to send one to me.

On topic, no AV protects an idiot?

the only thing that protects an idiot is not having a computer.

SmogHog
11-24-2010, 04:28 AM
Interesting article for all to read.

Do you really need antivirus software?

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/do-you-really-need-antivirus-software/2685?pg=1

powerpack
11-24-2010, 09:31 AM
Jaison? I meant Justin.

SmogHog
12-17-2010, 07:15 PM
The FREE Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows has been updated to version 2.0.657.0

Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=e1605e70-9649-4a87-8532-33d813687a7f

SmogHog
12-21-2010, 08:13 PM
I've been thinking of purchasing malware bytes premium for blocking malware. Is it worth it? I keep getting the auto download viruses that tell me that my computer is infected... it hijacks my computer until i run malwarebytes and clean the registry. I hear that the premium edition will block the auto download. Anyone know if thats true?

Version 1.50.1 has been released dated December 21,2010.

Issues Fixed

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1.Fixed issue with the scheduler not performing realtime updates.
2.Fixed multiple issues with product crashing during a scan.
3.Fixed issue with log not saving on certain command line scans.
4.Fixed various issues with Finnish, Italian, and Norwegian languages.
5.Fixed formatting and misspelling issues in product help file.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php (http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php)

SmogHog
01-01-2011, 11:52 PM
avast! software has just released the general availability of the new Avast! Antivirus 5.1 after resolving a few issues discovered from the beta versions testing. According to Whole Product Dynamic Test conducted by AV-Comparatives, avast! has scored impressive score of 96.4% in protection rate.

Below is the overview of the new features available in version 5.1 and note that all features from 5.0 are inherited as well:

Improved 64-bit support which include 64-bit boot-time scanner and 64-bit Outlook Antispam Toolbar for Outlook 2010
Improved cleaning of malware infections
Improvements in Behavior Shield and better handling of false positives.
Improvements in antirootkit engine and cleaning module.
Enhanced stability and performance improvements in Web Shield and Network Shield to provide real-time protections especially the defense against drive-bys attack from web browsing.
Sandboxing feature – users can run high risks application such as web browser in a restricted virtual environment which prevents the host system from exploitation.
While waiting for the official posting of Avast! 5.1 Antivirus, here’s the direct links to get the full installers for Windows users:

avast! Free Antivirus: http://files.avast.com/iavs5x/setup_av_free.exe

SmogHog
04-16-2011, 08:39 PM
Norton 2012 betas tweaks already well-regarded suite

This is an informational post only.I'm not endorsing any product.If you prefer other protection software that's OK.

IS 2012 beta download:
http://download.cnet.com/Norton-Internet-Security/3000-8022_4-10867679.html?tag=mncol;txt

AV 2012 beta:
http://download.cnet.com/Norton-AntiVirus/3000-2239_4-10867684.html?tag=mncol;txt

http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2011/04/15/norton_internet_security_2012_beta_main_610x409.pn g

The changes are not ground-breaking, but do appear to be able to keep Norton on top of its game. The Chrome support is a long-request feature for the world's third-most popular browser, and extends Norton Safe Web toolbar features such as search result evaluation, link scanning, and Norton's ID Safe to Chrome users.
The two engine changes in the Norton 2012 betas aren't exposed in any new interface modules, yet they are important. Insight 3.0, and its component Download Insight 2.0 feature, have been improved. As mentioned above, Download Insight now looks at downloaded files for security and stability. It won't stop you from downloading a file that's known to cause instability, but it will warn you and provide an option to stop the download.
This is a fairly well-designed feature, and can tell the difference between operating systems. This means that if a file is known to be stable on Windows 7 (http://www.cnet.com/windows-7/) but unstable on Windows XP, only Windows XP users will see the warning.

http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-20054384-12.html

Maverick494
04-17-2011, 12:31 AM
Norton 2012 betas tweaks already well-regarded suite

This is an informational post only.I'm not endorsing any product.If you prefer other protection software that's OK.

IS 2012 beta download:
http://download.cnet.com/Norton-Internet-Security/3000-8022_4-10867679.html?tag=mncol;txt

AV 2012 beta:
http://download.cnet.com/Norton-AntiVirus/3000-2239_4-10867684.html?tag=mncol;txt

http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2011/04/15/norton_internet_security_2012_beta_main_610x409.pn g

The changes are not ground-breaking, but do appear to be able to keep Norton on top of its game. The Chrome support is a long-request feature for the world's third-most popular browser, and extends Norton Safe Web toolbar features such as search result evaluation, link scanning, and Norton's ID Safe to Chrome users.
The two engine changes in the Norton 2012 betas aren't exposed in any new interface modules, yet they are important. Insight 3.0, and its component Download Insight 2.0 feature, have been improved. As mentioned above, Download Insight now looks at downloaded files for security and stability. It won't stop you from downloading a file that's known to cause instability, but it will warn you and provide an option to stop the download.
This is a fairly well-designed feature, and can tell the difference between operating systems. This means that if a file is known to be stable on Windows 7 (http://www.cnet.com/windows-7/) but unstable on Windows XP, only Windows XP users will see the warning.

http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-20054384-12.html

How heavy is it on system resources and does it seem like a nag bot?

SmogHog
04-17-2011, 08:19 PM
You can try the beta in a virtual machine environment isolated from your main operating system if you want to give it a whirl.

***This is an informational post only.I'm not endorsing any product.If you prefer other protection software that's OK.

Kaspersky Lab, producers of one of the best and most popular security software has released the Beta build of their upcoming new security suite Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 (version 12.0.0.234).

http://webtrickz.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/10032011181315.jpg


Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 has a completely new GUI once again. KIS 2012 includes a Windows Sidebar gadget, Task manager, and a range of other new features. It now offers a trial license of 3 months
.
Activate trial version of this beta to use it Free for 91 days
.
Screenshots – Installation process of Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 Beta

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Download Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 BETA
Just visit this page http://devbuilds.kaspersky-labs.com/devbuilds/KIS2012/ (http://devbuilds.kaspersky-labs.com/devbuilds/KIS2012/) and download the build 12.0.0.xxx (one with the highest version number), sized 136 MB.

Note – This beta release can encounter issues and may be unstable, intended only for developers and testing purposes. It is advisable not to install it on primary machines.

http://forum.kaspersky.com/index.php?showtopic=202524

wildjim
04-24-2011, 09:01 AM
If you get a virus then its Malwarebytes that usually removes it. Maybe RKill is necessary to stop the process first which is obtained from BleepingComputer.com. They also have ComboFix

As a preventative this day in order:

Avira

Malwarebytes

Microsoft Security Essentials

These work for me, all are free ; )

No war please but I always uninstall Norton and Mcafee from new machines.

SmogHog
05-21-2011, 09:20 PM
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware BETA 1.51 has been released

This is a beta so use accordingly.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/Malwarebyt...ETA_d6648.html (http://www.majorgeeks.com/Malwarebytes_Anti-Malware_BETA_d6648.html)

The latest non beta v1.50.1.1100
http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=5756 (http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=5756)

SmogHog
06-28-2011, 10:32 PM
Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows has been updated version 2.1.1116.0

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Microsoft_Security_Essentials_for_Windows_d6242.ht ml

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security_essentials/default.aspx

SmogHog
09-01-2011, 05:33 PM
AVG has updated their lineup to 2012 versions

AVG is getting ready for 2012 like auto manufacturers by releasing their 2012 product in September of 2011. These include:

AVG LinkScanner 2012.1796a4455 (http://www.majorgeeks.com/AVG_LinkScanner_d5970.html)
Verifies the safety of web pages you visit, and of links returned from web searches. AVG LinkScanner is up and running immediately from the moment of installation.

AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2012 12.0 Build 1796a4455 (http://www.majorgeeks.com/AVG_AntiVirus_Free_Edition_d886.html)
With this free distribution version of the popular AVG Anti-Virus system, you will get a reliable tool for your computer protection against computer viruses. We have used it ourselves for 10 years now.

AVG Internet Security 2012 12.0 Build 1796a4455 (http://www.majorgeeks.com/AVG_Internet_Security__d5818.html)
Internet Security’s multiple layers of protection mean you don’t have to worry about identity theft, spam or viruses. And it’ll even prevent you from accidentally visiting harmful sites.

AVG Anti-Virus Professional 2012 12.0 Build 1796a4455 (http://www.majorgeeks.com/AVG_Anti-Virus_Professional__d4657.html)
AVG Anti-Virus offers real-time protection against today’s most sophisticated threats. Chat, download and exchange files with confidence; play games and watch videos without worry or interruption.

AVG Rescue CD (for USB stick) 120.110810 (http://www.majorgeeks.com/AVG_Rescue_CD_for_USB_stick_d6876.html)
A powerful must-have toolkit to assist with the rescue and repair of infected machines. This software provides essential utilities for system administrators and other IT professionals. This download is for portable USB drives.

AVG Rescue CD (for CD creation) 120.110810 (http://www.majorgeeks.com/AVG_Rescue_CD_for_CD_creation_d6434.html)
A powerful must-have toolkit to assist with the rescue and repair of infected machines. This software provides essential utilities for system administrators and other IT professionals. This download is an ISO to burn to your CD or DVD drive.