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kwikfishron 11-02-2012 10:18 AM

Malwarebytes
 
Is this program worth paying for? Is there something better out there for the 25 bucks?

ddawg16 11-02-2012 10:38 AM

I would go the free version....

I've used it.....another decent option is Spybot Search and Destroy...

I'm also happy with Advanced System Care......

And talking to an IT guy over the weekend....he said that the MS free prodoct is as good as any of the paid products....

Just stay away from Norton....it convalutes your system too much.

bbo 11-02-2012 10:50 AM

I second the mse

i've also used the free versions of malwarebytes and spybot.

kwikfishron 11-02-2012 01:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ddawg16 (Post 1043167)
I would go the free version....

I've used it.....another decent option is Spybot Search and Destroy...

I'm also happy with Advanced System Care......

I have (or had) MWB but today it popped up saying "trial expired"... Pay me Now...:huh:

I also have Advance SC and Avast. Forgot about Spybot.

I have no problem paying if I need it but certainly don't want to if I don't.

rossfingal 11-02-2012 04:31 PM

"MBAM" works - pretty well.
If you're getting the pay or else.
Uninstall it and go to their website and download the free version.
One of the major diffs. between the "pay" version and the "free" -
"free" - no automatic updates - you'll have to do manual updates/upgrades.
I've got the free version (of course it wants me to upgrade and pay) -
As long as you manually update.
Maybe, every other day.
rossfingal

DangerMouse 11-02-2012 04:43 PM

malwarebytes free is good, so is Emsisoft. Avast.com has free antivirus, as does AVG.

DM

rossfingal 11-02-2012 06:08 PM

Yeah - "Emisoft" has got good stuff.
"Super Anti Spyware" ain't bad.
"Avast" is good -
Some problems with "AVG" - used to be pretty, good - some people
say - problems.
Just what I've heard on the Internet.
Take for what it's worth!

ddawg16 11-02-2012 06:17 PM

One important point....

Your protection really consists of 3 layers....

1. Firewall - This is the OS and is what keeps hackers from getting into your computer directly.

2. Email Filtering - Blocking the crap before it gets in your inbox....Outlook is one of the best email programs....

3. On access scanning - Good virus programs will access any new file you attempt to access before you open it up and trash your system.

Some of the above programs being talked about fall in the 3rd catagory. They catch problems after the fact.

Missouri Bound 11-02-2012 09:13 PM

Avast and Avira both work but slow down every computer I have used them on. Malwarebytes free is a perfect program. I also use Microsoft Security Essentials which is also free. Between the two I have had no issues or problems.:yes:

rossfingal 11-03-2012 07:28 AM

Although it is usually considered a good idea to have some type of
"Anti-malware" program running "live" on your computer.
There are limitations.
This from the "MBAM" newsletter -

{http://blog.malwarebytes.org/intelligence/2012/10/timely-detection-the-key-to-a-good-anti-malware-solution}

(Brackets added by myself) :)

rossfingal

Just thought I'd add -
The "MBAM" newsletter appeared in my "Inbox" as spam???

BigJim 11-03-2012 02:23 PM

I use to have Advanced System Care on my pc but when I did an update it fouled up my pc so I removed it.

I am using Avast right now, is there another good anti-virus out there that won't mess up an ole pc.

Another problem I am having right now and is driving me crazy (I know that is a putt not a drive) is in Yahoo mail, we have our spam filter set to delete all spam immediately but when we check there are sometimes 20 spam several times a day. When I delete the spam and try to get out of Yahoo my pc freezes up and I have to manually turn it off. Any suggestions

rossfingal 11-03-2012 03:48 PM

Negative on "Advanced Sys. C."

As far as "Anti-virus" - "Free" programs go.
If you're having problems with "Avast" and you have an older computer -
Try "Clam-Win" - it's free.
You can still have "Avast" on your computer; and run "Clam-Win" -
you shouldn't run 2 anti-virus programs live - "real-time" monitoring!

As far as Yahoo and spam filters go -
you might have the spam-filter set a little too "high".
When you say you have to "shut it down" -
do you mean Yahoo or the computer itself?

"RF"

funfool 11-03-2012 04:24 PM

Good thread, I use mse for live time detection. Works fine.
malwarebytes is a good program, but only use it when you think you need it.
Download it and update it, decline the free trial of pro version.
And when needed, just boot in safe mode and run it.
Point is, malwarebytes is not something you run real time, it is a tool you break out and use when needed. Not a tool you have start every time you boot your pc.

I use mse for real time protection, in my tool box is
ccleaner
malwarebytes
combofix
spybot search and destroy

I run mse all the time, just break out the tools when something is broke.

BigJim 11-03-2012 05:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rossfingal (Post 1043959)
Negative on "Advanced Sys. C."

As far as "Anti-virus" - "Free" programs go.
If you're having problems with "Avast" and you have an older computer -
Try "Clam-Win" - it's free.
You can still have "Avast" on your computer; and run "Clam-Win" -
you shouldn't run 2 anti-virus programs live - "real-time" monitoring!

As far as Yahoo and spam filters go -
you might have the spam-filter set a little too "high".
When you say you have to "shut it down" -
do you mean Yahoo or the computer itself?

"RF"


Rossi, when I delete all the spam, I try to go to my home page when I do the computer totally freezes, I can't do anything but manually turn the computer off. I clean all the junk off a few times each day. I have done restores and everything I can think of and nothing works. I have another tower here that I may try after while.

Oh, I have the spam settings to delete all spam immediately but it don't delete any of it.

funfool 11-03-2012 05:33 PM

Can you start your pc in safe mode? usually hitting f8 while it is booting.
choose safemode with networking, then go to download malwarebytes and update it and then run it in safe mode on your pc.


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