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Old 11-17-2012, 11:57 AM   #46
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It's one of the worst out there! Run it enough, non sense it is suppose to protect you all of the time!
You think you can elaborate on that a bit, including what you think the perfect (or close to it) PC security programs should be?

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Old 11-17-2012, 12:08 PM   #47
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You think you can elaborate on that a bit, including what you think the perfect (or close to it) PC security programs should be?

There is a lot of good info from a guy here: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/50301670


There is no perfect software, if there was we would not be having this conversation. But some suggestions are:

1.) Firewall
2.) Updated PC software
3.) Updated AV (One that has good reputation)
4.) not working in admin account
5.) paid version of Malwarebytes for live monitoring
6.) change in personal habits
7.) sandbox software


Just a few. The above link links to another website loaded with lots of information.

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I should add here.... NEVER click ANY links from "new members"..... at least half are to virus infected malware sites. Simply report them so the moderators can remove them. We now have hundreds every day.

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There is no perfect software, if there was we would not be having this conversation. But some suggestions are:

1.) Firewall
2.) Updated PC software
3.) Updated AV (One that has good reputation)
4.) not working in admin account
5.) paid version of Malwarebytes for live monitoring
6.) change in personal habits
7.) sandbox software

1, my router is my firewall, but a firewall is needed if on a laptop and at the local mickey D's having coffee

2, Keeping your browser and flash up to date is important.

3, mse is good and has a good reputation, is all I recommend at this time. Also is part of sp3 and not available to those on sp2

4, Is the most important and useful advise. It is easy to create another user account if your user gets hosed. If you do not give your user admin privileges, it is not so easy for the malware to hose the entire system.
You simply give yourself admin rights when you need them, not when you log in.
This also takes care of #6, it is the most simple thing to change and people do not realize they are running as root and what happens will have affect on entire system.

Is a pet peeve of mine with windows, you install the system and automagically your user has full privileges, this means when your user account picks up the virus or malware, the whole system is infected.
If you create a separate user account to use with limited privileges, will stop most of the nasty stuffs that can infect your entire system.
Even though my windows systems are not secure and have a blank password, I still am asked for admin privileges when system changes are being asked for. I just need to hit enter for blank password, but am aware if changes are being made.

7, I dunno, sandbox is good. But if that paranoid, may just as well run linux.
Then windows in virtual, or no windows at all.
sandbox is good, not something the average user that surfs the web and uses e-mail wants to do.
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There is no perfect software, if there was we would not be having this conversation. But some suggestions are:

1.) Firewall
2.) Updated PC software
3.) Updated AV (One that has good reputation)
4.) not working in admin account
5.) paid version of Malwarebytes for live monitoring
6.) change in personal habits
7.) sandbox software

1, my router is my firewall, but a firewall is needed if on a laptop and at the local mickey D's having coffee

2, Keeping your browser and flash up to date is important.

3, mse is good and has a good reputation, is all I recommend at this time. Also is part of sp3 and not available to those on sp2

4, Is the most important and useful advise. It is easy to create another user account if your user gets hosed. If you do not give your user admin privileges, it is not so easy for the malware to hose the entire system.
You simply give yourself admin rights when you need them, not when you log in.
This also takes care of #6, it is the most simple thing to change and people do not realize they are running as root and what happens will have affect on entire system.

Is a pet peeve of mine with windows, you install the system and automagically your user has full privileges, this means when your user account picks up the virus or malware, the whole system is infected.
If you create a separate user account to use with limited privileges, will stop most of the nasty stuffs that can infect your entire system.
Even though my windows systems are not secure and have a blank password, I still am asked for admin privileges when system changes are being asked for. I just need to hit enter for blank password, but am aware if changes are being made.

7, I dunno, sandbox is good. But if that paranoid, may just as well run linux.
Then windows in virtual, or no windows at all.
sandbox is good, not something the average user that surfs the web and uses e-mail wants to do.

We just have to agree to disagree, MSE is not a good AV.

Sorry!

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