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Antivirus,malware querry for pros

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by barolocke, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. barolocke

    barolocke Flightless Bird

    Can anyone recommend a few softwares that compliment Norton. I'm using
    Stinger from McAffee, which is great, but it's not proactive. I need
    something to block the walls in the defense that Norton is leaving.

    I've heard PCTools, AVG, Malwarebytes are good; need an educated opinion.

    Thanks for your time.

    Bar
     
  2. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Hi b,

    We would need to know your current Windows version and service pack level to
    give an informed opinion.
    Are you thinking of upgrading to Win7 in the near future?

    All security products are different and none are 'perfect' (its a catchup
    game with the badies)

    Search this NG for 'Norton'. You will find plenty of comments and posts.

    Regards.

    "barolocke" <barolocke@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F866532F-58D9-44AB-A2F1-F3330DB81D32@microsoft.com...
    > Can anyone recommend a few softwares that compliment Norton. I'm using
    > Stinger from McAffee, which is great, but it's not proactive. I need
    > something to block the walls in the defense that Norton is leaving.
    >
    > I've heard PCTools, AVG, Malwarebytes are good; need an educated opinion.
    >
    > Thanks for your time.
    >
    > Bar
    >
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

  4. barolocke

    barolocke Flightless Bird

    well, I'm a bit baffled about the service level for Norton, as well. It
    came with Qwest broadband. I guess that says it all.

    Anyway, I'm using Windows 7 that came preinstalled on a new HP notebook.

    > Hi b,
    >
    > We would need to know your current Windows version and service pack level to
    > give an informed opinion.
    > Are you thinking of upgrading to Win7 in the near future?
    >
    > All security products are different and none are 'perfect' (its a catchup
    > game with the badies)
    >
    > Search this NG for 'Norton'. You will find plenty of comments and posts.
    >
    > Regards.
    >
    > "barolocke" <barolocke@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:F866532F-58D9-44AB-A2F1-F3330DB81D32@microsoft.com...
    > > Can anyone recommend a few softwares that compliment Norton. I'm using
    > > Stinger from McAffee, which is great, but it's not proactive. I need
    > > something to block the walls in the defense that Norton is leaving.
    > >
    > > I've heard PCTools, AVG, Malwarebytes are good; need an educated opinion.
    > >
    > > Thanks for your time.
    > >
    > > Bar
    > >

    > .
    >
     
  5. barolocke

    barolocke Flightless Bird

  6. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    I personally would not have anything made by Symantec or McAfee on any of
    my machines. Were it up to me, I would remove Norton and run the removal
    tool as you have already seen suggested. Then I would go with one of these
    freeware programs that are more MS friendly.

    AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition
    http://free.grisoft.com/ww.download?prd=afe

    Do a custom installation and opt out of e-mail scanning.

    Avast:
    http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

    In the case of Avast, choose Custom Installation and under Resident
    Protection, uncheck: Internet Mail and Outlook/Exchange.

    Microsoft Security Essentials:
    http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/default.aspx

    (No e-mail scanning to worry about)

    And keep this on your machine. Runs manually.

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.40
    http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA


    "barolocke" <barolocke@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F866532F-58D9-44AB-A2F1-F3330DB81D32@microsoft.com...
    > Can anyone recommend a few softwares that compliment Norton. I'm using
    > Stinger from McAffee, which is great, but it's not proactive. I need
    > something to block the walls in the defense that Norton is leaving.
    >
    > I've heard PCTools, AVG, Malwarebytes are good; need an educated
    > opinion.
    >
    > Thanks for your time.
    >
    > Bar
     
  7. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Hi b,

    You are already using Win7. It has some pretty good security features
    built-in. We may look like we are endorsing MS products if we were to tell
    you which security software you should be using.<wink>

    My Win7 is straight out of the box (with the Windows updates that are
    installed the first time it is run), installed on a brand new machine built
    by me, with no OEM 'extras'. I regularly troll known malware sites testing
    the waters, but have had no problems. (I may add, that I think that I know
    what I am doing when I purposely visit these sites and take precautions with
    safe hex).

    One nasty that will get by Win7 though, if you are doing an upgrade on a
    previous OS or installing on a formatted disk is rootkit infections. See the
    post by jedaab here in this NG for the full story.

    Regards.

    "barolocke" <barolocke@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3B19597F-58A4-4A70-B4A5-A10418313A76@microsoft.com...
    >
    > well, I'm a bit baffled about the service level for Norton, as well. It
    > came with Qwest broadband. I guess that says it all.
    >
    > Anyway, I'm using Windows 7 that came preinstalled on a new HP notebook.
    >
    >> Hi b,
    >>
    >> We would need to know your current Windows version and service pack level
    >> to
    >> give an informed opinion.
    >> Are you thinking of upgrading to Win7 in the near future?
    >>
    >> All security products are different and none are 'perfect' (its a catchup
    >> game with the badies)
    >>
    >> Search this NG for 'Norton'. You will find plenty of comments and posts.
    >>
    >> Regards.
    >>
    >> "barolocke" <barolocke@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:F866532F-58D9-44AB-A2F1-F3330DB81D32@microsoft.com...
    >> > Can anyone recommend a few softwares that compliment Norton. I'm using
    >> > Stinger from McAffee, which is great, but it's not proactive. I need
    >> > something to block the walls in the defense that Norton is leaving.
    >> >
    >> > I've heard PCTools, AVG, Malwarebytes are good; need an educated
    >> > opinion.
    >> >
    >> > Thanks for your time.
    >> >
    >> > Bar
    >> >

    >> .
    >>

    >
     
  8. barolocke

    barolocke Flightless Bird

    You're awesome. Thanks, Rob.

    "rob^_^" wrote:

    > Hi b,
    >
    > You are already using Win7. It has some pretty good security features
    > built-in. We may look like we are endorsing MS products if we were to tell
    > you which security software you should be using.<wink>
    >
    > My Win7 is straight out of the box (with the Windows updates that are
    > installed the first time it is run), installed on a brand new machine built
    > by me, with no OEM 'extras'. I regularly troll known malware sites testing
    > the waters, but have had no problems. (I may add, that I think that I know
    > what I am doing when I purposely visit these sites and take precautions with
    > safe hex).
    >
    > One nasty that will get by Win7 though, if you are doing an upgrade on a
    > previous OS or installing on a formatted disk is rootkit infections. See the
    > post by jedaab here in this NG for the full story.
    >
    > Regards.
    >
    > "barolocke" <barolocke@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:3B19597F-58A4-4A70-B4A5-A10418313A76@microsoft.com...
    > >
    > > well, I'm a bit baffled about the service level for Norton, as well. It
    > > came with Qwest broadband. I guess that says it all.
    > >
    > > Anyway, I'm using Windows 7 that came preinstalled on a new HP notebook.
    > >
    > >> Hi b,
    > >>
    > >> We would need to know your current Windows version and service pack level
    > >> to
    > >> give an informed opinion.
    > >> Are you thinking of upgrading to Win7 in the near future?
    > >>
    > >> All security products are different and none are 'perfect' (its a catchup
    > >> game with the badies)
    > >>
    > >> Search this NG for 'Norton'. You will find plenty of comments and posts.
    > >>
    > >> Regards.
    > >>
    > >> "barolocke" <barolocke@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:F866532F-58D9-44AB-A2F1-F3330DB81D32@microsoft.com...
    > >> > Can anyone recommend a few softwares that compliment Norton. I'm using
    > >> > Stinger from McAffee, which is great, but it's not proactive. I need
    > >> > something to block the walls in the defense that Norton is leaving.
    > >> >
    > >> > I've heard PCTools, AVG, Malwarebytes are good; need an educated
    > >> > opinion.
    > >> >
    > >> > Thanks for your time.
    > >> >
    > >> > Bar
    > >> >
    > >> .
    > >>

    > >
     
  9. barolocke

    barolocke Flightless Bird

    Thanks a million!

    "Bruce Hagen" wrote:

    > I personally would not have anything made by Symantec or McAfee on any of
    > my machines. Were it up to me, I would remove Norton and run the removal
    > tool as you have already seen suggested. Then I would go with one of these
    > freeware programs that are more MS friendly.
    >
    > AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition
    > http://free.grisoft.com/ww.download?prd=afe
    >
    > Do a custom installation and opt out of e-mail scanning.
    >
    > Avast:
    > http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html
    >
    > In the case of Avast, choose Custom Installation and under Resident
    > Protection, uncheck: Internet Mail and Outlook/Exchange.
    >
    > Microsoft Security Essentials:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/default.aspx
    >
    > (No e-mail scanning to worry about)
    >
    > And keep this on your machine. Runs manually.
    >
    > Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.40
    > http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html
    > --
    > Bruce Hagen
    > MS-MVP [Mail]
    > Imperial Beach, CA
    >
    >
    > "barolocke" <barolocke@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:F866532F-58D9-44AB-A2F1-F3330DB81D32@microsoft.com...
    > > Can anyone recommend a few softwares that compliment Norton. I'm using
    > > Stinger from McAffee, which is great, but it's not proactive. I need
    > > something to block the walls in the defense that Norton is leaving.
    > >
    > > I've heard PCTools, AVG, Malwarebytes are good; need an educated
    > > opinion.
    > >
    > > Thanks for your time.
    > >
    > > Bar

    >
    > .
    >
     
  10. barolocke

    barolocke Flightless Bird

    Sorry, Rob, for the remedial question (I'm new to the forum): can't find the
    aforementioned
    "post by jedaab here in this NG for the full story."

    Thanks again for your time,
    Bar



    > One nasty that will get by Win7 though, if you are doing an upgrade on a
    > previous OS or installing on a formatted disk is rootkit infections. See the
    > post by jedaab here in this NG for the full story.
    >
    > Regards.
    >
    > "barolocke" <barolocke@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:3B19597F-58A4-4A70-B4A5-A10418313A76@microsoft.com...
    > >
    > > well, I'm a bit baffled about the service level for Norton, as well. It
    > > came with Qwest broadband. I guess that says it all.
    > >
    > > Anyway, I'm using Windows 7 that came preinstalled on a new HP notebook.
    > >
    > >> Hi b,
    > >>
    > >> We would need to know your current Windows version and service pack level
    > >> to
    > >> give an informed opinion.
    > >> Are you thinking of upgrading to Win7 in the near future?
    > >>
    > >> All security products are different and none are 'perfect' (its a catchup
    > >> game with the badies)
    > >>
    > >> Search this NG for 'Norton'. You will find plenty of comments and posts.
    > >>
    > >> Regards.
    > >>
    > >> "barolocke" <barolocke@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:F866532F-58D9-44AB-A2F1-F3330DB81D32@microsoft.com...
    > >> > Can anyone recommend a few softwares that compliment Norton. I'm using
    > >> > Stinger from McAffee, which is great, but it's not proactive. I need
    > >> > something to block the walls in the defense that Norton is leaving.
    > >> >
    > >> > I've heard PCTools, AVG, Malwarebytes are good; need an educated
    > >> > opinion.
    > >> >
    > >> > Thanks for your time.
    > >> >
    > >> > Bar
    > >> >
    > >> .
    > >>

    > >
     
  11. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    TINSTAAFL

    barolocke wrote:
    > well, I'm a bit baffled about the service level for Norton, as well. It
    > came with Qwest broadband. I guess that says it all.
    >
    > Anyway, I'm using Windows 7 that came preinstalled on a new HP notebook.
    >
    >> Hi b,
    >>
    >> We would need to know your current Windows version and service pack level
    >> to give an informed opinion.
    >> Are you thinking of upgrading to Win7 in the near future?
    >>
    >> All security products are different and none are 'perfect' (its a catchup
    >> game with the badies)
    >>
    >> Search this NG for 'Norton'. You will find plenty of comments and posts.
    >>
    >> Regards.
    >>
    >> "barolocke" <barolocke@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:F866532F-58D9-44AB-A2F1-F3330DB81D32@microsoft.com...
    >>> Can anyone recommend a few softwares that compliment Norton. I'm using
    >>> Stinger from McAffee, which is great, but it's not proactive. I need
    >>> something to block the walls in the defense that Norton is leaving.
    >>>
    >>> I've heard PCTools, AVG, Malwarebytes are good; need an educated
    >>> opinion.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks for your time.
    >>>
    >>> Bar
    >>>

    >> .
     
  12. David B.

    David B. Flightless Bird

    The best compliment to norton is it's uninstall button.

    --


    --
    "barolocke" <barolocke@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F866532F-58D9-44AB-A2F1-F3330DB81D32@microsoft.com...
    > Can anyone recommend a few softwares that compliment Norton. I'm using
    > Stinger from McAffee, which is great, but it's not proactive. I need
    > something to block the walls in the defense that Norton is leaving.
    >
    > I've heard PCTools, AVG, Malwarebytes are good; need an educated opinion.
    >
    > Thanks for your time.
    >
    > Bar
     
  13. johnalphen

    johnalphen Flightless Bird

  14. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    You're a computer engineer and you can't set your clock's date & time
    correctly?

    "johnalphen" <johnalphen.476502@no-mx.forums.vistaheads.com> wrote in
    message news:johnalphen.476502@no-mx.forums.vistaheads.com...
    >
    > HI...all. Nice to be here. Being a Computer engineer I have gone
    > through so many softwares, which could have better suited to protect my
    > authentic information. In this journey I have came across lot in this
    > business, but I prefer norton after that macafee...
    >
    >
    > --
    > johnalphen
    >
    > 'c# flv' (http://www.all4dotnet.com/samplecodes/Convert-c-flv.aspx)
    > Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
    >
     
  15. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Let alone access this newsgroup via ChowderHeads forum.

    Bruce Hagen wrote:
    > You're a computer engineer and you can't set your clock's date & time
    > correctly?
    >
    > "johnalphen" <johnalphen.476502@no-mx.forums.vistaheads.com> wrote in
    > message news:johnalphen.476502@no-mx.forums.vistaheads.com...
    >>
    >> HI...all. Nice to be here. Being a Computer engineer I have gone
    >> through so many softwares, which could have better suited to protect my
    >> authentic information. In this journey I have came across lot in this
    >> business, but I prefer norton after that macafee...
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> johnalphen
    >>
    >> 'c# flv' (http://www.all4dotnet.com/samplecodes/Convert-c-flv.aspx)
    >> Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
     
  16. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    And you claim to be an MVP? I suspect you both need another drink.




    In news:-OLqeyHduKHA.732@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl,
    PA Bear [MS MVP] <PABearMVP@gmail.com> typed:
    > Let alone access this newsgroup via ChowderHeads forum.
    >
    > Bruce Hagen wrote:
    >> You're a computer engineer and you can't set your clock's date & time
    >> correctly?
    >>
    >> "johnalphen" <johnalphen.476502@no-mx.forums.vistaheads.com> wrote in
    >> message news:johnalphen.476502@no-mx.forums.vistaheads.com...
    >>>
    >>> HI...all. Nice to be here. Being a Computer engineer I have gone
    >>> through so many softwares, which could have better suited to
    >>> protect my authentic information. In this journey I have came
    >>> across lot in this business, but I prefer norton after that
    >>> macafee...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> johnalphen
    >>>
    >>> 'c# flv' (http://www.all4dotnet.com/samplecodes/Convert-c-flv.aspx)
    >>> Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com




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