what protection do u use?

  mattgedd 16:51 16 Nov 2011
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aka: what protection should i use?

got new comp. currently i using avast, and scanning with malwarebytes and superantispyware every so often - i mucked up the settings on malwarebytes and superantispyware, i think at least one of them used to work in real time, beside avast, tho not sure. id rather use avira on new comp.

ty!

  john bunyan 18:53 16 Nov 2011

I use free Avira as anti virus,SAS and MBAM as anti malware as malware scanners and Spywareblaster to try to block malware and it also helps to block adverts too.I use the free versions. If in doubt uninstall the SAS and MBAM then re install.The free versions of the latter do not work in real time. Avira has signalled that a virus attempt was blocked and got a good review in recent surveys. Others prefer MS Security Essentials, but there have been remarks recently about the difficulty of uninstalling it.

  steve12345 14:00 17 Nov 2011

If you want to test your anti-virus realtime, you can use this fake virus code. Just open notepad and copy the following text into it and save as "FakeVirus.bat" (Some won't scan it if you save as .txt file):

[email protected][4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*

Your anti-virus program shouldn't let you save this file if it is working properly.

  steve12345 14:04 17 Nov 2011

Forgot to add: "Don't Panic. It's not a virus and is absolutly safe!"

  Ventad 12:49 28 Nov 2011

Tried it and it worked a treat, MSE got it in seconds and then asked me if it wanted to clean the machine moments later. that was worth a try

  northumbria61 12:09 29 Nov 2011

AVG 2012 Security Suite got it immediately for me!

  lotvic 18:36 29 Nov 2011

Avast flagged it straight away and put it in Chest

  daz60 08:55 02 Dec 2011

On my Win7 , Norton360 backed up with MBAM SAS WINPATROL+ Spywareblaster

On XP netbook Online Armour MSE PCTools Belarc Advisor

Fake Virus, Norton stopped it no action necessary,EICAR string it said. Yet to try on the XP.

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