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Good Antivirus/Anti-malware?
 
Skeet8385  posted on Nov 03, 2014 2:17:19 AM - Report post

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I have been using Windows Defender, but have been hearing it is not very good. Since I use game trainers and such, is there a good Antivirus/Malware that I should use that cooperates well with game trainers? Thoughts appreciated
 
jackbig  posted on Nov 03, 2014 3:30:56 AM - Report post

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microsoft security essentials

malwarebytes anti-malware premium licensed (lifetime)

I am using both and no problems whatsoever with any trainer from CH , or game

 
element5  posted on Nov 03, 2014 8:26:40 AM - Report post

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I'm using the same combination as Jackbig with no problems to date.

 
deeppurple  posted on Nov 03, 2014 10:59:39 AM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by element5

I'm using the same combination as Jackbig with no problems to date.

Yep.....Me Too.....

 
Skeet8385  posted on Nov 03, 2014 11:36:06 AM - Report post

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I read that MSE is for older OS's. Is Windows Defender good? I have Windows 8.1
 
KeeperUsiel  posted on Nov 03, 2014 11:51:19 AM - Report post

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If you have Windows 8 or 8.1 Windows Defender is Microsoft Security Essentials, rolled in to the OS.

Malware Bytes Antimalware is pretty good, too.

However, the best "security" you can have is a set of good practices. If you treat your computer like a toaster *****, well, you're going to get STDs.

 
Mitchelllucas  posted on Nov 03, 2014 7:12:34 PM - Report post

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Personally, I agree with it is more about your internet etiquette than antivirus or firewall. There is more of a scare tactic by the industry as a whole, supported mostly by a lot of IT professionals who don't work on network security. You do not need an antivirus or firewall. Use CCleaner once a week up to every other day (I use it when I "shutdown" for the night), use the registry scan portion of CCleaner as well as the normal cleaning portion. Unless you elect to click on/open something you do not trust, you really don't have much to worry about. It is a big industry of wasteful money that has an interest in making people think that going online you need "protection". LOLZ, first thing you learn in security, there is no such thing as "unhackable", there will always be new virus's/worms/malware released and you pay companies like Norton's to simply find it and release an update before you have a chance to stumble upon it yourself. Really, if you are always downloading from unknown sources, are opening email attachments you don't recognize, then yes, you need a antivirus and firewall.

Also, as long as you have your OS disk, you can recover from a horrible worm/virus within a couple of hours, worst case scenario. So, want to go to that untrusted site and download a lot of videos? Might get a virus, and the only thing the firewall or antivirus will do is warn you it thinks its hazardous to download (which, you should of known yourself since you are clicking it).

And finally for extra reasoning, these programs take up processing power while constantly running in the background. These are resources you can instead push towards cranking your games graphics. It is a horrible, fear driven market that actually has little need but high demand. Stop buying into their "the internet is dangerous so let us protect you" crap, companies should be the only customers buying firewall/antivirus software, for the most part at least, IMO.

[Edited by Mitchelllucas, 11/3/2014 7:13:04 PM]

 
maximilian3394w  posted on Nov 03, 2014 7:22:29 PM - Report post

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Exactly!

The only "antivirus" programs I use:
- brain.exe
- the browser plugin "NoScript"

and it works perfectly!

All the best!

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