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u3c307  posted on Nov 03, 2014 7:35:02 PM - Report post

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Personally, kaspersky and malware bytes is best combination. You really can't prevent all malware/virus unless you unplug from the internet even then you can still get it from flash drives and so fourth. For free antivirus malware bytes and Microsoft security essentials works fine. Use your brain and everything will be fine most time.
 
dodge444  posted on Nov 04, 2014 11:36:06 AM - Report post

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I have Windows 8.1 too, Skeet. I have Norton Internet Security and was told by a Windows techie that the two (Norton and Windows Defender) will cooperate and run together on the same system. I occasionally have to specify some trainers into the 'allowed' category but for the majority there are no issues.

Norton does take up a lot of room and can slow a system down but if one's system is reasonably robust this isn't a problem. There are arguably better virus protection softwares around but I've never had anything bad happen with Norton so I stick to it. Superstitious? Not me!

Of course, no anti-virus software is going to protect you if you download dodgey files or respond to phishing emails.

 
Gother666  posted on Nov 04, 2014 3:13:17 PM - Report post

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I disagree with @Mitchelllucas,

Im working as an independent Malware Researcher and Reverse Engineer. I see the dark site of the web everyday and trust me, until nobody finds a "perfect" solution no cyber-criminal will stop trying to get your money.
There is no "best" antivirus solution out there. The "best" way to stay safe in the web for a normal consumer is not to trust anyone as yourself.
I personally don't use av stuff. Only an anti-executable and deep freeze on my home computers. But I absolutely recommend an av solution for non-professional IT users.
I would suggest you one of the av's with highest detection in combination with an alternative scanner like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. To prevent Exploits like java-driveby's, flash or browser attacks for example take a look at Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit.

Here are some interesting sites for different perspectives of detection

av-test.org
www.av-comparatives.org
threatcenter.crdf.fr/?Stats

Have a nice day
Gother666

 
Neo7  posted on Nov 04, 2014 3:17:15 PM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by Gother666

I disagree with @Mitchelllucas,

Im working as an independent Malware Researcher and Reverse Engineer. I see the dark site of the web everyday and trust me, until nobody finds a "perfect" solution no cyber-criminal will stop trying to get your money.
There is no "best" antivirus solution out there. The "best" way to stay safe in the web for a normal consumer is not to trust anyone as yourself.
I personally don't use av stuff. Only an anti-executable and deep freeze on my home computers. But I absolutely recommend an av solution for non-professional IT users.
I would suggest you one of the av's with highest detection in combination with an alternative scanner like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. To prevent Exploits like java-driveby's, flash or browser attacks for example take a look at Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit.

Here are some interesting sites for different perspectives of detection

av-test.org
www.av-comparatives.org
threatcenter.crdf.fr/?Stats

Have a nice day
Gother666

False positive rates are a major issue with trainers due to the way they function in that they:

1. Activate on keypresses
2. Modify the game exe file while in memory

Both actions are enough to trigger many false positives.

 
Gother666  posted on Nov 04, 2014 3:40:30 PM - Report post

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But anyway av's just try to detect malware/suspicious behaviour and you as a "cheater" are hacking/manipulating the game and malware does exactly the same but with a different intent. An av is useless in such environments. You always have to trust the trainers source or stop cheating.
If you want a second layer of protection you could run the trainer in an isolated environment and take a look at it's internals like code- and behaviour analysis. If you dont have such a setup/knowledge you can use free online-sandboxes like

anubis.iseclab.org/
malwr.com/

It ends in:
false positive -> deactivate av to use trainer (malware?!)
false positive -> block trainer, but unable to cheat (save)
no detection -> trainers run smoothy (malware?!)

PS:
If you are targeted by dedicated malware nothing helps so far. Stolen certificates etc. make malware looking absolute legal for a normal user and even the most professional users

Gother666

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