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Best Free Virus Protection & Tools 2014 ?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by MadStacks, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. MadStacks

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    Hello everyone I am curious as to what is considered the best tools that are free for finding, stopping and containing
    viruses in 2014. Sure I know of a few of them like AVG but does anyone else have one they know and like?

    Also curious as to what is the best malware remover.

    Thanks!
     
  2. prab1996

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    that are free

    why not try paid ones for free @ torrents

    -=-
     
  3. I like to use MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials). Very light, silent and updates with windows with new definitions daily. (Free with Windows XP,Vista and 7 if 'genuine').
     
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    Best protection is prevention.
    Other than that, Avast is great :)
     
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    I use Microsoft Security Essentials.
     
  6. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    MSE + SuperAntispyware + Malwarebytes = SORTED

    All are free.
     
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    This, so much this.

    People need to start learning how to prevent viruses from happening before they happen. It's like getting cancer, you would rather prevent it then try to fix it after right ;)

    Keep backups on important files that way if you do get a virus you can reformat - probably the best thing to do.

    If you have to use something though I would go with this (not free but you get what you pay for) - http://www.fixmestick.com/

    Keep in mind that clever viruses can circumvent any anti virus program on the market, don't be fooled into thinking that you're safe just because you have this program or that.
     
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  8. Bluearrow

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    I use Comodo. Also scan pc with eset online scanner time to time.
     
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    AVG - Malwarebytes - Sandiebox
     
  10. MadStacks

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    Well because I am fine using a VPS searching for torrents or seed sharing networks downloading
    a tool or program sometimes. But I also like somethings to be just right out of the box and no risk which
    would be antivirus software ect.

    Thanks for your opinion :)

    I agree prevention is the number one thing.

    Great another +1 for MSE :)

    Great! Thanks W130SN I think that combination completes everything I was looking for anyway. :)

    Thanks guys!
     
  11. gorrior

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    Currently I use no firewall or anti-virus because they like to stop blackhat programs and seem to slow my internet connection.
    I don't believe viruses can find their way to my computer when I don't download viruses but only clean software from forums (mainly bought).

    Correct me if I am wrong :).
    Viruses are for kids who download stuff from chat programs like MSN, pictures, E-mails, ugly websites, small forums with no comments and bad torrent sites IMO.
     
  12. HaiiroNeko

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    I use Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Online Armor with Hitman for occasional scans. Sandboxed browser with noScript, Keyscrambler etc.

    But the most important thing is being careful. Anti-Virus programs are not hard to circumvent and everybody can learn how to do it on openly available forums.
     
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    Here is what I have in my PC, Eset NOD32+Malwarebytes...woks well for me.
     
  14. HelloInsomnia

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    If you think you're safe just because you don't download chat programs or attachments in emails then you need to brush up on your prevention skills..

    Even "safe" sites are not always safe - major sites get targeted everyday - here is an article from literally today (edit: last night, it's still early here :))...

    http://arstechnica.com/security/201...virus-attack-on-a-trusted-website-looks-like/
     
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    I used the free version of AVAST until about a year and a half ago, when I switched to the paid version.
    Honestly I don't notice any different between the two, haven't had any issues with either versions and in any case where I click a "fishy" link, I always get the terrifying "threat detected".
    I always suggest it to people who ask.