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Not sure where to put this! Computer Virus protector

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Nosence, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. Nosence

    Nosence Senior Member

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    I have a computer on windows 7 with no protection that I know of, what is the best way to keep it protected? I dont really download much, but I know its only a matter of time before i pick something up
     
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    ┼blackrat┼ Senior Member

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    People mention kaspersky...

    I go with avast and spybot search and destroy.
     
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    wrangler Regular Member

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    While you are researching, start with FREE basic protection from MS: http://microsoft.com/securityessentials. Then once you figure out what premium service(s) to use, feel free to drop it, or run it parallel. Also make sure you have at least the built-in firewall up and your PC updated (Win7 will quite loudly tell you if any of these are missing).
     
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    philionaire Regular Member

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    I use:

    avast free (real time virus protection)
    adaware free (real time reg changer notifier/blocker + adaware remover)
    zonealarm free (real time firewall)

    malewarebytes free - not real-time, but good to scan once a week (adaware remover - better than adaware program above but not real-time)

    ccleaner free - to free up space

    advanced system care (cracked) - tidy's up a lot of crap
     
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  5. munkron

    munkron Newbie

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    I use that as well, it works okay and it's free.

    There are others you can get like Norton Internet Security, Kaspersky, Panda. It all depends on what you will be doing with your system, not every antivirus will catch everything. The main thing is that you need to be smart about what you do.

    Also check out malwarebytes (Not an antivirus, but a spyware/malware remover) like the above poster recommended.
     
  6. dichotom

    dichotom Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Eset Nod32 is the best virus protection I have ever used (Kaspersky is a contender, but Eset is much more lightweight and doesn't bog down a system like Kaspersky can) Malwarebytes PRO (paid) version has a real-time scanner and is good as a secondary protection, but make sure to run anti-virus alongside it as it only goes after malware type infections. Free is okay and I installed free stuff on thousands of customer's systems in the past because they don't want to pay for it but all those free options are nothing compared to Eset. You can get a trial version of Eset to see how you like it that lasts for a month or two. Malwarebytes doesn't have a trial of the Pro version, but it is just like the free version except it runs in real-time.

    edit: Also, don't run more than one antivirus software on your system at a time (with the exception of using Malwarebytes pro) as it will bog down your system worse than a virus infection ever would. And as for Norton, I would rather HAVE a virus infection than Norton installed on my system :D
     
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    snabbacash Registered Member

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    I agree with the previous poster, Nod32 is the best you can get.
     
  8. haridada

    haridada Senior Member

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    use - nod32 + malwarebytes (make sure you configure nod32 according to your preferences)

    stay away - norton / mcafee (its better to get a virus than use these things)

    too much memory usage and lots of FUDs too.
     
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    Rasputin78 Regular Member

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    I found kaspersky to be the best but its too resource heavy and slows your pc,nod32 or free avira free are light weight and offer decent protection.
    Depends on your requirements for a powerful all round protection including remote attacks use Kaspersky . If u want something offering decent protectin and lightweight go for Avira. Avira free is one of the best free anti viruses out there.
     
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    aranger Registered Member

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    Don?t spend any money on these things there is some great software that is free.

    Antivirus: Use AVG free edition works great
    Spyware/malware: Use Malwarebytes or Ad-Aware
    Firewall: Zone alarm
     
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    haridada Senior Member

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    Use nod32 Smart Security 4. It has Antivirus and Antispyware protection, personal firewall with interactive mode, antispam module.
     
  12. munkron

    munkron Newbie

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    I just want to say don't insult Norton unless you tried the latest version. It is nothing like they used to make, they did it right.
     
  13. Nosence

    Nosence Senior Member

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    Will any of these work to get a virus removed?

    I have something going on with my computer thinking its a virus
     
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    Norton Internet Security 2011 - $69
     
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    Aaric Elite Member

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    if you really want to protect you computer then do this;

    go to firewall advance settings.
    make new inbound rule
    block all > put ip as 0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255 > save


    create same rule for outbound connection.

    Enjoy!!

    Info; i am not using any antivirus from past 2.5 years and i am using this trick.
     
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    Never install norton products , they will make your pc a hell. you will have to reinstall OS. Norton itself makes viruses and spread them so that more and more mor**s buy their shitload.
     
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    carlito BANNED BANNED

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    avira forever !!