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better anti-virus scanner than MalwareBytes
ran an anti-virus scan with MBAM the other day when something just didn't seem right with my computer, results showed nothing but something still didn't seem right. i had read somewhere online about ESET online scanner being good, so decided to try it (it's free), and it found two pieces of malware MBAM hadn't detected, computer running great ever since, i highly suggest trying it  http://www.eset.com/us/online-scanner/

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Thanks townie, I generally run a combination of MBAM and SuperAntiSpyware, one usually picks up what ever the other leaves behind, but for good measure I'll give Eset a go next time I get a laptop dripping with malware grime.

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Thanks townie, I generally run a combination of MBAM and SuperAntiSpyware, one usually picks up what ever the other leaves behind, but for good measure I'll give Eset a go next time I get a laptop dripping with malware grime.

Same, MBAM & SAS.

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Re: better anti-virus scanner than MalwareBytes
Reply #3: November 22, 2015, 10:25:00 PM Last Edit: November 22, 2015, 11:24:59 PM by CdnGhost
As I'll soon be installing XP, on my Slave Drive, I'd be curious to know which you prefer, townie: Evira or Avast?

It almost goes without saying that I'll be running: Malwarebytes Pro (what the hell; I paid for it), SuperAntiSpyware and Spybot Search & Destroy.

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Before anyone makes jest of my installing Windows XP Pro, please make note that my Installation Disk is O.E.M. to my company, "Octalogmix Design" which was Founded and Registered on 1 October 1969 (5 years, 6 months and 4 days before Microsoft was Founded and Registered) and that I'm registered with Microsoft as a "Builder of Computers".

I'll grant you that the "Computers" I was designing and building back then were nothing more than Precision Timers for Sounding Rockets but a B.o.C. is a B.o.C. — in perpetuity.

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i can PM you some info on a "special" version of ESET NOD32 if you like CG, its what i use and much better than the free anti-viruses  ;)

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I reckon you could use the online scanner in safe mode with networking but I've used MBAM (in safe mode) to clean up a friends PC where the desktop was locked up, couldn't open anything. He had a fancy FBI warning screen that said child porn had been detected on his machine and unless he paid...

He's a dumbass. He was lucky I got to him before he paid the ransom. ;D

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 ;D  had to clean up a buddy newb's machine with that too, his said RCMP had info he was watching kiddy porn and they had locked up his computer, click a link to unlock it, he was shitting bricks 'till i told him it was a scam and to not do/touch anything 'till i got over there  ;D

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i can PM you some info on a "special" version of ESET NOD32 if you like CG, its what i use and much better than the free anti-viruses  ;)

Still waitin' for that PM, townie; though you may receive an Addendum to what I've already sent before you send that PM.

It all depends on how much sleep I get tonight.  Got nextdoor to nothing, last night.

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Re: better anti-virus scanner than MalwareBytes
ESet was one I used for 3 or 4 years and it did an excellent job. Recently, the last year or so, I've been using the free Avast. It does quite well.

But always curious and looking for something good there is one that I kinda think looks good, and I'm going to try, Qihoo 360. Just have to make sure to change the default settings so all search engines are enabled.  http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2422024,00.asp

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From what I can gather, Defender in Win 10 seems to be doing a good job thus far, maybe MS put their efforts into Defender while leaving MSE to rot.

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I turned off Defender and am using nothing (about 2 months now). Running occasional scans with MBAM and SAS but they find nothing other than tracking cookies.

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I turned off Defender and am using nothing (about 2 months now). Running occasional scans with MBAM and SAS but they find nothing other than tracking cookies.

Was Defender using a lot of resources?

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No, it was deleting the cracks for my ah... discounted video games. It was doing its job. I may turn it back on but I wanted to see if I could get infected. My browser was hijacked (I think) a couple months ago and MBAM fixed that.

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Okay, understood  ;) Glad to hear it wasn't causing slowdowns since I'm hoping to use it with future builds.

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Still waitin' for that PM, townie; though you may receive an Addendum to what I've already sent before you send that PM.

It all depends on how much sleep I get tonight.  Got nextdoor to nothing, last night.
sorry CG, was waiting for your reply. i have the info bookmarked on my desktop computer and will PM it to you when i get on the desktop.

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From what I can gather, Defender in Win 10 seems to be doing a good job thus far, maybe MS put their efforts into Defender while leaving MSE to rot.


I find it impossible to agree to that insane Win 10 EULA. http://brainout.net/frankforum/viewtopic.php?t=59  Why Windows 10 is going to be different... - Windows 10 Discussion

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i have BitDefender on one machine, NOD on the other two,BitDefender isn't bad, lighter on resources than the Kaspersky i used to use, but NOD is much lighter, faster, especially since its just the antivirus i use, where BitDefender is a total security suite (i really only need an antivirus, but i got a free year of legit BitDefender, and it rates high in tests).

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I turn off Win Def and just use Avast Free, if I were going to pay for A/V I would use Eset. I used to use the "secial version" but got tired of the process.

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Tried Avast free but it was far too invasive, very bothersome with all of the pop-ups.

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Tried Avast free but it was far too invasive, very bothersome with all of the pop-ups.

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