U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Celebrating Veterans Day!
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Science and Technology > Internet
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-23-2010, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Texas
5,070 posts, read 9,075,509 times
Reputation: 1632

Advertisements

I was just wondering if ya'll had made any changes to what you use for antimalware and antivirus programs.

My wife pointed me to PC Magazine's opinions, today, but I really don't trust them.

I'm still happy with SuperAntiSpyware. Also I see there is a free version of MalwareBytes, now. I was happy with Avast on my old computer. So far I haven't gotten anything for my new puter, but I haven't been doing anything risky...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-24-2010, 05:12 PM
 
1,749 posts, read 3,310,948 times
Reputation: 891
I used the WOT extension for Firefox along with Keyscrambler to encrypt my keystrokes. I also use Adblock Plus and NoScript. If you use this combination, you will be very safe. Even if malware or a keylogger is installed, you'll be pretty secure in knowing no logins or passwords will be stolen.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-24-2010, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Texas
5,070 posts, read 9,075,509 times
Reputation: 1632
As a bit of insurance, I use KeyScrambler (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3383 - broken link). Do you use Avast or something similar?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-24-2010, 11:10 PM
 
1,749 posts, read 3,310,948 times
Reputation: 891
I use kaspersky, but you can get M$ Security Essentials for free if you need an av prog.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-26-2010, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Texas
5,070 posts, read 9,075,509 times
Reputation: 1632
A few good tips, here.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-29-2010, 01:55 PM
 
7,376 posts, read 13,032,102 times
Reputation: 6974
Microsoft security essentials is so much better than anything out there right now
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-29-2010, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Texas
5,070 posts, read 9,075,509 times
Reputation: 1632
Here is a good reference from one of the Cnet geeks re MSE. I'll try it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-30-2010, 08:10 AM
 
7,376 posts, read 13,032,102 times
Reputation: 6974
I did a test before I formatted my HD because I was curious. I use to use spybot search and destroy, adware SE and malwarebytes. These were good programs at removing trojans AFTER they infected your system. I downloaded MSE and then downloaded as much porn on emule as i could in 24 hours as well as hit as many porn sights as i could. MSE stopped 90% of everything before it was even done downloading. Afterwards I did a scan with the other programs and all together they only found 1 infection which is pretty darn good considering i would normally find maybe 5 or 6 a week.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-30-2010, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Texas
5,070 posts, read 9,075,509 times
Reputation: 1632
I have Avast, so I wonder if it can be run concurrently with MSE or do I need to get rid of Avast. An alternative would be to run Avast but run MSE when I want to with Avast suspended. Thoughts?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-02-2010, 05:53 PM
 
1,749 posts, read 3,310,948 times
Reputation: 891
Quote:
Originally Posted by skel1977 View Post
I downloaded MSE and then downloaded as much porn on emule as i could in 24 hours as well as hit as many porn sights as i could.

Any excuse is a good excuse to download porn, right?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Science and Technology > Internet
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:23 PM.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top