Free unattended, maintenance-free AV

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by werwaok, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. werwaok

    werwaok MDL Junior Member

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    Hello.
    Could someone recommend a free antivirus which is unattended, maintenance-free, hope you understand what do I mean.
    It is supposed to block every potencial threat, delete every possible malware, without asking, clicking, whatever.
    It's for a young boy computer which I'm tired of constantly disinfecting and/or formatting because of viruses from warez, cracks, porn etc.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. werwaok

    werwaok MDL Junior Member

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    Didn't you know that "Internet is required for school" :D ?
     
  3. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Although MrMagics post is missing some seriousness, he´s unfortunately right :hmm:. As long as the patient is inviting all the malware as Admin, by starting infected Warez on his sytem, there is no way to keep such a machine clean.

    There won´t help any AV...only way i see here is a 'Steady State' like program, which will restore a defined system state every time the system starts/reboots.
     
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  4. sid_16

    sid_16 MDL Giveaway Organiser

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  5. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Really hardly believe Defender will be enough in such a case :D
     
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  6. Ming_the_Merciless

    Ming_the_Merciless MDL Member

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    Not sure if this is a good suggestion, but here goes: after getting the laptop cleaned up, create a user account for the kid. Without administrator access, it should be more difficult for them to muck things up.

    Another thought: don't know what age the child is, but if they are old enough, force them to learn how to clean up their own mess. A few clean installations of Windows OS with hours of updates ought to learn them!
     
  7. potjevleesch

    potjevleesch MDL Addicted

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    nope, needs at least a flame thrower :biggrin:
     
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  9. urie

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    You did not even say what windows OS with a bit of effort you can set up Parental Controls. There is no easy way out for this there is paid for software net nanny, Salfeld Child Control, P.S. ( you can find them on the net :) But you still need to setup what you want them to get access to. As MrMagic mentioned K9 Web Protection it is free same again you need to set up rules there is no one stop protection . And as other members have mentioned use an imaging program e.c.t.
     
  10. werwaok

    werwaok MDL Junior Member

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    Okay.
    Fresh install of Windows, child user account, Bitdefender free, MVPS HOSTS and Comodo's DNS setup in wi-fi router.
    Hope it will be enough. If not I probably won't use software like "reboot restore" etc., but most likely I'll burn an Ubuntu LiveDVD and give kid the most valuable life lesson - clean your own mess.
    Today I didn't have enough time and will to play with that K9 software. But for sure I will check out soon.


    Thanks. And sorry for bad English.
     
  11. revertex

    revertex MDL Member

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    Windows GPO applocker + user restricted accounts (not admin account).

    Since software restriction policies I don't use any kind of antimalware.

    Sonner or later all antivirus let some malware slip in.

    Not mention that users these days install all kind of crap a thousand times worse than some viruses.

    How many times did you saw half of internet explorer screen filled with toolbars?

    Better of spend some time installing everything needed then lock user forbidding install any software.