keeping PC safer

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by Pasta88, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    What do you guys think is the best preventive maintenance software to keep out malware, trojans, toolbars, virus ...etc to keep my pc safer from it?

    thx
     
  2. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

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    I'm using Avast!, Malwarebytes Pro, SUPERAntiSpyware, HitMan Pro and Win Patrol - no conflicts. No doubt you will receive many differing opinions. As far as toolbars go, my best defense requires my second favorite organ - the brain.
     
  3. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    A dedicated virtual machine.

    Failing that, disk/partition backups every week or so. Use a decent AV and firewall, dont browse porn sites, any files you download from the net that are compressed I usually open in a virtual machine (just in case). As for browser extensions, HTTPS everywhere, NoScript, and Ad blocker.
     
  4. dareckibmw

    dareckibmw MDL Expert

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    I use KIS since ~2006 and most important thing - a common sense. Nothing yet on my machines :D
     
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  5. cole31

    cole31 MDL Novice

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    i like to run eset smart security / malwarebytes / hitmanpro / shadow defender.
     
  6. sid_16

    sid_16 MDL Giveaway Organiser

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    Please have a look here or read the whole thread here .:)
     
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  7. coolbuddy

    coolbuddy MDL Member

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    Sandboxie...
     
  8. Trustdee

    Trustdee MDL Novice

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    How do i force IDM to download with Sandboxie ?
     
  9. coolbuddy

    coolbuddy MDL Member

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    Sandboxie by default adds IDM to Software Compatibility if it detects IDM installation.

    Open Sandboxie Control > Configure menu > Software Compatibility, turn off compatibility with Internet Download Manager

    Now your downloads with IDM are sandboxed.