Suggest Antivirus

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by Sleeping_Lion, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. Sleeping_Lion

    Sleeping_Lion MDL Junior Member

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    Suggest me some good and light security software (antivirus software) for my i3,i5 system both running Windows 7
     
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  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    I would simply use a Hardware Firewall Like Netscreen 25/50 from Juniper Networks or a 'Semi-'Hardware Firewall Apps Like Smoothwall Express. Just google for info and you'll get all you need to know!!

    As the above mentioned Netscreen 25/50 Series isn't produced anymore, the new are the SRX 110, 220, 300 and other from Juniper, the Netscreen 25/50 could be found on eBay for a damn cheap price! Correctly programmed, the Netscreen is as good as a Cisco Hardware Firewall, and those are still quite expensive even as Used products!!

    On the end of the day, it's allways depend on how paranoid you're about the security! A simple fact is, the Security Industry are pushing for the highest possible level of fear of user and make a lot money with that!
     
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  3. Arnie25

    Arnie25 MDL Junior Member

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    Shoot me down in flames; I use msessentials, have done for over a year now.
     
  4. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    MSE is fine unless you're running a digital audio system. In that case, You need to disable real-time scanning, as it will screw up your DAW's MIDI / audio timing.

    In this specific case, I would recommend using malwarebytes and performing scans whenever you update your music products, or if you surf with your DAW system.
     
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  5. John Sutherland

    John Sutherland MDL Addicted

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  6. jadinolf

    jadinolf MDL Junior Member

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    Rather than suggest an antivirus program, I suggest they download the program and give it a try. If they like it- stick with it. If not, try another one.

    I did that years ago and now I am very happy using ..... not telling.;)
     
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  7. jeff69dini

    jeff69dini MDL Addicted

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    ermmm......none........;):eek:
     
  8. ThomasMann

    ThomasMann MDL Addicted

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    I have to disagree on MSE, which is not only worse than even Avast, but, as the questioner like myself is using Win7, I wouel not want anything by MS on my computer, that can acces everything AND mail it home ....

    malwarebytes the free version works perfectly well. Just click on scan (NOT: scan now!!!), click custom scan, then configure scan, click everything that is offered there, and ask to be warned ONLY about findings...
     
  9. ThomasMann

    ThomasMann MDL Addicted

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    I agree with that. :biggrin:
    ALL OF THEM have disadvantages that should not be accepted. Use malwarebytes the way Michaela recommends that is more than enough, as long as you do not behave like a moron with your incoming e-mails and the software you download.

    I have been using this system for many years now, and believe me, I am all over the place and not ONCE had a problem.
     
  10. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    #13 OldMX, Jun 11, 2016
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    Before putting yourselves as an example on other users to not use protection please give this retarded thread a good read, specially his moronic excuses here and here and what someone should have said OP a long while ago but apparently many users dont have the balls to do..a standing ovation to MrMagic for putting pisthai in his place.
     
  11. Bat.1

    Bat.1 MDL Addicted

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    #14 Bat.1, Jun 11, 2016
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    Up until around two or three Months ago My "Hobby" was "Playing with Fire" o_O Oh, I meant downloading and testing Crapware infested torrents. Outside of maybe the Professionals, I doubt if there's very many people who installed as much Malware and Adware in the two Years before I stopped as I did. I run MSE/Defender combined with Malwarebytes. Short of a few PuPs that SaS found because the Defender/Malwarebytes definitions hadn't been updated yet, the Combo hasn't failed Me Yet. I will admit to having come across some things so dangerous I not only deleted the VM OS, I also deleted the Host OS too even though I was "almost positive" the bugs were exterminated.
     
  12. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    It's important to remember that an antivirus program is only part of a comprehensive protection program that you must set up.
    This involves an incremental backup scenario, as well as using the OS mechanisms designed to protect you.

    I use Paragon Backup free, along with Malwarebytes free and a heaping helping of common sense. :)

    I didn't want anybody to think that I advocate "riding bareback", so to speak. :D
     
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  13. EFA11

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    #19 ofernandofilo, Jun 11, 2016
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  15. ThomasMann

    ThomasMann MDL Addicted

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    We live in a world where most people believe in an invisible friend in the sky, who created them with original sin....

    You expect me to arrange my life and my words in order to suit them?
    Idiots will be idiots, one of them asks me something, I will give what I consider to be the correct answer. That is all....