Computer Killers.

Re: Computer Killers.

PostBy: corey On: Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:11 pm

I've been using Norton Internet Security for 4 years not had a major issue awesome product.
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Re: Computer Killers.

PostBy: larryfoster On: Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:06 pm

I, personally, wouldn't use Norton either
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Re: Computer Killers.

PostBy: joeq On: Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:17 pm

Joeski wrote:What are your thoughts on Ccleaner & Spybot search & destroy?
Thanks + HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!!


Another option in the mix. :cry:
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Re: Computer Killers.

PostBy: larryfoster On: Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:33 pm

Ccleaner isn't an anti-virus.
I use it, but not for that

I read the other day that cleaners and defraggers aren't necessary with Windows 10.
And if you have a SSID hard drive, it may be harmful
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Re: Computer Killers.

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:49 pm

I've used both free versions of Spybot and Malwarebytes for many years. Both worked well with whatever antivirus program I was using at the time. However, I had to run both because they each caught stuff the other one didn't.

Gave up on the free versions of them when I tried the paid version of Malwarebytes. It caught stuff the free version of it didn't. And it gets along fine with the Kaspersky, so I'm sticking with that mix. From what I've read in online antivirus comparisons Microsoft Defender is rated good, but not as strong as some of the other well-known anti-virus programs.

Paul
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Re: Computer Killers.

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:04 pm

AVG free & Malwarebytes free! nuff said!!!
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Re: Computer Killers.

PostBy: joeq On: Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:42 pm

Thanks Fred, and all above. I'll have to start searching.
For the past hour, my "new" puter just went into an up-date, froze the screen, and counted the % of time till it ended. I thought up-dates were to occur during sleep time? Before I turned in last night, one of the options to shut-down is "up-date, and shutdown." Being a brandy new puter, I didn't think it would need any more up-dating. So why would it interrupt a daily function, to perform an "up-date"?
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Re: Computer Killers.

PostBy: rberq On: Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:26 pm

joeq wrote:Being a brandy new puter, I didn't think it would need any more up-dating. So why would it interrupt a daily function, to perform an "up-date"?

The hardware is brand new, but the operating system software may have been frozen at a known stable level by the hardware vendor weeks or months ago. So when Windows checks, it will find a whole bunch of recent updates not yet installed.

Windows Update has a number of options you can select. I prefer the option to load the updates to the computer and inform me about it, but not actually install them until I tell it to go ahead.
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Re: Computer Killers.

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:30 pm

I manually run things because I am cleaning them for Customers...
Too much auto running thins can cause lockups/freezes...
HitmanPro/Alert free for 30 days is the weapon of first choice...
Depending what that finds SuperAnti spyware, RogueKiller, Adwcleaner, Junkware removal tool...
Many others...
Tool is only as good as the user wielding it lots of choices to make from the list of maybe bad...
Hitman and Super are pretty safe for the average person...
Microsoft antivirus pretty safe and good.
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Re: Computer Killers.

PostBy: bksaun On: Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:55 am

I wish Richard would chime in on this, appears he knows a little something about computers!
Lets ask the Mayor!
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Re: Computer Killers.

PostBy: joeq On: Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:10 am

And HP sent me a disc titled "Total Defense". Unlimited internet security. It's sitting in front of me. Is it worth installing?
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Re: Computer Killers.

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:17 pm

bksaun wrote:I wish Richard would chime in on this, appears he knows a little something about computers!
Lets ask the Mayor!


I don't think he uses any antivirus software at all...But let's see what he says.
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Re: Computer Killers.

PostBy: Doby On: Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:21 pm

joeq wrote:And HP sent me a disc titled "Total Defense". Unlimited internet security. It's sitting in front of me. Is it worth installing?


No keep it simple, windows defender, free version of malwarebytes is all you need for a lean mean machine, all that other stuff just bogs things down
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Re: Computer Killers.

PostBy: joeq On: Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:43 pm

So Doby, if MacAfee has already been installed as my anti-virus security system, will malwares still function, or do I "un-install" MacAfee, and install Malwares?
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Re: Computer Killers.

PostBy: Doby On: Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:54 pm

Malwarebytes free will work fine with Macfee, Macfee is virus protection designed to stop virus from getting in but spyware still gets by, Malwarebytes removes all the other stuff that accumulates over time. So no keep Macfee if you wish.

When I setup new computers alot have Macafee, I remove it in favor of windows defender, On occasion with a high risk user I install AVG free along with Malwarebytes

I instruct my customers to run it manually once a week if it comes up with very few threats to run it once a month, some computer users are more hirisk than others
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