Computer Killers.

Re: Computer Killers.

PostBy: joeq On: Sun. Jan. 15, 2017 11:36 pm

I just checked Google for this bitdefender error, and it seems about a gaziilion people have complained about this same problem. I can't wait to hear the response from the salesman who sold me this program, when I ask him this week. :x
(TOTP!) :mad:
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Re: Computer Killers.

PostBy: CoalisCoolxWarm On: Sun. Jan. 15, 2017 11:43 pm

joeq wrote:And once again, this new "Total Defense" system was sold to me by the PC Richards salesman, who you would assume would be up on this stuff. (I'm not). I'm not doubting anyone here with advice, or saying that their systems are inferior, but because I've been sold this one and it "is" suppose to be current and effective, and if no other users have said they themselves have had bad experiences with it, I'm gunna give it a try.


You're more than welcome to try whatever you like ;)

...and when you have things get through that package and making trouble, it's okay to come back and ask again. :cheers:

Literally...not being a smart alec or anything.
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Re: Computer Killers.

PostBy: joeq On: Mon. Jan. 16, 2017 7:23 am

appreciate it CC. This morning, the "bubble threat " is gone! We'll see what the day brings. Have a good one. :)
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Re: Computer Killers.

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon. Jan. 16, 2017 8:26 am

There is small differences between the free version and paid for version of Malwarebytes, both are equally effective as far as finding and removing threats. The biggest difference is you need to manually run it which is fine because this is something you usually run when you have an issue.

AFAIK the paid version does not stop working if you don't pay for it but it will nag you to death. As already mentioned you only need to end the free trial.
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Re: Computer Killers.

PostBy: rberq On: Mon. Jan. 16, 2017 9:42 am

Richard S. wrote:There is small differences between the free version and paid for version of Malwarebytes, both are equally effective as far as finding and removing threats.

PLUS it has a cool name:
Malwarebytes = Malware Bites
I'd be embarrassed to tell you how long I puzzled over the name before that revelation hit me. :oops:
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Re: Computer Killers.

PostBy: joeq On: Mon. Jan. 16, 2017 5:38 pm

So what do I see for an ad, on the bottom of this page? "Top 10 Anti-virus malware removal programs". How pertinent is this?
It starts with the free versions maybe 1-5 then the payed competitors 5-10. (Of course my new "Total Defense" company didn't make it.) :x It also explained a lot of material, and gave me an insight to what this malware crap is about.
However, the people that designed these "protection" programs, makes me think about the situation that happened with radar guns, and radar detectors.
The guy that invented radar guns, also invented radar detectors. And I'm sure, there's a way around the detectors, that we/I don't know about.
So are there software people designing "Anti-virus programs", and people involved with these designs, who know all about getting around these packages? Probably some, but not enough to take a chance W/O protection I guess.
P.S. Did I mention the "Bit/defender" threat was gone? It is, and why/how (?), I haven't a clue. But I'm not arguing about it. :)
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Re: Computer Killers.

PostBy: rberq On: Mon. Jan. 16, 2017 10:08 pm

joeq wrote:P.S. Did I mention the "Bit/defender" threat was gone? It is, and why/how (?), I haven't a clue. But I'm not arguing about it. :)

Depending on settings, a lot of applications now automatically update themselves via the Internet, and you don't even know it's happening. So the application vendor may have fixed it. Personally I prefer NOT to allow automatic updates to happen. Then when something weird occurs I can say, "Hmmmmm. What did I update recently?"
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Re: Computer Killers.

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon. Jan. 16, 2017 10:38 pm

joeq wrote:So what do I see for an ad, on the bottom of this page? "Top 10 Anti-virus malware removal programs".


It's an ad Joe and to be honest I remove any "top X anything" when I'm reviewing them.
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Re: Computer Killers.

PostBy: joeq On: Mon. Jan. 16, 2017 11:48 pm

What are you saying Richard? Was that ad from a sponsor? I'm always curious about any survey, wondering how unbiased the surveyor is.
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Re: Computer Killers.

PostBy: rberq On: Wed. Apr. 19, 2017 4:21 pm

Richard S. wrote:There is small differences between the free version and paid for version of Malwarebytes, both are equally effective as far as finding and removing threats. The biggest difference is you need to manually run it which is fine because this is something you usually run when you have an issue.

(Windows 7) I installed Malwarebytes, and when the trial period ran out it defaulted to the free version. Now when I manually do a scan it runs for only a few seconds and the report says "Result: cancelled" and "Objects scanned: 0".

I have uninstalled / rebooted / reinstalled, with no change.

Ideas, anyone?

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Re: Computer Killers.

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed. Apr. 19, 2017 4:51 pm

Never had that happen, Id start with this tool and reinstall.

https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/1 ... lean-tool/
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Re: Computer Killers.

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed. Apr. 19, 2017 5:07 pm

Never happened on my Windows 7--Course I started with the Free Version.
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Re: Computer Killers.

PostBy: rberq On: Wed. Apr. 19, 2017 6:03 pm

rberq wrote:(Windows 7) I installed Malwarebytes, and when the trial period ran out it defaulted to the free version. Now when I manually do a scan it runs for only a few seconds and the report says "Result: cancelled" and "Objects scanned: 0".

I uninstalled Malwarebytes, downloaded the latest installation/setup file, and reinstalled. That seems to have resolved the problem.
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Re: Computer Killers.

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed. Apr. 19, 2017 6:09 pm

Ahhhh, ya mean ya had to follow the directions?? :lol:
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Re: Computer Killers.

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed. Apr. 19, 2017 7:01 pm

Just my opinion, but I think most of the anti-virus programs cause more problems than they solve. I have not used anything but Windows Defender in quite a few years.

Using Firefox or Chrome for a browser and being careful whenever you install software (they often try to get you to install free toolbars or whatever) will take care of most of it.

Malwarebytes is good if you have a problem. I have used it to clean up my mom's computer after she clicked "yes" when she should have clicked "no".
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