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#1 Freebird


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Posted 19 July 2012 - 02:43 PM

How does my security suite hold up?

Currently, I run on Win7 SP1, 64-bit Compaq Pressario laptop.

Firefox 14.01

I am using:
MSSECES (MS Securiity Essentials) as primary AV
MBAM (MalwareBytes AM) as secondary AV
TDSSKiller (Ad Hoc rootkit scanner)
ESET Online Scanner (Ad Hoc/quarterley/or verification scanner)

Updates via:

Win7 Windows Update
FileHippo Update Checker (Used to use PSI but too slow and hangy - and a shit interface)

Update all software and OS daily, then read "The Register" most days, check here every 4 of weeks or so.

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Edited by Freebird, 19 July 2012 - 02:50 PM.

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#2 cnm


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Posted 19 July 2012 - 03:16 PM

You don't mention a firewall. The Win 7 firewall is good.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:38 PM

MBAM is not an antivirus, it is anti-malware and there is a difference... MS Essentials tends to contain a full suite unless you turn part of it off, so you need to be sure to disable at least one of any duplicate resident protection programs...

TDSSKiller is a tool designed to fix specific infections and it is updated frequently... It is powerful and not usually a good idea to run it on an ad hoc basis... I suggest removing it and installing a fresh copy only if instructed to be a trained helper... I agree that a firewall is essential... If you run Security Check and post the results, it will give us a better idea of how you are actually using your security programs...

Helpful link: SpywareBlaster...

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