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Everything Else / Re: Virus protection
« on: June 12, 2013, 07:34:08 AM »
Hi FreeCat.  Don't take my word as gospel as I'm only also offering my opinion.  I am on Rogers High speed cable and have a program (paid) called TechXpert with them.  They take over my computer, run all kinds of programs to check for the flaws/problems I am having, go through several routines and eventually resolve the issues.  The last time I spoke the tech told me to run antivirus programs to see if I had a virus.  I, as mentioned before, had Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware.  Here's the thing...I ran Malwarebytes in SafeMode and after an hour and a half it finished saying 'no issues detected'.  So then I ran SuperAntiSpyware and after some time it came back showing about 13 (thirteen) issues detected.  Majority of them were programs that were collecting cookies, one was a critical issue and several others were, sorry, don't remember what they were but SAS deleted one critical and quarantined the rest for security.  All I am saying is that it appears, based on the results of the two anti spyware programs, that SuperAntiSpyware found issues that MalwareBytes did not.  So judge for yourself.  These are 'free' programs, not paid for.  I was also told that yes I should delete both programs and just reinstall them only and when I need to run them.  I did, on Shane's advice, install Avast, ran the program and it too found some issues but I had a problem with it in that the issues should have been placed in a "Chest" but when I clicked on the 'apply to all', nothing happened.  The 'apply' didn't seem to want to work for me so I will have to rerun the program again and see if it was just my system or what.  Oh, and by the way, they (Rogers TechXpert) did mention Hitman which they use all the time so that's next on my to do list.  Hope this was helpful in some way.

Everything Else / Re: Virus protection
« on: June 11, 2013, 03:06:39 PM »
Thank you Shane.  I will try Avast again and run it for a while.  I too am dubious about ANY program I think about downloading hence I do the custom install all the time to ensure I don't get add-ons or taskbars or whatever they offer, so far so good.  Again, thanks for the info, appreciate it.

Everything Else / Virus protection
« on: June 11, 2013, 10:17:09 AM »
Hello folks,  just a simple question albeit a controversial one.  I've seen it mentioned by several techies that having more than one or several virus protection programs running at the same time is not a very good idea due possibly to conflicts between them.  Based on that 'theory' I removed several programs I had which were Malwarebytes, superantispyware and Microsoft security essentials.  I, at one time had Avast and AVG but was told also that these were 'bloat' programs and did interfere with productivity.  Now I am at a dilemma, I obviously do not have a virus protection program running at this time except for a firewall.  Can anyone advise me of an "effective" virus protection program that I should use which will protect me and not affect the productivity of my computer?
I would appreciate any and all input/help anyone can provide your earliest convenience...(I may be vulnerable right now).


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