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What security setup do people recommend these days?

Discussion in 'General Security' started by Mr_Mark, Feb 12, 2013.

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  1. Mr_Mark

    Mr_Mark Thread Starter

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    Hi all,

    Fairly new so will just say Hi to introduce myself.

    Was just wondering what security setup people use these days. On my old XP setup I used to use an anti-virus, Spyware program and Malware program. These days I tend to use just an anti virus program as most claim they scan all.

    Whats your thoughts and setups?? Would be great to know.

    Thanks
    Mr.
     
  2. lunarlander

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    First you should know the threats, and then understand how they get onto your system, and then find the counter measures.

    . virus
    . trojan
    . botnet
    . keylogger
    . rootkit
    . screen grabber
    . phishing
    . worm
    . other malware like ransom ware and fake antivirus,

    Antvirus programs covers the top 2 items.
     
  3. captainron276

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    Many members here recommend Microsoft Security Essentials or Avast. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5201 or http://www.avast.com/en-us/index both are free. ONLY USE ONE Anti-Virus program, having more than one will cause problems!

    In conjunction with either of them use both of the following and run them at least once a week.
    Malwarebytes
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam-download.php
    Superantispyware
    http://www.superantispyware.com/down...NTISPYWAREFREE

    Make sure to update their definition files during the install process.
    Make sure to uncheck and decline to install any extras, such as toolbars and homepages, they may offer.
    Make sure to uncheck or decline to use the "Pro" or "Trial" version, if it's offered.
    After they're installed and updated, restart the computer.
    Run a quick scan with each one.
    After each quick scan is finished, select and remove EVERYTHING that was found.
     
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