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Q: Basic Software for Protection

I'm running Windows XP SP 2 and currently using AVG Free Edition 8.5, As for my Firewall, it's the default windows firewall.Occasionally, I think there are still some malwares that passes through the type of protection I have (though I know that it's almost impossible to have malware free computer). Please suggest software that I can add to my list of protections.I also consider the size of my HDD (60G) so please suggest only those that are crucial for basic protection and troubleshooting. Thanks!P.S. To make the scenario more complicated: Our computer is shared by 3-4 "hardcore" users. Each has about 2-3GB My documents

Preferred Solution: Basic Software for Protection

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Basic Software for Protection

Avg is a good program to have. You have to keep in mind that there is no single program that can find every Infection. We like to recommend the use of several.As for the firewall I would dissable windows firewall and go with Zone Alarm.And for the Spyware/Malware:Spybot Search & Destroy and Ad-Aware Free.

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I have a HP ProBook S.Series Windows 7 laptop. I have added malwarebytes and not sure what else is still on. .

I just got a sales pitch from tech help. We have two laptops and we are seniors who are don't go to many sites, just youtube, and a couple discussion or news sites.

Thank you for advice.

A:Need Help With Basic Protection

What I'm asking is should I keep Malewarebytes and how do I know what other security I still have? What other protection do I need and is the free protection ok since one is in trial now.

The icon says MSE is protecting me now.

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Hi, I just bought a Compaq Presario laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium. I understand that not all 'security-type' and 'cleaning' software that I have on my desktop with WinXP, will work with Vista. In addition, I will probably use my laptop on wireless networks too. What could I download onto my laptop that would give me adequate security protection and help it to run well.... the cheaper the better!! Thanks.

A:What basic protection do I need for a laptop..

Definitely a free anti-virus like AVG or Avast.

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Hi: I can't seem to find an answer to what seems to be a pretty basic question. What is protected by the password logon in Window 7? If someone gets ahold of my notebook, can they remove the drive and access the data as a secondary drive? I keep various data all over the drive, not just in my folder (I'm the only user).

On my XP notebook, I've encrypted the entire drive with TrueCrypt and a strong password. Should I do the same on my Windows 7 machine?



A:Password protection: basic question

Yes, anyone with physical access to your machine could stick your hard drive into their computer, and access all the data.

If you want that secured, you should encrypt the drive, using whatever program you like.

Obviously, nobody can access your hard drive over the internet. They can only try to crack your password. You should have a strong password for that cause.

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Per this article:

Microsoft has aggressively promoted Security Essentials until not a long time ago, saying that it provides at least similar protection as any other anti-virus product, including rival software from Kaspersky, ESET, Symantec, or Bitdefender.

Holly Stewart, senior program manager of the Microsoft Malware Protection Center, admitted in an interview with Dennis Technology Labs, a company that performs anti-virus tests on a regular basis, that Security Essentials is indeed designed to remain ?at the bottom? of all rankings, so users should really install third-party protection.

The surprising statements are actually supposed to show that Microsoft is trying to work with partners and security companies across the world as much as possible, with Security Essentials holding a key role in this collaboration.

The tech giant is keeping Security Essentials fully updated in order to provide the protection users need, so any other piece of software that achieves better results than this one is clearly capable of providing advanced security features.

"We had an epiphany a few years ago, back in 2011, where we realised we had a greater calling and that was to protect all Microsoft customers," Steward was quoted as saying by PC Pro. "But you can?t do that with a monoculture and you can?t do that with a malware-catching ecosystem that is not robust and diverse."

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A:Microsoft Admits MSE is Just Basic Protection

I am vindicated than, Ha Ha. Been saying that all along, it's only a "better than nothing" alternative.

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"Secunia states on its IE 8 page that Microsoft has addressed only two of the four vulnerabilities found to date in the new browser. The service's report of a URL path-spoofing vulnerability was posted on Aug. 19. A "Charset Inheritance Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability" in IE 8 remains unpatched more than two years after the problem was first discovered, according to Secunia's report. (The vulnerability also affects IE 7.)

To be sure, Firefox and other browsers periodically suffer from flaws such as IE's. But until Microsoft learns to close its browser's holes within days, as Mozilla and other browser developers do, using Firefox or another alternative to IE is still your best bet."

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I've installed EMET 5.51 on a Windows 10 Pro system to understand its potential use cases.  As a test, I've added notepad.exe (in every combination from wildcard to exact pathname, etc.) to the protected list.  I've ensured that all current notepad
sessions are closed and then opened a new one.  No green checkmark appears next to the running notepad and process explorer does not show EMET loaded into the notepad process.  There are no error messages in the event log.  I've done the same
with calc with the exact same result. I then did the same thing for Chrome and interestingly enough all Chrome processes show up as protected in the EMET console.
Am I overlooking something?

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ok, on a very basic network.... using basic router (wireless 3com homegateway whatever) ....

well, normally ... when i go to network places, and surf to the workgroup and the computer, it asks for a password ...

normally, i just put in "administrator" and the admin password for that computer ...

but this time, ill get the password prompt, but the username box is greyed out (and has //computername//guest) and only can put the password in...

what gives? what causes this?

sometimes, i get different results

scenario 1:

all winxp machines
sometimes, i find that if no folder on that computer is shared, then that happens ... once i share a folder, it just logs in, no password

scenario 2:

winxp machine and win2k
trying to go from winxp to win2k, brings up the box as above, with guest in username and greyed out ... cannot get in no matter what password i try ... even if the computers have folders shared

any help would be great...


A:basic password protection on windows network ?

If you try and connect to an XP computer and are shown a logins screen with only the computername/Guest, You may need to change one of the Local Security Policies:

Got to Control Panel - Administrative Tools
Go to Local Policies - Security Options
Check teh Network access: Sharing and security model for local accounts
Set it to Classic - local users authenticate as themselves

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This is my basic low-risk config for my personal laptop, which is used behind a router w/ firewall 99% of the time. I want a no-frills, low memory footprint, always-on AV - no shredders, privacy checks, or the like. In addition, some sort of malicious url / website rating tool for the browser. Any suggestions of combos that fit the bill here would be appreciated. Avira AV Pro plus WebAdvisor is my favorite combo so far.

And this may sound crazy coming from a geek, but I really like McAfee Antivirus Plus. I like the interface and basic protection. I would use it if it didn't use so much da*n memory - 250MB at idle is insane, when others with equally good protection use a tenth of that. Same with Bitdefender products. While they may have good protection, there is no excuse for using so much memory (Bitdefender Antivirus used almost 200MB at my last check). Sure, most current PCs can handle that memory use, but it's just unnecessary. OK, rant over.

A:shootfire's basic layered protection for low-risk use

@shootfire Secure and simple configuration, only thing you need to do is add to the title 'Shootfire's' so people easily know who's it is in correspondence with the rules

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For the past three days, my laptop (running Vista Home Basic) hasn't been shutting down, the screen would go to sleep, but the hard drive kept spinning. Woke computer and tried to open Task Manager to see what processes were running, but that wouldn't open.
Eventually gave up and used hard shut down.
I have tried rebooting in safe mode and safe mode with networking, but in neither instance do I get any indication I am actually in safe mode - I don't think I am (used to see "safe mode" on screen, but don't see it now and all programmes and internet are
running apparently as usual). I also discovered Mcafee had been disabled, but I did not get a security alert from Windows Security Center telling me that my malware protection was turned off (I have never disabled security alerts - no idea how long it was
off).  Good news is that Mcafee does run once it's manually turned back on again, but it is automatically disabled at start-up each time, and I'm still not getting the security alert even after re-selecting "yes, notify me and display icon". Computer
is also now shutting down and I can open Task manager.
I can't see anything in the event log and nothing shows up on Defender or Virus Enterprise scans, so not sure what is going on. The only thing I found, which didn't look good to me (in "services") was that secondary logon was enabled and running. "Remote
assistance" was also enabled - I thought that was automatically di... Read more

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I'm looking to rip my non-copy-right DVDs and then edit small clips out of them for work. anyone know of simple but good software to rip and slice out usable pieces?

A:Basic, CD Ripping and edition software

Try Freemake video converter. You will probably need to do it in two steps. First rip and then edit. Freemake | Best Freeware Alternatives To Paid Video Software

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I have a Nikon 8800 that produces .mov files. I am looking for a basic, easy and cheap or free software product that will allow me to edit the files produced by this camera.
In addittion I have proshow gold (slide show software) that does not allow .mov files to be included in the slides but will allow avi and other file types. So I would love an editing software that would also convert the .mov files to at least avi.

Thanks for any help

A:Basic video editing software

use the search function
you can then use virtualdub to edit the avi file

or use the .mov plug-in for TMPGenc, edit in mpg format (mpeg editing is pretty basic in tmpg)

also try the guides section at the site above for other methods

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I'm looking for something free or with a trial period that would allow me to scan my network and get basic device info for all connected computers, mainly processor speed, memory, etc. I am the admin of the company, so access rights aren't a problem.

I may be leaving for a new job in the near future, so I'd like to have some things very well documented for the person coming in.

As a side bonus..if the app could read Dell service tags, that would be great, but not necessary.

A:Basic Network Scanning Software

I think that Nmap is the best scanner.

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need a few pointers on what type of testing you would carry out on new software in your business environment.

background: my business currently looking at upgrading to windows 7

my work: need to help with the testing of software to ensure it works with windows 7

i need to create a standard document, which will include tests carried out, which can be used to test each piece software.
so, basically i'm looking for pointers on what types of tests should be carried out in a project such as this.

A:Software Testing checklist (basic)


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Can anyone recommend good and effective freeware for web filtering to make surfing safe for kids.



A:Protection software

i found this one its free.K9 Web Protectionhope it helps.

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Just as a general rule of thumb, assuming I'm not having specific problems, about how often would it be prudent to run my protection software such as AVG, Spybot, Ewido, and Ad-Aware? I know about keeping their defs up to date, and so forth. I'm just curious how often to have them do scans. Each one of them tends to take upwards of an hour per scan on my machine. That's no big deal, but it's not something I can just start and fuggedaboutit, so I'd like some opinions on how often to fit it into my usual routines.

A:How often should I run protection software?

Hi we all no doubt have our own routines of running scans...for me it's about once a week.

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Is loJack also a security system for computers or webcams? Or is it merely for car theft?

A:Protection software

It's laptop recovery software for stolen laptops. Google is your friend. http://www.absolute.com/en/lojackforlaptops/home.aspx

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I recently purchased a accer laptop that had a prior owner,who installed,a program called K9 WEB PROTECTION I have tried to uninstall it but it keeps asking for a password,of course the prior owner would know this,ive tryed e-mailing the prior owner but haven't had any luck there either.is there a way for me to bypass the password,or unistall this program or am I stuck with it?

A:web protection software

Pretty much stuck with it. As it's a parental control app, we can't assist with removing it, so I'm going to close this. May want to read the rules page at www.techguy.org/rules.html.



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I currently protect my system with Norton antvirus 2002, this came bundled with my system (Compaq presario 6000, XP home).

And my only firewall is the built in one.

I have adaware and spybot which I run, and I have just got Regcleaner (for better or worse!)

I'm sure this is not protection enough but I'm really unsure of what else to add, ask a 100 people and get a 100 differant answers it seems. So what would people recommend. I'm not sure in my Norton protects against trojans, is there a decent all in one protection software out there that will cover virus/trojan/spyware and firewall issues or am i talking stoopid?

I don't mind paying to get it if its good.

I use Yahoo instant messenger quite a bit too, I don't know if this is an issue with protection software or even if its sensible to use yahoo messanger in the first place.

Hope the above makes sense to someone, thanx in advance

A:which protection software?

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Is there an anti-virus software program I can buy which will protect a desktop, a laptop, and a smart phone at the same time? Sorta like Norton 360 which protected 3 different computers at the same time?

I know I can get my desktop and my laptop protected with the same antivirus, but am I able to put my smart phone on this same anti-virus software?

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Looking for what the title says to burn basic home video onto DVD's,
and maybe copy etc.

Only need basic editing features, such as titles, inserting audio, etc, besides
patching clips together to make 1 video.

There are so many for sale, and of course they all claim to be the best.

I've looked at and tried the trial version of Altdo, seems OK, any comments,
pro or con, or better alternatives? It seems to claim to do what I'm looking for.

Thought I'd ask for experiences and recommendations from savvy folks
who've used different ones.


A:Looking for easy to use fairly basic DVD burning software

I have used Roxio in the past and am currently using Nero, They both run exceptionally well and fairly easy to use. On Nero, the initial run may take longer, but as you go through the preferences you can choose what and what not to see. Roxio, I would assume is the same but the version I used is too far out of date. You can go here and download a trial... http://www.nero.com/enu/downloads-nero9-trial.php

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I thought i'd start compiling a list of software that forces Windows 7 (and indeed Vista) to automatically revert to the Standard/Basic colour scheme, thus disabling the Aero effects within the Windows GUI.

This is not a fault with Windows, the software must be calling for resources/environment variables that are either not available or different in Vista/Seven.

WinAVI Video Converter
PowerDVD Blu ray edition - thanks to swarfega for this
MediaCoder but only for preview - thanks to LePoilu for this

Yes, the list is small but it will grow as I find more.

If anyone knows of any more then by all means please contribute to this thread.

Thank you

A:Software that forces basic colour scheme

ALLPlayer and Media Player Classic (the newest version as far as I know works fine with aero).

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I'm looking for a basic, easily used software to
use in working with CDRWs for friends of mine
that are just basic users.

Any decent freeware out there?

I've Searched the forum but didn't really
find what I was looking for.


A:What's a good basic, easy to use CDRW software?

CDBurnerXP Pro is the best freeware cd burning software out there IMO. Get it at http://www.cdburnerxp.se/download.php

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Is there an anti-virus software program I can buy which will protect a desktop, a laptop, and a smart phone at the same time? Sorta like Norton 360 which protected 3 different computers at the same time?

I know I can get my desktop and my laptop protected with the same antivirus, but am I able to put my smart phone on this same anti-virus software?

A:Just a Basic Question About Anti-virus Software

I use ESET which has support for all three devices. It's what I use on all three devices.

Remember that Apple removes antiviruses from their store, so only Android phones have access to protection.

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hi everyone
can anyone suggest a software for preventing access to files for unauthorised users? in short i dont want anybody else to have access to my files. i use windows 2000 SP4.

A:file protection software?

If your formatted as NTFS you have MS inbuilt encryption capabilities [read the help file] other than that there are literally hundreds of freeware and shareware encryption applications from passworded Winzip files to PGP encrypted drives.

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hi all. I am new member here. i faced an error.when i try to start software protection service, an error appear. I was researching for hours but have no result. and i don't know why all options are gray and i cannot change them. can any one help me?. i dont want to reinstall win 8.1, because i was install many programs in my windows. and may be... after reinstall and some days use, this error may happen again.

A:win 8.1: software protection cannot start

What issue is driving you to try and start the service manually. Are you having Windows Update or Licensing issues? Mine is set to delayed start and triggered as required by the task. I also have certain buttons greyed-out. So, what is your real underlying issue?

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THis is my issue and hope someone can HELP.

My husband was using the internet when the Best Malware Protection Software downloaded itself on to the home computer...

I am 3 1/2 hours away and he has no computer experience outside of researching car sites. We tried for several hours to attempt to get this soft ware off but it won't go away! Can anyone please help!

A:Best Malware Protection Software HELP!!!!!!!

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Please ask him to register and then follow the steps outlined below, communicating directly with us. The instructions are very clear and he should not have any problem following them:

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If there is trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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After reading the forum rules, I'm not sure if this would be considered against the rules, or not. This reason for this post is to find out how to remove copy protection software from my computer, and the reason for this is that I want to play the CD from Windows Media Player instead of the horrible application that is now installed.

If this is against the forum rules I appologize in advance, and please delete this post.

OK, I should know better, but...

I recently bought the new Velvet Revolver CD from RCA (BMG). So I popped it into my laptop(running Windows XP Professional) at work, and it asks me to agree to some software licence agreement (looks pretty standard, like any other software install), which I do, and then it says something along the lines of "Do you agree to install this software on your computer? It contains important licence information that is required to play this CD... blah blah blah." So, silly me, I agree.

Apparantly, it installed some copy protection software on my laptop, and now the CD can only be played via this awful full-screen Web-looking type application. What irks me the most the the complete lack of mention that the software is for copy protection and makes it impossible to use normal media player prorams for this CD.

Now that this horrific software is on my computer, does anyone know how to get it off? I don't see any new installations in Add/Remove Software, and there's so much crap on this thing from work, ... Read more

A:CD copy protection software

you have pm

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I had a pretty nasty virus awhile back and ended up doing a reformat/reinstall. It really surprised me to get a virus since I'd like to think I'm pretty smart about these things, keep everything up to date and had protection software installed (which never even found the virus, btw). I am now using Firefox instead of IE. I just got a notice that my Trend Micro PC-cillan subscription is about to expire. since that service didn't really protect me from the last one, I'm not too likely to renew. Can you please recommend an alternative?EDIT: Moved to a more appropriate forum

A:protection software recommendation

There is a list of resources in the AV, Firewall and Privacy section that is fairly complete, and will eliminate googling av for results. Another good list can be found at gizmo's freeware the address is techsupportalert dot com. I have been using avast home free for over 2 years no major problems.

Good Luck

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I need a free virus protection software link. I did have one that I signed up for a free year, but I do not remember what the name of it was. Can anyone help me?

A:Virus Protection Software

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Hi all,
I am trying to find a child protection program that does these things:

-Records e-mail
-MSN Messanger
-Records log names and passwords - like those you'd use at a members site.

I've tryed iambigbrother but it doesn't record e-mail.

ALso I'd like a full version no trials. Hopefully you know of a free
one. As its christmas and I'm broke, but need the pro ASAP.


A:Child Protection Software???

Home Keylogger is a free keylogger, it has some good features and has a hidden mode.
The next version up, if you need more features is Family Keylogger for $30.

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Hello,Today I tested my website ,there are not any virueses in my website,but i want to Protect my Website hxxp://www.jewels-airport-transfers.co.uk/heathrow-taxis-1099.html and i want install Norton antivirus but some people says me dont download Norton ,it is not trusted some time it will become virus itself. so please Suggest me some Virus protection software.

A:Need Virus Protection Software?

Norton (Symantec) is as good as any other well known anti-virus program. Whoever said it was bad and can turn into a virus provided you with incorrect information.However, if you are looking for an alternative...see Choosing an Anti-Virus Program

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So the other day I got hit with some malware and ended up reformatting my hd. I would have avoided the problem if I had some protection software. So I am looking for some recomendations on a program/s to buy for virus & spyware/malware protection. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Recomend protection software

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Hello everyone so a question I have ands peobally others have is should we use exploit peotwxctrion software? Why should we use it? I have seen staff configurations and some of them have software that does include or is exploit software. Some guides involving layered security say exploit protection is important, but what if your activities have never given you an exploit attack. Wouldn't a software that gives protection from exploits just make the system more bloated or unstable at times.

What do you guys think? Do people NEED exploit protection?

(I know that !many other software encorperates exploit protection but I mainly only know about MBAE)

A:Should I use a Exploit Protection Software?

I would say yes, you need an anti-exploit program.
Because even if you strive for up-to-date software or OS, cyber criminals are clever and they are many. If many cyber criminals try to find a vulnerability in a software, there's a higher probability that it will be exploited.

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Is there a way, a software, whatsoever, to add self-protection to softwares who actually lack of it? Say VoodooShield. I find it a really good piece of software, but so far, has no self-protection, which actually makes it vulnerable to killswitchs. Are there programs that will protect other softwares?

A:How to add self-protection to software lacking of it?

I think it would need something like Veracode Runtime Protection
Veracode Runtime Protection

When a security event in an app occurs, RASP takes control of the app and addresses the problem. In diagnostic mode, RASP will just sound an alarm that something is amiss. In protection mode, it will try to stop it. For example, it could stop the execution of instructions to a database that appear to be a SQL injection attack.

Other actions RASP could take include terminating a user's session, stopping an application's execution, or alerting the user or security personnel.

Developers can implement RASP in a couple of ways. They can access the technology through function calls included in an app's source code, or they can take a completed app and put it in a wrapper that allows the app to be secured with a single button push. The first approach is more precise because developers can make specific decisions about what they want protected in the app, such as logins, database queries, and administrative functions.

Whichever method is used with RASP, the end result is like bundling a web application firewall with the application's runtime context. That close connection to the app means RASP can be more finely tuned to the app's security needs.Click to expand...

Here's some presentation, recorded with a potato probably


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I am currently looking at options for security for my computer as my Norton subscription just expired. I am looking at switching to NOD32 for antivirus. I've read on this website that Windows Firewall is plenty of firewall protection. The only thing I'm unclear about is spyware. Most utilities that I've seen (Spybot Search & Destroy, Super Antispyware, Ad-Aware Antispyware, and AVG Antispyware) have free versions, but have paid versions as well. What is the best route to take? Paid or free? One more thing, it seems some people like to have more than one antispyware program running? Is this a necessary thing? Thanks!

A:What software is the best protection against Spyware?

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i have several programs on my computer (such as spybot and threatfire) that never seem to find anything when I scan. is it worth keeping, even if it never finds anything? how do i know if it really is protecting me, or just slowing me down?

A:unecessary software protection?

Threatfire, I would definitely keep installed. It's primary function is to run in the background guarding against any type of malicious activity, not as an on demand scanner. If you don't have PC Tools AntiVirus installed then Threatfire's on demand scan will only search for rootkits.Where Threatfire really comes into play is guarding against zero day threats or possible threats that your other resident security may not detect. So it is quite normal to not see any kind of notification from Threatfire. You can configure it to pop up a "security status report" every two weeks, which I believe it is set to do by default.I've had Threatfire installed for quite some time(years) and no slow down attributable to it.As for Spybot Search and Destroy, it's probably better not to use it's resident protection "TeaTimer". If you use Opera then the immunization feature, similar to that of SpywareBlaster, includes immunization for the Opera browser. For on demand scans, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and or SUPERAntiSpyware would be good alternatives to Spybot.

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Working in a local computer store for five years where we developed a system of cleaning up viruses for clients.
We use Avast, Avira, AVG, Malwarebytes, Kaspersy, and Nod32.
I found that Avast finds the most viruses out of the three free AVs, and coupled with malwarebytes pretty much covers my computer.
Now, First questions is: Did any of you find other AVs that are free and have higher detection rate?
What software do you have on your computer?
And aside from these programs what would you put on your computer to protect from misc malware? (spyware, rootkits etc.)

A:Best all around protection from free software?

Avast is a great program, and it can't get much better since it is free.

I personally use Avast, Comodo Firewall; and Malwarebytes & SUPERantispyware as on-demand scanners.
Spywareblaster is another great tool that helps prevent access to malicious sites/content.

I run firefox with AdBlock Plus, WOT, and SiteAdvisor.

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I have a Vista machine that suddenly will not logon to desktop. It boots up and displays logins. When you login you get a box that says "Windows software protection" an unauthorized change was made to windows. Choices are close or more information. When you click more information a browser window opens and you are taken to www.microsoft.com with some stuff about windows validation. But nothing helpful. If you close the box the computer goes back to the login window. I can start in safe mode. Ran several virus scans with malwarebytes. Removed a few things. However no more viruses are detected. I still get the unauthorized box when booting normally. I can boot with safe mode.
Here is the dds log FWIW.

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6000.17037
Run by Becks_Admin at 17:43:54 on 2012-03-27
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6000.0.1252.1.1033.18.1982.1587 [GMT -7:00]
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\syste... Read more

A:windows software protection

Hi there,

This may not be a virus issue. However, since you ran some scans and they "Removed a few things" I'd just like to see those scan logs. Could you please find your scan logs and post them here?



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Ok here is the senairo. The trouble began with sleep mode. For some unknown reason out of the blue. No settings had been changed in power options or in profiles. The system began to enter sleep mode and at a normal frequency. After a few days it begun to do it sooner, then it was going into sleep mode about every 10 seconds. Aquired a new battery a 12volt for longer lasting life. after installing the battery still had the problem. Now using external monitor set in clone view. Intel embeded graphics can see external, but can only see a faint image of the laptop when switched onto the laptop screen. Very Frustrating any suggestions?

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Dear Team,
I have been trying to update the below mentioned pre installed software in my laptop. but i couldnt able to install. please help to install the same.

2018-04 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB4093118)

Installation date: ?16-?Apr-?18 10:52 AM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 8024200D

Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated
Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

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All I'm looking to do is create some flyers for a home-based business. I need spell check and a few fonts to choose from, but that's about it. I just don't want to spend $100 on something really basic... Any recommendations?

A:Solved: Can anyone recommend some basic word processing software?

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I have a clean build machine with the following spec:
CPU: AMD ATHLON 7750 Dual Core

Initally installed XP to check out machine - everything was fine (XP install took normal length of time - approx 30 mins).

Then purchased VISTA HOME BASIC and did a clean install.

VISTA took ages to install. After 4.5 hours I went to bed and let it finish overnight. At least it installed though!

Now trying to install SIMS 3. What a nightmare. Takes forever, again left overnight. However install failed with:


Anyone got any ideas?

A:Slow Software Installation - VISTA HOME BASIC 32

Hello sparkin, try this,

Click RUN and cmd then you'll be in command window - then type chkdsk [drive:] /F (such as - chkdsk e: /F)

Post your result's. Good luck.

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Hi Not sure what happened to my original post, seems to have been removed for some reason...  Last week I purchased the above notebook, a HP Envy 17-N152NA, model N9Q54EA which both the store specification and the specification on the HP website say that the note book has HP SimplePass Identity Protection Software but for some reason mine does not...  I have looked in Recovery manager and it does not even list it to be reinstalled..  It does have the fingerprint scanner, and the biometric option in device manager and I can set up a PIN and then setup fingerprint in setting although that is greyed out as I have yet to add a pin. I have noticed that i DO NOT have biometric options listed in control panel which it seems it should, or would this appear when the software is installed? If I go to the HP Support and drivers page for the notebook HP SimplePass Identity Protection Software is listed, do I just need to download this? Is it not needed as it appeares Windows 10 will use its own method? or are the specifications incorrect? I suspect not as both HP and the store say it has the option and HP show the software to download. Thanks and sorry sorry for all the questions and if my original post broke any rules.. Hope you can offer advice (again) on all the questions above.  Stuart 

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Though fortunately at this time I see no serious outward infection symptoms, I have the following problems with my system...I have done several things to determine if I have a virus / malware in my system. I have determined two exe files that are known to be problems in Task Manager - wintems.exe (Trojan.w32.mitglieder and Trojan.w32.bagle) and an exe file that goes by various similar names to 4exhmunml35dl.exe and variants with different numbers at the start but basically ending the same way. They are put out by a company that has a file icon of MFC and is described as TODO:<File Description> etc. I noticed someone else had the same problem with this on December 24, 2007 posting in this forum, and was helped out by skyetsu (Richie). I have terminated them from running in Task Manager, but they pop up again every time I reboot. Following the advise given here and in preparation for this posting I ran the following cleanup programs successfuly - Ad-Aware and Stinger. However, when I tried to load Spybot I had a problem: it loads, but when the icon for Spybot appears on my desktop it is a generic Windows icon and when I double click it Windows tells me it doesn't know where the file to open the program is located. In addition and maybe related to that problem...Until January first I was running V-Com System Suite 7 on my computer and decided to upgrade to System Suite 8. In order to do that I had to uninstall Version 7. Then the problems started. Since then I have tried l... Read more

A:Virus Protection Software Won't Install

Hi, Wellcome to Bleeping Computer Forums!You might want to save this page on your favorites, so you can find it again when you return.Please take note of the following:I will be handling your log and helping you, please do not make any system changes yet. The process is not instant. Please continue to review my answers until I tell you that your computer is clean. Be patience.The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machineIf there's anything that you don't understand, please ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes.Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.Please give me some time to look over your log and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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How do I protect myself on AOL without a firewall against "trojan" spam/virus type software?

A:Trojan software protection on AOL without a firewall

Why do you not want to use a firewall?

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