September 19, 2018, 09:03:11 AM

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Offline MagosDomina

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Re: Windows 7 is broken
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2017, 04:34:13 PM »
If you don't use an anti-virus (like me) then your best bet is to use something like Sandboxie when browsing the internet in combination with a 3rd party firewall like Tinywall. That way you can strictly control what programs have access to the internet, while virtualizing your browser which effectively eliminates anything from affecting your real browser or operating system.
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Offline RemiD

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Re: Windows 7 is broken
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2017, 09:04:25 AM »
Personally, i use microsoft security essentials and malware bytes anti malwares... No problem here for years (and i go on "malicious" webpages quite often, but i use firefox and the adblock plugin)

Additionally, you may want to try the windows malware removal tool, it's free :
https://www.microsoft.com/fr-fr/download/malicious-software-removal-tool-details.aspx

And if everything fails, just backup your data (except the executables...) and format and reinstall windows 7...

Offline markcwm

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Re: Windows 7 is broken
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2017, 04:12:23 AM »
Thanks.

I like Malwarebytes because unlike most antivirus it doesn't slow my PC down. Do you use free Malwarebytes or subscription? I'm using free but am thinking it's not enough protection.

Offline Henri

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Re: Windows 7 is broken
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2017, 11:09:06 AM »
Paying for protection sounds a bit like mafia :-)

My current security solution is hardware firewall/NAT and free version of Avira Antivir.


EDIT.
Good place to test firewall is https://www.grc.com/default.htm and selecting ShieldsUP! link.

As for malware it is my understanding that Malwarebytes is more of an offline check and not realtime protection, allthough I think it's a good check.

Antivir has (IMO) better realtime protection, and is one of the most lightweight, and free version offers all the options needed by regular user.


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Above mentioned is not the ultimate truth, but my personal experience.

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Offline Rick Nasher

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Re: Windows 7 is broken
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2017, 07:06:03 PM »
@RemiD :

MS's antivirus has recently been compromised(which I was using too). :o 
They say fixed it now, but I don't put my faith in them anymore. For a while they were doing quite well, but once established they appear to have been slacking. I guess the stuff from a specialized company still wins in the end.

Using 3 different free antiviruses/internet sec systems/combo's on 3 diff machines, just in case..

Not using Kasperski  :)
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Offline RemiD

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Re: Windows 7 is broken
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2017, 01:00:35 PM »
In addition to use at least one anti virus and one anti malwares, you can use virustotal.com to analyze an executable/program from an unknown source, before running it on your computer...

About that, a while ago, i searched for video games made using Blitz3d by russian coders, and i found a website which provided many mini games for free, but when i scanned the executable of each game using virustotal.com, all were apparently infected by malware... So be careful about free stuff, sometimes there is an undisclosed intent/goal behind it...

(i have nothing against russian coders)

Offline Rick Nasher

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Re: Windows 7 is broken
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2017, 07:52:41 PM »
Hehehe, the Russians indeed. They're code wizards and usually can get you stuff that's hard to get elsewhere, for which I was really grateful way back, but often it comes  at a price.
Especially these days I wouldn't rely on them due to the on going cyberwar.
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Offline Goodlookinguy

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Re: Windows 7 is broken
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2018, 08:40:19 AM »
In addition to use at least one anti virus and one anti malwares, you can use virustotal.com to analyze an executable/program from an unknown source, before running it on your computer...

About that, a while ago, i searched for video games made using Blitz3d by russian coders, and i found a website which provided many mini games for free, but when i scanned the executable of each game using virustotal.com, all were apparently infected by malware... So be careful about free stuff, sometimes there is an undisclosed intent/goal behind it...

(i have nothing against russian coders)

I'm reviving from the dead this thread to point out that checking with VirusTotal is great and all, but make sure it's not a false-positive. I use VirusTotal every year or so to check my software to report false-positives and there's always at least 1 thing marked as a virus that I have made the source code completely open for, proving it's not a virus.

Here's two software I made that prove my point.
False-Positive Report: https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/31925fa681f90385f8e948d428315eeb52f99956de310b244e7d9cd6b333d00e/
Source Code: https://www.nrgs.org/dev/pblu/PeerBlockListUnblocker(SourceCode).zip
False-Positive Report: https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/767d3fea7467b05e55effc03bccce6e2cd1518f2815834bd839729fe7e086964/
Source Code: https://bitbucket.org/Goodlookinguy/windows-window-renamer
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