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Post by dyl_123 on Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:38 am

ok.. i just got rid of the virus bankerfox and win 32 with the help of sneajyone... sensationjal bloke and he needs a medal.. but at this point i still havent got an antivirus running and i assume that i have the basic firewall from microsoft on... i don't have a very good laptop its about 4years old and it doesnt have loads of memory... what do u recomend that i put onto it in those departments above....

thanks in advance dyl Thank You!

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Re: antivirus/malware/firewall

Post by Gabethebabe on Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:44 am

Well, on this particular computer I do not recommend to run a third party firewall. Windows firewall is pretty decent and takes up less resources than third party firewalls.

For your antivirus I recommend Panda Cloud Antivirus - it is the lightest of the free antivirus. Install it without the toolbars.

A second choice of antivirus would be Avira.

Besides an antivirus you should install an on-demand scanner.
MBAM is the recommended choice. Use it to periodically scan your system.

WinPatrol alerts you when changes are made in vital system areas. Very light program, especially good on light systems not running a third party firewall.

Finally: browse safely. Google Chrome is the safest browser imo. Mozilla Firefox with the NoScript addon is also very safe, but Noscript has a couple of major disadvantages (it blocks legit content and if you decide to "temporary allow" stuff on bad sites, you open the door for infections).

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Re: antivirus/malware/firewall

Post by dyl_123 on Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:48 pm

ok thanks... i run mozilla but i may look at google chromw.. and mbam im downloading that now... thanks for ur help

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Re: antivirus/malware/firewall

Post by Belahzur on Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:57 pm

We recommend any browser that is based on Chromium, I use SRWare Iron myself.

I use these 2 add-ons with it (both work with Chrome too)
AdBlock
Flash Block


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Re: antivirus/malware/firewall

Post by Disruption on Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:59 pm

@dyl_123 wrote:ok.. i just got rid of the virus bankerfox and win 32 with the help of sneajyone... sensationjal bloke and he needs a medal.. but at this point i still havent got an antivirus running and i assume that i have the basic firewall from microsoft on... i don't have a very good laptop its about 4years old and it doesnt have loads of memory... what do u recomend that i put onto it in those departments above....

thanks in advance dyl Thank You!

I recommend Avira Antivir (Free Edition) in which it can be located here: http://www.avira.com/en/free-download-avira-antivir-personal

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Re: antivirus/malware/firewall

Post by Buttons on Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:00 am


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Post by Paulette Dodd on Mon May 30, 2011 2:59 am

@Gabethebabe wrote:Well, on this particular computer I do not recommend to run a third party firewall. Windows firewall is pretty decent and takes up less resources than third party firewalls.

For your antivirus I recommend Panda Cloud Antivirus - it is the lightest of the free antivirus. Install it without the toolbars.

A second choice of antivirus would be Avira.

Besides an antivirus you should install an on-demand scanner.
MBAM is the recommended choice. Use it to periodically scan your system.

WinPatrol alerts you when changes are made in vital system areas. Very light program, especially good on light systems not running a third party firewall.

Finally: browse safely. Google Chrome is the safest browser imo. Mozilla Firefox with the NoScript addon is also very safe, but Noscript has a couple of major disadvantages (it blocks legit content and if you decide to "temporary allow" stuff on bad sites, you open the door for infections).


Last edited by Paulette Dodd on Mon May 30, 2011 3:00 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : I just ordered this program MBAM & my computer wouldn't run it--said it was uncommon--thanks for not letting me waste my hard earned money!)

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