moderated Re: Antivirus software.
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I never really anticipated Malwarebytes as a replacement for anti-virus software either.
To be honest it has been years and years since I have had any such problems which has probably made me complacent.
I installed Malwarebytes without any real expectation of having to use it, rather because I bought it years ago and thought it was silly not to use it as a form of insurance.
On my Desktop it has never been used.
Really I was relying on Windows Defender for anti virus which was why I was surprised that Malwarebytes flagged up a Trojan that Windows Defender was oblivious of. For reason stated earlier I am convinced this was not a false positive.
I am happy to be corrected but my understanding is that trojans are viruses rather than simple browser based Malware code.
As I say I used to use ESET Smart Secuirty for years also but could not see the point in continuing to use a product that I could increasingly not accessibly interact with. lp to deal with it which defeats the point really.
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From: David Goldfield
Sent: 09 June 2020 23:55
Subject: Re: Antivirus software.
MalwareBytes claims that the latest 4.X releases can be used as an antivirus program (not the free, on-demand only version.) However, because they don't use standard definition or signature files I feel a bit jittery depending on it as my main security tool. Their reasons for why this is a nonissue are somewhat compelling and I realize that standard definition files are not the only way to protect a computer. Still I am not comfortable using it as my sole or even my primary security tool.
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