moderated Re: Antivirus software.
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This is interesting, I haven't been able to send eMail because my ISP apparently blocked me sending because of a virus.
I just did a full Eset scan on Monday and it found nothing.
I have Malware Bytes still installed.
So I checked Security Essentials, and it hasn't been updated in a while.
I thought it should always do that, but apparently it must have been turned off by something.
I'm using Windows 7.
So last night I updated security essentials and started a full scan, and today I checked it and it had found two Trojans, so I cleaned those.
Now I may need for my ISP to unlock my mailbox before the list gets this.
So it seems Microsoft's scanner is good, if it does not get shut off, which perhaps a virus did, or one of the other two programs that scan for viruses did.
----- Original Message -----
From: David Griffith
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 5:03 PM
Subject: Re: Antivirus software.
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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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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