I am using ESET, and malwarebytes are they ok together?

By mmdlove ·
I am running windows ie 7 with Chrome browser and have been doing malwarebytes every night and now think it might not be necessary. I have had a few threats but eset helped with them, even though its a trial version. I do like Norton best but can't afford it right now. After a virus or threat is detected is it best to use WISE CLEANUP and defrag too? I am not an expert and am doing all I can to make sure the threats are not hurting the hpg42145 I am using and have had it for a year. I don't understand how the threats are getting to my system with a firewall enable and the other things I have. Thank you for helping to the person who answered that last question. I am going to follow any advice here since I trust this site.

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Eset and MalwareBytes should work OK together,

as long as you only have one activated as a resident always on this
scenario, use Eset. When your trial runs out on Eset, you can then download and
install one of the two I mentioned in the earlier post, Avira or Microsoft Security
Essentials. My only complaint with MSSE is the "warning" period on date of the
signature files is hard-wired at 7 days, but since most of the time I update every
couple of days it doesn't bother me much, only on one old Dell that I use a few
times weekly. Avira is good, but seems a little slower at scanning.
I've also used AVG Free in the past, however it seems to slow my systems more
than Avira or MSSE. I gave up on Norton several years ago, as well as McAfee,
even though a few reveiws claim they have improved I can't bring myself to try
them again. Both seem to want to install stuff all over the place, making it a tad
difficult to remove them if you decide you no longer desire the service.

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by bencowell In reply to Eset and MalwareBytes sho ...

I'm using Norton, it???s pretty good and not 'heavy' and has some useful additions. Trend Micro Titanium is recommended by another mag, with AVG as the best free one. Personally much as I don't like wasting money a good AV must be worth paying for. Maybe it depends on what you think your data is worth (to you) and in the 'real world' why would a company give away a cracking package, I can only think its a taster and not the whole thing! Every had a back door Trojan or been tempted to an iffey site. Never again and a decent package should keep you out of trouble. When I boot up, the #1 thing I do is update my AV. Happy days then -???

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some suggestions

by databaseben In reply to I am using ESET, and malw ...

you can also run spybot and hijackthis occasionally as well.

to find browser hijacks, run hijackthis and execute a scan. then be sure that the line items numbered as r0 and r1 point to microsoft, or msn or are empty/blank. all others can be fixed/deleted.

also, never allow a website to fool you into believing your registry is corrupted or computer is infected or offer you any kind of free scans and then have you click on a button on their page or pop window. instead close your browser and thank your lucky stars you didn't click and inadvertently install malware.

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Eggs and baskets

by beck.joycem In reply to I am using ESET, and malw ...

There's every reason to run multiple threat-detectors.

It's simple: they were all designed, written and maintained by human beings, and are therefore imperfect. When I disinfect a computer I usually use AVG first, then MBAM, SuperAntispyware and Spybot. Each one will likely find something the others didn't. I keep using those, and others, until they come up clean.

The general rule is to have one antivirus, they have a tendency to fight each other. No need to pay for one, the freebies like AVG and Avast are good. Then use other free anti-spyware for regular scans.

As to where it all comes from - I wish I could say for certain exactly where every infection came from on any particular computer. Apart from your security software it's vital to keep up to date: Windows, browsers, Java, Flash, Shockwave, Adobe Reader, MS Office - any really common software is a potential target.

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