• Bad Avira Antivirus Update Brings Windows PCs To A Stand Still
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And this is why I like MSE over everything else
[QUOTE=Recurracy;35976328][img]http://facepunch.com/fp/browser/linux.png?[/img] Yeah no wonder that penguin is beneath your post.[/QUOTE] Shit man you are a detective, aren't you?
It's such a big mistake that there's no fucking way this couldn't be intentional. Obviously didn't go through QA at all I'll just stick to my Avast and Malwarebytes, and if I actually do get something those won't get rid of then I'll bust out MSE and/or Google and manually do it
My old PC killed itself last month after Windows was updating itself and thought it was a virus. It deleted it's own serial number and anything. Supremely pissed at Microsoft at the moment.
notepad.exe? Seriously? Someone thought [I][B]Notepad[/B][/I] was malicious? Methinks someone's getting fired for this.
Personally, I'm not going to let this one incident that has already been fixed be the factor that decides whether or not I continue to use this otherwise great product.
How good is Microsoft Security Essentials and MalwareBytes, anyway? Was thinking of ditching AVG.
[QUOTE=The golden;35974892]Tried it and it did jack-shit. I'll stick with Tend Micro, thanks.[/QUOTE] I had Avast and it would always take forever to load explorer.exe whenever I logged on to my computer. I always had to do a system restore. I don't think Avast did anything for me either, as goes to viruses. My friend sent me an .exe of his games and MSE found it as a keylogger and Avast found it as a Trojan.
weird. everything on my end is fine. never had a problem with avira either. think i've only had about 2 viruses in my eight or so years of using them and i was able to sort those out easily too. maybe i'm just lucky
However, I enjoyed the voice of the woman that told me "AVAST has been updated!"
[QUOTE=Sgt Doom;35977412]How good is Microsoft Security Essentials and MalwareBytes, anyway? Was thinking of ditching AVG.[/QUOTE] MSE is actually kinda shit in terms of detection rates. But as you would normally pair it with MalwareBytes, it isn't as bad. MSE will catch a fair bit coming in, then MalwareBytes can actually fix it for you.
[QUOTE=Sgt Doom;35977412]How good is Microsoft Security Essentials and MalwareBytes, anyway? Was thinking of ditching AVG.[/QUOTE] Terrible. [editline]16th May 2012[/editline] Well, MSE is. MBAM is awesome.
[QUOTE=Sgt Doom;35977412]How good is Microsoft Security Essentials and MalwareBytes, anyway? Was thinking of ditching AVG.[/QUOTE] Out of all the stuff I've tried like AVG, avast and shit like that, MSE gives you what you need and that's a virus protector it has worked a lot of times for me and I trust it. Malware anti-bytes will just clear the stuff MSE doesn't, so it's the best of both worlds collide
I have no strong feelings one way or another.
MSE is quite good. Although I don't use it myself, I know many who do. MS should bundle it with windows, but then again they'd get sued for monopoly or some shit.
[QUOTE=AceOfDivine;35977934]MSE is quite good. Although I don't use it myself, I know many who do. MS should bundle it with windows, but then again they'd get sued for monopoly or some shit.[/QUOTE] It's bundled with Windows 8 but it replaces windows defender with MSE (though it is still called defender)
[QUOTE=fruxodaily;35977705]Out of all the stuff I've tried like AVG, avast and shit like that, MSE gives you what you need and that's a virus protector it has worked a lot of times for me and I trust it. Malware anti-bytes will just clear the stuff MSE doesn't, so it's the best of both worlds collide[/QUOTE] Isn't it a bad idea to have more than one active AV because they can conflict with each other or something?
[QUOTE=Electrocuter;35982763]Isn't it a bad idea to have more than one active AV because they can conflict with each other or something?[/QUOTE] If you have their resident shields/ active scanning on at the same time, they might start conflicting with each other. They technically shouldn't. But it's probably a better idea to just not risk one trying to murder the other.
[QUOTE=Vaught;35975961]I'll agree with Avira and McAfee, bloated as fuck. Surprised Norton isn't on that list. Could've sworn it cocked up royally at one point.[/QUOTE] That point=all the damn time Norton sucks shit.
[QUOTE=Forumaster;35974307]The count is now up to three: [B]1. Norton 2. McAfee 3. Avira[/B] Who will be next on "fuck over Windows with AV" train?[/QUOTE] Fixed that list for you. But seriously, what the hell is wrong with AVG? I've been using that since like ever, and despite people saying it fucks their systems up, I have had absolutely no problems with it. Working in conjunction with CCleaner and Malwarebytes, my system is practically invincible to viruses. [editline]16th May 2012[/editline] [sp]Maybe it's because you guys don't take the time to properly configure it's settings to how they need to be after you install it[/sp]
[QUOTE=LoLWaT?;35985112]Fixed that list for you. But seriously, what the hell is wrong with AVG? I've been using that since like ever, and despite people saying it fucks their systems up, I have had absolutely no problems with it. Working in conjunction with CCleaner and Malwarebytes, my system is practically invincible to viruses.[/QUOTE] This is what is wrong with AVG [url]http://www.tweaktown.com/news/10551/avg_update_breaks_certain_windows_xp_systems/index.html[/url]
[QUOTE=Forumaster;35985134]This is what is wrong with AVG [URL]http://www.tweaktown.com/news/10551/avg_update_breaks_certain_windows_xp_systems/index.html[/URL][/QUOTE] Huh never knew that. Okay, all antivirus systems are not perfect. But still AVG hasn't given me any shit yet :v: [editline]16th May 2012[/editline] (McAfee and Norton deserve to be on your list more than AVG IMO)
While I agree Norton is shit, I've not heard of it causing bluescreens and such on a massive scale like AVG and McAfee did.
THE AVAST VIRUS DATABASE HAS BEEN UPDATED Fuck me that almost made me shit my pants when my girlfriend left her computer on overnight when I stayed round, speakers turned up high from listening to music and all Also what's the deal with AVG I've been using it since I got my first PC and any virus I've had I've managed to fix
[QUOTE=Electrocuter;35982763]Isn't it a bad idea to have more than one active AV because they can conflict with each other or something?[/QUOTE] Most people don't use MBAM's active protection, they only use it for occasional scans. [editline]17th May 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=LoLWaT?;35985112] Working in conjunction with CCleaner and Malwarebytes, my system is practically invincible to viruses. [/QUOTE] That's not quite how CCleaner works. [editline]17th May 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Forumaster;35985134]This is what is wrong with AVG [url]http://www.tweaktown.com/news/10551/avg_update_breaks_certain_windows_xp_systems/index.html[/url][/QUOTE] I don't blame any company for dropping support for an outmoded operating system.
[QUOTE=Forumaster;35974307]The count is now up to three: 1. McAfee 2. AVG 3. Avira Who will be next on "fuck over Windows with AV" train?[/QUOTE] Excuse me, but what exactly is wrong with AVG? I'm using AVG Internet Security and it hasn't fucked me over.
Before jumping on x Antivirus is best I post a study on antivirus programs. [url]http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/ondret/avc_fd_mar2012_intl_en.pdf[/url]
[QUOTE=diwako;35989349]Before jumping on x Antivirus is best I post a study on antivirus programs. [url]http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/stories/test/ondret/avc_fd_mar2012_intl_en.pdf[/url][/QUOTE] Slightly surprised at how many ESET missed, though they still haven't released the heuristic tests. Still, ESET NOD32 is probably the least intrusive and efficient AV I've used.
[QUOTE=SGTNAPALM;35988801]Most people don't use MBAM's active protection, they only use it for occasional scans. [editline]17th May 2012[/editline] That's not quite how CCleaner works. [editline]17th May 2012[/editline] I don't blame any company for dropping support for an outmoded operating system.[/QUOTE] They didn't drop support for it, they issued an update that made it see critical parts of Windows as viruses and quarantine them, causing Windows to be unable to boot.
Microsoft Security Essentials doesn't have to put up with this shit :v:
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