Windows 10: What Are All the Programs I Need to Detect Viruses?

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  1.    28 May 2018 #1

    What Are All the Programs I Need to Detect Viruses?


    I got Windows Defender. Is this all I need to stop malware, viruses and spyware? If not what do you suggest?
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  2.    28 May 2018 #2

    No detection program is ever going to stop everything, or be equally good at each class of nastiness.

    A white-listing program seems a great option. I like SecureAPlus, which can be run alongside traditional AVs.
    Free Cloud Antivirus Application Control for PC | SecureAPlus

    And maintain your disk images, so your ultimate security is to be able to restore a virus-free environment.
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  3. Bree's Avatar
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       28 May 2018 #3

    The most important protection is common sense. Don't visit 'dubious' websites and don't click on suspicious links or attachment in emails

    For my part, I just use Defender as the AV, but occasionally scan with AdwCleaner to reassure myself (it never finds anything).

    Another vote here for regular disk images - apart from a fall-back in case of a virus, it also protects against drive failures or system crashes that corrupt the install beyond repair.
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       28 May 2018 #4

    yahanna said: View Post
    I got Windows Defender. Is this all I need to stop malware, viruses and spyware? If not what do you suggest?
    Says in your specs you are running Avast Free, along with the built in Defender. But, agree with previous posts.... Best AV is you and a good backup plan that is followed regularly.
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  5.    28 May 2018 #5

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Says in your specs you are running Avast Free, along with the built in Defender. But, agree with previous posts.... Best AV is you and a good backup plan that is followed regularly.
    I had Avast until someone suggested I uninstall it to run tests on my PC. But I dont understamnd what you mean by, "Best AV is you." What does this mean? Do you mean that I should continue using WD only and use backups?
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  6. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       28 May 2018 #6

    yahanna said: View Post
    I had Avast until someone suggested I uninstall it to run tests on my PC. But I dont understamnd what you mean by, "Best AV is you." What does this mean? Do you mean that I should continue using WD only and use backups?
    First paragraph in Bree's post: What Are All the Programs I Need to Detect Viruses? - Windows 10 Forums
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  7.    28 May 2018 #7

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    OK.. so just use windows defender and occasionally scan with AdwCleaner.. and make regular backups.. cool.
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       28 May 2018 #8

    yahanna said: View Post
    OK.. so just use windows defender and occasionally scan with AdwCleaner.. and make regular backups.. cool.
    That's a sound basis. You can expand on it later if you want, but that's a good plan. As was mentioned, backups are not only for protection against Life on the Net, they a solid way of protecting against hardware failures, too. It's your insurance.
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  9.    28 May 2018 #9

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    That's a sound basis. You can expand on it later if you want, but that's a good plan. As was mentioned, backups are not only for protection against Life on the Net, they a solid way of protecting against hardware failures, too. It's your insurance.
    Appreciate it. But my mouse's left click isn't working after I got rid of a lot of spyware and virus. I have to click on the left button hard when I didnt have to before. Do you have an answer for this?

    And I ran adwcleaner and rkill. They displayed these problems below. How can I remove them from my PC?



    PUP.Optional.Legacy C:\Users\Public\Documents\Downloaded Installers
    PUP.Optional.Legacy C:\Users\Public\Documents\Guid
    PUP.Optional.SlimCleanerPlus C:\Users\x\AppData\Local\slimware utilities inc


    ***** [ Files ] *****


    PUP.Optional.Legacy C:\END
    PUP.Optional.Legacy C:\Windows\System32\drivers\swdumon.sys

    ***** [ Registry ] *****


    PUP.Optional.Legacy HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wek yb3d8bbwe\Children\001\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\st.chatango.com
    PUP.Optional.Legacy HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wek yb3d8bbwe\Children\001\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\chatango.com
    PUP.Optional.Legacy HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wek yb3d8bbwe\Children\001\Internet Explorer\EdpDomStorage\st.chatango.com
    PUP.Optional.Legacy HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wek yb3d8bbwe\Children\001\Internet Explorer\EdpDomStorage\chatango.com
    PUP.Optional.SlimCleanerPlus HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\SlimWare Utilities Inc
    PUP.Optional.WeatherTool HKLM\Software\DtsEncodeTools
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  10. Bree's Avatar
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       28 May 2018 #10

    I ran adwcleaner and rkill. They displayed these problems below. How can I remove them from my PC?
    I hope you meant to say you ran Rkill then AdwCleaner, it has to be in that order so that Rkill can stop any processes that would try to stop AdwCleaner working.

    When AdwCleaner reports detections, it also offers a 'clean' button. Did you not use it?
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