Operating System
  • Windows Edition
    Pro
    Version or Build no.
    10586.138
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    User Access Control
    Default
    Network Security (Firewall)
    3rd-party Firewall app by a trusted vendor
    Device Security
  • Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
  • User Account
    Sign-in Accounts
    Malware Testing
    I participate by downloading malware samples into an isolated VM environment
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Eset smart security v9, Zemana anti-malware premium
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    EEK, malwarebytes anti-malware
    Browsers and Extensions
    Chrome, Firefox, Vivaldi, ublock origin, https everywhere
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    Adguard
    Password Managers
  • Sticky password manager
  • Web Search
  • Google
  • System Utilities
    Wise care365, CCleaner, Process lasso pro, diskeeper professional
    Data Backup
    WD auto backup
    Frequency of Data backups
    System Backup
    AOMEI backupper, Acronics True Image WD edition
    Frequency of System backups
    Occasionally

    Exterminator

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    What version of Windows?
    You should use either Avira IS or ESS but not both together unless of course you have a dual boot system and they are used separately
    You could consider some additional on demand scanners
     
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    Gdant

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    Eset is on my Internal drive installed on Windows 8.1..
    Avira is on my external HD installed on windows 7.
    Actually I can use one antivirus to scan other drive so virtually both are working simultaneously. So I don't feel that online demand scanner are required..
    If required please give me some reasons and advantages of it over my protection when I have three security software installed?
     
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    Cats-4_Owners-2

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    Gdant, thank you for sharing your (dual booted) Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 configuration with us.

    I agree with exterminator20.
    On demand scanners are light, and when used as secondary scanners, they are often known to catch and isolate malware as well as other infections such as Trojans & (potentially) unwanted programs that traditional anti-viruses can miss on ocassion.
    It doesn't hurt.;):)

    Try Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. There is a free version which I use, and they've a paid version you can try free for 30 days.:cool:
    Update: A favorite password manager used by many MT members including myself is called LastPass.

    It makes life both easier and more secure by utilyzing encryption security as well as filling in fields (anti-keylogging) and providing, essentially, an additional and secure book marks storage known as The Vault!:D
     
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    Gdant

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    Hi! Why do you have Advance System Care Ultimate???
    As advised by exterminator "never run two Anti-Virus programs in real time on the same OS"!
    Yes donetao you are right, it affects your PC performance but for daily purpose use I disable the real-time protection components Of Advance System Care and can enable it when you have doubt about your PC security..Disabling it will reduce the impact on pc..
    Also ASC is useful for more common purposes like registry clean, junk files cleaning ,.... and so on.
     

    Gdant

    Level 4
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    Gdant my suggestion is to add a second browser (mozzila based) in case you have a problem with Chrome and for on demand scanners you can add Emsisoft Emergency Kit or Hitman pro.
    Thanks for sharing your config
    Yes I know.Actually I forgot to write Mozilla there. so it's my mistake..
    So for my mistake I would like to share something
    I prefer to use mozilla for normal Google search uses..
    Guys please read this and spread this word how Mozilla is working hard for really really better Internet world
    https://wiki.mozilla.org/Main_Page

    Mozilla would not allow Google to track your searches if you browse in Mozilla
    Also I would prefer to use duckduckgo.com as search engine instead of Google as Google always track our every search while duckduckgo don't..So once visit the site and choose which one do you want to use.!!
     

    donetao

    New Member
    Hi! ASC will eventually cause you grief. Registry cleaners will cause you more trouble than any good they perform. I could say more about IObit, but it's better left unsaid. Personally I have no use for a thief and I'll leave that subject, as it will only cause more discussions and will serve no purpose here on Malware Tips!
    Yes donetao you are right, it affects your PC performance but for daily purpose use I disable the real-time protection components Of Advance System Care and can enable it when you have doubt about your PC security..Disabling it will reduce the impact on pc..
    Also ASC is useful for more common purposes like registry clean, junk files cleaning ,.... and so on.
     

    jamescv7

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    Using Advance System Cleaner may fact works on some features but mostly registry cleaners especially defragmentation can be dangerous unless you stated to use many times.

    Likely edit a bit for your configuration in such clearer clarification. :)
     
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