must have software for an IT Tech

i work in a school and constantly has to deal with viruses etc

What are some good software that you recommend

e.g malwarebytes etc.......
brian ramdhaniCT Technician Asked:
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TemodyPickalbatros, IT ManagerCommented:
In addition windows up to date
Symantec End-Point Protection
Danny RobinsonIT Support ConsultantCommented:
Depends if you're looking for a free or paid subscription,  we use ESET in the office and works like a treat, this is a paid subscription.
AVG Free is a good free alternative for virus's and has never let me down.

As for Malware , Malware Bytes is the one I always use, and does a tremendous job, however this applications don't always remove malicious items completely, some manual work is required on occasions.

TDSKiller by kaspersky is a very good product for root kits , which are really nasty.

Let me know if you would like any hints of manually checking/removing after scans.
brian ramdhaniCT Technician Author Commented:
Is eset nod 32???

Don't mind if it is paid tools

One of the most common virus is the short cut virus

Yea give me some hints
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
I use nod32 for my clients.
The "shortcut virus" simply modifies the desktop/quick launch shortcuts and the antivirus does not fix that. Probably because it's not a virus, but some adware that you pressed OK on.

HTH,
Dan
NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
-For zero-day protection, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit.
-For ransomware protection, Cryptoprevent.
Both have free and paid versions.
NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
If you don't already have a deployment solution, try PDQ Deploy. Very good. Easy to use. Free and paid available.
Danny RobinsonIT Support ConsultantCommented:
Running MalwareBytes will tell you where infections are located, its a good idea to look into AppData Folder and check the registry.

Type %appdata% into search program and files. This will put you  into the roaming folder, you will need to check in here and go back and check Local.

Run CCleaner on machines to clear up Temp folders speaking up scanning times.

Check Task Scheduler for any malicious task's running

In Regedit (REGEDIT.MSC) you need to look into
HKEK_currentuser/software
HKEY_currentuser/software/microsoft/windows/currentversion/Run
and same again for
HKEY_localmachine
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I assume you want more than malware tools (And I would strongly advise against anything with the name "Symantec" or "Norton" - they're better lately but they've had such a LONG history of CR@P with me, that I won't touch them - MUCH better tools exist in my opinion.

I would suggest reviewing my TechToolKit article - www.lwcomputing.com/tips/static/techtoolkit.asp
Danny RobinsonIT Support ConsultantCommented:
I agree products such norton , Mcafee , Symantec have been such a ball ache im past and try stay clear where possible.
nobusCommented:
ihave been using Panda cloud AV with good results for some years now
here the free version :
http://www.pandasecurity.com/usa/homeusers/solutions/free-antivirus/

for partitioning, i use Bootit-BM www.terabyteunlimited.com/       
for repairing bad sectors on a disk -  i use       http://www.dposoft.net/hdd.html                        HDD Regenerator

for usb problems - Safely remove is my recommendation :  http://safelyremove.com/?pid=1                        Safely Remove USB
 another couple i use are :
http://www.hoverdesk.net/                        Regseeker
http://www.revouninstaller.com/                        RevoUninstall

and for imaging - Paragon!
      http://www.paragon-software.com/home/br-free/download.html      PARAGON Free image soft
      http://www.paragon-software.com/home/rk-express/            PARAGON Rescue Kit
Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
Kaspersky Rescue Disk
Bitdeffender Rescue Disk

Both are bootable linux distros to remove viruses/trojans/malware..

DirkMare
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