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Spyware is software that aims to gather information about a person or organization without their knowledge and that may send such information to another entity without the consumer's consent, or that asserts control over a computer without the consumer's knowledge; it has also come to include programs that engage in various kinds of electronic fraud. Anti-spyware is software that removes or blocks that software; some common vendors include Malwarebytes, McAfee, Spybot-Search and Destroy, Ad-Aware and BitDefender.

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My spouse had installed web watcher in my PC. I want to uninstall it. How do I do it
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Free Tool: Path Explorer
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Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Q1:
Is MS Windows AV defender bundled free with Win 10?  Any specific
version of Win10 that it comes free?

Q2:
Win AV defender was touted as blocking the execution of Java, VB
scripts etc: does McAfee or Trendmicro do this as well?  How does
Win AV defender compares in terms of ransomware protection
against other major AV vendors' ?

Q3:
Can Win AV defender coexist say with McAfee AV & McAfee HIPS agent?

Q4:
Do we need a separate EPO (just like McAfee) to update Win AV defender
signatures on users' PCs/laptops or WSUS will do?   A few hundred PCs/
laptops in our corporate don't have Internet access
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The Chubb contact person I liaise with told me all their customers are recommended
not to install AV on Chubb's custom Windows CCTV recording server as it will cause
severe perf issue & will conflict with some sort of built-in security feature.

Anyone know what is this feature?  is it apps whitelisting, AV or ??   The person I
liaise appears uncertain
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I had superantispyware installed and tried to update the version with its popup and kept getting an error. So I uninstalled it and was ready to reinstall the latest free edition, when I decided to check its latest reviews, which were middling. I have (on a WIN7PRo/64 machine) already installed Nod32 and Malwarebytes Premium. Do I need an antispyware program in addition to these two, and should I return to SuperAntiSpyware, assuming I can get the new version to install.
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Hi,

Any good free anti virus software that i can download and install on my window 10 laptop?
any good reliable dependable ones for free. please advise
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There seems to be a general consensus that if you've been hit with a Ransomware Virus, especially if by a newly discovered strain of ransomware, and do not have a reliable and unaffected backup to restore from, that all hope is lost.  

This is not necessarily the case!

Whilst it's true that Ransomware is one of the most difficult "destructive infections" to recover from, recovery should never be considered impossible.

Advising those seeking help that they should just accept defeat and wipe all chances of recovering their data is bad advice. This is a point that has been proven time and time again, particularly with past Ransomware strains that were once considered hopeless, yet have now had decryption recovery tools developed to restore data.

If you have been hit by a Ransomware Virus and don't have a backup - do not accept advice that you should just cut your losses, format your hard drive and admit defeat. That's just letting the criminals win.

The first thing you should do (after deactivating the virus) is make a Full Image Backup of your affected hard drive using an imaging backup tool like Acronis, Macrium Reflect or similar so as to have a copy of all files that were encrypted.  Safely store that backup away for future recovery attempts, or to restore from if a recovery attempt goes belly up.

Once backed up, Wipe and Start fresh if desired to get back to a working …
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by:Andrew Leniart
Security companies do have excellent heuristics and definitions,  but they will never catch everything.

No argument.  But doesn't it then naturally follow that they can never "block" or "prevent" everything either?

Using that train of thought, even with all of the security software that you have protecting your machine(s), how can you be certain that you don't have a key logger recording your key strokes right now? Or a yet unknown time bomb trojan just waiting to jump up and deliver its payload? How could any system ever be trustable?

I'm honestly not trying to be argumentative here, it's just that the logic behind your conclusion is escaping me.

If you can't trust your security software to clean up an infection that has been researched and that it knows about, then how is it that you can trust the same software to prevent a yet unrealized one from occurring?

I'll agree we probably need to disagree.  

Life would be too boring if everyone agreed on everything anyway. :)

My thanks again for your input.
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by:Thomas Zucker-Scharff
I guess what I meant was that no one security software is likely to catch everything.  That is why I have a multilayered approach on my machines.  But you are correct, I do not feel safe even with that.  I guess I am on the paranoid side, which begs the question, "Is one paranoid, if the fear is true?"  That is a paraphrase of the original question.

The biggest problem, IMHO, is that to secure one's computer (and still have a computer that actually works, instead of one filled with cement), one needs to put enough security software on there that it slows down even the best of computers.

I would like a product that doesn't hog resources and assures me that I will never get malware of any kind (like that is happening).
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I have encountered an error "the requested resource is in used". It blocks my avira antivirus. It doesnot allow me to install another antivirus and run some of my programs.
please help me.
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Hi experts
I am planning to purchase malwarebytes on my company I purchase license for all pcs and servers
My question is
Some servers running windows server 2003
1- can i use malwarebytes on these servers
2- any advice to protect these old server from ransomeware
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looking for any good, free pc virus, malware, trojan removal apps. i already use AdvancedSytem Care, CCleaner, MalwareBytes and AVG Antivirus. is there anything else i should be using?

thank you
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I've seen one site (but lost track of it) that gives statistics of modes of infections & 
I recall it shows

a) emails (as #1 ie more than 60%) be it via malicious attachments or links embedded in emails
b) visiting/clicking malicious sites
c) infected USB / thumb drives
d) other means

I need to do presentations; can someone give me a few sites/links that give such
statistics / breakdowns  including those that covers endpoint/PC security
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2017 Webroot Threat Report
2017 Webroot Threat Report

MSPs: Get the facts you need to protect your clients.
The 2017 Webroot Threat Report provides a uniquely insightful global view into the analysis and discoveries made by the Webroot® Threat Intelligence Platform to provide insights on key trends and risks as seen by our users.

I was told that Malware bytes works with Norton and wouldn't be a redundant package to install on my pc.
I'm looking for second, third and fourth opinions.
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I do have anti-virus protection only MacBook, but I need to trace it down and see what version I have installed.

Also, can I protect against this latest random ware attack?

Thanks.
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by:Kyle Santos
Nice.  Thank you.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
I blame the NSA for creating the tools!
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Hi
Has anyone got any real world experience of migrating from sophos to bitdefender (or the other way?)?
Evaluating BD currently and looks very good.  Relay option looks good for machines that can be pushed out to clients etc.  Unsure of the ins and outs until its deploying fully etc..
Obviously cheaper and has ransom-ware integrated.
Any pointers/recommendations on it?
Thanks
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A customer with an Acer Chromebook has problems where extra Google Chrome tabs intermittently open when Google Chrome is launched.

The laptop also exhibits sluggish behavior and takes a while while loading programs and applications.

What kind of antivirus or other programs or utilities can be used to scan and fix these issues?

Or what are some other repairs that can be done to fix this issue?
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Hi

A large customer needs that we measure time for some applications after and before installing an enterprise Antivirus.
They also need to measure boot time in both conditions.

Which tools would you use?
 
Many thanks in advance.
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Hi
 
Please provide me where I can find more information about behavior-based and anomalies detection for Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection 4.10.
 
Many thanks in advance.
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Hi

Please provide me where I can find more information about behavior-based and anomalies detection for Symantec Endpoint Protection 14.0.

Many thanks in advance.
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Hi

Please provide me where I can find more information about behavior-based and anomalies detection for Trend Micro Office Scan 11.0.

Many thanks in advance.
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When ransomware hits your clients, what do you do?
When ransomware hits your clients, what do you do?

MSPs: Endpoint security isn’t enough to prevent ransomware.
As the impact and severity of crypto ransomware attacks has grown, Webroot fought back, not just by building a next-gen endpoint solution capable of preventing ransomware attacks but also by being a thought leader.

Hi

Please provide me where I can find more information about behavior-based and anomalies detection for McAfee Endpoint Security 10.

Many thanks in advance.
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The security department of a large company is telling us to evaluate the following products with research proves:
 
- McAfee Endpoint Security 10.2
- Trend Micro Office Scan 11.0
- Symantec Endpoint Protection 14.0
- Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection 4.10


The good websites I now are av-test.org and av-comparatives.org. Do you know any other trustful website for enterprise Antivirus solutions?
 
Many thanks in advance.
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HitmanPro displays several Trojans (see list below) and states they were deleted after reboot but they come back after a couple hours. I sent an email to HitmanPro about this and got a response to start hitman while holding down the left control key. I did this but it did not help. I downloaded and ran Super Anti-spyware. It stated it found and deleted several malwares but Hitmanpro still comes up with a list of Trojans. I am using Bitdefender Total Security 2017 as my antivirus. A complete scan with that turns up nothing.

Some symptoms that I am experiencing since the Trojans started showing up are I get a pop-up that states "failed to connect to a Windows service" when I reboot and Windows Aero is disabled when I reboot until I manually restart the Themes service in services.msc.

Here is a log from Hitmanpro:
HitmanPro 3.7.18.284
www.hitmanpro.com

   Computer name . . . . : LATITUDE_E6410
   Windows . . . . . . . : 6.1.1.7601.X64/4
   User name . . . . . . : Latitude_E6410\Nelson
   UAC . . . . . . . . . : Enabled
   License . . . . . . . : Paid (873 days left)

   Scan date . . . . . . : 2017-04-03 04:13:18
   Scan mode . . . . . . : Normal
   Scan duration . . . . : 10m 16s
   Disk access mode  . . : Direct disk access (SRB)
   Cloud . . . . . . . . : Internet
   Reboot  . . . . . . . : No

   Threats . . . . . . . : 14
   Traces  . . . . . . . : 14

   Objects scanned . . . : 2,031,243
   Files scanned . . . . : 106,370
   Remnants scanned  .…
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If you are looking at this article, you have most likely been hit by some version of ransomware and are trying to find out if there is anything you can do, or what way you should react - READ ON!
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by:Thomas Zucker-Scharff
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@McKnife - Thanks I'll include it.  Is it okay if I give attribution to you?
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Awareness is really important to avoid ransom ware

What to tell customers ?

Is there anything already out there fron virus companies that I can use ?

1) don't enable macros on word / excel documents received by email

2) watch out for .JS attachments by email

3) keep regular backups preferably in the cloud and if in USB don't keep them attached to computers when it's complete

Are there any other General tips for end users ?
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I am new on  this topic.   I have the free download on my computer.  I ran the scan and I find my computer has threat files, by deleting the threats will that delete programs or operating system programs.  hope I have explained clear enough.

jim
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Anti-Spyware

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Contributors

Spyware is software that aims to gather information about a person or organization without their knowledge and that may send such information to another entity without the consumer's consent, or that asserts control over a computer without the consumer's knowledge; it has also come to include programs that engage in various kinds of electronic fraud. Anti-spyware is software that removes or blocks that software; some common vendors include Malwarebytes, McAfee, Spybot-Search and Destroy, Ad-Aware and BitDefender.