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Anti-virus software was originally developed to detect and remove computer viruses. However, with the proliferation of other kinds of malware, antivirus software started to provide protection from other computer threats. In particular, modern antivirus software can protect from malicious browser helper objects (BHOs), browser hijackers, ransomware, keyloggers, backdoors, rootkits, trojan horses, worms, malicious layered service providers (LSPs), dialers, fraud tools, adware and spyware. Some products also include protection from other computer threats, such as infected and malicious URLs, spam, scam and phishing attacks, online identity theft (privacy), online banking attacks, social engineering techniques, Advanced Persistent Threat (APT), botnets and DDoS attacks.

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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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I got hit with Amnesia Ransomeware...
Any help to decrypt?
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Hi all,

I'm after your thoughts.  USB drives are a big risk to any network.  However, if a business enforces the encryption of USB Drives once they have been attached to a computer and are also scanned by an anti virus product, just how much risk do they now pose?

Any corporate data on there is now encrypted incase it is lost or stolen and any malware/virus should be detected before it is able to run (as long is it is not 0 day for example).

Should we still be concerned?  Many in the business want USB drives disabled by default, where as other think that the above controls mitigate the risks and will only force people to start printing (and losing) paper documents.
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Can anyone share their experience with Malwarebytes 3.0?   Pro's and con's?   Our license is expiring and I'm looking at alternatives.  Thanks!
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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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I'm having a hard time getting safe search off of a computer.
I have ran, Adwcleaner, malwarebytes, scanned with Comodo anti virus, uninstalled google chrome. Also scanned with hitman pro

No matter what i do the search engine stays as safesearch and I can not change it as it is grayed out. - Using admin account

Any suggestions?
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Hi all

I am facing issue in symantec endpoint protection as below:

Reputation check for unproven files failed because of network errors for the last 3 days

I am getting this alert daily and since long. can any help me solve it.
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A recent post by Brian Matis motivated me to make this alternate post to see what sort of reaction others might have about these recent revelations.

A recent article on The Verge claims that "The older operating system was less vulnerable that anyone expected"

Windows XP computers were mostly immune to WannaCry

Another article from the same source claims "Windows XP was ‘insignificant,’ researchers say" with regards to helping the WannaCry outbreak spread.

"Almost all WannaCry victims were running Windows 7"

Lots of folks (from their perspective) with a genuine need to keep running on Windows XP suffered a lot of grief in Tech forums as being one of the root causes of giving WannaCry a platform to spread and thrive from, yet now it appears all the criticism may have been a little premature and unjustified.

For the record, I personally don't condone anyone using unsupported operating systems and actively encourage everyone I deal with to get themselves up to date, but I am also sympathetic to those who feel they have a genuine need to do that, so also think they shouldn't be …
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We have too many XP computers at my institution (some with only SP2) - mostly due to budgets and instrumentation.
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by:Andrew Leniart
Hi Thomas,
Have you considered purchasing an XP Updates agreement with Microsoft? Might be an easier solution if budget restraints prevent you from upgrading? I wouldn't feel comfortable with a lot of XP machines in an environment as it would be a case of when, not if, it will come back to bite you.  Patches are available, just at a cost.

Incidentally, SP3 for XP is still provided by Microsoft - why not install it?

Steps to take before you install Windows XP Service Pack 3

How to obtain Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3)

Cheers..
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Has anyone implemented Malwarebytes Business EndPoint product as their primary tool for protection?   Or are you adding this onto your existing antivirus solution?   Installed on servers or just workstations?   Looking for a little feedback.   I'm currently testing Avast Business Security app.....   Small business, small budget.
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I added some WIndows 10 PC's to the network and it is deleting exe and dll files from one program Label Traxx. If I disable Trend and WIndows Defender they still get deleted. These files do not get deleted on any WIndows 7 Pro 64 bit PC. All PC's have Trend Micro and our joined to an SBS 2011 domain. I excluded the folder and the exe files from Trend and WD and they still get deleted.

I have no idea what is deleting these files, I looke in the Defender quaranteen folder and it is empty.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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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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what is the best to have the selection criteria for Firewall and Endpoint security  in the TC level . most  of the  firewall and the end point security has the similar common features . so that very difficult to select the over another  . some are saying we are in the top 3 in the that report , some are saying  we have the gateway level syn .  with the end point , like wise

please give me the best approach on this . we don't want to have the most expensive product
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Windows 7 64 bit on three client computers.  They have McAfee Total Protection.  I want to put on Malware-bytes Anti-Malware Premium 3.0
1. Is McAfee adequate protection against malware and randsomware?
2. Will it conflict with Malware-bytes if I put it on the computers?
Thanks,
Alan
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This article investigates the question of whether a computer can really be cleaned once it has been infected, and what the best ways of cleaning a computer might be (in this author's opinion).
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An interesting and well thought out article Thomas. Thanks for writing it.  

Whilst I continue to stand by the opinions I've shared before on this topic, you've presented some interesting points to ponder here, the VM options in particular. With regards to this though;
the malware cannot spread outside of that VM
I'd add that while not a common occurrence, it's not beyond the realms of possibilities for an infection to escape a VM and also infect the host operating system. Correct network and sharing configurations of a virtual machine [and its host] are of particular importance here.

 Thanks for sharing.
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Andrew,

Thanks for the comment.  I realize that there is a possibility of malware spread outside a vm. The thing is I have never personally  seen this happen. I have generally seen quite the opposite..
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There is this annoying Avast Password pop-up every time I login to a website that requires a password.   I didn't install this app.   I installed Avast Small Office for evaluation and then uninstalled it.   Next installed Avast Business Security successfully to 10 workstations and 3 servers.   Works great!   However now we have an annoying pop-up.   Business Security Support states that Avast Password doesn't come 'with' either of the above software apps and they can't support it,  so I'm at a loss on how it got there..... on ALL 13 devices.    Can't uninstall it since it's not noted in Windows Uninstall utility.   So it's an ad..... asking us to activate/purchase it?   Any clue on how to get rid of this?

Thanks
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I have McAfee installed on my machine.  I've been using McAfee on all my machines for over 10 years without issue.

This morning I tried opening McAfee because I wanted to use the networking tools but it won't open.

I double click on the McAfee icon and the open form with the big red 'M' in the middle shows for a couple seconds, then dissapears.  Nothing else follows.  I tried opening from the desktop and from the program menu and the same thing happens.  I shut the computer completely off and turned it back on but the same thing happens when trying to open McAfee.

I tried it on my other computers and noticed the same thing.  When I shut the other computer completely off and turned it back on MvAfee opens up as it should.

I've noticed this behavior before but never followed up on it.

Not sure if it matters but I also have Malwarebytes running on this computer.

Any ideas?
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Just wonder whether those zero-day attack can be protected with Symantec Endpoint 14 - Proactive Threat Protection and Network and Host Exploit Mitigation.

I am told that enable SONAR can prevent zero-day attack. Is it correct ?

Thx
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Thanks for Valuable Information Sir

Christ
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You are welcome.

Please feel free to post any question in Android topic,
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Hello.

I had a problem with one computer in Kaspersky Security Center so I removed it from Managed computers and then also from Unassigned computers.

After that Kaspersky has discovered this PC but it also says that there is no Network Agent or Kaspersky Endpoint Security installed or running.

Physically they are both installed and running.

How to resolve it?

Thank you.
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Hi all,

I had Sophos EndPoint installed on my computer, i uninstalled it and installed Symantec EndPoint. Now on outlook it shows disconnected, I cant ping any computer on domain, but i am getting the right IP address. I uninstalled SEP, nothing changed, i took the computer off domain, put on it on workgroup, and then put it back on Domain, still nothing changed.

Anyone else has experienced it? or know how to fix it?
thanks.
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Hi All,

Does anyone have script to Remove Sophos EndPoint 10.7 ?

I have tried the script under;

https://community.spiceworks.com/scripts/show/1601-sophos-9-5-10-removal-script?page=2 

Doesn't work for 10.7.

Thanks
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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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Andrew. I am a Nigerian. The situation you highlighted is truly deep. The average street boys over here (14yrs and above)  especially in my area search for money through these means. They even have clicks to receive scamming training.

In my experience, I would advise guys over there not to be greedy (especially when they receive juicy invitations to make ridiculously huge  money you didn't earn). I truly wish people would wise up and not fall for such scams. Because the success of some scammers deceives the younger ones into choosing to become scammers. (I already have over 7 on my street alone.
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Andrew. I am a Nigerian. The situation you highlighted is truly deep.
Hi Timothy, whilst it's true that a lot of the scams I'm talking about originate from Nigeria, hence the "419" reference, which I understand was derived from the Nigerian Criminal Code Act-Part VI and are prolific there, it's not only Nigerians that partake in this sort of criminal practice.

Indeed, many scams are conducted from countries from all over the world.. USA, Great Britain, Australia, pretty much anywhere. It's not just 419 scams either - scammers have turned to every imaginable way to try and trick people out of their hard earned cash.

You have your Love Scams, where scammers target the lonely. Tech Scams (found to be prolific in Indian regions) where they try and pretend to be Microsoft Technicians. Just about every subject matter from every country imaginable!

The Race of a scammer doesn't come into it for me - just because someone may be Nigerian or Indian or whatever, it doesn't mean they're dishonest. Thieves come from all walks of life.
In my experience, I would advise guys over there not to be greedy (especially when they receive juicy invitations to make ridiculously huge  money you didn't earn). I truly wish people would wise up and not fall for such scams.
You make an excellent point there Timothy.  Not all victims are blameless and there is undoubtably greed involved on some of those that fall prey to many of these schemes. Each case should therefore be viewed on its own individual merits. It is also a reason why many victims prefer to suffer in silence rather than report their losses to the authorities.

Thank you for your contribution to this topic. Always great to hear and explore other points of view.
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Anti-virus software was originally developed to detect and remove computer viruses. However, with the proliferation of other kinds of malware, antivirus software started to provide protection from other computer threats. In particular, modern antivirus software can protect from malicious browser helper objects (BHOs), browser hijackers, ransomware, keyloggers, backdoors, rootkits, trojan horses, worms, malicious layered service providers (LSPs), dialers, fraud tools, adware and spyware. Some products also include protection from other computer threats, such as infected and malicious URLs, spam, scam and phishing attacks, online identity theft (privacy), online banking attacks, social engineering techniques, Advanced Persistent Threat (APT), botnets and DDoS attacks.