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Microsoft Security Essentials bombs tests, loses AV-Test certificate

Well, well, well no real news here about Microsoft Security Essentials is there? I personally tried and tested Microsoft Security Essentials months ago on one my computers here, and uninstalled it after 2 weeks. And the reason was it would not update itself at least daily or even regularly. I’d leave the computer on for days and Microsoft Security Essentials would not check or auto update the virus definitions unless I manually updated it through the program. 4 days would go by with an old outdated def file, before I had to manually check for updates. It is critical that Anti Virus programs update AT LEAST once per day, better programs update multiple times a day which is ever better. Every once in a while MSE would auto update itself, but for the most part MSE would not, or did not auto update. Manual updates worked but would take forever to download and install……………….

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IObit Malware Fighter FREE

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Another great malware removal and prevention tool I recently stumbled upon>

Finds the Deepest Infections Enhanced
Adopted with IObit’s unique “Dual-Core” engine and improved program core structure, IObit Malware Fighter is now available for delivering more comprehensive and deeper system scan to find the deepest infections, and finally remove or quarantine them, protecting your PC from more security threats and privacy compromises. With anti-malware, anti-spyware, anti-adware, anti-trojan, anti-bots, and more, IObit Malware Fighter can assist your antivirus to defend any tricky and complex threats.
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Free Anti Virus Removal – Computer Utility Programs

There are many good legit programs available for you computer that are free. There is no anti virus program out there that is completely “bullet-proof”, so why pay a yearly subscription a “name” retail program? Here are a few that I highly recommend. If you have any of your preferences, please reply and add yours.

Free Anti Virus Software:

  • Avast Anti Virus Free Home Edition
  • Avira Anti Virus Personal Free Edition
  • Microsoft Security Essentials
  • Panda Cloud Anti Virus
  • I personally use Avast Free Home Edition & Avira Personal Free Edition on computers here. Both have done an excellent job keep my computer safe here.

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    Hitman Pro – Multi Vendor Second Opinion Malware Scanner

    Hitman Pro

    Hitman Pro

    Hitman Pro is a quick 5 minute second opinion malware scanner that uses the internet “cloud” to scan your pc. Free 30 day trial. And is great for computer repair techs to run a quick scan on system with.

    – Computer users can use the Free Scan of Hitman Pro as a quick check (less than 5 minutes) to ensure that the existing anti virus program has not missed a threat.

    – Help Desk and Support organizations can use the Free Scan of Hitman Pro as a quick check for viruses and other malware. It can be run from USB or CD/DVD. No installation is required.
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    Panda Safe Disk – Boot Anti Virus Rescue Disk

    Panda SafeCD is a free utility to disinfect any Operating System. Simply burn into a CD or USB and boot your PC with Panda SafeCD to scan and disinfect your PC. This useful utility comes in handy when you need to clean a friend’s PC (or your own) from a malware infested state. It is specially useful for detecting and disinfecting malware infections which give regular AV products running within Windows a hard time.
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    Avira AntiVir Rescue Boot CD – Virus Removal CD

    “The Avira AntiVir Rescue System a linux-based application that allows accessing computers that cannot be booted anymore. Thus it is possible to repair a damaged system, to rescue data or to scan the system for virus infections. Just double-click on the rescue system package to burn it to a CD/DVD. You can then use this CD/DVD to boot your computer. The Avira AntiVir Rescue System is updated several times a day so that the most recent security updates are always available.”

    Another great tool to scan a system that will not boot/startup, maybe due to viruses, spyware or malware. The only drawback is you must download the iso or exe file and re-burn CD disk, for it does not automatically update. I use Re-Writable CD’s and have one labeled as “Avira AntiVir Rescue CD”. I re-download file and erase my Re-Writable CD, and burn updated copy if copy is more than few days old.

    Can Find Avira AntiVir Rescue CD Here: Avira AntiVir Rescue CD

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