Help needed to clear an overgrown path
Compiling On An Overgrown Path involves delving into the darker recesses of the web. Recently malware has become a problem and my main computer was offline for some time while the inhouse tech team (aka son) removed a particularly pesky example. McAfee is installed but seems to offer little protection against malware. Malwarebytes trial version is currently being tested and appears to be more effective, giving warnings such as the one seen above . My McAfee subscription is due for renewal shortly, reports and recommendations from readers on anti-virus/malware software would be welcome. No risk incidentally to readers as Blogger acts as a firewall between you and me.
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In a couple of years using it I have only been alerted a couple of times to harmful possibilities. Of course I do not have the visibility that you do so your mileage may vary.
Download NIS here:
Panda Cloud Antivirus
Windows Advanced Systemcare5
All these are free, but you can also opt for the paid pro versions.
My needs are simpler than some, and these do a fine job for me.
I would not be without the Systemcare 5!! I run the quickcare daily and the deepcare every two weeks. I will add the caveat to read the instructions re the registry fixer carefully and not to use the 'boost' -- they explain why you may not want to. It comes from IObit, and you can download from there or CNet. The first two can also be downloaded from CNet. Beware of sites that offer to downloads of the free versions for a price. A common and crafty practice.
Medium paranoia: As above plus Firefox web browser with NoScript plug in. Fiddly but cuts many risks.
High paranoia sessions: Following Antoine's idea of a non-windows operating system but without having to buy new hardware: boot from a Linux Live CD-Rom (e.g. Ubuntu) and then save data either by e-mailing it to yourself via gmail (virus checking) or by saving to a 'quarantined' USB stick and scanning later, unless you are simply posting back here where the Blogger malware checks will work.