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Old 09-27-2010, 12:31 PM
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What do you recommend to your customers for malware protection. I usually recommend Malwarebytes, but I am wondering about Microsoft Security Essentials. Is there any harm in running both. Looking for thoughts and ideas.

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I recommend them both. The free version of Malwarebytes has to be run manually so there is no clash.
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Any thoughts on OpenDNS.com? I believe it will block known infected websites.
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What do you recommend to your customers for malware protection. I usually recommend Malwarebytes, but I am wondering about Microsoft Security Essentials. Is there any harm in running both. Looking for thoughts and ideas.
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Is Malwarebytes classed as a full AV product which can be used soley on a PC. I was always under the impression that it was just an additional layer of protection which can be used in addition to the installed primary AV solution.
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There are quite a few recent discussions about the efficacy of MSE and other AV apps. It's worth doing a search as the threads link to external test labs and the like.
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I was referring to anti-malware( MBAM, etc.) as an addition to a convenional AV such as Norton, McAfee, etc.
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There are quite a few recent discussions about the efficacy of MSE and other AV apps. It's worth doing a search as the threads link to external test labs and the like.
Will give it a shot! Thanks
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Is Malwarebytes classed as a full AV product which can be used soley on a PC. I was always under the impression that it was just an additional layer of protection which can be used in addition to the installed primary AV solution.
That's my impression as well ... that you would use in addition to an AV product.
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That's my impression as well ... that you would use in addition to an AV product.
Yes that's why I use MSE and MWB for manual scanning periodically.
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Any thoughts on OpenDNS.com? I believe it will block known infected websites.
I recommend opendns as part of solution for keeping the bugs off the system.

opendns as you describe for filtering out the bad sites & content filtering.
A good AV software
a browser that accepts plugins that block advertisements & scripting.
a periodic sweep with SAS or MBAM or whatever your choice is.

All this can work to prevent accidental infections but there's no technological substitute for people thinking before they click on things or entering personal info on websites that they aren't sure of.
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