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I've just installed a new programme called 'Malwarebytes-Anti-Exploit'. Be aware though this is a Beta, but although I usually shy away from beta software, I couldn't resist this one.
CLICK HERE and get yours...
"Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit BETA, formerly ExploitShield by ZeroVulnerabilityLabs, protects you from zero-day exploits targeting browser and application vulnerabilities. Its proprietary technology shields your browser and applications in that critical period between the release of a new exploit and its subsequent security patch. Easy to install and lightweight. Download Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit BETA now and crush the most dangerous breed of malware attack.
Protects Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera browsers
Protects browser components, including Java, Adobe Reader, Flash, and Shockwave
Defends against drive-by download attacks
Shields vulnerable applications, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader, Apple Quicktime, and VLC Player
Blocks unknown and common exploit kits, including Blackhole, Sakura, Phoenix, and Incognito
Is compatible with most common anti-malware and antivirus products
Doesn't use a signature database--no need for constant updating
MalwareBytes Anti-Exploit is a beta release."
Thought I'd give it a go. Seems to be running OK on my W7 PC.
I'm also running 'Malwarebytes Chameleon' also free. If you aren't and you're interested in giving it a go, here's the link to the Malwarebytes site...CLICK HERE for CHAMELEON
What it does...
"Malwarebytes Chameleon technologies gets Malwarebytes Anti-Malware installed and running when blocked by malicious programs.
I am not being disrespectful but more of a curiosity issue. Can someone explain why it might be necessary to have all these add-on downloads, when they might be completely happy to just use one well known product in its basic form, which seems to work?.
A number of years ago, I use to download virtually everything that was available, but when compatibility issues started to rise, I removed everything, and just used SuperAntiSpyware only, which seems to do the job?.
Is there anything essential that I or others should perhaps know about these programmes and add-ons, as a safeguard?.
There's no arm twisting here my friend, just information. The final decision, as always is yours. But you can't make an informed judgement without having all the facts.
Let's face it, you had to know about 'SuperAntiSpyware' to use it. What if you hadn't stumbled across it and no-one had told you about it? You would either be up the creek without a paddle or just using something else.
Personally I don't think that any one programme is good enough on its own and I dont like software that says they do it all. So I choose to have a selection of programmes that are each dedicated to preventing just one thing. So, I use...
Spyware Terminator (in the background)
Malwarebytes against Malware (run on demand)
Avast against Virus's (in the background)
AwdCleaner against Adware (on demand)
Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit etc (on demand)
They all play their part in protecting my PC and they don't step on each others toes or mine.
I use MSE antivirus and Malwarebytes and I cannot remember when I got a nasty. There are people that are paranoid and have all sorts of software hogging resources and not making the slightest difference.
Also I have noticed here that all to often someone posting a thread here, looking for help, is met with a barrage of it must be a virus ETC and scan using this that and the other bit of software. Yes I appreciate these things exist but come on guys if you are getting nasties on a regular basis and feel the need for a myriad of anti malware software, I would suggest you should perhaps you should look at what you are actually doing with or on your PC's.
Thanks guys for the follow up to my question.
As I said previously, it was a case of having to much with end bad results. It was a fact that I use to download virtually everything and anything, usually on the notice of postings. My computer kept crashing, with the end result I got the local school's IT consultant involved and he suggested removing most of the programmes I had installed, and only stick to a very small selection.
Anyway guys- thanks again.
I've never paid for any protection software in any incarnation of Windows that I've had. Starting with Windows 3.1x then 95 to XP now 7. And I've never yet had a PC brought to it's knees by any form of infestation.
Not that I haven't had my unfair share of mishaps, viruses and trojans. But nothing I wasn't able to get the better of.
Heat has been my worst enemy to date. I've lost 3 Hard Drives and a lot of work.
Such is Life
I have been on the Internet now since 1995 and in all that time I have never had the slightest problem with viruses, malware, attacks etc and have always had the basics of protection. Currently running Win 7 on a desktop and laptop and have been using Windows Firewall and Microsoft Security essentials. I may have been lucky but I am not complacent and am careful with downloads, emails etc and like Spuds, rely on a small selection. Hope I have not spoken too soon !!!
I installed this last night - it seemed like a good idea. Unfortunately, when I clicked to open IE this morning, all I got was a warning from Anti-exploit that it had blocked an attempt. There was no way I could open IE. I tried to uninstall but that didn't make any difference so I ended up doing a system restore and everything seems to be back to normal.
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