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  2. #22


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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by gaming View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by gaming View Post
    A perfect combination in my opinion that I have implemented except for SRP for which I seek guidance are as follows:

    1. Windows Defender or any of the free Av
    2. MBAM Premium
    3. EMET

    Last but not the least login as Standard User

    Also your first line of defense should be a completely patched system not limited to OS only but all installed programs
    Though not an Antivirus but excellent to have WinPatrol
    I have WinPatrol Plus.
    It gives good info on files you are unsure of.

    Only 1 AV at a time.

    I use Avast Internet Security.
    My computer is virus & adware & malware free.

    Good surfing habits help a lot.{no porn or torrents, etc.}
    I have Kaspersky, MBAM free, EMET now in my system.
    What does WinPatrol do, that none of the previous ones doesn't? I haven't heard about it till now, noob in this area too

    Torrenting is widely prevalent here, though I don't do it mainly because of security concerns.
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  3. #23


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    Quote Originally Posted by gaming View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by gaming View Post
    except for SRP for which I seek guidance
    I don't mean to hijack this thread Admins/Mods please delete if it's infringement

    Someone please give good pointers or step-by-step tutorial

    Thank you
    So after going through what genet found out, I understand that SRP is same as Parental control, correct?

    There are lots of autorun worms flying around here. Earlier days, almost all of my flash drives & EHDDs were filled with them hidden. It'll come back even if you delete it that time. I didn't have any success with any of the top antivirus solutions in getting it off from them (probably because my system too had it then in those days ). Will activating parental control taker care of that?
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  4. #24


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    WinPatrol gives info---

    Click image for larger version

    It also alerts one about various attempted changes.
    Like plugins,homepage, startup programs, etc.

    The free version is good.
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  5. #25


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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    It also alerts one about various attempted changes.
    Like plugins,homepage, startup programs, etc.

    The free version is good.
    Means it'll give real time notification while you're on your work in Windows?
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  6. #26


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    It also alerts one about various attempted changes.
    Like plugins,homepage, startup programs, etc.

    The free version is good.
    Means it'll give real time notification while you're on your work in Windows?
    Yep.
    Real time protection.
    All future updates to it are free.

    edit--- WinPatrol - Ruiware, LLC
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  7. #27


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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    It also alerts one about various attempted changes.
    Like plugins,homepage, startup programs, etc.

    The free version is good.
    Means it'll give real time notification while you're on your work in Windows?
    Yep.
    Real time protection.
    All future updates to it are free.

    edit--- WinPatrol - Ruiware, LLC
    Will give this a try, hope it doesn't hog the resources..
    Thank you David
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  8. #28


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    I've used it for years.
    It doesn't slow down my computer.
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  9. #29


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    Downloaded WinPatrol. Is there something I should configure after installing it? Or let it do its work?
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  10. #30


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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    Downloaded WinPatrol. Is there something I should configure after installing it? Or let it do its work?

    You might want to look at Options & all the rest too.
    It helps to click on all the tabs & get used to it.

    Click image for larger version
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