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    what Anti-virus does some of you like

  • #2
    None written in PBCC.

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    • #3
      With newer versions of Windows 10, "Windows Defender".

      Wiped out a partition using McAfee.
      New versions of Windows have a much smaller System Reserved Partition (50MB) and Recovery Partition has also changed and doesn't show up in diskmgmt.msc
      I don't think all the anti-virus companies keep up with Microsoft changes especially if it is a free version.

      If winload.exe is not found after using some of these programs:
      Get into windows recovery and get to a command prompt.
      BootRec /RebuildBCD may work when everything else fails.


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      Last edited by Mike Doty; 13 May 2021, 11:07 AM.

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      • #4
        To answer the original question, even if its the wrong forum, Google KVRT.EXE and you will arrive at the Kaspersky site. Free download which gets updated every day.
        hutch at movsd dot com
        The MASM Forum

        www.masm32.com

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        • #5
          sorry about wrong forum
          Thanks Steve

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          • #6
            James

            Try out Webroot , it is not bad https://www.webroot.com/us/en/home/p...aller-download

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            • #7
              Microsoft native protection in Windows, EXTREME care where I go, and NOSCRIPT running in FireFox. VirusTotal and Any.Run on anything I download. Use of a snapshotted sandBox VM PC for places I consider dicey.
              <b>George W. Bleck</b>
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              • #8
                Win 10 run its AV by default but allows you to run another AV app if you want to. As I trust Kaspersky over the junk, if I need to do a scan, I use their on demand scanner KVRT.EXE. Download it each time, run it the delete it as it will be out of date the next day. Try and stay away from the junk as they have a higher false positive count so that they look like they are protecting the computer.

                For what its worth, the default Win 10 AV scanner works well and is not squarking KRAPP at you.
                hutch at movsd dot com
                The MASM Forum

                www.masm32.com

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                • #9
                  I was using on a new PC Window defender, had a maintain scheme aka virus - lock, virus it told me to call Microsoft they sent me a link which would open up more virus
                  thanks also Ann, Steve, George

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by James C Morgan View Post
                    I was using on a new PC Window defender, had a maintain scheme aka virus - lock, virus it told me to call Microsoft they sent me a link which would open up more virus
                    thanks also Ann, Steve, George
                    what you are describing was probably not a virus, but an aggressive browser notification meant to scare you into going to a site where they will either try to convince you to let them in your computer, claiming to be Microsoft, or get you to download something evil.

                    You should disable Browser notifications.
                    Which browser are you using.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by James C Morgan View Post
                      what Anti-virus does some of you like
                      On Windows 10, the built-in Windows anti-virus, coupled with for-pay Malware Bytes.
                      Real programmers use a magnetized needle and a steady hand

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                      • #12
                        Windows antivirus and the free version of Malware Bytes on the first of the month. MB hasn't found anything in years except for one low-threat item (browser related?) maybe 2 years ago. I tried the 30 day trial of the paid version last year, but it didn't find anything either so I let it expire.

                        I guess I'm boring. I stick to major website most of the time, and before I download a program I Google it first, even if it is from a reputable site.
                        "Not my circus, not my monkeys."

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                        • #13
                          I'm like Eric, trying to be as boring with new websites and new software as possible.

                          Using only Windows Defender over the last 5 years, I've seen no infections on any of the 50 or so PCs I've supported.

                          So while I get the impression that Defender is not the very best option, using it and emphasizing safety with my users seems to have paid off.

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                          • #14
                            Defender works fine and it is not all that prone to drop false positives like the junky versions. I used to be a fan of Malware Bytes but they started sharing signatures with the rest of the AV Mickey Mouse Club and their stuff turned to KRAP. The last time I ran it, it deleted my OzLogic defragger for no reason so I ditched it and went to Kaspersky. KVRT.EXE works well, does not drop false positives and does not make a mess of anything. It does warn me about an app I have that can be misused by morons but it still flags that app as clean.
                            hutch at movsd dot com
                            The MASM Forum

                            www.masm32.com

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                            • #15
                              >does not drop false positives and does not make a mess of anything
                              Couldn't agree more. Kvrt has never reported anything other than a piece of spyware a couple of weeks ago during its weekly run.
                              Last edited by Dean Gwilliam; 19 May 2021, 01:17 PM.

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                              • #16
                                Thanks

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