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@Nackers can you re-up the mr fixit link? Ive got a friend who ran into malware trouble but she lives in boston and im linking her this stuff since i cant do it for her in person



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@Nackers can you re-up the mr fixit link? Ive got a friend who ran into malware trouble but she lives in boston and im linking her this stuff since i cant do it for her in person

 

Reuploading now....as soon as dropbox is done indexing all my files i'll post a link.



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@Nackers can you re-up the mr fixit link? Ive got a friend who ran into malware trouble but she lives in boston and im linking her this stuff since i cant do it for her in person

 

https://www.dropbox....Fix It.zip?dl=0



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THANK YOU :)



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Hi yes. My external "hard drive" left a trojan in my toaster. How do I get said trojan and jam out?

 

Great video, watched it a week or so ago. Will be pointing to people who has these issues.

 

Would you recommend using Microsoft's Security Essentials (its free) as a reliable anti-virus and or program for those running the supported OSs? I like to throw it on people's machines that pay for anti-virus software and tell them don't pay for what ever they have and use that instead. Good call or naw on my part?



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Hi yes. My external "hard drive" left a trojan in my toaster. How do I get said trojan and jam out?

 

Great video, watched it a week or so ago. Will be pointing to people who has these issues.

 

Would you recommend using Microsoft's Security Essentials (its free) as a reliable anti-virus and or program for those running the supported OSs? I like to throw it on people's machines that pay for anti-virus software and tell them don't pay for what ever they have and use that instead. Good call or naw on my part?

 

Unfortunately, MSE is no longer a reputable antivirus [by itself]. Microsoft has come out and said that MSE is no longer a good anti virus to use on it's own because of how many threats are slipping through it's security. I used to be a die hard fan of MSE because of how non-intrusive and flashy it was - but those dreams were crushed last year. 

I'm kind of in the middle of using a few different AV's at the moment for a few reasons. I was using Avast, but with their 2015 update - they require an email to use the software, which sucks. However, Avast is still my favorite. Next up would be AVG, but again - AVG requires an email for free activation. I find AVG to be extremely annoying with pop ups and notifications. 

Right now on half of my machines at home I'm using Avast, and the others i'm using Panda Security, the free version. They all seem to be working good. Avast gets real finicky on my file server because of all the keygens/torrents/software cracks and always reminds me they are malicious, even if I mark them as 'safe'. Commodo is awesome but I don't recommend that for basic/novice users. Bit Defender is also great, but not as user friendly - so I wouldn't just throw it on someones else's computer. 

 

All the ones i listed above are pretty much on par, so it won't matter what you choose - it all comes down to your personal preference. AV Is like condoms. They will all work just fine - just remember protection isn't guaranteed, and everyone likes something a little different :)

 

In all seriousness and in my opinion, it all comes down to the end user and their ability to spot the bullshit around the internet. I went years without AV on my gaming machine...but when you got system resources to wipe your ass with, why not take the extra step to be protected? 

 

Just give your friends/family any free AV and malware bytes and they'll be fine :)

 



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I use the (I guess you could call it "enterprise" version maybe, not sure on the difference) of that Microsoft security essentials. Its pretty much the same GUI but its called Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection. Would you say that is on the same page of letting some of the loose leaves through and into your tea? OR is it a whole different ballpark? My university uses MFEP on more serious machines than MSE which is what they recommend for students, they also recommend Avast to students.



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I use the (I guess you could call it "enterprise" version maybe, not sure on the difference) of that Microsoft security essentials. Its pretty much the same GUI but its called Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection. Would you say that is on the same page of letting some of the loose leaves through and into your tea? OR is it a whole different ballpark? My university uses MFEP on more serious machines than MSE which is what they recommend for students, they also recommend Avast to students.

 

Unfortunately, I have never used it or had any second hand experience with it, so I can't say. However, I would make MFEP guilty by association. But that might not be the case.



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If and only if you found this guide and video helpful, would you guys do me a huge favor and leave some feedback on the page post or YouTube video? I would love to start generating some feedback on my guides for the new website. Thank you so much!

Not even joking ya, I have given out your website address to at least ten or twelve people at work that were talking about online privacy/computer issues.



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I use the free version of MalwareBytes, and have zero complaints. On my Mac, I use Sophos.

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Not even joking ya, I have given out your website address to at least ten or twelve people at work that were talking about online privacy/computer issues.

 

I appreciate that man, thank you. I hope to fill that website up with weekly content at least very soon. 



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you have the greatest tutorial skills known to man lol.  Can't handle it



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you have the greatest tutorial skills known to man lol.  Can't handle it

 

Ahahah thanks dude!



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used it agian over the weekend when trying to find a show got my pc sick lol fixxed it in 1 hr thankts to your list thats 2 times you saved me dawg your my new superman @Nackers



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used it agian over the weekend when trying to find a show got my pc sick lol fixxed it in 1 hr thankts to your list thats 2 times you saved me dawg your my new superman @Nackers

 

AHhahaah so glad it worked again man! Thanks!



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Video got 1,000 views! WOOHOO!



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@Nackers you saved my ass with this guide man! Good work!

 

PS Video now has over 3000 views!


Edited by ChariotsOfThyer, June 27, 2015.





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