Spammers getting betterPosted on July 25th, 2012 at 21:45 3 comments
Filters getting worse.
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3 responses to “Spammers getting better”
sanda July 28th, 2012 at 00:09
I can’t find the answer, so I’m going to ask this question. (It’s hot and I can’t find it in my W 7 for Dummies by Woody, and the “help” section on my Windows 7 was no help, but usually it’s pretty good:
Do we only run one antivirus program? I have Microsoft Security Essentials, basically on Woody recommendation. (This is a new mchine for me and so is Win 7.) My old machine was using AVG free.
I have two photos that show up on my reply from someone after I send a photo on one email address,with command “Download”. I notice that it says (“attach to ….mail”)(I omit the name of the email). I ran a Micro Security Essential complete computer scan yesterday for about 5 hours and nothing showed up. I can’t find any info on getting rid of something I didn’t put in my email and neither did the person sending reply. Suggestion?
That sounds like the automatic SkyDrive part of Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail or Outlook Express.
rc primak July 31st, 2012 at 00:25
And in answer to the perennial question — No, do not run any two ACTIVE antivirus programs on one computer. Passive or stand-alone secondary scanners are fine (Super Antispyware, Malwarebytes, and such — free editions only).
Programs like Threatfire and Prevx have been used successfully alongside ative antivirus programs for additional protections, and most Cloud Antivirus is OK with active antivirus programs. Most third-party firewalls without AV/AS features are OK too.
Security suites generally do not like to have any other security programs running alongside of themselves.
I use the Comodo Personal Firewall without Comodo Internet Security in my Windows XP laptop all the time and it doesn’t bother MSE 4. But I do have to run Comodo in Safe Mode to avoid unnecessary and annoying Tray Notifications about every process I run.
In Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 I see no need to supplement the built-in Windows Firewall.
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