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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:08 AM

Malwarebytes Beats Norton 360

We installed Norton 360 2012 in three home computers. I had to uninstall from one because it kept crashing and requiring a reboot for protection.

The really interesting thing is that my son's laptop, with Norton 360, has been running very slowly lately. I was about to buy a new hard drive and re-install Windows 7, but as a last-ditch effort I ran Malwarebytes just in case it caught malware that Norton missed. Malwarebytes found and removed a bunch of stuff, including several Trojans. I'm really surprised that Norton 360 had not gotten these.

The computer's running like a champ now.

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MannyGoldstein Nov 2012 OP
Coyotl Nov 2012 #1
hobbit709 Nov 2012 #2
aristocles Nov 2012 #3
discntnt_irny_srcsm Nov 2012 #4
ManiacJoe Nov 2012 #5
krispos42 Nov 2012 #6

Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:14 AM

1. Rerun malwarebytes in safe mode and you may find more

and be sure to delete the startup files so the malware that slips by cannot reconstitute on startup.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:53 AM

2. Norton works as well as a screen door on a submarine.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:11 AM

3. I recommend Malwarebytes

 

40-year IT professional here. (Yeah, that's right, 40 years...first machine was an IBM 370/148...assembly language)

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Response to aristocles (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:15 AM

4. Thanks for the recommendation. :)

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:24 AM

5. No single AV system catches everything.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:52 AM

6. Norton does has a deep-cleaning download

I think it's called "CureIt" or something like that.

anyway, you download it and run it, then reboot. It loads CureIt at startup and does a scan before the OS boots.


It's found stuff for me that the regular scan missed.

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