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Re: Some AV protection

#46 Post by carbonize » Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:21 am

It's all well and good not using an AV so long as it's not the family computer. I have no protection on my laptop as i am the sole user but on this desktop I have a running AV and scan monthly with MBAM.

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Re: Some AV protection

#47 Post by skall » Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:46 am

3K3 wrote:Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Portable
UniEx on installer:
all in {App} -> mbam folder (portable package)
Configuration folder ({commonappdata}\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware) -> mbam\Users folder

Launcher=MBsAnti-Malware.exe

Config Options (Launcher.ini):
[MBsAnti-Malware]
Command Line Parameters=commas to separate params
[Windows Integration]
Start MBsAnti-Malware At Login=startup reg value
Send To Shortcut=Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Portable option
[FileASSASSIN]
Integrate Into Shell=right-click options on files
i would like to give mbam portable a try, but there have been quite some changes (different launcher name - mbam.exe), is this guide still valid for recent versions?

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Re: Some AV protection

#48 Post by joby_toss » Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:11 pm

Impact of security software on system performance investigated:

http://hexus.net/tech/news/software/844 ... estigated/

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Re: Some AV protection

#49 Post by Midas » Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:30 am

joby_toss wrote:Impact of security software on system performance investigated:

http://hexus.net/tech/news/software/844 ... estigated/

Wow! According to those figures, out of 20 products only Emsisoft and Avast can be considered negligible, IMHO... :shock:

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Re: Some AV protection

#50 Post by webfork » Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:25 pm

Midas wrote:... only Emsisoft and Avast can be considered negligible
I do generally recommend Avast so this will give some weight to that recommendation. I've only been able to test two AV solutions but on very different computers: Avast seems fast on my older magnetic drive device but occasionally it gets in the way while doing something hard drive-intensive.  Meanwhile on my other machine, McAfee doesn't really register against a very fast SSD.  As such, it's interesting to see some clear numbers about what's probably taking the most processor cycles between both machines.

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Re: MBAM warning

#51 Post by Midas » Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:31 am

FYI, Ghacks recently published an alert regarding MBAM (MalwareBytes Anti-Malware):

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Re: Some AV protection

#52 Post by tactictoe » Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:36 am

I used Avast in the past and did enjoy it. I don't use it anymore. Why? It does block the output of compilation of software with: embarcadero product (Delphi and C++ IDE). It even put output release to it's quarantine zone. Sometime it crashed the PC during compilation so badly I lost hours of work. No matter what I tried to stop this behavior nothing worked but turn of the real time scanner. For me and me only I had to go with another solution.

This post to 'revive' the debate as I found it interesting.
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Re: Some AV protection

#53 Post by joby_toss » Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:14 am

Former Mozilla Engineer: Your Antivirus Is Poison, Remove It Now
Robert O'Callahan wrote:If you’re currently running third-party antivirus on your computer, remove it now. In case you’re considering buying one, don’t do it. Antivirus solutions are poison for the software ecosystem.
Original blog post: http://robert.ocallahan.org/2017/01/dis ... xcept.html

Note: I don't agree with everything he said, but that was a fun reading... :)

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Re: Some AV protection

#54 Post by Midas » Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:12 am

Revisiting the topic, I recently came across this unsettling info regarding antivirus software... :astonished:

RACK911 Labs has come up with a unique but simple method of using directory junctions (Windows) and symlinks (macOS & Linux) to turn almost every antivirus software into self-destructive tools.

BTW, related topic at viewtopic.php?t=23565.

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Re: Some AV protection

#55 Post by SYSTEM » Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:48 am

Midas wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:12 am
Revisiting the topic, I recently came across this unsettling info regarding antivirus software... :astonished:

RACK911 Labs has come up with a unique but simple method of using directory junctions (Windows) and symlinks (macOS & Linux) to turn almost every antivirus software into self-destructive tools.
WTF? That's a classic TOCTOU vulnerability. Security professionals of all people should be easily able to avoid it.
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Re: Some AV protection

#56 Post by Midas » Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:16 am

SYSTEM wrote:WTF? That's a classic TOCTOU vulnerability.

Is it? Great to know, then. Nothing like the expert overview... :sunglasses:

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