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It is worth posting a 2014 update to this question. We have seen Windows Defender for Win 7/8/8.1 freefall in it's effectiveness. In the last 9 months we have had email and web exploits install Trojans onto client machines, and have therefore replaced it with a commercial paid for solution (un-named here, this is not an advertisement for another product). ...


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Why not? If Malwarebytes catches things that AVG doesn't you're perfectly right. Problems arise as soon as you have multiple real-time scans running synchronously, which you haven't. There's nothing to be said against running those "remove-my-evil-malware" tools from time to time.


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I've already answered this question a few times here. Have a look at this answer in particular: Virus scanner on server And in particular this part: The concept of a virus implies a user at an interactive session. Someone opening email in Outlook or documents in Word, or running programs they received in an email. A virus implies a human element. ...


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Yes, full disk encryption is designed to stop those exact attack tools from operating. And that's a good thing, not a bad thing. Tools like a RescueCD exist only to clean up the mess after someone incompetent failed to take proper care of their system. In a properly managed system, the admin will have made periodic backups of important files. A crash ...


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The internal infrastructure of many many high profile organizations is partially or entirely made up from Linux (Google for example) yet there are nearly no anti-virus products available for Linux. There are, however, 6 different MAC frameworks built into the Linux kernel itself. I won't go as far as to say that anti-virus is nothing but a marketing scam ...


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Yes, Macs can be infected by malware, too - just like basically any other computer system. They have been explicitly targeted by malware creators in the more recent years, which coincides with their gain in popularity. The question on what options there are for cleaning such a system can get philosophical. Personally I would recommend you to reinstall the ...



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