Re: malware bites question


JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

I think Windows Defender and Malwarebytes have different purposes, and
should coexist. Malwarebytes is useful as an on-demand scanner. Defender
should stay in the background and protect you against viruses and the like,
but not necessarily against malware, adware, etc. Some of these programmes
are not actually dangerous, but just really annoying, and when they for
example install along with a legitimate programme, Defender will not stop
them. However, a malwarebytes scan will find all their registry entries and
help you get rid of them. I know this because this happened to me on my
Windows 10 machine. So, use 'em both, just don't worry about having
Malwarebytes run as a background process, which is not really available for
more than forty days or so in the free version anyway.

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael
Capelle
Sent: December 11, 2017 7:28 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] malware bites question

i also use win defender on my win 10 laptop, no need for malware bytes.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 6:22 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] malware bites question

I have Windows Defender and I do not get any warnings.



On 12/11/2017 5:20 AM, Gary Metzler wrote:
Hi Ron,

I am using windows defender.

-----Original Message----- From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 12:57 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] malware bites question

Hi Barry,


I don't know what anti virus program you are using, but with
many--particularly McAfee and Symantec products, they give a lot of
false positives. I remember when people running NVDA had all sorts of
problems with Symantec which kept eating up NVDA whenever it updated.


On 12/10/2017 8:45 PM, Gary Metzler wrote:
Hi Ron,
A few months ago someone gave a link to bible seeker. I tried to
install it but, it didn't install. I guess it was a virus.

-----Original Message----- From: Ron Canazzi
Sent: Sunday, December 10, 2017 8:30 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] malware bites question

Hi Barry.


I have run Bible Seeker and its various components for years with no
problems. This must be a false positive.



On 12/10/2017 8:05 PM, Gary Metzler wrote:
Hi Anthony,

The threat is from bible seeker. I hope this helps.

-----Original Message----- From: Antony Stone
Sent: Sunday, December 10, 2017 12:24 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] malware bites question

What problem did it report?

Without knowing what the "threat" is, we can't usefully advise on
what to do about it.

Antony.

On Sunday 10 December 2017 at 17:39:02, Gary Metzler wrote:

Hi All,

I ran the free trial of malware bites and it found a threat. How do
I delete it? I am using the latest windows and nvda. Thanks for
any help.Regards, Gary kn4ox sendto: gmtravel@comcast.net
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