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Another Reason to Hate Trend Micro…

Tonight, one of my new clients asked me to clean up a rogue anti-virus app and install his new anti-virus, Trend Micro Titanium (…whatever that means).  I popped the disc in, clicked install and bam!

Check out the screen shot below (click to enlarge):Trend-Micro-Titanium

Are you F’n kidd’in me?  Trend Micro is NOT compatible with an On-Demand scanner (the free version of MalwareBytes is not real-time)?  Personally, if it were me, I’d cancel this install and buy a full copy of MalwareBytes (which includes really good real-time protection).

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Moving To MSE – My Microsoft Security Essentials Settings

I was busy last night moving all six of our family PC’s from Avira to MSE (gotta go take care of mom tonight 😛 ). I have to admit it’s much faster on quick scans (as compared to the beta), so fast in fact I decided to do them every night.

I’m guessing this will be one of the largest AV clouds on earth, so detection rates will most likely be sky high. Here’s how I configured my Microsoft Security Essentials.

So, here is my settings tab. On scheduled scan I’m running a scheduled quick scan every night at 2 am. All of our PC’s run 24/7 so this works best for us. I’m not really concerned about my pc since I’m using DefenseWall on it, but the wife and her aunt always seem to find trouble (usually minor though).

On Default actions I’ve chosen to just quarantine everything. I never like to remove a threat unless I’m positive it’s a threat.

My Real-time protection settings are set to defaults and so far I have NO exclusions.

On the Advanced settings I have selected “Scan removable drives”. Since my flash drive has the habit of getting infected with worms this is a must for our house.

And finally, I selected Advanced membership for the Microsoft SpyNet

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Malwarebytes Real-time Protection Only Prevents, Doesn’t Remove

Ok, I feel like an idiot. I didn’t realize that the Malwarebytes real-time protection module only prevents malware from being installed; it does NOT terminate and remove malware currently present in real-time. Personally for me I could care less. I’ve only ever used the free version of Malwarebytes for removal of malware, not for protection (and it does a fantastic job…not complaining there).

My suggestion to the Malwarebytes team is this: Please identify, terminate and remove threats already present on our computers in realtime. Until Malwarebytes has this basic real-time functionality I’m not sure why anyone would pay for it? What do you guys think?

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