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July 13, 2010
2:10 PM
Conn Platt
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I thought i'd start this thread, since i generally always get those times where i see a program then think, "is it really worth installing, Connah?" (<<OMG MY REAL NAME!!!Laugh) "or is it just gonna be one of those install look at it for 1 minute find out it's useless then uninstall". Because i'm fed up with doing that.

 

So i'll start off and anyone can join in with any programs they are curious about, i don't mind as long as i get answersWink.

 

Is Trend Micro's RUBotted worth keeping installed, does Norton Internet Security 2010 or SuperAntispyware already handle bots?

 

I've installed RUBotted and it says (AFTER WAITING 15 Minutes for it to download then install!!!!!!) that there are no bots -_-. So is it worth keeping or was it even worth installing?

 

http://free.antivirus.com/rubotted/      

^^^BTW don't be put off by the URL it is Trend micro's domian, even though it seems more like a dodgy scareware domain.

 

EDIT: and one more thing, i have said this before but i will say it again, i know a lot of people think (or thought) Norton is/was rubbish (nicer word) but don't even bother trying to push me off it, because i will not bother listening to it :D I'm sticking with Norton to hell if i must! :D

Difficult, to be sure…..but it shall be done!!
July 13, 2010
2:39 PM
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Trash TrendMicro. It's useless AV program.

Latest AV reviews (2010): http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/kill

Trend Micro Review (2010): http://www.maximumpc.com/article/reviews/trend_micro_internet_security_pro_30

 

To shorten things up, TrendMicro tends to lag, annoy, and make you want to burn your computer into ashes. Yep, that's Trend Micro. Lag is the big annoyance; long boot time, start-up of the program, customization lags… and the "annoying part" is the website adviser thing… and finally, it failed to find most of the viruses MaximumPC unleashed from HELL.

 

So why bother using TrendMicro? DON'T USE IT! …but yes, keep Norton. That's 80 times better than TrendMicro. Even though it lags down system performance like Kaspersky does, it' still one heck of a great AV program! Probably the next great AV to ESET? I dunno…

 

Super Anti-Spyware? Keep it. Or else. It's like Malwarebytes' a great supplement AV which partners up with your current AV and it acts as a mini-backup. Besides, it's lightweight and great! Rivaled to only Malwarebytes'… it's a definite keeper.

July 13, 2010
2:43 PM
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Or MSSE, it has the best engine out of all the free ones, and unless you pirate software or movies or stuff-which you're strictly forbidden to talk about on dotTech-it's perfectly safe and doesn't invade your privacy.

Rereading this I sound like Zuckerberg of Facebook (privacy shmrivacy!)

Oh, the site that was :(
July 13, 2010
2:47 PM
Conn Platt
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Just to Reiterate,

 

Trend Micro's RUBotted <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Not Trend Micro's Antivirus 

 

Anyone that has misread such as the post after mine (Lascannon) please read again. 

 

EDIT: Ooops sorry Locutus, you posted while i was typing, so the message read wrong. 

Difficult, to be sure…..but it shall be done!!
July 13, 2010
3:37 PM
Lascannon
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@Conn09

Still TrendMicro is useless… no offense. If their AV sucks, (that's not offending right?) then that means their "sub" programs aren't any good then. Makes sense?

 

@Locutus

That sounded familiar… Confused Lawl… 
But MSE has customization issues; you can't customize that many options than other AV programs. But again, it still pwns in detecting malware and all that.

July 13, 2010
4:39 PM
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I actually know nothing about TrendMicro, but even if one product from a company is bad, it does NOT mean all of them are.

As for MSE not being customizable, I don't understand why you need much customization in an AV product. I like AV stuff to be install and forget. The more options, etc. the more likely I am to change something that makes it less effective--and that's from an experienced IT person. For the average user, AV software should have next to no options, I think.

July 13, 2010
4:50 PM
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Typically Lascannon would be right, in my opinion. If a company's flagship software is not that good, chances are their other software wont be that good either. However, in this case I agree with Karen and Conn09 because while TM's AV may not be that great, they have some very handy utilites for people to use.

July 13, 2010
5:10 PM
Lascannon
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karen said:

I actually know nothing about TrendMicro, but even if one product from a company is bad, it does NOT mean all of them are.

As for MSE not being customizable, I don't understand why you need much customization in an AV product. I like AV stuff to be install and forget. The more options, etc. the more likely I am to change something that makes it less effective–and that's from an experienced IT person. For the average user, AV software should have next to no options, I think.


Well, for power-users like me, I like more custmization rather than limited. Such as more options with the "live protect module" thing. Just click the link, and read the article that I posted earlier on. They explain it completely.
July 15, 2010
5:22 AM
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arent all these avs listed free versions?!

I Love Freebies
July 15, 2010
11:02 AM
Conn Platt
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No ones answered my question thoughConfused

 

In fact Lascannon took it off topic with his first post. I guess i'll answer it myself then:

 

The program RUBotted from Trend Micro, is on initial use quite useful, although it did not show much at first, it merely gives a tick and says it's safe and a cross when there is a bot, although the problem is that it displays anything, the problem with mine was that it found the IP of a site that it thought was unsafe but was in fact completely safe, the only way to then clean up any bots is to download the Trend Micro House Call scanning program, i did so and scanned my PC as RUBotted said and it found nothing, but even then the red cross to say it is unsafe was still there and could not be removed, so for my uses RUBotted it completely useless unfortunately. Effectively this "Bot" was just the program's misconception of another site and i would hate to think how many times it would pop up talking about false positives.

 

If it was able to detect and remove bots efficiently then i would have loved it, but i am afraid it was off to Revo for an uninstall. 

Difficult, to be sure…..but it shall be done!!
July 15, 2010
2:58 PM
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@Conn09

Sorry… Embarassed Just curious, you do know HouseCall is portable right? …and do you also know there's a portable Kasperksy AV? It's quite neat! Laugh

 

Anyways… did you even check if Norton and Super Anti-Spyware had "anti-bot" in the first place?

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