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In Windows 8.1, how to know if Early Launch Anti-Malware (ELAM) will work with the Anti-Virus Program?

When looking up about security in Windows 8 / Windows 8.1. I read here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/dn168167.aspx (Securing the Windows 8 Boot Process) that Early Launch Anti-Malware ...
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malicious ip/website blocked - on a legit program? help needed

Im fairly okay with PCs but when it comes to networking im quite lost withe details. My brother started up mount and blade war band napleonic wars - an official game and played multi player and ...
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Antimalware Service Executable

I have or had Windows XP. Now receiving a pop-up window at the beginning of start-up. What is Antimalware Service Executable? should I click on the "Send Error Report" box below in this window? Is it ...
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What's the difference between “anti-virus”, “anti-malware” and “anti-spyware” tools?

Many products (such as Norton or McAfee) advertise as "anti-virus" tools or suites, while others advertise as "anti-malware" (like Malwarebytes), and even more as "anti-spyware" (Spybot S&D). Are ...
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How do I set Microsoft Security Essentials to prompt me on what to do when it detects a virus or malware?

How do I set MSE to prompt me on what to do when it detects a virus or malware? It seems that MSE's real-time protection only allows a default automated option when it detects a virus or malware. In ...
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Does Malwarebytes have a sleep mode?

A couple of days ago I started running Malwarebytes on my wife's PC. Finally, this morning I stopped it from running, after it had run for a little over 44 hours. That seems way longer than I've ...
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How do I get rid of a keylogger? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? I recently lost my access to my online gaming account. I had to report to customer service and they asked ...
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How is ThreatExpert Memory Scanner different from the likes of MalwareBytes, etc?

I understand that ThreatExpert Memory Scanner scans memory objects however is this not the same as what MalwareBytes does or any other anti-malware? http://www.threatexpert.com/memoryscanner.aspx
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Malwarebytes vs Anti-Virus? [closed]

What are the differences between Malwarebytes and a premium Anti-Virus? By premium, I mean anti-virus suites that isn't free (e.g. Norton and McAfee). Better yet, what are differences between ...
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Is there any reason to change the .exe file association on Windows?

A lot of viruses/malware these days hijack the .exe file association on Windows. The default value for an exe file is "%1" %*, which is fine. It launches the exe file with any arguments passed to it. ...
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Anti virus integration for Thunderbird?

Basic, newbie question: I am preparing to do a new system installation of Windows, and would like to setup Thunderbird for email. Since I am beginning with a clean slate, how should I setup my ...
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Hijack.StartMenu Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a false positive?

I just ran the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware quick scan for the first time and it found: Registry Data Items Infected: ...
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Removing infected files after scanning with Malwarebytes' Anti Malware

Is it ok to remove the infected files after i scan my computer using Malwarebytes' Anti Malware? does it can't affect my files when i remove the selected infections?
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How to get a free full anti malware coverage on windows?

There are many specialized anti malware applications, namely: Anti-virus Anti-spyware Anti-malware Anti-rootkit And so on. What combination of free Windows tools would protect me from any sort of ...
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Is Microsoft Security Essentials a solid security suite [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Would Microsoft Security Essentials be adequate protection? With the release of Microsoft's new Free security suite; Microsoft Security Essentials, the question has to be ...