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What Virus/spyware Do You Reccommend.?


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#1 tiaralynn08

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 09:21 AM

I got AVG 8.0 But I searched and found that its buggy.
What program virus scanner do you reccommend?
I am thinking of uninstalling AVG 8.0

Please bare in mind that I don't got the money to buy
so anything free is good. :D

thank you in advance.


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#2 tiaralynn08

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 09:56 AM

HELP please?

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 10:05 AM

go back to avg 7.5
or download avira
or avast

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 12:31 PM

Downloaded avg 7.5 and deleting AVG 8.0
when does the update stop on AVG 7.5 and will it still be good to use after the updates stop?

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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:18 PM

Downloaded avg 7.5 and deleting AVG 8.0
when does the update stop on AVG 7.5 and will it still be good to use after the updates stop?

see


http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...=145444&hl=

will it still be good to use after the updates stop


as an antivirus program is only effective if it IS up TO date at LEAST DAILY the answer is NO :thumbsup:

#6 tiaralynn08

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 12:53 AM

I reinstalled it :D

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 01:55 PM

Hello tiaralynn08,

I have closed your other topic, http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/148381/avg-80-help-please/ on the same issue to avoid confusion. Please keep your posts about this issue to this topic.

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#8 tiaralynn08

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 02:04 PM

^^ sorry and it's okay :]

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 12:05 PM

I put Avast on a relatives pc and I have been impressed with it.

If your looking for a good on-demand scanner you may want to try MBAM. You can download it from this link http://www.besttechie.net/tools/mbam-setup.exe

or this link

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Malwarebytes_Ant...ware_d5756.html

I haven't used the protection module, but the scanner is very effective and fast.

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 12:27 PM

Just a wee bit of clarification: to avoid disappointment etc, it is important to note that Malawarebytes is not compatible with all windows versions.

It is also important to note that, as this specific thread is discussing antivirus programs Malawarebytes is not an antivirus program :thumbsup:

(Also where links are concerned, it is useful, helpful, and a good practice to show from where the link (exe) came so that links can, if necessary, be clarified or verified by the thread reader or user).

Edited by Orange Blossom, 29 May 2008 - 07:09 PM.
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 06:05 PM

Ruby1

Thanks for the clarification. MBAM is not a virus program, but it can locate and remove some viruses (this recommendation did not anwer the question of antivirus program)/ Not all virus' programs are compatible with all OS. I guess I assume others would check that before downloading any program, be it an AV, AS, word processor, etc, but assumptions are what lead to problems. I can't edit the link at this point, but in the future I will be cognizant of your recommendation. Thanks

Edited by beversoll, 29 May 2008 - 06:14 PM.


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Posted 29 May 2008 - 06:11 PM

I would also say Avast or Avira.
I think Avast's scans took way too long, so I would just go back to avg 7.5 until the updates stop which is 12/12/08
If you want a good anti-spyware program I recommend Superantispyware, or spyware terminator.
Downloads can be found here:
http://www.superantispyware.com/
http://www.spywareterminator.com/

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