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#1 tia08

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 02:09 PM

For Anti-Virus I use AVG 8.0

Should I download Avira AntiVir And remove AVG 8.0?

How about for Spyware & Malware?
- I use MalwareBytes

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#2 extremeboy

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 02:16 PM

Hi tia08,
Your Anti-virus is fine. It depends your own prefrence. I like AVG 8.0 because it scans for everything and then lets you remove it or not. Avira stops when it finds an infection and lets you deal with it before proceeding. Avira's scan is alot faster than AVG's. For me I still like AVG better.
Note: Please do NOT Install more than one Anti-virus programs.

How about for Spyware & Malware?
- I use MalwareBytes

Malwarebytes is a on-demand scanner which is good but it doesn't provide you with real-time protection. I suggust you install Spybot with teatimer or maybe Spywaretermaniator.
In addition I recommend Superantispyware along with Spywareblaster.
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#3 tia08

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 02:24 PM

AVG 8.0 Use to take only like 2hours for me, NOW it takes almost 5 hours to scan.
Do you know what the problem is?

Also, Spywareblaster & Superantispyware Is a program together?

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 02:37 PM

Do you know what the problem is?

It is very likely that you have installed files, programs, etc. on the computer. More files=longer time to scan.

Also, Spywareblaster & Superantispyware Is a program together?

They are two different programs. Spywareblaster is a program and superantispyware is another.

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 03:13 PM

I'm using Avira AV, I find that its detection rates are far greater than that of AVG.
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Posted 06 July 2008 - 03:27 PM

I'm using Avira AV, I find that its detection rates are far greater than that of AVG.

Each product has there own different detection as malware/virus. Avira dected some of the batch files that I created are malicious while they are not malicious. There was a program with the batch file that could somewhat hide so Avira detected as a trojan. AVG dected nothing. It all depends how you like it or not. Some people might like a type of program that you don't like that's normal, we are all different. As long as you have a Anti-virus program you are good. Read some of the pinned topics in this forum for some tips on safe surfing.
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Posted 06 July 2008 - 03:29 PM

Yeah, I personally prefer AVG free. Personally, it's a step up from Norton antivirus :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 03:30 PM

While I agree that it is all down to user preference. I would prefer an AV that alerts me to too much as opposed to too little. I can then see what the problem is and take the appropriate action.
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Posted 06 July 2008 - 03:33 PM

While I agree that it is all down to user preference. I would prefer an AV that alerts me to too much as opposed to too little. I can then see what the problem is and take the appropriate action


But then, what's the point of all this HJT training? :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 03:39 PM

But then, what's the point of all this HJT training? :thumbsup:


We all need a little backup every now and then :flowers:
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Posted 06 July 2008 - 03:42 PM

But then, what's the point of all this HJT training?

Even with many layers of protection you still can get infected easily, even with great scanners you still can get infected.
That is why we use HJT to help us anaylze the infection. Mant scanners cannot remove the infection. Sometimes we need more tools that could help us. Those tools are specfically used to deal with that infection, which is more efficent than using an Anti-Virus scanners. Note that Hijackthis is also a spyware removal tool, Hijackthis cannot remove all the infections, therefore; we need other tools to help us.
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Posted 06 July 2008 - 03:47 PM

Lolz extremeboy! That was a joke :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 03:55 PM

I know. LOL but wanted tia08 to know incase he wants to join too...
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#14 tia08

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 03:00 AM

I know. LOL but wanted tia08 to know incase he wants to join too...


Hi i'm a girl btw. lol

& Well someone recommened Anti-Antivir.
I want something more better then AVG 8. :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 03:27 AM

You could have a look at an independent testing site like http://www.av-comparatives.org/ there is only a couple of percent difference between Avira and AVG.
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