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Replacement for Adaware


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#1 theprofessor

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 05:55 PM

Is there a better replacement for Adaware? Ive been running this for some time and it never picks up anything but uses lots of resources. Dont know if its doing its job or if nothing at all. It is the only real time protection I have at the time. Is WinPatrol or Comodo BOClean better?

Currently I run this (free versions):

Avira
Spybot SD (no tea timer)
Spywareblaster
MBAM (free, so no real time)
SAS (free, so no real time)

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#2 Swordie

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 06:02 PM

Overtime, Ad-Aware has become a bit.. Well.. Clogged. It doesn't do it's job as efficiently as before. And really, if you have Avira/Avast as a AV, Comodo as a Firewall, you really should really worry about Real-Time Anti-Malware. Just scan every week, and you'll be fine.

I've heard WinPatrol is alright, not even sure what Comodo BOClean is, but anything with Comodo is pretty good. I think running SuperAntiMalware and MBAM will do the job perfectly. Real-Times are resource hogs most of the time :thumbsup:
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Posted 01 March 2009 - 06:19 PM

Maybe PC Tools Threatfire?

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 07:43 PM

Maybe PC Tools Threatfire?


Isn't Threatfire an AV?
Nevertheless, go and download it, install it, and run a scan.
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Posted 01 March 2009 - 09:05 PM

Yeah I think Threatfire is an Anti-Virus. Its like one of them all in one suite deals.

Edited by theprofessor, 01 March 2009 - 09:06 PM.


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Posted 01 March 2009 - 09:15 PM

Threatfire can be run without registering in Windows Security Center, it is only realtime behavior scanning of programs and files looking for problems. It also has a scanner built in for manually looking for rootkits.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 09:28 PM

Threatfire is not an AV. It uses behavior analysis, rather than definitions, to identify potential nasties.

Edited by FiOS Dan, 01 March 2009 - 09:28 PM.

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