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#1 chopficaro

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 01:10 PM

everything i download wastes my time scanning and then it says i have to register to fix the problems. u even have to pay for avg and spybot s&d now. im tired of backing everything up and reformatting. any links would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 01:20 PM

Hi

u even have to pay for avg and spybot s&d now.


No you don't. Spybot S&D and AVG are still free.
Follow this link to download Spybot S&D http://www.safer-networking.org/en/spybotsd/index.html
Follow this link to download AVG Free http://free.avg.com/
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Posted 04 April 2009 - 04:42 PM

Firstly I have found that Spybot S&D, leaves unwanted xml scripts on your comptuer, which in turn makes for more spyware ect...
Though I have heard nothing but good from AVG, I still don't really like it, though I do like it enough to recommend it...
If you really want free security... Get Avast, and Adaware... With Avast you get a 60 day trial, after the trial you do have to register, but all that is, is giving them your name, your email, and your country...
Avast ... http://avast.com
Adaware ... http://lavasoft.com

#4 Romeo29

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 05:01 PM

Free for Home use : Avast and Avira Antivirus. Both work great :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 05:36 PM

Super Antispyware Free and MalwareBytes AntiMalware free are the two best programs to keep on your computer. Just update every few days so they will be ready when needed. The free versions do all but real time protection.

I have Winpatrol and Spyware Blaster for real time protection. Both are free and fully functional.

No programs can keep you from using P2Ps, pirated software and opening unknown attachments and links.

Using the Firefox browser with the addons NoScript and Adblock Plus will prevent driveby installs, click jacking and many more types of malware installs. The two addons will also block all ads.

Spybot and AdAware are not being recommended by the pros these days. They can't hold a candle to SAS and MBAM for ease of finding and removing malware.

http://www.superantispyware.com/
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
http://www.winpatrol.com/
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/firefox.html
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/722
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/se...lus&cat=all

Use Secunia online scanner to scan your programs for missing updates/patches. Many unpatched programs have been exploited such as media programs (WMP, Real, Quicktime), Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader.
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/online/

Edited by buddy215, 04 April 2009 - 05:48 PM.

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 01:28 PM

Buddy, SAS I might try at some point in time with a test computer/environment, though it is not something I would be enough trust in for my computer... Though taking a look at it, I do like that it does have rootkit removal... But the real time doesn't seem to be free...
I use Avast AE, it is free, it includes real time protection, and it automatically updates itself... Coming from an Administrative position, or a Webmaster's position... It is a very use full piece of arsenal...

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 03:22 PM

Using the Firefox browser with the addons NoScript and Adblock Plus will prevent driveby installs, click jacking and many more types of malware installs. The two addons will also block all ads.


Blocking ads is not desired from a webmaster's point of view. I think even BC earns revenue from advertising.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 04:29 PM

Blocking tons of ads from fraudsters, scams, porno, popups and ads that blink and flash seems to me to be the right thing
to do. To each his own.
When websites and ad purveyors stop allowing these type of ads, maybe I will reconsider suggesting blocking them. Maybe.
“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
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Posted 05 April 2009 - 05:13 PM

Commenting on your #5 Buddy215. I have all the programs you linked,and also Avira Personal Free,and this is a great combination of Security Programs, that don't conflict with each other,and are not heavy on the OS,compared to some mentioned.
SAS and MBAM, are handy to have installed,as these two are used often to get rid of real nasties.
There is a chance if get hit by bad Malware,you may not be able to download SAS and MBAM,so good to already have them installed.IMO. :thumbsup:


















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