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#1 Beckynva

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 12:35 PM

I was having issues with the computer. I ran MBAM and sure enough. In addition to the usual tracking cookies, I had 2 indtances of VUNDO and 2 instances of BHO trojan. MBAM quarantined and deleted them,and now all seems well.
My question is, what is the most effective free antitrojan program? One that gets rid of it before it even gets a chance to harm my computer.
Right now for security I use AVG free 8,with antivirus,antspyware etc. I also have a firewalled modem and/or router,and I use Windows firewall. My OS is WindowsXP pro SP3.
Should I download and use any other antivirus or antimalware programs to enhance what I have? If so,which ones will play nice iwth them. I am very careful to keep my stuff updated daily and yet these trojoans still got in somehow.

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 02:33 PM

MBAM and SuperAntiSpyware are about the best free ones out there, but they don't guard your system. They are all manually ran. I heard of one just the other day called Arovax shield that looks like it has an active guard on it, but I don't know how good it is. I know Spyware Terminator has an active shield, but it's not all the powerful a scanner. However, I've used Spyware Terminator and have never had a serious infection on this computer.
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 03:43 PM

OK. Thanks. Do you think that the antispyware I have on my AVG,in conjunction with MBAM is enough or should I add one of the others you mentioned?

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 09:30 PM

My own security software includes Avira Antivir, MBAM, SuperAntiSpyware, Spybot: S&D, and Spyware Terminator. I try to run a different spyware scanner every week. When it comes to spyware, the more the better. No single program will catch it all.
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Posted 01 June 2009 - 07:44 AM

I recommend taking advantage of the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Protection Module which uses advanced heuristic scanning technology to monitor your system and provide real-time protection to prevent the installation of most new malware. This technology monitors every process and stops malicious processes before they can infect your computer. The database that defines the heuristics is updated as often as there is something to add to it. Enabling the Protection Module feature requires reqistration and purchase of a license key that includes free lifetime upgrades and support. After activation, Malwarebytes can be set to update itself and schedule scans automatically on a daily basis. The Protection Module is not intrusive as it utilizes few system resources and should not conflict with other scanners or anti-virus programs.
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