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A GREAT guide to stay safe from computer infections!!!


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#1 Heafy

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 03:57 PM

Well seems like you came here for a guide on how to stay safe from getting your computer infected? Well, here is your safe-zone.

You will need two different types of software, these programs are called Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware. Here's a list of the best PAID and FREE versions of Anti-Virus(most important)

PAID (best to worst)

1.ESET NOD32
2.Kaspersky Anti-Virus
3.Norton 360
4.AVG pro.

Now time for the best FREE versions...

1. Avira Antivir.
2. Avast!
3. Pc Tools Anti-Virus.

Now time for the best Spyware removal tools, none of these are paid for, they are all FREE!

1. Malewarebytes Anti-Malware (pro edition is great)
2.SuperAnti-Spyware(SAS)
3. Spybot-Search and Destroy.
4. Pc tools Threatfire (not complete though)

Here are the links to the home page for each...

ESET: http://www.eset.com/

Kaspersky: http://www.kaspersky.com/

Norton: http://www.symantec.com/index.jsp

AVG (pro only): http://www.avg.com/

Avira: http://www.avira.com/en/pages/index.php

Avast!: www.avast.com/

Pc Tools: www.pctools.com/free-antivirus/

Spyware-

Super Anti Spyware: www.superantispyware.com/

Spybot: www.safer-networking.org/

threafire: www.threatfire.com/ :thumbsup:

GOOD LUCK!

Edited by Heafy, 19 August 2009 - 07:03 AM.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 12:13 AM

I would add MBAM to the anti-spyware list.

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 03:07 AM

IMHO this doesn't look like a guide, it's simply a short list of software that are your personal favorites.

Edited by Someones, 19 August 2009 - 03:08 AM.


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Posted 19 August 2009 - 05:16 AM

IMHO this doesn't look like a guide, it's simply a short list of software that are your personal favorites.

+1 on that and unless Spybot has made great strides in their program it is nowhere near the top of an anti-malware list. MBAM is and I would also recommend A-Squared as well for certain things.
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Posted 19 August 2009 - 07:02 AM

Lol that was weird, i just now downloaded mbam to test it, it runs great! thanks for the feedback
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Posted 19 August 2009 - 07:07 AM

A-Squared is very good. As are most of the other programs mentioned.

But last I knew, it was a bit prone to false positives. Some research may be need`d prior to allowing it to remove everything it finds.


A quick note concerning paid\free versions.

The free versions of the above mentioned programs are excellent but do have limited functionality compared to the paid vers. They are still all very good just the same.

Noticed firewalls were left out. If you are not behind a properly configured router and would like a bit more granular protection then the Windows FW provides I recommend one. Not only do`t I want things coming in, I like to know what is calling out to.

Edited by ThunderZ, 19 August 2009 - 07:15 AM.





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