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#1 brenmel123

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 10:12 PM

Does anyone know the best malware programs that work well and that are freeware? I have spybot and SuperAntiSpyware. They work, but am looking for anything else that may be good quality.
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Posted 12 December 2009 - 10:29 AM

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is by far one of, if not, the best, anti-malware program out there. Plus, its free :D

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 09:54 PM

Thank you. Is this one sufficient alone? I have Spybot and SuperAntiSpyware, cuz someone told me to get both. I hate having more than I need.
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Posted 12 December 2009 - 10:01 PM

As a general rule, using more than one anti-spyware program like Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, SuperAntispyware, Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware, etc will not conflict with each other or your anti-virus if using them as stand-alone scanners. In fact, doing so increases your protection coverage without causing the same kind of conflicts or affecting the stability of your system that can occur when using more than one anti-virus. The overlap of protection from using different signature databases will aid in detection and removal of more threats when scanning your system for malware. However, if using any of their real-time resident shields (TeaTimer, Ad-Watch, MBAM Protection Module, Spyware Terminator Shields, etc) together at the same time, there can be conflicts when each application tries to compete for resources and exclusive rights to perform an action. Additionally, competing tools may even provide redundant alerts which can be annoying and/or confusing. Keep in mind that you can overkill a system with resource heavy security programs that will slow down performance.

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#5 brenmel123

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 10:44 PM

thank you. Do you recommend more than one? Do you use this one solely? I have run in to the redundant problems and them running in the background, but I was infested awhile back and after I finally got clean, I wanted to make sure I was good!

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 08:48 AM

I have Malwarebytes and SUPERantispyware both installed on my machine, I use them as stand alone scanners only. It would be safe to add Spybot S&D to these 2 programs, but make sure you only have 1 real time protection enabled (Spybot's TeaTimer for instance)




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