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#1 sharpie


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Posted 03 February 2010 - 10:07 PM

i have a new win 7 laptop and for vir. protection im using avast. what should i be using for spyware and malware? in one of my other posts i read that the windows 7 firewall is pretty good and that sygate (the one i used in the past) wouldnt work on 7.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 10:11 PM

If you're using the new Avast5, which I use, it now has anti-spyware built in! I also use Malwarebytes Antimalware as an on-demand scanner only. There have been reported problems running the new Avast5 with MBAM running realtime. I've always used Comodo FW with Defense+ enabled. It, along with Avast5 AV, are running just fine on my Win7 x64 Home Premium on a brand new pc.

Edited by buttoni, 03 February 2010 - 10:30 PM.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 11:18 PM

Yes, Avast! is all you need for active protection (anti-virus and anti-spyware). But it is a good idea to use on-demand scanners occasionally, as well. MBAM and SUPER Anti-spyware are good ones. :huh:
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