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#1 han1599

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 01:11 AM

Last week I had viruses removed from my PC. This was the second time within two weeks. I was using Trend Micro Antivirus -Antispywar, since then it has expired. Whats the best malware protection? I am seeking free downloads today, but will be willing to purchase later. I am in school online and browse quite often. Please provide recommendations for both. Thanks :huh:

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 01:29 AM

- Avast! free antivirus: http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html
- Avira free antivirus: http://www.free-av.com/en/download/1/avira..._antivirus.html


Antispyware tools:

- Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (trial version is fully functionable): http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
- SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition: http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 01:33 AM

For realtime protection download Microsofts Security Essentials http://www.microsoft.com/SECURITY_ESSENTIALS/

For malware down load the free version of MalwareBytes and run only on demand one a week or when needed http://www.malwarebytes.org/

As a backup you can run Spybot Search & destroy http://www.safer-networking.org/en/ownmirrors1/index.html

All are free and offer pretty good protection as long as you keep them updated.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 01:35 AM

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 01:40 AM

Thank you

You're welcome. :huh:

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 01:51 AM

Since trend has expired, is there anything I need to remove before installing others? Are they difficult to download

I am so new at this. What do you recommend when I decide to purchase?

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 02:17 AM

Since trend has expired, is there anything I need to remove before installing others? Are they difficult to download

I am so new at this. What do you recommend when I decide to purchase?

You should remove Trend from your computer if it is expired. Use the uninstall.exe that came with the program, it usually does the bst job of removing what it put there.

Well as for suggestions, you want to look for an Anti-Virus program that protects your computer and scans your email attachments and such with realtime protection.
But you don't want a program that does it with what we call bloatware (too many added attractions so to speak) or one that hogs resources while doing its job of protecting you.

Microsofts Security Essentials does not hog resources and does not come with (added attractions) You might actually like it and its free fully functional.

Also the other programs I listed above are great for spyware and malware scanning, Spybot is never offered for a fee, they just ask for donations to help keep things going and the program does work!

Samething with Malwarebytes, realtime 24 hour protection does require the purchased version, but the free version does work, but you have to run the scans manually.

Avast! & Avira I have never used as Broni mentioned above, so it is best he speaks about those programs.

By the way Broni I didn't see you were also posting to the thread same time I was, just took me longer to edit my typos. :huh:

So I would try those for a while, they are not hard to install and are pretty easy to use, pretty much the scanning feaures are right on the programs main startup page.

Just make sure you update them before running a scan, Security Essentials can be sheduled to run a weekly or daily scan at the time you choose.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 02:32 AM

This provides more clarity. I will take your advice and download. If I have any more questions I will contact.
Thanks again.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 10:07 AM

By the way Broni I didn't see you were also posting to the thread same time I was

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 05:44 PM

How to uninstall older versions of Trend Micro products using the Trend Micro Diagnostic Toolkit?

Try that to see if it works on your version.




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