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#1 daic

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 05:45 PM

If you were going to buy PC Protection, such as AVIRA Pro, AD-Aware PRO, etc., which program combination's would be a good buy for anti-virus/spyware/malware?

Hoping to narrow down the free-ware programs used, that perhaps a bought one could handle multiple.

Any suggestions?

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Currently using : AVIRA Antivir Personal, Spywareguard, Ad-Aware Free, Spywareblaster, Spybot: Search and Destroy.

Edited by hamluis, 23 July 2010 - 06:20 PM.
Moved from XP to Antivirus Protection ~ Hamluis.

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 08:41 PM

Avira
Immunet 2.0 free
Prevx safe on line free from face book
Hard & soft firewalls
Sandboxie free confiqured to drop rights and delete upon exit.
lua
uac on high
ie8 for browser.
malwarebytes free for on demand scans only
superantispyware free for on demand scans only.
Or you can do what i do and run lua-sandboxie-returnil-hard & soft firewalls-no a/v's-no anti malware-no infections.

Edited by the dummy, 23 July 2010 - 08:47 PM.


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Posted 23 July 2010 - 08:52 PM

Software like avast! and Avira are both an anti-virus and anti-malware so you do not need many different tools. The paid versions of these security tools provides even more functionality. But for added security and feeding your paranoia, you can install Malwarebytes anti-malware (for manual scanning only). My personal favorite is avast! these days.

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 09:36 PM

Before you purchase anything, see if there is a trial offer. Most of the major players offer a fully functional trial. Install it. This will give you a chance to see if it plays nice with your system, if it's user-friendly, etc.

If you do like it and want to purchase, wait until the trial period is almost over. If you had to provide an email address when getting the trial, they may offer you a purchase discount.

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Posted 23 July 2010 - 11:42 PM

Thanks for the relays everyone.

It is not paranoia that provoked this questions, just a question of a single software could lead to a more complete protection without having to run a few of the free-ware programs.

Is what i have overkill? (Aside from the Firewall).

I just meant to see if anyone had a good experience with a program that seemed to cover the basics, appears the everyone uses freeware opposed from buying the full product, and supplements other programs to fill in the blanks.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 12:24 AM

appears the everyone uses freeware opposed from buying the full product, and supplements other programs to fill in the blanks.


I use avast! paid version. But that is my personal choice.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 12:31 AM

Thanks Romeo29!

Searched a few, trying to get a program that has Anti-Virus/Spyware/Maleware scanner in the program, instead of having to use a couple for the scan.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 01:11 AM

I would say you are under protected. To many people still rely on a/v's not knowing how quickly they are bypassed by modern malware.

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Posted 24 July 2010 - 08:14 AM

Malware comes in so many forms that multiple, overlapping tools are needed to maximize your protection.

One program may find something another one didn't.

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 12:43 AM

Can anyone recommend a malware/spyware cleaner? (Or even just a malware cleaner)

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 08:38 AM

I have allready listed 2 of the ones you should have downloaded and ran by now. :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 06:28 PM

daic,

The free ones are great to use why spend the money on a paid product.

Avast 5 Free
Out Post Firewall Free
Win Patrol Free
MBAM free
SAS free
Spyware Blaster free
Revo Uninstaller and Ccleaner for clean up both free

I also use many free apps for editing and burning pictures, slide shows and music.

What you are using now is not overkill Spybot and Adaware are a bit out dated, I used them once upon a time but there are better ones now.

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 07:29 AM

Thanks danjmilos for your input.

I have seen from many programs that the biggest things you get for the payed program is mostly active support from their techs.

I have been trying IObit 360 Security (along with my other freeware), and it seems like a decent addition for protection.

danjmilos, you mentioned that Spybot and Ad-aware are outdated, i have seen that Ad-Aware could be replaced with what i have but have seen Spybot pick up on things Ad-Aware and Avira did not pick up (small things of course, nothing major).

Am thinking of dropping Ad-Aware from system, seems what i have installed is covering what Ad-Aware can do.

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 06:45 PM

daic,

IObit 360 Security is on a lot of peoples' do not use list. It was found out that they were using definitions and detections verbatim from MBAM which was giving them a rating undeserved because they put no work into there program. If you do a search you can read the whole story about it. They may have straightened up there act or not don't think I'll use any of there products again and they had a kick-ass defragger.

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Posted 26 July 2010 - 06:57 PM

Here's a link to a thread on another forum.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-f...signatures.html

Dan




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