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Just reformatted and reinstalled XP and need some advice on programs.


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#1 sandman512

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 08:19 AM

I just reformatted and reinstalled XP on my PC. I am running, Avira and I am now looking for a real time Anti-Spyware. Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 09:21 AM

Worth a look, http://anti-spyware-review.toptenreviews.com/.

My personal choice for an antispyware program is SUPERAntiSpyware Free.

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 09:44 PM

Choosing a security toolkit with anti-virus, firewall and anti-malware programs is a matter of personal preference, your technical ability and experience, features offered, the amount of resources utilized, how it may affect system performance and what will work best for your system. Other factors to consider include effectiveness, user friendliness, ease of updating, ease of installation and removal. A particular combination that works well for one person may not work as well for another. There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone. You may need to experiment and find what is most suitable for your needs. Another factor to consider is whether you want to use paid for products or free alternatives.

Supplement your anti-virus by performing scans with trustworthy security tools like:For a list of more tools, please see Bleeping Computer's:I recommend Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and taking advantage of the Protection Module which uses advanced heuristic scanning technology to monitor your system and provide real-time protection to prevent the installation of most new malware. This technology monitors every process and stops malicious processes before they can infect your computer. Enabling the Protection Module feature requires reqistration and purchase of a license key that includes free lifetime upgrades and support. After activation, Malwarebytes can be set to update itself and schedule scans automatically on a daily basis. The Protection Module is not intrusive as it utilizes few system resources and should not conflict with other scanners or anti-virus programs.
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Posted 28 August 2010 - 08:06 AM

Thanks for the replies, much appreciated. Is there or should I use a REAL TIME anti-spyware? Thanks!
PS: Just read a little more, will use SUPER ANTI-SPYWARE.....

Edited by sandman512, 28 August 2010 - 08:10 AM.





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