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Staff opinions on best PC security software

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#1 wojjo58


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Posted 03 September 2010 - 09:03 AM

I notice the forum responders here all have their favorite tools for going after viruses, trojans, etc. Once the unwashed are cleaned, what software would this forum recommend to keep the masses in a state of grace? I am loosing confidence in the big name suites, and I'm thinking that a combination of freeware/cheapware would probably do as good, if not better, a job at keeping me safe. I'm guessing we need:

1) Anti-virus
2) Anti-malware
3) Anti-rootkit
4) Antie Emma
5) Anti-phishing
6) Anti-popup :flowers:
7) Email protection
...and probably others

I would like to solicite the experts here for their opinions. If this is an innappropriate place to post, excuse the bandwidth, and I will repost as directed. Thank you all for the work you do......for free? :thumbsup:

PS please disregard number 4...I've been re-directed one too many times...... :trumpet:

Mod Edit... Moved to AntiVirus discussions.
# 4 I use Oh Reee Oh

Edited by boopme, 03 September 2010 - 11:34 AM.

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#2 mute20


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Posted 04 September 2010 - 01:11 AM

You only really need the top 3 realistically to stay safe since the anti virus usually covers 5-7. These are my personal choices on what would be good for anyone.
1) Free) Microsoft essentials , payed) Nod 32/Eset
2) Free) Malwarebytes , Free) spyboy search and destroy
I will change this to anti spyware since it seems more relevent
4) Free) Superantispyware

#3 CStew23


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Posted 04 September 2010 - 01:15 PM

I've been a fan of AVG for years but, Avast isn't bad for anti-virus.

If we're talking about anti-ma;ware then absolutely Malwarebytes ranks at the top
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