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Looking for good Anti-Spyware/Malware


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#1 Salduchi

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 11:49 PM

Hello Guys, I'm running Windows 7. I'm using Microsoft Security Essentials. I normally run a separate Malware/Spyware. I had Spyhunter but it lapsed today. I was wondering if you can recommend a better replacement. Thanks you.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 11:52 PM

Use Malwarebytes as it will get rid of every nasty malware.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 11:57 PM

That was one of the options I was looking at. I beleive it comes with a lifetime license also.

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 11:59 PM

You can either get a free or paid version. Other than malwarebytes, theres super anti spyware which works fine with it.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 12:01 AM

Hmmm...could you tell me what the paid offers over the free version? Thanks for your help.


Edit: I think I found the answer..."Do note that the real-time protection is restricted to the paid version, as is the scheduler for updates and scans"

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 02:55 AM

You might wanna switch to a different anti virus program. If you browse further into this forum, you'll found out what would be one of the best free ones out there. :thumbup2:

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 03:05 AM

So my Microsoft Security Essentials sucks? Well that sucks. :P I'll look and try to find the others you mentioned. Thanks again.

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 06:11 AM

Errr I didnt say it sucks. :whistle:
I'm just giving you out some options to work side by side with malwarebytes. :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 06:38 AM

The full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Pro) includes a real-time Protection Module that uses advanced heuristic scanning technology to monitor your system and the ability to schedule updates. This technology runs at startup where it monitors every process and helps stop malicious processes before they can infect your computer. The database that defines the heuristics is updated as often as there is something to add to it. Keep in mind that Malwarebytes does not act as a real-time protection scanner for every file like an anti-virus program so it is intended to be a supplement, not a substitute. Those who purchase the full version receive a license key via email which includes a lifetime of free upgrades and support. For corporate and business customers, annual licenses are required. 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. If you choose the free version, you can just use it as a stand-alone scanner, however, Malwarebytes' service (mbamservice.exe) will still show in Task Manager which is normal.

If any conflicts between Malwarebytes' and another security program are reported, suggested solutions are usually provided in the Common Issues, Questions, and their Solutions, FAQs thread. I know and have worked with some members of the research team so I can attest that they make every effort to resolve issues as quickly as possible.


Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is a free antivirus solution which provides real-time protection that guards against viruses and malicious software. This page provides a brief overview of features and related security links. MSE Support provides several How-to videos for installing, scanning and addressing a detected threat. MSE was originally developed as a scaled-down version of and replacement for Windows OneCare and was aimed at users who either could not or did not want to pay for anti-virus and anti-malware software.

Reviews:Microsoft Security Essentials auto-updates once every 24 hours and there is no setting within MSE to change the scheduled time or frequency. See the MSE Definitions/Signatures Update FAQ. However, you can always manually download the latest Microsoft Security Essentials updates from the Microsoft Malware Protection Center Portal.
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Posted 09 May 2011 - 01:45 PM

Excellent. I just purchased the full version of Malwarebytes. Thank you :thumbup2:

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 02:08 PM

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