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#1 PinoyNoob

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 04:34 AM

ok i have avast antivirus, will i download an antispyware like superantispyware and antimalware like malwarebytes or should i stick with my avast antivirus? thanks

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 07:23 AM

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SUPERAntiSpyware Free are both anti-malware scanners intended to supplement an anti-virus (avast, AVG, Eset, etc) not replace it.
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 09:28 AM

^ I agree. Just have these two programs installed and use them regularly.

While AVAST offers real-time protection from viruses and other major threats, it's good to have two passive, spyware & malware specific programs ready to take action.
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 06:41 AM

Morning PinoyNoob, I just wanted to 2nd (or perhaps 3rd or 4th) the idea of installing malwarebytes, which I use in conjunction with Avast! without any problems, and I'm running the PRO version, although I ran the Free version for almost a year without any issues.


I also have SuperAntiSpyware which I run about once a week, after updating & doing a complete scan, I just shut it back down until the next time I want/need it. It is never running until I tell it to.


I used Avira before I switched to Avast! and while Avast! may be getting 'larger' there are some pesky add-ons/pop ups with the latest version of Avira that drove me away from it, but that was a personal decision not any reflection on how Avira performed, and please note, I think it performed well.

Hope that helps.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 08:01 AM

there are some pesky add-ons/pop ups with the latest version of Avira that drove me away from it


Yes, Avira now includes Ask.com Toolbar pre-checked by default during installation

Many anti-virus vendors are bundling toolbars and other software with their products. If pre-checked by default that means you need to uncheck that option during installation if you don't want it.
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 08:40 AM

quietman7, thanks for the link.

PinoyNoob, you should read some of the postings there to get an idea of what drove me (and many others, I suspect) away from Avira.

The largest culprit was this post:

If you don't do this convoluted method, which basically amounts to a reinstall (but via "modify" in the Programs and Features section of Control Panel), then you have the "closed umbrella" icon, which with Avira it means there's something not working right.

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The closed umbrella can be resolved but it's, as mentioned, rather complicated for an average user and results in the closed umbrella, which is foolish and, in my opinion, an irresponsible scare tactic.

:angry: Ok, that's the end of my rant.

Thank you for listening.

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