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Using mbam,sperspyware, adkiller without anti-virus program?


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#1 pcquerent99

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 05:02 PM

 Hi guys,

This may seem like a stupid question, but if I downloaded MBAM, Superspywareanti-spyware,and TDK rootkiller,  would those free programs normally be sufficient protection as long as I scan manually everyday or even more often?

 I am still considering  getting AVAST but just wondered.



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 05:09 PM

Anti-virus and Anti-spyware (anti-malware) programs each perform different tasks as it relates to computer security and malware detection. Essentially, they look for and remove different types of malicious threats. In simplistic terms, an anti-virus program will focus on viruses, worms and Trojans while an anti-spyware program tends to focus more on spyware, adware and PUPS (potentially unwanted programs)?. However, there can be some overlap in functionality and detection features depending on the program's scanning engine, how the vendor defines a specific threat and what Naming Standards are used. Some vendors also add a modifier or additional information after the name that further describes what type of malware it is.
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Posted 04 August 2013 - 05:33 PM

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Hi

Thank s for the quick reply and links!



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Posted 04 August 2013 - 05:38 PM

You're welcome.
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