is a free portable adware cleaner created by Xplode
(a BC Security Colleague) that will search for and remove many potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), adware, toolbars, browser hijackers, extensions, add-ons, browser helper objects (BHOs) and other junkware to include many related registry entries (values, keys). It will also clean FF and Chrome extensions and Add-ons. In some cases AdwCleaner may detect items related to legitimate programs...a search should always be performed first so the detections can be reviewed. When first run AdwCleaner includes options under the tabs to show what was found and to allow disabling detections you want to keep since not all detections are necessarily bad. The only things you can't uncheck is Chrome and Firefox preferences lines but you still can view them in the "Chrome" and "Firefox" tab.Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit
(MBAE) runs in the background and monitors popular applications, preventing vulnerabilities in the software from being exploited. MBAE runs as a standard Windows Service instead of as a stand-alone EXE which used to be launched from the TaskScheduler.
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Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit, formerly ExploitShield by ZeroVulnerabilityLabs, protects you from zero-day exploits targeting browser and application vulnerabilities. Its proprietary technology shields your browser and applications in that critical period between the release of a new exploit and its subsequent security patch.
is an antivirus platform that includes anti-malware protection and uses three security levels (or layers) of protection to prevent
the installation of malware and stop malicious processes before they can infect your computer
. These layers consist of surf protection
, a dual-engine file guard
, and advanced behavioral analysis
which is extremely difficult to penetrate. EAM continually monitors the behavior of all active programs looking for any anomalies that may be indicative of malicious activity and raises an alert as soon as something suspicious occurs. The behavior blocker is able to detect unknown zero-day attacks without signatures. Good choice
...I use it too.SUPERAntiSpyware Free
provide real-time protection, auto-Scanning, auto-updates or scheduled scanning so there is no need for it to run at startup, waste system resources and possibly cause conflicts with other security software. However, when installing SUPERAntiSpyware it installs to run at each start-up automatically. I recommend to disable its' startup and use it as a separate stand-alone on-demand scanner. If you right-click on the tray icon, select System Tools & Program Settings
to open Control Panel and click Preferences
...there is an option to uncheck
"Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts
" under the General and Startup tab.