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What are some really good scanning programs


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#1 CalusBlade

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 10:29 AM

Aside form anti mailware bytes, what other good programs are there?  I have bit defender as my A.V.



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 10:44 AM

 You'll find there's no single best answer to this.  A recent issue of Consumer Reports (I think it was the June issue) had a list of them, but every ranking I've ever seen is different.  As I'm sure others will chime in and say, the answer is very subjective.  It's like what's the best car.  I use the Norton Security Suite which I get free from Comcast on my Windows 7 computers, but I've used the free AVG and Avast as well.  On my Windows 8.1 computers, I just use Defender which in Windows 8 has MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) integrated into it.  Whenever you mention Norton or McAfee, you usually get a whole lot of varied answers because they've been around since the 80s, and most everybody has an opinion on them; some love them, some hate them.  The county I live in uses the commercial Norton product, Symantec Environmental Protection (SEP).  YMMV.

 

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Edited by wpgwpg, 19 June 2014 - 10:58 AM.

Everyone with a computer should back his system up to an external hard drive regularly.  :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 11:17 AM

Take a look here: Answers to common security questions - Best Practices

The whole topic will be of benefit to you given the phrasing of your question.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 01:48 PM

Take a look here: Answers to common security questions - Best Practices

The whole topic will be of benefit to you given the phrasing of your question.

 

And the topic includes a section on Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools


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