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#1 sikntired

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 05:48 PM

I've noticed in malware forums that SUPERAnti-Spyware is not recommended due to declining performance and ratings. Does BC have any alternatives that are recommended. My current system has MSE, MBAM and Spywareblaster.

 

I'm looking for a free equivalent if at all possible.

 

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 05:51 PM

Hi sikntired :)

Well, if you have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware installed, you already have your alternative to SUPERAntiSpyware. I would propose Spybot Search & Destroy, but it's the same as SAS, in decline. You could always use Emsisoft Anti-Malware if needed, but since it can be considered as an Antivirus (even thought the free version doesn't have real-time protection), it could conflict with Microsoft Security Essentials. But like I said, if you have Malwarebytes already, you're good.

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 06:23 PM

I disagree that SuperAntiSpyware is in decline...it is still useful as a stand-alone backup scanner and like Malwarebytes includes Rootkit tecnnology.

I would never recommend Spybot S&D (or Ad-Aware) anymore due to poor testing results and ineffectiveness against current malware threats.

With that said, there are other alternatives available like Dr.Web CureIt, MicroWorld eScan Anti-virus Toolkit (MWAV), Norman Malware Cleaner, and Emsisoft Free Emergency Kit. See the List of Free Scan & Disinfection Tools which can be used to supplement your anti-virus and anti-spyware in these topics:
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Posted 13 May 2015 - 06:34 PM

Thank you Aura for your input. As always quietman7 you have provided valuable info and will not be taken lightheartedly.

 

A sincere thank you to the both of you.



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Posted 13 May 2015 - 06:35 PM

No problem sikntired, our pleasure :)

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 06:47 PM

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 01:43 AM

Just want to put in my two cents to correct what Aura said... Emsisoft Anti-Malware is designed to be compatible with other AVs and AMs, so it will not cause issue if used alongside Microsoft Security Essentials.

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 05:21 AM

...Emsisoft Anti-Malware is designed to be compatible with other AVs and AMs, so it will not cause issue if used alongside Microsoft Security Essentials.

That is correct.
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