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#1 gibsgoinpro

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 08:35 PM

Years ago I downloaded Super Antispyware and Malware Bytes. Its been a long time since I checked in to see what are the best free programs computer people use. Are there any ones Bleeping Computer recommends? My computer is pretty old- like 2007 model. Also, I was wondering of how to clean my computer out as good as possible? Like from any corruptions or from it being old computer with so much things on harddrive.



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 05:01 AM

Here's three just to start....

 

cCleaner.....https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/ccleaner/

 

Spyware Blaster.....https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/use-spywareblaster-to-protect-your-computer/

 

Revo Uninstaller....https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/revo-uninstaller/

 

Explore more here: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/windows/utilities/


Edited by saw101, 28 December 2016 - 05:03 AM.

I never make the same mistake twice....I always make it 5 or 6 times just to be sure!


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 08:23 AM

List of PUP/Adware/Toolbars/Browser Hijacking Scan Tools::

List of Free Scan & Disinfection Tools to supplement your anti-virus or get a second opinion::

From that list, I would recommend any (or a combination) of these...Emsisoft AntiMalware, Emsisoft Emergency Kit, Malwarebytes 3.0, Zemana AntiMalware and the Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool.
 

For a list of other recommended security tools (i.e. SpywareBlaster, WinPatrol) and resources, please refer to:


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 05:01 PM

Thank you for the list. That is just so many it's overwhelming and I don't even know what they all do. My grandmother is just a casual internet user.

 

If I needed a free Anti-Virus, then Adware/Spyware, then absolutely necessary Supplement Tools, which ones do I download?



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Posted 01 February 2017 - 05:27 PM

If you don't want to pay, then I would recommend either Sophos Home Free Antivirus or Bitdefender Anti-virus Free Edition if you prefer not to use Windows 8/10 Defender or Microsoft Security Essentials.

I generally recommend Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium or Emsisoft Anti-Malware as the backbone to supplementing your anti-virus software. Although if you use Emsisoft, it is not necessary to use a separate antivirus solution since EAM combines its technology with Bitdefender's Anti-Virus engine. See my comments in Choosing an Anti-Virus Program and Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools as to why I recommend these progams.
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