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Posted 03 June 2007 - 12:27 PM
Posted 03 June 2007 - 01:17 PM
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cureSpywareBlaster, WinPatrol Plus, ESET Smart Security, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, NoScript Firefox ext., Norton noscript
Posted 03 June 2007 - 01:42 PM
AVG Anti-Spyware, formerly Edwido, is an excellent program. I have it in addition to Spybot, SUPERAntispyware Free, and AdAware. Different companies designate different things as spyware, so one program will find what others will miss. AVG AntiSpyware has indeed found things that Spybot and AdAware have missed.
Edited by bloomcounty, 03 June 2007 - 01:57 PM.
Posted 03 June 2007 - 01:45 PM
Posted 03 June 2007 - 02:16 PM
After the 30 day trial, active protection extensions will be deactivated and the program will turn into a feature-limited freeware version that you can can continue to use as an on-demand scanner or you may purchase a license to use the full version. I recommend scanning with AVG AS (it has a special "clean driver" for removing persistent malware) as a supplement to your anti-virus.
There are instructions here to disable real-time protection and use AVG Anti-Spyware as a stand-alone scanner.
Posted 03 June 2007 - 02:30 PM
Posted 03 June 2007 - 02:42 PM
Using your anti-virus and anti-malware tools, in Safe Mode also speeds up the scanning process.
Posted 03 June 2007 - 03:58 PM
Posted 03 June 2007 - 04:05 PM
In most cases it does speed up the scanning process. However, there can be times when a scan seems to gets hung up on a file or particular location for some reason. As long as it completes, that's what counts.
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