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Antivirus and Adware Removal info?


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twiddled_pink

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Hello :blink: ...

:whistling: I have an issue here. There are so many antivirus software and adware software these days, I'm not sure what one is better. I have been doing comparisons or checking on the site(s) comparison charts of antivirus or adware protection/removal programs.

But they are all stating that they are better than the other guy. Right now I have NOD32 antivirus program, and thus far it has done wonderful, but tho reading even on GTG that there is a trogan that Norton and NOD will not notice.

I've heard of TrendMicro, but unsure about that as well. And I have seen where XoftspySE is better than other adware removal programs.

I use to have Norton, but then told that NOD32 was even better than Norton when it came to having a better list of viruses... But then saw on a comparison chart that Norton is better.

Go figure... I'm not sure anymore and thus why I am here.

I hope that someone can help me figure this out. It would be nice to see a comparison chart that was honest.

Thanks,

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I cant give you a lot of info on all the different things you could use
but i can tell you what i use works just fine and i havnt had any problems
I use avast, adaware, and ccleaner
avast has worked great for me
i dont even really need adaware b/c i use ccleaner to clean up everything from the internet and it fixes registry problems as well
but if some spyware does get on my comptuer adaware cleans it right up
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Yo,

Just an anti-virus isn't enough. Spybot S&D is great for trojans and other spyware. AVG and Symantec (Norton Anti-virus) are good. Ad-Aware will get some stuff that Spybot sometimes misses but is mainly for cookies which you can remove in your browser yourself.

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:whistling: Thanks to you both.

Well, I think I will keep what I have (NOD32 and Adaware) and check into the Ccleaner.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Be Safe!


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All above suggestions are very good. For a strong trojan/worm killer get A-Squared. The free version is a great scanner/remover, and the paid version (which I have) is a real-time client that updates hourly to prevent infection. Both available here: http://www.emsisoft....tware/download/
Good luck--1101doc
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asking which AV is best on this site normally starts WWIII

I like sas and here is a comparison
http://www.kickenhar...read.php?t=3463
but this is only my opinion

also I am not really a fan of norton because I feel that it is the benchmark for malware makers and it is hard to remove needing its own removal tool

Edited by fleamailman, 21 December 2006 - 12:22 PM.

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