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Ok I need some help...I understand malware includes any security threats, correct? So if I get an anti-virus program does it only protect from viruses and not other types of malware? I really would like to know which Anti-Malware software is all around the best and most comprehensive, whether free or paid.
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So if I get an anti-virus program does it only protect from viruses and not other types of malware?

This is roughly correct, so your best option is to have good AV program, and couple of antimalware programs, which you use for occasional on-demand scan.
As of today, two best, you can get:
- Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
- SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home Users: http://www.superantispyware.com/
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So if I get an anti-virus program does it only protect from viruses and not other types of malware?

This is roughly correct, so your best option is to have good AV program, and couple of antimalware programs, which you use for occasional on-demand scan.
As of today, two best, you can get:
- Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
- SUPERAntiSpyware Free for Home Users: http://www.superantispyware.com/



Are there any programs to prevent malware instead of scanning and removing? What would be the best AV to use?

Edited by nofinga911, 26 February 2009 - 08:28 AM.

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Spyware Blaster uses dummy files and other entries to prevent spyware infections.
Spybot Search & Destroy has an "Immune" function that does much the same function as Spyware Blaster.
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ok thanks guys...am i supposed to run the scans in safe mode? What is the point of safe mode?
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Some programs are designed to run in Safe Mode.
The 4 programs, we mentioned....only Superantispyware is supposed to be run in Safe Mode.
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Some programs are designed to run in Safe Mode.
The 4 programs, we mentioned....only Superantispyware is supposed to be run in Safe Mode.


i took the suggestion and dl Superantispyware but I never run it in safe mode...??
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You should.
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