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BobLewiston

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What's the best software to prevent malware infections? The best to detect infections? The best to eradicate them? The best single all-in-one product?
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Hi BobLewiston,

I moved your topic to a more suitable forum.


The answer your question, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is one of the best out there at removal and real-time protection. It comes in a free version as well as a paid version.


Also, I will recommend what I usually tell members after cleanup:
  • SpywareBlaster - SpywareBlaster will add a large list of programs and sites into your Internet Explorer settings that will protect you from running and downloading known malicious programs.

  • SpywareGuard - SpywareGuard offers realtime protection from spyware installation attempts. Make sure you are only running one real-time anti-spyware protection program or there will be a conflict.

  • Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware - which i already mentioned above

  • SUPER AntiSpyware - A Free AntiSpyware scanner that has great detection ratings.

Edited by SpySentinel, 15 February 2010 - 08:49 PM.

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BobLewiston

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Attention, SpySentinel:

Thanks for answering. Here's what I'm already running:

OS: Windows XP Pro (version 5.1) SP3
anti-virus: Avast Free 5.0.418
firewall: PC Tools Firewall Plus Free 6.0.0.74
known anti-malware blocker & malicious website warning: SpywareBlaster 4.2
anti-malware scanner / removers: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44 freeware & SUPERAntiSpyware freeware 4.33.1000
clean-up utility: Glary Utilities 2.20.0.831
browser: Internet Explorer 8 <-- properly configured

You'll note all this stuff is free.

So do you feel I should add SpywareGuard 2.2 (free) as a realtime anti-malware detector? Or will this conflict with SpywareBlaster?
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SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard are two different programs, you can run them both
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