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daic

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If you were going to buy PC Protection, such as AVIRA Pro, AD-Aware PRO, etc., which program combination's would be a good buy for anti-virus/spyware/malware?

Hoping to narrow down the free-ware programs used, that perhaps a bought one could handle multiple.

Any suggestions?

Currently using : AVIRA Antivir Personal, Spywareguard, Ad-Aware Free, Spywareblaster, Spybot: Search and Destroy.

Want to see if anyone had a good experience with a program that seemed to cover what the free-ware is covering now.

-cheers
~daic

EDIT :: Trying to get a program that has Anti-Virus/Spyware/Maleware scanner in the program, instead of having to use a couple for the scan.

Edited by daic, 23 July 2010 - 11:32 PM.

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Are you thinking just freeware or full purchased versions as well.?
Microsoft Security essentials is free and will run on XP SP3 upwards.
Kaspersky rates pretty well as a complete internet/anti-virus package.
Malwarebytes has both free and full versions and works pretty good.

I've used all 3 on my XP machine and been happy with their performance. You'll get as many opinions as there are choices. Everyone preferences are different.


Edit : Only full version Kaspersky is the closest thing I know of to an all in one package, it will run fine alongside Microsoft Security essentials. Well has for me anyway.

Edited by Mychael, 24 July 2010 - 01:09 AM.

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Thanks for your input Mychael :)

~cheers
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Can anyone recommend a malware/spyware cleaner? (Or even just a malware cleaner)

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SuperAntiSpyware (new one to me, just installed it myself) has free and paid versions. Malwarebytes has free and paid versions.
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I would save my money and go with Free antivirus(Avast or Microsoft Security Essentials), I think for normal use they do the job. Malwarebytes is my choice for malware, again free version.
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Thanks for the reply, rosiesdad

I have seen from many programs that the biggest things you get for the payed program is mostly active support from their techs.

I have been trying IObit 360 Security (along with my other freeware), and it seems like a decent addition for protection.

Seems Spybot and Ad-aware are outdated, i have seen that Ad-Aware could be replaced with what i have but have seen Spybot pick up on things Ad-Aware and Avira did not pick up (small things of course, nothing major).

Am thinking of dropping Ad-Aware from system, seems what i have installed is covering what Ad-Aware can do.

-cheers-
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Decided on trying AVG Internet Security, with WinPatrol (Free), Spywareblaster (Free), and Malwarebytes (Free) and will go from there depending in preferences.

Again, thanks much for your input everyone

~cheers~
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