Free Antivirus and Antispyware Software
Posted 31 May 2008 - 08:42 AM
Posted 09 June 2008 - 11:57 AM
Posted 11 June 2008 - 11:52 PM
Posted 22 June 2008 - 10:25 PM
Considering that he ran superantispyware and malwarebytes, I'm wondering what other spyware scanners people use, if any.
I reformatted and have installed Spywareblaster w/ spyware guard for protection against infection. I've learned the hard way now that prevention is far better than removal.
Does anyone have success with this program and its counterpart?
What other programs are people using on this list?
I'm curious to know if anyone is ever fully clean and protected.
ATF Cleaner wasn't on this list. Is this not the more preferred temporary file/browser cleaner? I found it in some topic here and it's been very helpful.
Edited by PaulT2, 22 June 2008 - 10:27 PM.
Posted 28 July 2008 - 11:59 AM
A free online scan to see how well your computer is protected against online attacks...
Posted 31 August 2008 - 09:42 AM
I understand not to have RUNING more than one antispyware/virus program at a a time but Sari said not to have more than one INSTALLED at a time...Does this mean not to have them on my computer at all or can I leave a couple of the best and click on the icon when I want to run one. I prefer to have verification from more than one program that I am clean; or do you just mean don't run more than one REALTIME scanner at a time?
Also, why does this editor flag words such as spyware with the spellchecker's red underline? These are valid words in the computing lexicon and not colloquialisms. They need NOT be hyphenated either, as it has become the accepted standard in English to close compound words, i.e. groundwater, spellcheck. :-)
Edited by sari, 31 August 2008 - 12:56 PM.
removed inappropriate word
Posted 31 August 2008 - 01:53 PM
Posted 31 August 2008 - 04:55 PM
Thanks for the feedback and clarification. I'll be sure only one is switched on. Malware removal programs are like guns, you can get by with just one, but it's best to have several types available just in case.
I just downloaded MBAM, as RedHat is helping me verify my system is clean in another thread.
Oh, sorry about the inappropriate word you had to edit out. I should have used the synonym "RichardCranium".
Posted 31 August 2008 - 05:16 PM
By the way, Firefox has a spellchecker and that's probably what flagged spyware. Being in the computer lexicon is not the same as being in a standard dictionary. It doesn't like malware either.
Posted 02 September 2008 - 04:44 PM
Thanks again, and yes, RatHat did a great job. Give the standard dictionary a few years to catch up (ketchup?), you wouldn't believe some of the colloquial American cultural garbage and trademarks that end up in there.
Posted 04 September 2008 - 09:27 AM
I think that you are reading the post wrong about having more than one protection program installed at once. You can (and should) have multiple spyware/adware/malware scan/removal programs at your disposal installed. The issue is having multiple Antivirus Programs installed simultaneously. Conflicts can arise if you do - so you should not have more than one at any time.
Hope this helps.
Posted 04 September 2008 - 09:36 AM
Posted 04 September 2008 - 10:57 PM
Posted 10 September 2008 - 09:05 PM
I notice Authentium is not a bad product, but what does it mean it can't disinfect?
Is that just the free one?
pcguard is closely linked in many people's mind with rubbish, but pcguard is actually an Authentium product and updates itself 4 times a day. If the pcguard is Authentium Command, then as a free add-on for Virginmedia broadband customers it might actually be not a bad deal.
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