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05 Jul 2009   #1

Windows Vista 64 Bit

What are the best current (FREE) Spyware,Registry and Virus software.

When I took a break from my IT profession it was spybot and cc cleaner what is the top ones nowadays?


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05 Jul 2009   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

I just used MalWareBytes to clean spyware off a friend's computer on Friday.
It worked great, 99 spyware items found

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05 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Some good free ones are, in no particular order..


Microsoft Security Essentials
Avast Home


Spybot SD

Registry Cleaner's

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10 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7

In order of Merit,


Microsoft Security Essentials (Recommended)
AVG (Recommended)

Spybot S&D (Recommended)
Super Anti Spyware
Spyware Doctor

Registry Cleaners
Advanced SystemCare( Recommended- Way more features than CCleaner)

JKDefrag( Recommended- Lightweight and fast)

I will just sum it up for you.
All my best Recommendations.

Advanced System Care
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10 Jul 2009   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by camerondad2003 View Post
What are the best current (FREE) Spyware,Registry and Virus software.

When I took a break from my IT profession it was spybot and cc cleaner what is the top ones nowadays?

Well its really personal prefernce, but ccleaner is still good at what it does, spy/virus, some people say microsoft security essentials. The free does limit your choices.

I hope this helps

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