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Windows 7: spybot vs MSE vs threatfire..which one is better

13 Feb 2010   #21
pasquanel

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Comodo is the top rated free firewall at the moment.


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14 Feb 2010   #22
gamepoint

windows 7 professional x64 bit RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pasquanel View Post
Comodo is the top rated free firewall at the moment.
is it an anti-spyware program?
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15 Feb 2010   #23
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I hate Spybot, tooo many warnings. Go with Microsoft Security Essentials or AVG.
I`ve installed AVG on 100`s of machines and never had a problem.
Windows Live OneCare is no more
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15 Feb 2010   #24
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Sorry,, AVG is garbage.

I have cleaned 100's of computers with AVG installed that AVG didn't even know was infected.
Plus,, with AVG,, you will get the "You are infected, but AVG can't clean it" message. Gotta love that.
Stay away from AVG.

MSE and Malwarebytes is a solid setup.

People can love AVG all they want, but it's the first thing that goes when I get a hold of a system. Then scanned with real AV and AM apps (not just MSE and Malwarebytes, but several different On-Line Scanners as well). Then suggested taht MSE and Malwarebytes be the AV and AM of choice.
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15 Feb 2010   #25
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I personally have had trouble with AVG. False positives, a memory leak, and it couldn't clean my infected machine.
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15 Feb 2010   #26
hubris

W7, Xp Pro
 
 

Free from AVG for six years. No problems!!

I don't recommend it.
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17 Feb 2010   #27
Cocopara

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

None, Get SuperAntiSpyware (S&D is crap)
Get Eset, Kaspersky or Zone Alarm other then MSE, if 2gig or less get MSE as it consumes low Ram
Get malwarebytes aswell (VERY effective programs)
If you end up with MSE, ESET or Kaspersky, make sure you DISABLE windows firewall and replace it with Zone Alarm Firewall, a more secure and strict firewall, one off the best aviable
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17 Feb 2010   #28
Cocopara

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hubris View Post
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MSE claims it is anti-spyware, at least.
True.

and is!
This is a lie, MSE found a very known Spyware, it attacked it and said my PC was clean, yet it just let it activate, Malwarebytes, had to come to my rescue and FOUND 10 SPYWARES / Trojans!!!

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This is a subject that you will never get a straight answer on, because every one has their own opinions and preferences.
the perennial chestnut.
Yep, the direct answer is NONE, those programs fails
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17 Feb 2010   #29
Cocopara

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pasquanel View Post
Comodo is the top rated free firewall at the moment.
Comodo aint the top, I find Zone Alarm more secure as it has saved me from more attacks, But is much better then Windows Firewall WHICH PHAILS
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17 Feb 2010   #30
Cocopara

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
Sorry,, AVG is garbage.

I have cleaned 100's of computers with AVG installed that AVG didn't even know was infected.
Plus,, with AVG,, you will get the "You are infected, but AVG can't clean it" message. Gotta love that.
Stay away from AVG.

MSE and Malwarebytes is a solid setup.

People can love AVG all they want, but it's the first thing that goes when I get a hold of a system. Then scanned with real AV and AM apps (not just MSE and Malwarebytes, but several different On-Line Scanners as well). Then suggested taht MSE and Malwarebytes be the AV and AM of choice.
Dont lie, MSE is a fail program, It consumes low RAM but MSE really is a Anti Virus, no more, it is better then AVG free, but yet MSE does not keep out viruses as good as they claim, I recently had a virus and downloaded Eset to remove it
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