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Windows 7: Whats the most recommended Anti Malware??

04 Apr 2010   #1
cheewongken

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Whats the most recommended Anti Malware??

I'm currently using AVG for my Anti virus, and Lavasoft Ad aware for my anti spyware. After updating AAW keeps crashing in mid scan so i thought i'd try out Spybot Search & Destroy.

You guys have any better ideas? (I occasionally enable Windows Defender, just to do a full scan, then disable it again)

How does Spybot S&D work out?


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04 Apr 2010   #2
Nem

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna
 
 

MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
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04 Apr 2010   #3
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nem View Post
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
+ 1 for Mbam

As for an A/V - that is purely a contentious matter of subjective opinion.

Have a read through here - it lists some of the favorite A/V apps:

What's the Best Anti-virus?
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04 Apr 2010   #4
cheewongken

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nem View Post
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
+ 1 for Mbam

As for an A/V - that is purely a contentious matter of subjective opinion.

Have a read through here - it lists some of the favorite A/V apps:

What's the Best Anti-virus?
saw that it was most popular on CNET, will try it our

As for A/V, i'm fine with AVG. just mentioning it since it has its own built in anti spyware, too.
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04 Apr 2010   #5
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

"Malware" is just a term used to describe pretty much all malicous code, be it viruses, trojans, backdoors, rootkits, adware, spyware, etc. A few AV programs already have anti spyware modules built in, Avast being one of them.
If you're looking for a good free manual anti-spyware scanner to complement your AV program, like others have said, MBAM is good. SuperAntiSpyware is also, IMO.
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04 Apr 2010   #6
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Spybot is OK but I agree with most others and use Malwarebytes
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04 Apr 2010   #7
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Malwarebytes
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04 Apr 2010   #8
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Hitman Pro and Malwarebytes are good.

By design Hitman Pro only takes a few minutes to complete a scan. It is free to scan and has a 30 day removal trial in the chance that it does find something.

Hitman Pro 3 - SurfRight
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04 Apr 2010   #9
fireberd

Windows 7/10 64 bit
 
 

Another for MBAM. I have the full paid version.
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04 Apr 2010   #10
housry23

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

MBAM gets my vote too.
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