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Windows 7: Free Anti-Spware

18 Sep 2010   #31
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hi !

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
The paid for version of Malwarebytes' Anti-malware will allow you to schedule a scanning and removal time
you can use "Task scheduler" to have MBAM-Free do a scan at the time you want.
it works, i tested it myself a few days ago.
you should be able to do the same also with other (free) programs that doesn´t have any options for "automatic" scanning...


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18 Sep 2010   #32
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Does it remove found spyware too?
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18 Sep 2010   #33
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Does it remove found spyware too?
i really don´t know.
i have scanned my computer with EAM, MSE, Avast, Avira, & MBAM.
but none of them has ever detected anything....

but even MBAM-Free should be able to remove any sh*t that it finds, shouldn´t it ?
isn´t the only difference between the free and paid version the realtime-protection ?
but i don´t know if MBAM-Free does it "automatically", or if you have to click on a button.
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19 Sep 2010   #34
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hackerman1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Does it remove found spyware too?
i really don´t know.
i have scanned my computer with EAM, MSE, Avast, Avira, & MBAM.
but none of them has ever detected anything....

but even MBAM-Free should be able to remove any sh*t that it finds, shouldn´t it ?
isn´t the only difference between the free and paid version the realtime-protection ?
but i don´t know if MBAM-Free does it "automatically", or if you have to click on a button.
MBAM Free will Quarantine the bad file but you have to manually delete it from the system. Which is good if it has a false positive you can recover the file.

Jim
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19 Sep 2010   #35
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hi !

that sounds very good to me.
"Automatic" removal of detected files can of course be VERY dangerous.
remember what McAfee did ?
it detected some of Windows SYSTEM-files as dangerous and quarantined them, resulting in a lot of computers worldwide that could not be used.
i prefer to double-check any detected files on VirusTotal, before i do anything.
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22 Sep 2010   #36
stew2

 

Right iv finally decided on my security setup for this pc

Iv got symantec workspace virtualization, virtualizing firefox along with avira antivirus doing a full weekly scan and emsisoft command line scanner doing a full weekly scan.

Iv got the running processes down to 34 and applied all tweaks/settings etc and have batch files set up for starting and stopping services when they are needed and it seems to be running really well for an older pc.

Thanks jav etc for the help.
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22 Sep 2010   #37
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

HI all
I keep saying over and over again -- why on EARTH would you trust running ANY program on an infected system -- you don't know whats been done or how the OS will handle ANYTHING anymore.

If you DO get notifications of infection or you suspect your system in any way at all then you need to COMPLETELY restore a CLEAN image or do a Windows re-install.

NEVER EVER trust ANY AV program 100% -- A 100% AV program does NOT YET EXIST.

Cheers
jimbo
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23 Sep 2010   #38
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Give this a check out.

Get Worry-free Online Protection TODAY!

Works for me.
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23 Sep 2010   #39
Victek

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Does it remove found spyware too?
In my experience MBAM thoroughly removes CoolWebSearch which is the spyware I see most often. Are you thinking of any particular type of spyware?
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25 Sep 2010   #40
JerryFerreira

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
MSE

Hi Stew2,

Since you're already using Microsoft Security Essentials weekly, and you want to do a quick scan daily, try setting up a scheduled task for MSE to run in addition to the weekly scan. I believe that it will also take care of any malware and is very customizable.

Jerry
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