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Windows 7: Virus/Malware/Registry

05 Jul 2009   #1
camerondad2003

Windows Vista 64 Bit
 
 
Virus/Malware/Registry

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?

Thanks


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05 Jul 2009   #2
DocBrown

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

" Doc "
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05 Jul 2009   #3
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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

AV's

Microsoft Security Essentials
Avast Home
Avira
AVG

AS's

Malwarebytes
Spybot SD
Spywareblaster
Superantispyware


Registry Cleaner's

CCleaner
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10 Jul 2009   #4
pestbest

Windows 7
 
 

In order of Merit,

AV

Microsoft Security Essentials (Recommended)
AVG (Recommended)

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

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

Defrag
JKDefrag( Recommended- Lightweight and fast)

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

JKDefrag
Advanced System Care
AVG/MSE
Spy-bot/SAS
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10 Jul 2009   #5
zigzag3143

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?

Thanks
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

Ken
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