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Windows 7: Antimalware Suggestion

08 Feb 2010   #1
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 
Antimalware Suggestion

Should i use IObit360 or Ad-Aware
Which is the best?


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08 Feb 2010   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I would suggest AntiMalware Bytes....
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08 Feb 2010   #3
Orpheous

XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
 
 

Neither..... as Tews said, go for MalwareBytes AntiMalware
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08 Feb 2010   #4
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
I would suggest AntiMalware Bytes....
I've used Malwaresbytes 1.44 but it uses a lot of memory and it's often unresponsive.
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08 Feb 2010   #5
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Ive not had those problems as I run it manually as an on demand scanner, and with the price of memory, that isnt an issue imho....
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08 Feb 2010   #6
D3ftOn3Z

Win 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
I would suggest AntiMalware Bytes....
I've used Malwaresbytes 1.44 but it uses a lot of memory and it's often unresponsive.
Working well here with only 2GB of ram. Malwarebytes does not take much memory IMO.
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08 Feb 2010   #7
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Don't confuse 'Anti-Malware with Anti-Virus ... You still need an Anti-Virus program
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08 Feb 2010   #8
hackerman1

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

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08 Feb 2010   #9
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I use MSE, spybot (not resident), spyware terminator (not resident), SuperAntiSpyware (not resident) and winpatrol.

I really do not know why people espouse the virtues of Malwarebytes as Ive used it for a year or so and its not found a single item apart from that microsoft false one.
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08 Feb 2010   #10
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
I use MSE, spybot (not resident), spyware terminator (not resident), SuperAntiSpyware (not resident) and winpatrol.

I really do not know why people espouse the virtues of Malwarebytes as Ive used it for a year or so and its not found a single item apart from that microsoft false one.
For example it helped this user: Whats this? I cant delete it?

I used Norton, I used Hitman Pro and Malwarebytes for a long time.
They haven't found anything except the False Positives and the ones I expected them to find (test files) and only tracking cookies.
Should I get rid all of them?

The fact that one is not getting infected and so nothing is detecten on his system doesn't always mean that AntiVirus or AntiMalware programs aren't working...


Did your other programs detect anything that was missed by Malwarebytes? For many users it was other way round. Malwarebytes detected malwares that was missed by many other scanners. That's why community usually recommends it as on-demand and rescue scanner. It has proven community experience.
I am not saying that it is the best scanner, but it's not rubbish aswell. It has enough detection rate to atleast recommend other people.

If person feels comfortable with only AV product, he doesn't need to install Malwarebytes AntiMalware or anything like this. It's just personal preference.
And this was just my views why people espouse the virtues Malwarebytes. Just because of community expeince of it on malware removal. And actually because they are really integrated with comunity, as far as I know most of their staff worked their way to the company through Support forums. That's the second reason why they have high community reputation
A-sqaured combines it's own Malware engine with Ikarus Anti Virus engine and Mamutu Behaviour Blocker.
So it creates really powerful scanner, I will recommend it.
But it's also known for a few False positives.

First link is A-sqaured AntiMalware which has real time protection, so don't use it with any other real time AV products. As A-Sqaured Anti Malware gives you AV protection aswell.

Second link is almost the same product but without real-time protection and Behaviour Blocker. So it is great choice as an on-demand scanner and can be used with real time AV products.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Should i use IObit360 or Ad-Aware
Which is the best?

IObit360 used to have great detection rate.
But then it came up that they were stealing Malwarebytes database and that's why they had great detection rate.
After some scandals it deleted Malwarebytes signatures from his database, so unfortunately now it's back to the mediocre detection rate.
in my opinion Iobit360 mostl built it's reputation while it had that good detection rate..

Adware, I think you mean from Lavasoft.
It used to be nice product a few years ago. But now all I hear about it that it's bloated and poor..

But all this conserining both Adware and IObit is purely my personal opinion and view. And I may be wrong and they may be really great products..
It was just my opinion on them..
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