Alternative to AVG anti-spyware

By gbhall
Jan 1, 2009
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  1. AVG have been saying for 12 months they will discontinue the free version of anti-spyware. Now they actually mean it :rolleyes:!!

    Anyone like to suggest alternative free anti-spyware with continuous monitoring, including emails, and with low processor and memory overheads :)??
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Well this one doesn't specifically have continuous monitoring, including emails
    But it's way better than AVG anyway:

    Malwarebytes
  3. brucethetech

    brucethetech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 301

    your list of requirements is pretty long for a free program. most of the free ones are watered down or are lacking features that are vailable in pay-for versions. I'm surprised it didnt leave beofre now since AVG has incorperated that protection into their latest version of AVG antivirus free. you can write a simple code to send your log to a particular email address if it's that important for you
  4. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,327   +49

    I am giving MS defender a try. There are hints on the web it is not bad at all - surprise !
    I already have at least three anti-spyware programs to be run on request, but wanted a lightweight background one in addition.
  5. trooper_901

    trooper_901 Newcomer, in training

    what about avast?
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

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