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What is the best anti-malware

By nickc
Jun 27, 2012
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  1. Well I just stated the question, what is the best anti malaware today and could some one give me a link for it.
     
  2. Razer

    Razer TS Enthusiast Posts: 131   +11

    I recommend malwarebytes anti-malware or SUPERantispyware
    you can download from techspot's download section-->security-->antispyware :)
     
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  3. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,650

    OK thanks!
     
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,388   +240

  5. c3h899

    c3h899 TS Rookie Posts: 39

  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,388   +240

  7. c3h899

    c3h899 TS Rookie Posts: 39

    Haven't used Comodo, but MSSE is the least intrusive (performance wise) I've used.
     
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,388   +240

    Enjoy it. It is a nice program & I might go back to it down the road,we'll see.
     
  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,388   +240

    Everybody has their preferences. I tried Avira a couple years back & got tired of the dozens of pop ups I was getting so I quickly dumped it.
     
  10. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,388   +240

    Like I said, I had too many pop ups in the notification area so I quickly dumped it.
     
  11. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Maniac Posts: 1,855   +184

    I use Superantispyware, Malwarebytes anti-malware, ,Spywareblaster and Eset Node 32, Plus Tinywall a neat little program that enhances windows firewall , By allowing you pick and choose what you want to run on your computer.
     
     
  12. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,388   +240

    I too use SAS, M-bam, SpywareBlaster, Spybot S&D, & Comodo AV & Firewall.
     
  13. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,388   +240

  14. Zilpha

    Zilpha TS Enthusiast Posts: 349

    Adding vote here for MBAM and SAS, also I use MSE. I used to use Avast but not since they started adding "features". Some of our clients still use it and I do a base install, but the additions just soured me on it for my own personal use.
     
  15. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    Well, I see no one has said this yet, so I will:
    There is no best antimalware. We each have out "favorite" programs as we've found that for us, they work best.

    The most important security advice is to use layered security:
    1. A good, correctly configured and currently updating antivirus program.
    2. A bi-directional firewall: this listens to both incoming and outgoing ports.
    3. 2 or more antimalware programs, varied: meaning different types:
    One the prevents> Spywareblaster:Protects against bad ActiveX.
    Zoned Out> Restricts bad domains.
    One that finds and removes
    ALL of the programs mentioned so far are good. (I take exception to Avira as it is now bundling junk with the download- Avast may be doing this also.)

    I would just like to add that using a Site Advisor can save you a lot of grief by alerting you to a bad site and not loading it. I use the Web of Trust- WOT-Site Advisor
     


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