good anti-malware programs

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  1. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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    So what anti-malware programs do you fine folks use and/or suggest? Below you'll find a list of five that I know of that are/were good but don't know if they are still are and if there are others that are as good or better

    Windows XPSP3 is the OS.

    I know these are/were good
    Spy Sweeper
    Spybot Search and Destory
    Spyware Doctor
    Ad-Aware
    Windows Defender
     
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    linux :p - sorry had to - any of the above are good
     
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    My list i standby for all PC protection. :)

    For Spyware Prevention.

    Spybot S&D - making sure to update weekly and most important use the "immunize" button. to block rogue cookies and host file scripts.

    Spyware Blaster by Javacool
    is essential with Spybot S&D as they work hand in hand to Block unwanted rouge Active X drive by attacks. "a must have"


    for Virus and trojan removal


    Malwarebytes, for removing stubborn viruses ans trojans. "awesome software.

    and finally, Super Anti-Spyware for detecting and removing spyware. the best out there right now.


    For Anti-Virus

    Freeware,

    Avira or Avast very good

    for paid

    ESET nod32


    and of course Firefox FTW!
     
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    chastity Moderator Political User

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    Thanks for the suggestions.

    Yes I know 3Dfiend that Linux would be about the best means to protect against these type of threats but also know that in this case it would not be the best choice.

    tdinc thanks for that list.

    Anybody tried Threatfire? Its supposed to work like Spyware Blaster
     
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    threatfire is great when its works. but when it doesent, it causes all kind off memory source hog issues and crashes too much.
     
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    eset nod4 is out - i use that and spybot mainly, and spi firewall on router, firewall on vista, iptables on Linux - just a few tools :D
     
  9. CipheR

    CipheR OSNN Junior Addict

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    I have had great success for the last year or so with Superantispyware. As always there is no one end all solution for spyware/malware though so I pair that with Spybot S&D.

    I have been using this combination at home, on the corporate network, and recommended to friends and relatives. Have had no issues when paired with a reliable AV solution.
     
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    You can disable the vista and linux firewalls since you have the one on the router :)
     
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    i know but extra layers of security are good, i just have to redo iptables though, plus vista blocks out going too, as does iptables :p
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion CipheR, and everybody else for their feedback as well