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Good Free Windows 10 Anti-Virus & Anti-Malware Combos

Q: Good Free Windows 10 Anti-Virus & Anti-Malware Combos

Are there any free, updated and/or recent Anti-Virus & Anti-Malware combos that could offer better protection than windows defender for windows 10?

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Preferred Solution: Good Free Windows 10 Anti-Virus & Anti-Malware Combos

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Good Free Windows 10 Anti-Virus & Anti-Malware Combos

If you don't want to pay then I would recommend avast! Free Antivirus or Bitdefender Anti-virus Free Edition if you prefer not to use Windows 8/10 Defender.For more suggestions such as Sophos, Panda,and Avira see Choosing an Anti-Virus Program.Also see Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools.

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A:What is a good Free Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware software?

Hello Rawkfist, and welcome to Vista Forums.

If you like, Avast is a good free option.

AVAST 2014 | Download Free Antivirus Software for Virus Protection

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Whats a good anti virus / firewall?

I notice most firewalls you use will turn windows firewall off, so which ones are as good as windows firewall?

Whats better, comodo firewall and ME together? or maybe comodo bundled with antivirus? or comodo firewall with eset or avast? any thoughts here?

Paranoia when comes to keeping computer safe from everything I worry about being hacked

A:Anti Virus / Firewall good combos?

Personally, I think what is better to protect windows then the makers themselves. So i just use the Windows Firewall. Most people here use MSE for there AV. I use Avast! for a personal choice.

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I am planning on purchasing one eventually but just in the mean time to keep things safe any recommendations?
 
I've just cleaned up my computer of random "free anti-virus software" that was downloaded over a period of time, and my computer is finally free and I wanna keep it that way! hehe
 
Any help is much appreciated.
 
 
Thank you,
Justin

A:Best free anti-virus/anti-malware/protection for Windows XP 32-bit

There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best anti-virus. Every vendor's virus lab and program scanning engine is different. Each has has its own strengths and weaknesses and they often use a mix of technologies to detect and remove malware. In many cases choosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference and what works best on a particular system. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your needs. Please read:Choosing an Anti-Virus ProgramHere are links to some recent BC discussion topics with opinions from other members:Best anti-virus software for windows 8? 2015Looking for recommended anti-virus softwaresWhat is the best antivirus protection?What's the best premium security suite in the market currently?Recommend a good free antivirus programWhich antivirus and malware programs should I use together?Antivirus Solution?Here are links to polls about this very subject:Poll: Best Antivirus and FirewallPoll: Best Anti-Spyware/Anti-Malware/On-Demand Scanner

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Have bad infection...need best free Anti-virus, Anti-spyware, and Anti-malware software please....

THANX

Running Windows XP
 

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I have Windows Defender right now, I don't know if it's good or not though. I did a Panda activescan online and it came with 40 different spyware infected files and one virus I think, but when I ran a full scan on Windows defender it found nothing. Basically I want to get rid of defender and find a good anti-virus and anti-spyware program that's free. It can be an online scan but preferrably works from the computer.

Any takers?
 

A:Need a good anti-virus & anti-spyware, etc program that's free.

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Hi and new to the forum . I currently have Norton Security, MBAM Pro, CCLeaner Professional, adwcleaner, and I did have Hitman Pro, for a while several years ago when my computer was hacked.
 
I have had Norton for several years, but I am thinking of switching to Emsisoft and use my Windows 7 Firewall. I use MBAM for live monitoring along with the Norton Security..The adwcleare software I use periodically, or if there is an issue the other programs don't handle. For example when out bound traffic was blocked by MBAM, but it was continously happening, the adwcleaner software found and eliminated the culprit. It was very useful also when my computer was hacked.  I also have the active monitoring turned off on CCleaner.
 
Would also adding Binisoft or Tinnywall add more security to the Windows 7 Firewall, or would it be better to just use the Windows Firewall by itself? I don't really want anything too complicated on the Firewall settings, but just maybe make a few teaks, possibly.  One other thing, would it be good to add WinPatrol Pro?
 
Sorry for a lot of questions, and thanks for any responses as I value your opinions.

A:Is This a Good Anti-Malware and Anti-Virus Protection Program?

Although Norton (Symantec) is as good as any other well known anti-virus program, it it requires numerous services and running processes that consume a lot of system resources and often results in complaints of high CPU usage. Anti-virus software components insert themselves deep into the operating systems core where they install kernel mode drivers that load at boot-up and create files/folders/registry entries in various locations. Further, there have been numerous complaints about lack of sufficient support from the vendor.I have read from other users that Norton has made improvements in newer versions of their software so they are not as resource heavy as past versions...while others still say differently. Those issues plus the cost factor are the primary reason many folks look for a free alternative. IMO, Norton (Symantec) is better utilized in an Enterprise system environment protecting many client computers. With that said, there are a lot of folks who prefer using Norton (especially if it came preinstalled) and there is nothing wrong with staying with a product you are satisfied with.Switching to Emsisoft and using Windows 7 Firewall is a wise choice.5 Reasons Why the Windows Firewall is one of the Best FirewallsWindows Firewall: Your System’s Best DefenseEmsisoft Anti-Malware is an effective alternative to consider. Despite it's name, Emsisoft Anti-Malware is an antii-virus program...Emsisoft FAQs: Why is it called "Anti-Malware" and not "Antivirus"?. See my com... Read more

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Hi and new to the forum . I currently have Norton Security, MBAM Pro, CCLeaner Professional, adwcleaner, and I did have Hitman Pro, for a while several years ago when my computer was hacked.
 
I have had Norton for several years, but I am thinking of switching to Emsisoft and use my Windows 7 Firewall. I use MBAM for live monitoring along with the Norton Security..The adwcleare software I use periodically, or if there is an issue the other programs don't handle. For example when out bound traffic was blocked by MBAM, but it was continously happening, the adwcleaner software found and eliminated the culprit. It was very useful also when my computer was hacked.  I also have the active monitoring turned off on CCleaner.
 
Would also adding Binisoft or Tinnywall add more security to the Windows 7 Firewall, or would it be better to just use the Windows Firewall by itself? I don't really want anything too complicated on the Firewall settings, but just maybe make a few teaks, possibly.  One other thing, would it be good to add WinPatrol Pro?
 
Sorry for a lot of questions, and thanks for any responses as I value your opinions.

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Hi
 
I just bought my first ever smartphone (yes, I've been living under a rock) - the iphone 5s. I'm after recommendations for good software to protect it, free if possible.
 
I've looked in the itunes store and the options for anti-virus seem limited. The Mcafee app gets bad reviews and the others I've never heard of, and/or have no reviews. any suggestions would be great.
 
On the anti-malware front, i can't seem to find anything in itunes store when i try to search. I like the Malwarebytes anti-Malware program for my laptop, but unless I'm mistaken the only mobile app they have is for Androids, not iphones. Again, any recommendations would be much appreciated.
 
This novice appreciates your time and ideas...

A:Good anti-virus and anti-malware software for iphone 5s

The reason they have more anti-virus apps for Android is because the Android platform is more vulnerable to malware. On Android, you are able to download and install a variety of things from unknown sources.
 
For the iPhone, however, anti-virus isn't really needed unless you have jailbroken your device.
 
Hope this helped.

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Hi
 
I just bought my first ever smartphone (yes, I've been living under a rock) - the iphone 5s. I'm after recommendations for good software to protect it, free if possible.
 
I've looked in the itunes store and the options for anti-virus seem limited. The Mcafee app gets bad reviews and the others I've never heard of, and/or have no reviews. any suggestions would be great.
 
On the anti-malware front, i can't seem to find anything in itunes store when i try to search. I like the Malwarebytes anti-Malware program for my laptop, but unless I'm mistaken the only mobile app they have is for Androids, not iphones. Again, any recommendations would be much appreciated.
 
This novice appreciates your time and ideas...

A:Good anti-virus and anti-malware software for iphone 5s

The reason they have more anti-virus apps for Android is because the Android platform is more vulnerable to malware. On Android, you are able to download and install a variety of things from unknown sources.
 
For the iPhone, however, anti-virus isn't really needed unless you have jailbroken your device.
 
Hope this helped.

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Hello, i've got Windows Defender on my W7 laptop here. I'm having some weird goings on recently with redirects and now some strange chinese text appearing when i click on links. The redirects have stopped but i still got the text appearing yesterday, but today it has stopped since i disabled my Comodo CIS av and firewall (i'm now using Toolwiz Timefreeze).

First question is Windows Defender on W7 the same as Microsoft Security Essentials?

Is w7 Windows Defender and firewall as good as these commercial Anti virus software?

Is there a malware removal tool built into W7 and is it common to need online support?

Thanks

A:Is Windows Defender as good as most free Anti Virus software?

Billy personally I would not rely on that and if you want a fairly good real time AV then pick one out from this listing Free Windows Desktop Software Security List - Realtime Protection | Gizmo's Freeware personally I would not recommend the AVG, Norton 360, or McAfee.

PS I meant to mention there are a plethora of other security tips in this site.

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what is best free anti-spyware, anti-virus software for Windows 8?

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Any ideas on a really good (easy to use) "free" anti virus, spyware, malware program?
 

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Malwarebytes!!! all the way
 

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Recently bought a Lenovo Ideapad 100 with Windows 10.

It came with McAfee pre-installed.

Yesterday the unmentionable happened. Miscreants in foreign parts attacked my computer, and then tried to ransom it back.

Right now I am doing a factory reset.

Question is: What is best combination of protections to use on Windows 10 to prevent this from happening again? Ad-Aware, AVG, Avast?

[After I uninstall McAfee, of course.]

I would prefer something that is FREE!

What do you recommend?

Thanks much,

cashcqshel


Specs are:

NEW Lenovo Ideapad 15.6 Intel i3-5020U @ 2.2Ghz 8GB Ram 500GB Windows 10 DVD+-RW 100-15IBD

Features
Intel Core i3-5020U Processor (2.20GHz)
8GB RAM
500GB HD
15.6" LED Backlit Display
Optical Drive (DVD Drive): DVD +/-RW
Built in high definition webcam and microphone
1 USB 3.0 port, 2 USB 2.0 ports and HDMI port
WiFi and Ethernet
Primary Color:Black
Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit Operating System
US retail version and only includes a USA style wall plug

And further detail:
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A:Best FREE anti-virus/malware for Windows 10

Stay with the built-in Windows Defender and add Malwarebytes.

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Right now I have McAfee and Malwarebytes anti-malware. Although I've used many many programs to try to rid myself of malware such as: Ad-aware, spybot search and destroy, spyware blaster, AVG anti-virus, AVG anti-spyware, windows defender (Yes, I've heard that's not a good program) and Panda to name a few.

I was told I should get McAfee because it is updated every day rather than free ones like AVG. But this isn't true for either of them in my experience. I can go on McAfee and AVG once a day for four days in a row and it won't have updates for me to download.

The technician that I PAID to have help me with my system told me the ones that charge for updates are generally better as they are paid for their services and do a professional job. I had to pay $30 for McAfee security center through them. I wasn't sure what to think of it. She told me she wouldn't/couldn't go any further without me downloading a "good" anti malware program such as that. I wondered if it was something I should have known, or she was just trying to get money out of me (I'm not sure what I paid went to her either, just to McAfee for me buying the program) What I should have done is postponed the session and asked someplace like here before continuing.

A:Good anti-malware programs with free updates

Hi

This is a good place to start

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f174...ed-115548.html
I've always used free versions and never been infected. Of course, careful surfing habits are essential as well. In general terms, the paid AVs usually have some kind of support line available and they do tend to update ahead of the free versions, but as long as I receive updates then I'm happy. In the above article, you'll also find a link to a site that reviews all major AV programmes - let's you know who is doing best in terms of detection etc - allows you to make an informed choice. While I have never use McAfee I have seen users who say it slows their system.

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Hey All,
I have been downloading a lot of programs off different kinds of sites (trusted or not trusted....ok, not trusted!) and I would like to be sure that they do not contain trojans/viruses/keyloggers/etc. And I just want to know what would be best for me to use. I already have SpyBot S&D and have just updated it. The game i am trying to cheat on (Hey, it's just a game!) is a online game and includes account usernames and passwords. Well, when it goes down to those things, keyloggers must always be included. So here I am, surfing the net on these forums and I think i find a new hack/buG! Well it gives me the link of where to download it then farther down in the forum i see "Nice KeyLOgger! Scammer!" So there's one I cant download. This has been continuos. So i just want good security to protect me from keyloggers especially, plus trojans and all that stuff. BTW, im not going to be "cheating," just getting a.....fast start on the game
 

A:Good FREE Anti-Virus

Ok ill believe the part about Not Cheating dont tell us anymore of the DARK stuff or ill be forced to delete this thread

You Need these programs:
Free ZoneAlarm Firewall:
www.zonelabs.com

Free AVG AntiVirus:
www.grisoft.com

I would also Install Adaware6.0:
http://pc-cleanup.tripod.com/pccleanup/id17.html

Have fun and stay safe.

 

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what is a good free anti-virus?
 

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sorry if we posted in the wrong section but we are looking for a really good free anti virus program for a PC that runs vista. Thanks for your help!
 

A:good free anti-virus?

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How good is free Anti virus protection from the internet is it wise to install it on my computer?
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A:How good is free Anti Virus

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Hi I'm reinstalling my operating system and starting everything over on my laptop, and need some good free sources for Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware and any other programs I should start fresh with to make sure everything stays safe and protected.
Thanks,
Mike

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Microsoft Security Essentials, Avast 8 or Avira
Malwarebytes
Spywareblaster
SuperAntispyware
All Free Versions and most of all -> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/keep-your-computer-safe-online/

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please help me
thank you very much
 

A:where can you get anti-virus software thats good and its free

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Are there any good and legally free Anti-Virus programs? I've looked on google and it gave me a bunch of results, but I'm not sure which one to use. Any suggestions? Thanks!
 

A:What's a good free Anti-Virus program?

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Hey guys it's been sometimes since I logged on here
werd....

So anyways some of you may know kerpersky anti virus
great program expect the fact I thought it was legit turns it I'm black listed

so I was wondering if anyone knows a great Anti Virus program that is identical to the "securedness" ( I think thats a word LOL ) of kerpersky that is free to download

I used to use AVG but they are apparently no longer free in Jan 2007
so I'm stuck my ISP provides with a free copy of F-secure but its a freeking memhog !!!

Let me know what ya think guys
thanks
and happy holidays
 

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Any one know of good free anti virus software that will search and DELETE all the virus, worms it finds etc?

Please
 

A:Good Free Anti Virus software??

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Hey guys,
I've been looking for a good Anti-virus program for ages and cant seem to find one. If anyone knows any good ones ( particularly free ones) it would help me heaps. Thank you
 

A:Any good, free Anti-virus software

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Help, please! I can't afford a virus program and I badly need a recommendation for a FREE program

that will do the job, (without all the bells and whistles). I tried AVG and it was one of those "free for 30 days'

nightmares with many add ons and problems. Help appreciated. Using Win 8.1.

A:A Good, Free anti-virus program

Hello Don,

Windows comes with "Windows Defender" included that's pretty decent.

A great free 3rd party AV program would be Avast.

Latest version of Avast Antivirus

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Hi Im new here this is my first post also my first problem

Well everything was going great no virus getting detected

I use ESET nod32, malwarebytes and SpyBot

Now my problem is that all of my protection applications wont Update

Also I can't access any protection site like Microsoft.com, Eset.com, the website of malwarebytes and Spybot
and last is that sometime (happens sometimes) computer auto shutsdown
with a timer of 60 seconds before shutdown (please save all works...)

all other applications and websites works great except for those I mentioned

HOPE u could help me if possible ASAP because I'm using my CPU for business purposes and advance thanks

sorry forgot my HJT Log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:32:38 PM, on 2/4/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\windows\system32\services.exe
C:\windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\windows\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\windows\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
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A:Anti-Virus Anti-Malware and Anti-spyware not updating

Hi, welcome to TSF!

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.

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Hi Im new here this is my first post also my first problem

Well everything was going great no virus getting detected

I use ESET nod32, malwarebytes and SpyBot

Now my problem is that all of my protection applications wont Update

Also I can't access any protection site like Microsoft.com, Eset.com, the website of malwarebytes and Spybot
and last is that sometime (happens sometimes) computer auto shutsdown
with a timer of 60 seconds before shutdown (please save all works...)

all other applications and websites works great except for those I mentioned

HOPE u could help me if possible ASAP because I'm using my CPU for business purposes and advance thanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:32:38 PM, on 2/4/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\windows\System32\smss.exe
C:\windows\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\windows\system32\services.exe
C:\windows\system32\lsass.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\windows\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\windows\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\... Read more

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Hello,
One of the family's machines recently ( few months ago ) was force fed Windows 10 Home.
Typically on our other machines ( Windows 7 and 8 ), I use Avast Free to run in the background and SUPERAntispyware and Malwarebytes I run as standalones. I use a Limited User account for any internet facing activities.
I see Windows 10 comes with Windows Defender.
Is this enough?
What's the general consensus if there is one.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thank you for your time.
 

A:New To Windows 10 Anti-Virus/Anti-malware Question

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I'm always trying to keep up with the latest and greatest anti-spyware and anti-malware programs. I use Avast as my anti-virus program and for my main anti-spyware/anti-malware programs I use:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Spybot - Search & Destroy
SpywareBlaster
SUPERAntiSpyware

I also sometimes use:

Ad-Aware
a-squared
RogueRemover

Are there any other good programs I should know about? I figure the more the better!

Thanks!

A:Are there any good new anti-spyware/anti-malware programs?

Spyware Terminator.-- Web Security Guard is included in the download but not required. After installation you will be prompted to Enable Web Security Guard Toolbar. This browser add-on (similar to Site Advisor) is enabled by default so be sure to uncheck the box if you do not want it installed. If you install WSG by mistake, it can easily be removed later via Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.-- If you already have an anti-virus application, there is no need to install the optional Clam AntiVirus integration. ClamAV does not have a real time scanning engine but you can integrate it into ST's Realtime Shield to include virus scanning support.However, you can overkill your system with resource heavy security programs that will drain your resources and slow down performance. Sometimes you just have to experiment to get the right combo for your particular system as there is no universal solution that works for everyone. mvps.org is no longer recommending Spybot S&D or Ad-Aware due to poor testing results. See here - (scroll down and read under Freeware Antispyware Products) Further, most people don't understand Spybot's TeaTimer or how to use it and that feature can cause more problems than it's worth.While not free, I recommend using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and taking advantage of the Protection Module which uses advanced heuristic scanning technology to monitor your system and provide real-time protection to prevent the installation of most new malware. This technology... Read more

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My hubby just came home with a new laptop with Winnows 8. I know it has Defender on it, but are there good/better free anti virus/anti spyware programs to use?

Sure would appreciate suggestions!

Thanks!

A:Good free anti spyware and virus protection?

I like and use Microsoft Security Essentials. And its Free :)

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A:What's a good free Anti-Virus program other than AVG or Avast?

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What is a good free anti virus or anti trojan that i can download?
 

A:Solved: What is a good free anti virus/trojan

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Recently I have had some BSOD problems with my computer. After posting to the forums my crash dumps, I was recommended to try uninstalling AVG as it could be the culprit. So far so good and I have not had any blue screens.

Upon uninstalling AVG I have been using Microsoft Security Essentials. I have also heard really good things about Malwarebytes and have being using that as well just the free version though. My question being, is running MSE and Malwarebytes enough protection or should I be using some other type of protection? Should I upgrade to the pro version of Malwarebytes to get the realtime protection? I have heard mixed things about MSE so thats why I asked.

A:Anti Virus/ Anti-Malware for Windows 8.1

I had the same problem myself, everything from blue screens to system freezing and / or taking big performance hits when I used other antivirus products. I have tried most if not all the better known antivirus solutions and every one of them messes with 8.1 in one way or another. The thing is once you uninstall them the system runs fine, kind of makes you wonder if Microsoft has done this on purpose to push their own security software.

From what I understand Windows Defender is not the same as Microsoft Security Essentials, I have been told it is kind of a step up and works better, this remains to be seen as I have had no alerts from it as of yet.
If you can afford it I would go with Malwarebytes Pro, if not for nothing else for the real time protection, I have it and it has saved my butt more than one.

One more thing you want to consider is with all the Cryptographic Ransom viruses in the wild these days is Crypto Prevent, it is supposed to block all those Cryptology ransom viruses, you can get it here : CryptoPrevent | Computer Technician - PC Repair Software |Foolish IT LLC the free version you have to update manually, the paid version will update itself.

You can also try Hitman Pro Alert beta which is basically the same thing as Crypto Prevent, you can get that here: HitmanPro.Alert CryptoGuard - SurfRight . There is no need to run both, one or the other is fine.

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I have Inspiron 14 with windows 10. I have "Malware bytes Antimalware, and had installed Avast anti virus. Avast was interfering with system restore, and its "start" could not be disabled using Task Master. So I had to uninstall it. Which "antivirus" would be best for my system?

Thanks
Preet
 

A:Best anti malware & anti virus foe windows 10

windows 10 comes with windows defender, so you could use that
 

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Dell Desktop Windows Vista Home Premium

Im running AVG Free Editon as my virus protections software. I was wondering if there are any other Free virus programs that work better than my AVG Free Edition.
Im also running Windows Defender as my Spyware/Malware protection program. Are there any other spyware/malware protection programs that work better than Windows Defender?

Any suggestions appreciated,
Thank you
 

A:Best Free Anti-virus? Best free Spyware Malware protection?

The most problems that i find is with the info that cookies manage to send out.. as for the good old virus i can honestly say that i can blame that on Zone Labs. so i got me a virus checker and malware or cookie killer.all i can say is that you get nothing for nutin in this world. so do yourself a favor and spring for the few bucks, this i can honestly tell you, my internet provider supplies the big MAC for free and yet i prefer zone alarm.

have a good day
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Murray
 

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A friend of mine suggested I use this anti virus/malware. Has anyone use it? Any good. Thoughts please.

emisoft Anti malware
 

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First of all i would like to apologize if this topic is in wrong category, or it should not even be asked on this site. And second of all, please be patience i'm a noob looking for answers So whats all about? Well i'm meeting new terms here and i have no idea what they mean and what they do. And as anyone else i wanna be safe in this era of cyber-crime. So basically i know whats a anti-virus and a anti-spyware and that they can run together. Also i heard that 2 anti-virus don't do good but 2 anti-spyware do. So what i'm asking is, what is a anti-malware? Can a anti-malware, anti-virus, and anti-spyware run together? Could you suggest some good+free of those 3? Sorry for my bad English and being such a noob

A:Anti-malware, Anti-virus, Anti-spyware

Florin, you might take interest in this thread, though it may be quite a bit of reading: What's the Best Anti-virus?

It is there that they discuss all kinds of different antiviruses and coupled security software. I personally only use Microsoft Security Essentials, but I have used it along with Malwarebytes for added security in the past.

Basically, you could have your system completely locked down with lots of extra security, but in some cases it becomes a hassle because of how much your computer becomes protected and overly secured. If you prefer a speedy computer over security, generally you use less security software, but if it is the other way around, you will want beefier security software which may slow things down slightly. That link I've provided will have most everything you will need.

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Donna over at Calendar of Updates has posted a second test regarding the viability of free anti-malware and free anti-spyware programs - Malware Detections of Free Anti-Malware/Anti-Spyware

see Malware Detections of Free Anti-Malware/Anti-Spyware - Calendar Of Updates

For those who don't know, Donna also previously posted another test, Rogue Detections: Old, Not So Old and New Threats
see Rogue Detections (old, not so old, new threats) by malware scanners - Calendar Of Updates

A:Malware Detections of Free Anti-Malware/Anti-Spyware

Hi John

Looks like a fairly good test, unfortunately it's on an XP box. Do you know if they plan on running one on a Vista system, since the way that many malware works will affect it's viability on Vista systems?

Thanx for the link! Still lots of good info there for our members.

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Hi,

I have had Avast Free anti-virus for a long time. At some point, after an automatic upgrade, all my messages in Outlook 2003 got an added anti-spam toolbar from Avast. I don't want it.

I did not find any way to make it go away from inside Outlook. It does not appear as an add-on in the relevant places. At some point, there was a register-based solution that was floating around on the Web. It worked with a previous version of Avast, but not with the current one.

I uninstalled Avast (with the proprietary uninstall tool, in safe mode) and reinstalled it twice. At some point, the anti-spam appeared as a separate module, so naturally I refused installation / deactivated it / uninstalled it (don't remember which). Yet it's impossible to make the toolbar go away.

If I de-activate or uninstall the mail shield module, the anti-spam toolbar goes away, but I don't want that. I want Avast to scan my mail, of course.

Now that I have nixed it somehow, the anti-spam component does not show anymore in the Settings / Components panel, not even in order to be re-activated. I don't know if this is a bug or a feature. It happens with other Avast components that I have refused, or uninstalled, and which do not appear anymore in the options panel as an option available for re-activation.

The anti-spam, illogically, is not part of the mail shield component, and no relevant settings appear in the mail shield settings.

A request in the Avast forum did not bring any helpful answers.

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A:Avast Free anti-virus : unwanted anti-spam toolbar in Outlook 2003

I wonder why you're still using Outlook 2003?

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Hello everyone!

My McAfee subscription through Dell runs out on Sunday May 23, 2010. I would like to know what are the best Free Anti-Malware, Anti-Spyware, and Firewalls out there. I looked at the list that is on here, but could not figure out which one is better for my situation.

I currently have as Anti-Malware and Anti-Spyware : a-Squared free, Spybot S&D free, MBAM free, and SUPERAntiSpyware free. I have Windows Defender and Firewall turned off because of interfering with McAfee.

I currently do not have the money to renew my subcription with McAfee, nor do I have the money to buy a paid full service security program with firewall.

My question is what do you recommend I should do and what programs are best for my situation?
PS: I was thinking of Microsoft Security Essentials, for 2 reasons: 1) It's Free and 2) my computer already has a lot of Microsoft programs on it. Has anyone had any experience with this program?

A:which are the Best Free Anti-Malware and Anti-Spyware

Groffeaston,

I installed MSE on my sisters W7 computer and she thinks it is great did that about 2 months ago when it was new. If you use MSE it wlii turn off Windows Defender because it includes it own spyware component. Use the Windows firewall with it cause from what I have read on MS sites it doesn't play well with third party firewalls. When you go to uninstall the McAfee makes sure to use there removal tool to get as many traces as possible otherwise you may have a problem installing MSE.

Good Luck Mr. Phelps this message will self destruct in 5 seconds!

Dan

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Hi there, could anyone tell me if there is a free anti virus, anti spyware and firewall for UBUNTU 8.04 i386.

Thanks for any replies.
 

A:Free anti virus, Firewall/anti spyware for UBUNTU

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Hello,

I have Vista and I need a free anti-virus / anti-spyware removal tool/program. What is the best free one out there? I used to have Norton but it used too much memory and I didn't want to pay for subscriptions and updates.

Thank you for your time,

Joey

ps: is the stuff that comes with Windows (eg: windows defender) sufficient to deal with viruses?
 

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Any recommendations for free security software?

A:Free Anti-virus, Spyware, Malware

Hello Here are some Anti Virus recommendations.Avira AntiVir or Avast Home EditionPlease note its is best to only run one anti virus programI recommend Comodo Free Firewall as your firewall. Its much lighter on you system than ZoneAlarm.And here are a few Anti Spyware utilitiesSpybot Search & Destroy - Uber powerful tool which can search and annhilate nasties that make it onto your system. Now with an Immunize section that will help prevent future infections.SpywareBlaster - Great prevention tool to keep nasties from installing on your system.SpywareGuard - Works as a Spyware "Shield" to protect your computer from getting malware in the first place.IE-SpyAd - puts over 5000 sites in your restricted zone so you'll be protected when you visit innocent-looking sites that aren't actually innocent at all.Head over to the Freeware replacements For Common Commerical Apps topic for more

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I decided to get rid of real-time antivirus. And I'm now running my computer without any real-time anti-virus/anti-malware program installed. However, I'd like to know as to which are the good free on-demand anti-virus/anti-malware scanners available. I do not want to know about any real-time scanners, I want to know about on-demand scanners.I already have a firewall and all I'm gonna need now is this - a good one. I hope you guys will help.

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Ok, although they may miss some newer ones ,stopping them before they get on is the easyer way.

Look here at On line scanners

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic366982.html

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I have an asus eee netbook and I need to purchase an anti virus program ... I'm not too familiar with very good programs.

My experiences is to always get free ad aware and spybot and just take it from there when I notice I am having a problem. Then identify a real virus and take the steps to just get rid of that specifc virus. But right now I have a new netbook and am deciding to just stop it before it even begins. I'm trying to do some research but obviously all of the websites just claim theirs is the best and have other websites giving them praise.

I am also curious, do these programs stop all the trackers and dumb stuff that I usually need ad aware and spybot to catch and remove on my comp?

I would also prefer the program to run and not take up too much computer usage considering the netbook only has a 1.6 cpu.

Thank you in advance for any input

A:Looking to purchase a good anti virus/malware program

I would never pay for an antivirus package as there are good free ones available.Check out this topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.htmlJust remember that no protection software is 100% effective and a lot depends on how you use your computer.

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