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MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware or spybot?

Discussion in 'General Security' started by llmercll, Nov 13, 2008.

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  1. llmercll

    llmercll Thread Starter

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    are these two programs similar? do they do the same thing? which one is better?
     
  2. blues_harp28

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    Hi Spybot S+D used to be number one on the list of Spyware removal programs.
    It may have slipped one or two places down the list.
    Many still use it , I no longer do but that does not mean it is not worth using.

    MalwareBytes is a good program.
    Many use more than one Spyware programs, as what one program may miss, the other may well find a threat present.
     
  3. hrlow2

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    hello llmercll. I use both on my machine along with SuperAntiSpyware ,,SpywareBlaster and WinPatrol
     
  4. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    I find that MalwareBytes finds and removes more. Nice program :)
     
  5. AKAJohnDoe

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    I would use SuperAntiSpyware myself.
     
  6. smeegle

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    I like SuperAntispyware because it is easy to use. I have WINME so unfortunately MalwareBytes won't work on my system.
     
  7. jnibori

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    Ditto.

    Does anybody know if the free version <fully> kills off the Antivirus2007-2009 stuff?

    TIA
     
  8. jmw3

    jmw3 Malware Specialist

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    Personally I believe Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is by far the best anti-malware program available at the moment. Just look how often it is used in the Malware Removal forums... that in itself should give you a good indication of its quality.

    Yes it does.

    http://www.malwarebytes.org/malwarenet.php
     
  9. jnibori

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    Thanks.

    I was helping a friend of mine with AV2007, and it's pretty tough to manually (fully) get rid of it. I thought I read something about MalwareBytes doing the job, but I could not find what I read again.

    I recently installed it and I like very much.
     
  10. Rich-M

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    Yes it should as the free version is really no different from the paid only in whether or not it runs in the background is all or auto updates.
    It's a useful program but you need to remember it does not remove tracking cookies as they believe this is not spyware, and while correct about that, I still prefer to remove them as a real heavy concentration will slow down your pc. For that main reason I prefer Superantispyware which definitely does remove Antivirus 2008 and 9 also.
     
  11. Kenny94

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    Spybot is having a hard time with today's rogue antispyware applications. These trojans, such as Zlob or Vundo, Spybot can't remove these infections. Spybot is a decent level of spyware removal for an adware and spyware.

    MalwareBytes targets rogue applications:

    http://www.malwarebytes.org/roguenet.php

    Antivirus 2009 (other clones 2008 etc) is a rogue. it's best to use MalwareBytes... But if the user is still having problems, it best to post in the "Malware Removal & HijackThis Logs"
     
  12. jnibori

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    Funny that you just posted this. I just ran Sbybot a day ago or so, and everything showed fine (Perhaps a cookie or two) I just ran MalwareBytes earlier today, and it found these:

    Files Infected:
    C:\WINDOWS\rundll16.exe (Fake.Dropped.Malware) -> Delete on reboot.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\vcmgcd32.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Delete on reboot.
    C:\WINDOWS\logo1_.exe (Worm.Viking) -> Delete on reboot.
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\systems.txt (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Delete on reboot.
     
  13. atnskyline

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    malwarebytes is better and easyier to use, sbs and destroy doesnt have as good of database updates
     
  14. Rich-M

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    Spybot is somewhat useless old technology these days. Malwarebytes is fair but I have found that Superantispyware is by far the best and most complete in practical use.
     
  15. atnskyline

    atnskyline Banned

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    i agree systweak advanced system protector is also really good
     
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