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Discussion in 'General Security' started by alicez, May 21, 2015.

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  1. alicez

    alicez Thread Starter

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    I'm now using MB Free and having some problems with it.
    I'm wondering if anyone knows of another "fairly good" free Anti Malware/Spyware.
    I was using SpyBot because it was getting a bit difficult getting downloads, etc.
    I also use SAS.
    Are there any other free programs "out there?"
     
  2. donetao

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    Hi IMHO MBAM free and SAS is as good as it gets. There are a lot of free scanners you can use, but these are highly recommended on most help forums!
    What are you running for your AV??
     
  3. flavallee

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    AdwCleaner and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SUPERAntiSpyware (all free) are what I use in my computers and in the computers that I service.

    This trio has worked out very well for me so far, so I see no reason to switch to something else.

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  4. donetao

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    Hi I also like WOT Ad-on For all three browsers. I agree Frank with your choices. MBAM has a Anti-Rootkit software that I like. It maybe still in BETA, but you can always trust MBAM. MBAM also has a Anti-Exploite for drive bys. It's a little buggy, but improving all the time. There are a ton of on demand free scanners. All good. My favorite is ESET on line scanner. Here's a popular list, but I'm sure there are a lot more. Find one or two you feel comfortable with and use them on a monthly basis. Your best defense is be a safe surfer. Don't click it if you don't want a ticket. Most malware is picked up by clicking on the pop ups and down loading from sites like CNET that install unwanted programs (PUP"S). You need a good pop up blocker. I like Ad Muncher. Those are my thoughts!
    http://www.itsecurity.com/features/free-online-antivirus-tools-101207/
    Be safe and make current back ups of your OS!!
     
  5. flavallee

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    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.1.6.1022 is a final release and is not a beta release.

    Scanning for rootkits is not enabled by default, so you need to go into its "Detection And Protection" settings and enable it.
     

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    Hi Frank! I'm talking about the stand alone MBAM Anti-Rootkit software. You are right, there is also one in the Malwarebytes free that you have to enable. I don't know if this one is different, but I think it is.
    https://www.malwarebytes.org/antirootkit/
     
  7. donetao

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    Here's the software I'm talking about Frank. I think it may still be in BETA?? I'm not much into the BETA software these days, but I have been trusting MBAM sense 2004. It goes into registry which is my understanding the place rootkits like to hid. It spends a lot of time scanning the registry and it seems like it's hanging there, but it will finally complete and hopefully you see one of these like in my screen shots. Rootkits are the nasty of the nastiest. I always start with MBAM Anti-Rootkit,followed by Adwcleaner, MBAM premium scans once a month, so I can skip that one, then SAS, then JRT and finish with ESET on line scanner.
    Like you said in your reply these have worked for me, so I see no reason to change.;);)
     

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    I'm familiar with it and keep the current version in my security-related toolbox and use it on rare occasions.

    The current version is 1.09.1.1004
     

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  9. LeonardKonra

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    I suggest you AVG Free. I'm using it since 5 years and I tested many others with it specially on CPU usage. It lloed relatively low with others.
     
  10. Joris903

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    I use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware ,it along with the anti virus that you have is really all that need. If you want something that will clean under the skin, this is it, and good protection against getting more
     
  11. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    What problems are you having with MBAM
    once we know the actual problem, we might be able to suggest how to fix it
     
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