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Discussion in 'General Security' started by indianacarnie, Apr 24, 2010.

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  1. indianacarnie

    indianacarnie Thread Starter

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    this is not a real problem, just would like your opinions. i'll be the first to admit that i'm a little weird when it comes to cleaning my system and privacy. right now i have on my machine avast free, threatfire, and 4 other malware/spyware tools. now thats too much even for me!:) i'm keeping the avast and threatfire for sure. what i want your opinions on is what two of these would you keep? and why? 1. ccleaner 2. a-squared 3. malwarebytes 4. superantispyware ? i've used ccleaner for years now and like it but also like the rest for various reasons. running win7x64 home premium with pleanty of space and mem.
     
  2. Blackmirror

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    Has to be malwarebytes for me
     
  3. jmw3

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    Also running Win7 X64 (Ultimate) & currently using Microsoft Security Essentials as my main AV & Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (licenced) as I want the Real Time protection. Absolutely no conflicts between those two products. And no drain on resources.

    I have also been using CCleaner for a while so keep that as well - though stay clear of it's Reg cleaner unless you know exactly what it is it's going to remove.

    No harm in keeping your other Anti- spyware products so long as you only use them as On Demand scanners.
     
  4. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    MalwareBytes (y) I kinda find that SAS only really finds cookies. And it seems more draining.
     
  5. Rich-M

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    Malwarebytes here as well though I don't understand Cheeseball saying Sas only finds cookies...it is an excellent scanner on an infected pc, but what it is not good at is keeping spyware out. I won't argue that lately Mbam is a more effective program though.
     
  6. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    Not always cookies, not in every case....but most cases when I've used it. Just think there are more effective programs.
     
  7. James4630

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    Ccleaner does a different job than the other three. It clears the junk off your HD. Do not use the registry option - registry cleaners are unreliable and have been known to delete keys necessary for the computer to function properly.
     
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    If you have plenty of space and memory, why get rid of any of the programs?

    What I believe you are missing is a good imaging program like Acronis Tue Image and an external hard drive for backups and images. If you make regular backups to different media you don't have to worry about malware, viruses, hard drive failure, etc.
     
  9. antech

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    Spybot S&D for some nasty infections
     
  10. Rich-M

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    Well I wouldn't use it and I think you will see most techs walk by it these days as old technology and way too destructive when it finds issues.
     
  11. indianacarnie

    indianacarnie Thread Starter

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    yeah pretty much everyone agrees with malwarebytes. me too, been using it steady for awhile. a couple of you mentioned the reg. cleaner in ccleaner. haha i've had my go-rounds with registry "cleaners" and/or "optimizers". learned my lesson with them already:eek:. i probably will go ahead and keep them all , as was suggested also. if any go it will be a-squared i guess. but you know it was the ONLY one of them that found some very old tracking cookies when i ran it the first time(y). it wasnt "up for grabs" like the others because i'll always use it is threatfire. it's amazing how well it plays with my avast (free). i highly recommend it to everyone.
     
  12. Rich-M

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    Pay attention to this entire answer here, this guy has what I call "horse sense" and everyone should do this if they care about there systems!!!!!
     
  13. antech

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    For Manual malware removal, Spybot S&D is the BEST.
    (For mere beginner,its not worth use)

    I am NOT Referring to anyones answer
     
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    Dear Rich-M,
    Absolutely! He knows what he's talking! A good "Backup and RESTORE" utility (with the backed up data on an extn. HD if possible) is the best recipe for crashes and like. The reason i highlighted the "restore" was, it is a Golden rule to verify the backed up data so that the restoration is smooth! Recently my SAS(pro) picked up Three Trojans which MBAM missed out. I have Kas. Int. Suite (since 2 years) and downloaded "Threatfire" once and the entire system went"kaboom!" Since M&R's B&R was there, it was no sweat to get the entire image back! Anyway KAS. has compatibility probs. with many softwares.Hence, to add my 2 cents of advise--->> SAS+MBAM+AVAST(FREE-EXCELLENT FREE AV) +a-squared FREE.(y)
     
  15. antech

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    How's A2 free?
     
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