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Virus scans

Discussion in 'General Security' started by drtywtr, Oct 10, 2008.

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  1. drtywtr

    drtywtr Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    I was wondering if someone could recomend a few good scans to me (Free is prefered) and also tell me if the scans i have are any good

    The first scan i got was of course "Windows Defender" which comes with the computer.

    The second scan i have is "Ad-Aware 2007" I find this is a decent program more aimed twards the "little" innfections viruses ect. (In my world all bad viruses ect. are a problem.)

    My fourth scan i have only had for a week or two and it seems to be more of a firewall to me :( it is called "Windows Live OneCare" (beta) as i said it seems to be more of a firewall based program made by Windows, although it does have a fairly decent scanning program for those of you who dont know about this i do have a link for you to try it and review it please mind that it is still "Beta"
    http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/sandbox/default_scan.htm

    The fourth and final program I am using is "Malawarebytes" i downloaded last night actually and so i dont know to much about it like the one care i do have a link. i used it to delete a sespific program that was bugging me called "Microsoft (AV)" EXTREEMLY anoying fake scan that is hard to get rid of so if u ever get this i suggest you getting this scan... anywho it is from what ive seen extreemly good but the opposite of Ad-Aware 2007 i mean that by it is verry efected but is more aimed at taking down the bigger types of malaware, viruses, infections, and and all that good stuff.
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

    Thank you very much for your time!!!:)
     
  2. Rich-M

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    Fine but none of those except possibly Live One Care are for virus.
    If you want an opinion or 2, Windows Defender is a useless antispyware program that does nothing at all. Adaware is old technology but Malwarebytes is quite acceptable for spyware removal.
    For virus I suggest Nod32 (www.eset.com) which will also repulse spyware as well.
     
  3. drtywtr

    drtywtr Thread Starter

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    Thank you verry much ill check it out:)
     
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