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firebladex


Joined: 14 Mar 2012
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Location: Singapore
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GuitarBob wrote:
I would rather run Malwarebytes free occasionally instead of Spybot, unless your system is older than Windows XP. Spybot doesn't seem to have kept up with the competition for the last few years. They are attempting to catch up with a new version, but I don't know... Most AVs now include signatures for spyware (the most "popular" spyware anyway), so you probably don't need a dedicated antispyware program unless it has something the AVs don't.

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Hi GuitarBob, I've been using Spybot for ages! Thanks for the mention of Malwarebytes, I've tried it and I think its a very good recommendation.
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GuitarBob


Joined: 09 Jul 2006
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Location: USA
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Malwarebytes is very good against common viruses and spyware, including fake antiviruses. Malwarebytes does not have a lot of signatures, but it has a very good heuristic scan. It excels as finding viruses after they infect your computer. It does not do too well against rootkits, but for that, you can use the free TDSSKiller antirootkit from Kaspersky. The free version of Malwarebytes is just about as good as the paid version, which includes a relal-time scanner (instead of the on-demand scanner on the free version).

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krillx


Joined: 26 Mar 2012
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Location: San Francisco
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I haven't used pc's in a long time and the last time I used avast was almost 10 years. But now I'm back using pc's and I think I'm going to try this out again.
Or might try out malwarebytes. Thanks for the suggestion.
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andrewstop


Joined: 02 May 2017
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U should use Kaspersky, I think this is a good choice for your computer
U can download kaspersky at https://forum.kaspersky.com or https://keykaspersky.com
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danccu


Joined: 30 May 2017
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Location: UK
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In my opinion Avast eats too much RAM and makes the computer slower.
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