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Malware is a generic term that encompasses spyware.
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Originally Posted by Waffleboy View Post
Malware is a generic term that encompasses spyware.
Thanks for the clarification..
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post #13 of 20
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Of course like everyone said: Malwarebytes but I also use Hitman Pro if MB doesnt do the job.

Links: http://www.surfright.nl/en/downloads/
http://www.malwarebytes.org/
Wow Hitman Pro can do a one time scan, AWESOME!

This makes the perfect portable app!
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I wouldn't suggest spybot, but malware bytes on the other hand is great!
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Avira + Malware Bytes does the job for me. Safe mode malware bytes removes those pesky viruses.
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Best I have found is Emsisoft Anti-malware. Problem is it's only a 3 day trial, but it picks up more infections than MBAM does.
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I keep an updated version of MBAM on a flash drive for when friends get viruses. Hasn't let me down yet.
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I wouldn't suggest spybot, but malware bytes on the other hand is great!
I've been using Spybot for 5 years now, it's good at catching a lot of stuff, stuff even malwarebytes doesn't pick up believe it or not...

Spydoctor was the only one I saw that was comparable to Spybot.

I'd like to know what you guys think about Super Anti-Spyware, anyone?

Ultimately I believe one can never have too many scanners, virus scanners are limited to 1 / computer, but you can always use like ESET Free Online Scanner, but you can only install one Virus scanner on a computer.

Avira requires you to disable Windows defender, but because they update daily, I've fell in love with Avira very much, furthermore they have Avira Rescue, which is a boot CD that can kill viruses on a non-booting PC...

Just food for thought I guess...
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I've been using Spybot:S&D for years along with Spyware Blaster at times. They seem to work find still, even though they are quite old and may be better ones out there now. I am just used to them and they do their job just fine it seems, so I figure why change. I tried Maleware bytes for a few days but I didn't have a reason to keep it since my other two always worked before. If it's not broke....well you know the rest.
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SUPERAntiSpyware is a great scanner, you should try it out G_Tech. It is very good at catching stuff like cookies and anything else that shouldn't be on your system.

I highly recommend it, I switched from Spybot -> SUPER some time ago.

Try it, you might like it.
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