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Default Most effective add removal app for windows 7? - 02-18-2013, 11:59 | posts: 1,353 | Location: Australia, QLD

I use Defender and Avast Internet Security. Just curious as to what other people use for spyware and malicious software removal and protection. Anything worth while around at the moment for win 7?
   
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Default 02-18-2013, 12:36 | posts: 10,616 | Location: United kingdom

Bitdefender+Malwarebytes+Winpatrol = Deadly Combination.
   
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Default 02-18-2013, 13:55 | posts: 1,353 | Location: Australia, QLD

hmm cool, have to look em up. Only used malwarebytes before out of those.

Don't want to overdo it, I'd like one good one to go with avast, possibly two max. I don't get a lot of malware anyway, I think avast internet security does pretty solid job on its own.
   
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Default 02-18-2013, 14:09 | posts: 7,164 | Location: 127.0.0.1

Along with some of the above suggestions:

SpyBot
Hijack This


Not for live protection, but good for scanning and removal

For Protection I use NOD32 AV and normal Windows Firewall

As long as you're not an idiot, those two will protect you fine
   
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Default 02-18-2013, 14:25 | posts: 1,353 | Location: Australia, QLD

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Along with some of the above suggestions:

SpyBot
Hijack This


Not for live protection, but good for scanning and removal

For Protection I use NOD32 AV and normal Windows Firewall

As long as you're not an idiot, those two will protect you fine
Spybot I thought was more for protection not scanning.
   
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Default 02-18-2013, 16:24 | posts: 3,714

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Spybot I thought was more for protection not scanning.
It's good for both.




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Default 02-18-2013, 23:21 | posts: 9,449 | Location: Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha

Avast Free + Malwarebytes
   
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Default 02-20-2013, 05:30 | posts: 697

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I use Defender and Avast Internet Security. Just curious as to what other people use for spyware and malicious software removal and protection. Anything worth while around at the moment for win 7?
OK, you can ONLY rtun one antivirus at a time or you risk computer freaking out, seriously.

That said, you can have many antimalware programs at once and it is recommended, as no one program does/gets it all.

I use in this order:

ccleaner
glary utilities
Malwarebytes
Kasperski Internet security 2013
defraggler
   
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Default 02-20-2013, 12:43 | posts: 1,353 | Location: Australia, QLD

Bought Malwarebytes Pro. Not expensive, one off price, why not.

Anyway, did a scan, 0 objects detected, guess that says something for Avast Internet Security. I do a lot of browsing and have had this OS install for a while now too.
   
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Default 02-20-2013, 12:45 | posts: 1,353 | Location: Australia, QLD

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OK, you can ONLY rtun one antivirus at a time or you risk computer freaking out, seriously.
lol yes already knew this.
   
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Default 02-20-2013, 19:08 | posts: 809 | Location: USA

NIS & Superantispyware pro (only for manual scans)
   
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