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Postby coonsanders on Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:23 pm

hi gang

i just found out that i have malwar after avant found it in my system.is
this a good software to remove malwar?is there a better one??thanks

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Postby Ian on Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:30 pm

I've found that there isn't one package that will take core of all malware and spyware. In fact, some of the real nasty stuff is totally undetectable.

Personally, I use Windows Defender and occasionally scan with Ad-aware. I've also used Spybot and Highjackthis to find some of the more nasty variants.
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Postby coonsanders on Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:08 am

hi

i have all the anti software u use adware ,spybot,hijack this etc.are they
able to remove all of it??is avant a good anti malware remover??thanks

coonsanders

ps will my computer ever behave like it used to before malware??what
else can i do to make sure it does?


edit by Spazmogen

coonsanders wrote:
first ian sorry about that-this gets confusing-if i were to reload my comp
uter is it hard??itll get rid of everything??
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Postby Ian on Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:19 am

coonsanders wrote:behave like it used to before malware??what
else can i do to make sure it does?


I've never used avant so I can't comment. As far as it removing it all.. those programs will probably remove the bulk of it. However, you will probably need to use spybot and hijackthis to look at your computer and manually remove the nastier stuff.

If your computer is REALLY messed up, I highly recommend starting over and reinstalling Windows. Then, to prevent it from happening again, run Windows Defender in the background and DO NOT run as an Administrator.
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Postby Spazmogen on Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:24 am

A member (matt) here recommended I try Webroot Spysweeper.

I use it faithfully now and occasionally use Ad-Aware Pro as well.

See THIS for my experience with spyware/malwear.
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Postby oslik3 on Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:52 pm

Webroot Spysweeper is continually selected as the Best anti-spyware software by PCWorld MAgazine.

The latest comparison review is here:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,126890/article.html

You can check out Full reviews for each product on the chart or
select checkboxes in the chart to compare all the features

http://www.pcworld.com/product/testreport/compare?chart_id=6248&orig_url=%2Farticle%2Fid%2C126890-page%2C1%2Farticle.html&chart_title=Anti-Spyware+Software&chart_date=Fri+Aug+25+14%3A00%3A00+PDT+2006&prod_all=&prodid=29176&prodid=29174&prodid=29173&prodid=29177&prodid=26427


Spybot is really down the list in their review
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Postby coonsanders on Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:38 pm

hi

first sorry ian.second thanks 4 the info guys.your tops

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