which is preferred? spyware doctor or norton?

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  1. mike69

    mike69 Guest

    Well, thanks to this post

    http://www.forumdivx.com/showthread.php?t=163244&highlight=spyware+doctor

    my laptop got screwed and I am currently reformatting and reinstalling windows, god...of all things, man, i thought i could trust these uploaders,

    well, anyways, i found out that I got the virut infection from this and it's probably from using the installer there.

    so that's why i'm wondering
    now that I'm spending the time to install from scratch ,which app is better for an antivirus,spyware, internet security combo?

    Also, can someone suggest which links they've tried from this forum among their pick that WORKS and is CLEAN?:no:

    thanks,

    I need to make the decision in a few hours, was told to install os, then install security app, then everything else before going online to update.
     
  2. sickofdtv

    sickofdtv New Member

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    was told to install os, then install security app, then everything else before going online to update. 
    That was right advice.
    I have tried them all and always come back to AVG Free.
    I have AVg Free 8.5 on my machine and it is all I need. No fuss, no muss.
    It has anti-virus,anti-spyware,E-mail scanner,Link scanner, and resident shield.
    Some think because it is free that it is inferior. That is far from the truth.
    In my humble opinion it is superior in many aspects to most expensive products out there.
    If you decide to take my advice, then download it at:
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    http://download.cnet.com/3001-2239_4-10320142.html?spi=fef96ff61e21b2def01d91ffa32ceb31
    This is a bug free site.
    For future refrence, always check anything you download with an antivirus. Even then something could slip by. been there, done that.

    Have a good day!
     
  3. sickofdtv

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    OOPS I forgot - download this malware cleanup tool and use often. Trust me it is worth the trouble. Small but powerful. I use it every day as I surf and download alot.

    Code:
    http://rapidshare.com/files/221063401/windows-kb890830-v2.8.exe
     
  4. yes i agree with the free avg, it rocks. >: )~ but i also use another program to check to make sure an never have any probs with avg catchin them 1st. >: )~
     
  5. mike69

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    so these are antivirus's , but do they offer firewall protection?

    i was recommended to use something like kerio, but I'm not much of a tech person, so after I installed that one day, the menu and configuration overwhelmed me to the point where I couldn't figure out how to allow a bypass of my router so that I could maintain and get the kerio firewall to accept the wireless connection.
     
  6. Sephiroth

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    If you are looking to buy an anti virus with firewall features then go for either Anti Vir internet security or McAfee Total Protection 2009. They are on top of the charts of many independent testing labs. McAfee Total Protection 2009 has a new Artemis Technology scanning which is great. Latest Norton (ver. 16) is also good as it also has a new white list feature but they all will also catch your keygens & patches also deleting them in the process.

    As for free ones, AVG is good but still Anti Vir personal edition is better s it's scanning engine is the same as that of it's pro version which is fast & good. Combine it with Online Armor free firewall & you will have a security tight PC.

    But All the anti viruses will a problem against Trojans & Malware. They will catch it but not clean it properly, so use a good anti Trojan software as well like Trojan remover or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware but they don't have a free version.

    Above all your intelligence is the best tool against all this crap. Don't use any software or keygen/patch blindly. If your Anti Virus shows a warning for them, check for any false positives as sometimes Anti viruses do that. Many sites have started using viruses embedded in the page code itself. So get well protected before visiting them.
     
  7. Esconi_hann

    Esconi_hann New Member

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    Go and get Comodo it is free and good

    Code:
    http://personalfirewall.comodo.com/download_firewall.html
    and also use malwarebytes anti-malware

    Code:
    http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?part=dl-10804572&subj=dl&tag=button
    with these there is no need to worry about keygens or patches that contain trojans in order to use them
     
  8. spanishguy

    spanishguy Guest

    I personally use Nod32 (and I PAY for it) and it has saved my a$$ so often, well worth the low price. It has caught everything so far:superstition:
     
  9. spanishguy

    spanishguy Guest

    :blush:Just notice the reply from Armey re the windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, great idea but also ensure that if you are running Vista (applies to all os really) keep it up to date with at least weekly checks if not daily. I have mine set to update at night when I'm hopefully :blush: asleep.
     
  10. mike69

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    alright, I will take your advice and get mcafee and try that. I hope this does not happen again. Killed off 2 days of troubleshooting and reinstalling everything.

    I will get it from here. I think I can trust victorious
    http://www.forumdivx.com/showthread.php?t=156826&highlight=mcafee+total+protection
    Who would've thought that installing an antispyware setup would cause this virut infection mess.

    And I got it from this site from one of the people posting. *sigh
     
  11. adamsday

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    Thanks for all this advice and the links.I downloaded a rapidshare downloader yesterday and it total screwed up my brand new Dell Computer, less than a month old. I even McAfee loaded and it completely locked my computer up, So had to reinstall.
    Thanks ya'll.
    Don't donwload nothing from me, hahaha it may have the Trojan for all I know.

    Check out my music, on myspace, i need friends, myspace.com/adamsday2009:read:
     
  12. winningless727

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    i am using Bitdefender and it is really good..Eventhough it is normal version just antivirus +spyware+phishing till now no problem :)

    i also recommend Nod32+Comodo firewall or Zone Alarm
     
  13. rstockers

    rstockers Guest

    I totally agree. I have been using the FREE self-updating Comodo for a few yrs & love it (after trying
    out all the others.) NORTON sucks especially if you want to get it out of your system permanently!!
    I also use Nod32 & Comodo has never had any probs with it.
    Just make sure to set up Comodo properly where it will ask you every time a new prog tries to use your
    internet. It helps to check & block any shit trying to dial in or out to a hacker.
     
  14. paree

    paree Guest

    I am use pc tools Internet security,it really good
     

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