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January 22, 2013 12:44:47 AM

What's a good alternative to Spybot - Search & Destroy the interface has became unbearable and I can't take it lol

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January 22, 2013 12:58:37 AM

Malwarebytes
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January 22, 2013 1:55:58 PM

jonnukem said:
What's a good alternative to Spybot - Search & Destroy the interface has became unbearable and I can't take it lol


here are a ton out there, some paid, some not. I personally stand by the idea that free software can often be behind the time, while paid programs come with paid support. Webroot SecureAnywhere has had great reviews from PCMag and other websites, and the ability for it to run with minimal resources is nice (have it on my GalaxyS3, work PC, and HTPC), but options are there. Here is the source of the PCMag article - http://bit.ly/107ifWh - and a link to Webroot's info below.

Webroot SecureAnywhere - http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2411616,00.asp - 14 Day Trial - http://bit.ly/106UVI5
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January 22, 2013 3:57:46 PM

jonnukem said:
What's a good alternative to Spybot - Search & Destroy the interface has became unbearable and I can't take it lol

First off, do you mean anti-virus or do you actually mean anti-malware? If you mean anti-virus, there are tons of products out there. I personally feel the most paid programs do a better job, but tend to bog down your system. Free programs such as Avast, AVG, Microsoft Security Essentials, etc. tend to be a little better at keeping a bearable user exprerience. I use AVG or Avast on all my computers and I have yet to get a virus that they couldn't handle. That said, I would recommend one of them.

If you truly mean anti-malware, I feel Malwarebytes (paid or not) is the best one out there these days. There is also Ad-Aware, Kasperky has a program out there, Hitman Pro, Bitdefender, and many more. Most antivirus programs state they deal with viruses as well as malware these days so getting a decent anti-virus might help as well. I would check www.download.com and search for "antivirus" or "antimalware" for some good options. Make sure to read the ratings and review before downloading to make sure it fits your needs.

Hope this helps!

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January 22, 2013 10:11:02 PM

protoman07 said:
First off, do you mean anti-virus or do you actually mean anti-malware? If you mean anti-virus, there are tons of products out there. I personally feel the most paid programs do a better job, but tend to bog down your system. Free programs such as Avast, AVG, Microsoft Security Essentials, etc. tend to be a little better at keeping a bearable user exprerience. I use AVG or Avast on all my computers and I have yet to get a virus that they couldn't handle. That said, I would recommend one of them.

If you truly mean anti-malware, I feel Malwarebytes (paid or not) is the best one out there these days. There is also Ad-Aware, Kasperky has a program out there, Hitman Pro, Bitdefender, and many more. Most antivirus programs state they deal with viruses as well as malware these days so getting a decent anti-virus might help as well. I would check www.download.com and search for "antivirus" or "antimalware" for some good options. Make sure to read the ratings and review before downloading to make sure it fits your needs.

Hope this helps!

Best regards,

Protoman

Thank you for the help I've been using Avast for quite sometime now I use to use Comodo, but everything is modernizing and the programs are becoming more and more like bloatware. I heard Malwarebytes is good, but for some odd reason I have a hard time trusting it.
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January 23, 2013 12:06:00 AM
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January 23, 2013 2:15:58 AM

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January 23, 2013 2:23:36 AM

Your very welcome!
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January 23, 2013 2:23:47 AM

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