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Old 01-27-2008, 04:41 PM   #1
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do you guys know of any good,free software that will REMOVE maleware, viruses, etc.

i need a good one cause i paid $70 to Nortan 360 and all they gave me was a box with a disk (i.e, Nortan 360 sucks, NEVER EVER GET IT!!!!)

i have a bunch of anti-spyware stuff, but none of them remove the infections, and i really dont want to risk getting another one downloading something off of limewire or something

thnx alot..

(ps. i have alot of bugs in my laptop, PC doctor counted 600, with 12 infections)
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Old 01-27-2008, 04:43 PM   #2
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AVG Free . Spybot - Search & Destroy
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Old 01-27-2008, 04:44 PM   #3
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Just use AVG for antivirus:
http://www.download.com/AVG-Anti-Vir...html?tag=lst-2

Ad-aware for anti-spyware:
http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-200...html?tag=lst-1


After you run both of those, run HijackThis and post the log:
http://www.download.com/Trend-Micro-...html?tag=lst-1
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Old 01-27-2008, 04:45 PM   #4
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AVG Free . Spybot - Search & Destroy
Don't forget Ad-Aware 2007 Free.

I like to run it with Spybot because one will pick up what the other misses.

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Old 01-27-2008, 04:46 PM   #5
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thnx, downloading now, but my interweb is slow, so it will be an hour or 2 for my log
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Old 01-27-2008, 04:48 PM   #6
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would spy-bot .avg free and ad-aware working together better then notorn 360
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Old 01-27-2008, 04:50 PM   #7
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Yes. And cheaper too.
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dude, if u had 360, ANY thing would be better,

360 finds the problem, tells you about it, then says that you cant remove it because 360 encountered a problem,
and when it does remove something, it sdosent do it fully, so it just comes back

i cant belive i paid for it
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lol heard it freezes up your computer too whilst scaning and updating
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thats just one of the problems
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one of the millions haha

what happend im sure they were the best a few years ago
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mabey, but nxt time i buy software, im going Mcafee.

my parents have it on there Dell, and it works great
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yer. i hear good things about panda i used to have nod32 there both good ones
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I'd like to throw in Spyware Doctor. The trial version gives you unlimited real-time spyware protection, and with my experience with it, its the best spyware remover I've used (with full version)

http://www.pctools.com/spyware-doctor/
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Spyware doctor is very good. I've used it many times and it picks up a lot of stuff. Spybot, Adaware 2007 and AVG antispyware are also good. For an antivirus I like AVG, Avast and Avira which are all free and do a good job of protecting.
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I still like to have windows defender on computers. It's free and doesn't make a foot-print on the computer. Worse come-to-worse, it actually finds something ^_^
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every1 seems to say good things bout spybot, but about 3 years ago i had bad experience with it, so i stick with windows defender ad aware and nod32
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every1 seems to say good things bout spybot, but about 3 years ago i had bad experience with it, so i stick with windows defender ad aware and nod32
Spybot didnt work for me. Maybe it was because I was using windows 98 at the time.
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