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Offline Devilush

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avast! Free & Anti-Malware
« on: May 06, 2010, 07:22:23 PM »
Do I need an Anti-Malware program if I am using Avast! Free Edition? I am currently using IObit Security 360 and am curious if I even need it in the first place. If I do could someone here recommend a malware program I should be using along with avast,aswell as any other types of programs I should be using along with Avast.
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Re: avast! Free & Anti-Malware
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2010, 07:36:13 PM »
In theory avast should include even an antispyware module...but, you know, dealing with malwares is a never ending story...so I think it's a good idea to improve your protection using malwarebytes (free) and superantispyware (free). These are a very good detection rate softwares and can be used for an on demand scan every time you want a second opinion about your system security status. Iobit, as far as I know, is a quite new product, not too bad, but if I can give you a suggestion..i would prefer the two i mentioned above. ;)
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Re: avast! Free & Anti-Malware
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2010, 07:45:11 PM »
IObit has stolen the MBAM definitions database.
I won't trust in such a company.
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Re: avast! Free & Anti-Malware
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2010, 07:46:01 PM »
Read about IOBit Theft Conclusion:
http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=33217

Malwarebytes (free) and SUPERAntiSpyware (free) are good.
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Re: avast! Free & Anti-Malware
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2010, 07:46:31 PM »
IObit has stolen the MBAM definitions database.
I won't trust in such a company.

Right!! I was forgetting it.... ;)

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Re: avast! Free & Anti-Malware
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2010, 08:18:54 PM »
I use Malwarebytes,but the free version does not have realtime protection,that is why I was using IObit 360...after reading more about IObit 360 I have just uninstalled it.
Can anyone here recommend a free Anti-Malware program that has realtime protection ?
Thank you for your suggestions and info.

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Re: avast! Free & Anti-Malware
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2010, 08:25:18 PM »
why not go for MBAM pro ?
it is a one time fee for a lifetime license www.malwarebytes.org
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Re: avast! Free & Anti-Malware
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2010, 08:34:36 PM »
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Re: avast! Free & Anti-Malware
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2010, 03:33:20 AM »
@ RedFan

Windows Defender on XP is not recommended.

Also use BitRemover for IOBit cleanup: 
http://www.t-tools.nl/bitremoveren.php
« Last Edit: May 07, 2010, 03:47:21 AM by YoKenny »
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