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Offline James-Texas

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Will Avast remove Malware/Spyware
« on: January 31, 2013, 02:40:13 AM »
Hi All,

Forgive me if this question has been presented and answered.

I have been using Spyhunter to remove Spyware and Malware from my computer. Just curious if Avast will do the same thing?
I have installed Avast Internet Security, will this remove what I want or is there another product Avast has that will do this task?

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Re: Will Avast remove Malware/Spyware
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 07:06:20 AM »
avast will remove all malicious program/code...... but no security program have 100% detection


if you want an extra scanner i recomend malwarebytes.   http://www.malwarebytes.org/

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Re: Will Avast remove Malware/Spyware
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2013, 11:20:57 PM »
So you are saying Avast will not remove Malware aor Spyware such as Spyhunter?

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Re: Will Avast remove Malware/Spyware
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2013, 11:23:38 PM »
I want to get away from having to pay for two programs if AVAST will do both!

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Re: Will Avast remove Malware/Spyware
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2013, 11:25:10 PM »
So you are saying Avast will not remove Malware aor Spyware such as Spyhunter?

To set this clear: avast! does detect/remove both..!!
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Re: Will Avast remove Malware/Spyware
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2013, 11:25:57 PM »
I want to get away from having to pay for two programs if AVAST will do both!

Avast! will do boths. What Pondus is advicing is to have malwarebyte's, which is free, as a second scanner (opinion)
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Re: Will Avast remove Malware/Spyware
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2013, 11:30:01 PM »
Ok, Then it does both Antivirus and Malware ... Great!
Its just I have not seen anythin labelled Maleware or Spyware

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Re: Will Avast remove Malware/Spyware
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2013, 11:33:18 PM »
Yes Avast is amazing antivirus :D You can help improve Avast detection by sending undetected malwares or FP,s to Avast lab via email,chest......

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Re: Will Avast remove Malware/Spyware
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2013, 11:33:46 PM »
Ok, Then it does both Antivirus and Malware ... Great!
Its just I have not seen anythin labelled Maleware or Spyware

Malware is an umbrella term. ;)
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Re: Will Avast remove Malware/Spyware
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2013, 11:34:40 PM »
The Malwarebyte, it's free but is there a subscription to keep it updated?

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Re: Will Avast remove Malware/Spyware
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2013, 11:38:01 PM »
Something to be clear. Malware is short for malicious software. This includes viruses, worms, rootkits, trojans, spywares, adwares, and more.

Most antivirus now a days will protect you from all malware. Now you have to understand that no security program is 100 % secure. Too many malware are born every day and it is really hard to catch them all that is why it is always recommended to have a second scanner available. Malwarebytes' is one of the best if not the best.

MBAM being free the updates have to be done manually. No subscription. Eventhough MBAM just cost like $ 25 for life if you want its real time protection too and automatic updates.
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Re: Will Avast remove Malware/Spyware
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2013, 11:40:23 PM »
Thanks iroc9555, I appreciate your comments.

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Re: Will Avast remove Malware/Spyware
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2013, 11:44:48 PM »
Thanks iroc9555, I appreciate your comments.

You are welcome  ;)
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