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UweS67

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Advice for FREE Anti- Spyware, Malware...
« on: March 02, 2006, 09:15:53 PM »
Hi all avast user
now I´m also avast! user and im really fine with it  ;)

Now I need a advice. I want to protect my system with a FREE antispyware, malware or so, program.
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But it will be great, to have one, that´s not working in the background of my RAM,  because I wont to make my slow system (866 mhz, 125 MB, Win ME) more slower than it is.
The best would be, to start such a program whenever I want and in the other time it should be "silent" and not doing something in the background.
AND- it should not be very complete and hard to configure, because I´m not really a professional in that area - to deal with a lot of problems.
Using zone alarm, opera browser
I´ll come back next week and hope to find some advice.
Uwe
« Last Edit: March 02, 2006, 09:24:00 PM by UweS67 »

CharleyO

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Re: Advice for FREE Anti- Spyware, Malware...
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2006, 09:37:06 PM »
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Check my signature below, Uwe. Those anti-spyware products are all free. With Spybot, I would suggest not activating the Teatimer part if you are worried about "doing something in the background." I have all that also on my old computer that is running an AMD Duron 750 mhz cpu and W98SE ... though it has 512 mb of RAM.

I hope this helps you.    :)


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Re: Advice for FREE Anti- Spyware, Malware...
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2006, 10:17:44 PM »
I want to protect my system with a FREE antispyware, malware or so, program.

Antispyware: SpyBot, SpywareBlaster and Ad-aware (the three can be installed at the same time). The first has a resident (and a scanner). The second is static (block without scanning) and the third is just on-demmand.

Antitrojan: Ewido (on-demmand).

The best would be, to start such a program whenever I want and in the other time it should be "silent" and not doing something in the background.
Just do not run TeaTimer (from SpyBot) and use the free version of Ad-aware (without ad-watch running in background). SpywareBlaster does not use resources.
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Re: Advice for FREE Anti- Spyware, Malware...
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2006, 10:33:31 PM »
Unanimous:
1. Ad-Aware
2. Spybot Search and Destroy
3. Spywareblaster Don't install this until you are clean.
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Re: Advice for FREE Anti- Spyware, Malware...
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2006, 11:45:22 PM »
Good page with lot of good information about protection and preventation

Try this http://www.spywarewarrior.com/ and use ;)

Spiritsongs

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Re: Advice for FREE Anti- Spyware, Malware...
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2006, 07:09:08 PM »
 :)  For antitrojan, forget "Ewido"; it will NOT work on your
      Win ME machine. However, A-squared "free" will, and can
      be found at www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free .

UweS67

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Re: Advice for FREE Anti- Spyware, Malware...
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2006, 11:17:51 PM »
 :)
Thank You all for the informations,
I will check the websites and than make a decision