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Offline Yezinki

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Assistance Needed!
« on: January 08, 2009, 06:35:37 AM »
Hello every one,

Belated Christmas & New Year Greetings to all my fellow forum members.

Was lately very busy during the holidays & with work.

Been doing some searching today & need your expert advice once again before I subscribe.

Which out of the following should I go for:-

1. MB AM.

2. Spyblaster.

3. Win Patrol

4. Avast Pro OR Avira Premium.

Sony Vaio VGC-LS1 desktop running XP MCE 2005 & Dell XPS 1730 running Vista.

Should they all be subscribed for 2 machines & for 1 or 2 years?

Hoping to hear from all of you smart guys as always.

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Yezinki.
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Re: Assistance Needed!
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2009, 07:02:08 AM »
Hi...

I would definately include MalwareBytes and another program, SpywareBlaster...

http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

However, when you mentioned "Spyblaster," did you mean this one...

http://www.spyblaster.com/

If so, I wouldn't be able to comment on its legitimacy or effectiveness as I have never heard of it until now. ???

May God Bless you!

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Re: Assistance Needed!
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2009, 07:08:42 AM »
Hi...

I would definately include MalwareBytes and another program, SpywareBlaster...

http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

However, when you mentioned "Spyblaster," did you mean this one...

http://www.spyblaster.com/

If so, I wouldn't be able to comment on its legitimacy or effectiveness as I have never heard of it until now. ???

May God Bless you!

Sorry ardvark you are correct ........I meant Spywareblaster & not Spyblaster.

1. MBAM real time for Vista too....XP MCE I agree?

2. Spywareblaster free version does not get regular updates??

Thanks again.

Thanks for your thoughts.
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Re: Assistance Needed!
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2009, 07:29:17 AM »
Sorry ardvark you are correct ........I meant Spywareblaster & not Spyblaster.

1. MBAM real time for Vista too....XP MCE I agree?

2. Spywareblaster free version does not get regular updates??

Thanks again.

Thanks for your thoughts.

Hi...

1. Vista already includes realtime protection from Windows Defender, although I don't know how well it stacks up against MBAM's real time scanner. If you do decide to invest in MBAM's paid version, I would disable Windows Defender (if it doesn't do it automatically) to avoid any possible conflicts.

2. Yes, both the free and paid versions get regular updates, however, with the free version, you need to manually obtain them through the "updates" tab.

Hope this helps. :)

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Re: Assistance Needed!
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2009, 08:34:23 AM »
Thanks for sharing your thoughts ardvark.

1. True about MBAM for Vista, but would definitely need real time for XP MCE.

2. Spywareblaster isn't real time,........ only on demand....correct?

3. How effective is Avast Pro vs Free Home 4.8?
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Re: Assistance Needed!
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2009, 09:11:00 AM »
SpywareBlaster sets "killbits'' (whatever they are) in the registry to prevent certain known bad websites from opening. It also restricts permissions in IE for some sites, by causing them to be in the "restricted" zone automatically. It's more like a switch than a scanner, just not allowing the browser to display certain sites known to have malware problems (adware/spyware etc). It uses no resource, you download it, update it, apply all protection then close it. Updates occur roughly every week. Well worthwhile.

Avast Home has the same detection/removal ability as the pro version. What is restricted in the free version is the ability to schedule scans from the Avast interface, and script blocking.
Other free versions of AV's don't necessarily have the same detection abilities as their "pro" counterparts.

In answer to your original question 4, well I'd go for Avast , definitely. I've used Avira (free) before. If something happened that I couldn't use Avast any more (touch wood) Avira would be my second choice.
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Re: Assistance Needed!
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2009, 01:45:29 PM »
Thanks Tarq57 for sharing your bold thoughts.
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Re: Assistance Needed!
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2009, 02:39:46 AM »
Thanks for sharing your thoughts ardvark.

You're welcome, glad I could help. :)

Best Regards...