avira free with which antispyware?

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  1. 1 2 3

    1 2 3 Registered Member

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    can you recommend a free antispyware product, to work alongside avira free, preferably without real-time protection, with a good and accurate (few false positives) detection rate
     
  2. progress

    progress Guest

    Superantispyware or Spybot ;)
     
  3. Boost

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    MalwarebytesAntimalware---free!

    SuperantiSpyware--free!

    I use both,with Antivir 8 free!

    No problems, no worries :thumb:
     
  4. Sportscubs1272

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    I have AntiVir Premium and I use Threatfire for back-up surprises.
     
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    Avira will cover spyware protection at a certain level because the AV-s differ in
    the way they name the malware but SAS or MBAM or both are more then a must in addition. Spyware terminator will do some work but it is very week in terms of detection and terribly useless in terms of cleaning. Avast will be a more complete AV for it will cover all .
     
  6. optigrab

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    I expect to be shouted down, but I use Comodo BoClean (realtime protection!) with Avira free, and I feel very well protected. Haven't had a malware incident in I can't remember when.

    I also use Online Armor, keep my data on a NAS, and backup regularly with Paragon Drive Backup.
     
  7. IceCube1010

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    I have Avira Free (High Hueristics), Threatfire(level 3) and the windows FW running on a Win XP Home pc and it runs great. Avira free will catch some spyware and threatfire will catch the rest. For on-demand SAS, MBAM or A2 square.

    Ice
     
  8. Max Zorin

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    You probably dont need an AS, but if you want to use one, I would go for A Squared.

    MZ
     
  9. Boost

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    Most spyware is picked up by surfing questionable websites,so keep this in mind as well. I Never have any spyware found when doing a scan,as I never frequent questionable websites either.

    Common sense is the "best protection" you can have,PERIOD!
     
  10. Makav3l1

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    For real time scanning alongside avira I would recommend Windows Defender followed by Spyware Terminator.
     
  11. GES/POR

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    Thats so boring d00d, live a lil
     
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    lol i dont surf all that safe but my comp is clean :D
     
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    MBAM will be my choice and the new version of A2 free for on-demand scanning.

    Peace. :cool:
     
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  14. waters

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    I have Avira paid and my son has the free,i had a look at his computer last night because it run slow.I did a search for things in add remove which i could not remove,and found they were spyware,I installed Superantispyware and it found 209 traces
     
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    I have Avira free, and once a week i scan my system SAS and MBAM (working only on-demand) - these application never found any spyware/malware on my system but I also using Online Armor with BlueTack Lists (spyware, hijacked, iana, proxy, adTracker, dshield, education list) and MVPS HOSTS File and Opera/FF is my browser, maybe this is the reason :)
     
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    I like MBAM. I saw that a lot of security clean up forums used it, so I knew it was the one for me. I haven't regretted my decision. :thumb:
     
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    Youngsters and pr0n dont mix well
     
  18. waters

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    Sorry no pr0n ,he is not of that age.Mainly found stuff like Mirar etc
     
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    I confess, it was a bad joke :oops: sorry
     
  20. Frog01

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    I dont really use Anti-spywares that much anymore!:rolleyes: I just use Avira with Sandboxie.:p
     
  21. Creer

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    Avira Free or Paid?
     
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    IMO, MBAM has not so good detections rate (rare false positives) and A-SQUARED has great detections rate with often false positives. I am using A-SQUARED. For inexperienced user recommend MBAM, for experienced A-SQUARED.
     
  23. firzen771

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    actually, MBAM has some of the best detection rates there is for antispyware applications.
     
  24. Max Zorin

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    Agreed, you may get some FPs with A Squared, but its in a league of its own - miles better than anything else.

    A squared and Avira are the best AM scanners on the market, so used in combination, you should be safe.

    If you are ever unsure as to wether you have a FP, try one of the many multi engine web based scanners out there such as http://virusscan.jotti.org and make your own mind up.
     
  25. Creer

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    Are you talking about A-squared Free or A-squared Anti-Malware?
     
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