MBAM alternative ?

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  1. southcat

    southcat Registered Member

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    Hello everybody, i used to have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware running real time, but it slow down my computer nearly 40%:mad: . So right now i am using it as an on demand scanner only. I am looking for an alternative for real time anti malware. Any recommendation will be appreciated.:)

    Thanks for concerns.

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    southcat
     
  2. Sherlock_Holmes

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    Webroot Spysweeper :thumb:
     
  3. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    Prevx SafeOnline Facebook version http://www.prevx.com/safebook.asp it will detect malware but only remove the MBR Rootkit and Adware for free other infections will need a license! Also with this version you have a Full Version of SafeOnline for free that will protect your online banking and purchasing!

    TH
     
  4. southcat

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    Thanks for the advices. Currently I am looking into

    Counter Spy
    SUPERAntiSpyware
    Spy Sweeper
    Stopzilla
    Spyware Doctor
    Prevx
    or others ?

    I hope to find some lighter but still efficient enough and able to fit into my current configuration. Unfortunately i haven't tried anyone listed above in the past. Any experiences care to share will be appreciated.

    Thanks for concerns.

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    southcat
     
  5. sg09

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    Avoid semi rogue StopZilla. If slowing down is your problem use Superantispyware. It uses very little RAM at idle time. But detection is not on-access like MBAM. Only On-Execution. Spyware doctor, Spy Sweeper all provides good security but may slow you down. Counterspy is a good option but I had a very little experience with it. Prevx will be the best option IMO but it is a complete AV.
     
  6. ruinebabine

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    You are probably right about this, sg09, but could you please give me a link? I tried googling on, but found nothing substancial... :doubt:
    I have not much experimented using them real time (I mainly run SAS pro, and on demand only).
     
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  7. sg09

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    Well the conclusion is totally based on experience. I used both MBAM and SAS in real time. You can't copy/extract malware files when MBAM resident shield is active; That is you can't write the file. Even when you open a folder containing malware MBAM will detect it; So you can't read it. But with SAS you can do both but detection comes only when you execute the file. I think for that reason SAS is very light compared to any AS.
     
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    Thanks much for your enlightning reply, sg09, appreciated!
     
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    You are welcome mate..;)
     
  10. Triple Helix

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    The Prevx Version I suggested will detect malware and you can use the other free tools to clean up the infections such as MBAM as you have and I would suggest also the free version of SUPERAnti-Spyware for On-Demand scans! IMO

    TH
     
  11. southcat

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    First of all, Thanks for everybody for your kindly respond;) .

    Hello sg09:cool: , really grateful for your details, very clear:thumb: .

    Also thanks Triple Helix, your suggestion is very considerable:thumb: - using prevx for resident detection and then clear the rogue by MBAM on-demand. This combination seems workable, but is prevx a heavy load program ?

    Superantispyware also is a good choice. I will consider it.

    Thanks again for all of your concerns.:D

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    southcat
     
  12. Triple Helix

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    Prevx is very light you wont even notice it unless malware is detected! :thumb: http://www.prevx.com/safebook.asp

    TH
     
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    I'm curious, what is the difference between safebook and the paid version of safeonline?

    Also, is there a link to safebook from the Prevx homepage? I could not get to it other than from your direct link. :p
     
  14. jmonge

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    i will say just go for prevx as it's a top notch antivirus;) and the best part is that it doesnt slow down the system:thumb:
     
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    I would also recommend Emsisoft AM because of its usefulness as a behavior based detections alongwith surf protection feature. I use it with minimal disturbance.
     
  16. Kernelwars

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    According to all the security experts here.. Emsisoft and prevx always comes up as extremely recommended so I choose hitman pro which uses them and also Gdata, Ikarus &:thumb: Dr.Web..:thumb: :thumb:
     
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    Good choice buddy:thumb: :thumb:
     
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    I'll throw in SAS. It does tend to find things that MBAM didn't find. I use it as an on demand scan sometimes. FYI Emsisoft uses Ikarus as their native AV engine.
     
  19. Triple Helix

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    1. No difference but Facebook (safebook) Prevx SafeOnline version is free $14.95 savings!

    2. This link http://www.facebook.com/pages/Prevx...evx-SafeOnline/254680228961?v=app_11007063052 or the link direct from Prevx http://www.prevx.com/safebook.asp

    HTH,

    TH
     
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  20. Triple Helix

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    I agree but he is already running Avira Free in his siggy but he could use Emsisoft AM On-Demand only! But Prevx SafeOnline will run with another AV in realtime!

    TH
     
  21. Kernelwars

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    If you dont mind paying few bucks use prevx for antimalware needs as you can run alongside your Av. I have used it as a standalone without any infection for a yr. :cool:
     
  22. southcat

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    Thanks for the advices and the recommendation on prevx safeonline.

    Just now i had tried the prevx safeonline, it is free and seems nice, but it is cloud scanner, which mean it won't be my option anymore. Because i don't let my computer stay online all the time, if i am not downloading, surfing or working online, i will disable the network connection but i still need some cover for the moment, So i think i will give Superantispyware a try.

    It is really nice to have so many warmth respond. Thanks

    Regards
    southcat
     
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    +100% Agree :thumb:
     
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    MBAM should run light...

    please check if your hardware is alright...
     
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