MBAM and SAS for malware removal?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by JerryM, Jan 4, 2010.

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  1. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    In reading various forum and topics I believe that those who clean infected computers always recommend MBAM and SAS. I do not recall seeing other AM applications such as A-squared or Counterspy mentioned.

    Is it fair to conclude that MBAM followed by SAS are the top malware detectors and cleaners if the AV misses the infection?

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    Jerry
     
  2. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    For the free versions as scanners they are a very good duo. :) Great detection rates with both programs so together should be able to pretty much clean the whole system.
     
  3. Keyboard_Commando

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    UBCD4WIN is also a very good tool to have handy - can kill many birds with this one stone.

    Some of the more stubborn junk can only be removed from outside of the OS's live state. So you can save a lot of time/hassle by letting one of the many live AV CD scanners rip through the drive in the first place. UBCD4WIN has a bunch of applications on it, SAS & Spybot, Avira, etc.
     
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    You shouldn't forget Dr. Web's CureIt! While not as frequently recommended, they seem to know what they do. It can help remove malware initially before MBAM/SAS are brought to bear.
     
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