which app was your first proactive antimalware?

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  1. Mosqu

    Mosqu Registered Member

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    Same here: only AVG Free (in the past). But I am resistant becoming paranoid... yet :D
     
  2. chris1341

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    My first PC came with a Norton product pre-installed but the first set-up I remember choosing was trend mico AV, Tiny PFW and Ad-Aware. Would have been towards the end of the 90's.

    Looks hopelessly vulnerable now but at the time I was well pleased!

    Cheers
     
  3. tipo

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    tea timer
     
  4. GES/POR

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    NIS or NAV, became interrested in security when it would catch stuff and tell me to manually remove it, after that went with McAfee, then F-Secure and finally Avira
     
  5. Antarctica

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    A friend installed me a copy of McAfee after I got infected by a Virus.
     
  6. _kronos_

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    post edited..sorry
     
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  7. snowbound

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    It was either TDS-3, SBS&D or Ad-Aware Plus. Don't recall which one was actually first.


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  8. progress

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    Spybot with TeaTimer ;)
     
  9. dw2108

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    Mine? WinCleaner AS Free, which is still the only app I use alongside AntiVir. WinCleaner Free can be customized to protect any registry keys you choose to protect. Beats SSM and the others I've met. I think one can still d/l it from www[dot]wincleaneras[dot]com, which is a very old link that may now be inactive. Dunno.

    Dave
     
  10. Judge Dee

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    ROFL :D
    I got scared about doubleclick and stumbled across Wilders.org. in my search for answers.
    I started downloading everything free that had more than a couple stars!
    But the first thing I installed was DiamondCS RegProtect.
     
  11. jmonge

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    wincleaner is still alive but now is payware:)
     
  12. blacknight

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    My first antimalware - together to the " normal " av naturally, was A-Squared.
     
  13. jmonge

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    cool, i tried this one,it is a beast:D
     
  14. blacknight

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    It's again the sw that I use for a second on-demand scan. ;)
     
  15. jmonge

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    i tested this one yestarday againts a rogue spyware that prevx didnt catch asquare nail it on the head:thumb:
     
  16. EASTER

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    Webroot's SpySweeper on Windows 98SE :isay:
     
  17. jmonge

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    i remenber this one was a heavy duty againts malware but they say not anymoreo_O never tried it it is what people say,this one was pcmag fave:)
     
  18. LoneWolf

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    I remember when that one was actually pretty good :D
     
  19. horseman

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    IBM Antivirus (PCDOS) v0.0.9 - circa 1988
     
  20. jmonge

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    man this one is older than rocky balboa:D
     
  21. Mongol

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    Process Guard paid...:rolleyes: :eek: :)
     
  22. andyman35

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    InnoculateIT...rather fine AV :D
     
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    Webroot's SpySweeper also :gack:
     
  25. firzen771

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    norton (the root cause of my dislike of norton)
     
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