Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by jmonge, Feb 1, 2009.
Same here: only AVG Free (in the past). But I am resistant becoming paranoid... yet
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!
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
A friend installed me a copy of McAfee after I got infected by a Virus.
It was either TDS-3, SBS&D or Ad-Aware Plus. Don't recall which one was actually first.
Spybot with TeaTimer
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.
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.
wincleaner is still alive but now is payware
My first antimalware - together to the " normal " av naturally, was A-Squared.
cool, i tried this one,it is a beast
It's again the sw that I use for a second on-demand scan.
i tested this one yestarday againts a rogue spyware that prevx didnt catch asquare nail it on the head
Webroot's SpySweeper on Windows 98SE
i remenber this one was a heavy duty againts malware but they say not anymore never tried it it is what people say,this one was pcmag fave
I remember when that one was actually pretty good
IBM Antivirus (PCDOS) v0.0.9 - circa 1988
man this one is older than rocky balboa
Process Guard paid...
InnoculateIT...rather fine AV
Webroot's SpySweeper also
norton (the root cause of my dislike of norton)
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