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What are the best combinations of anti-virus and anti-spyware?

what are the ant-virus and spywares i should install?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    1. For your Anti-Virus.........................

    I like the AOL AntiVirusShield. Don't let the name AOL scare you. AntiVirusShield is made by Kaspersky which is one of top-rated anti-virus vendors in the world.

    In recent tests, the most popular free anti-virus, AVG, was only able to detect about 82% of a very large sample of viruses. On the other hand, AntiVirusShield was able to detect better than 99% in the same test.

    http://www.virus.gr/english/fullxml/default.asp?id...

    AntiVirusShield has excellent virus detection rates and is extremely light on using your computer resources.

    Updates many times per day to detect new malware.

    Free to anyone, AOL member or not from:

    http://www.activevirusshield.com/antivirus/freeav/...

    2. For your Firewall......................

    An excellent free firewall is Comodo Personal Firewall. It can pass firewall "leak tests" that even a lot of the "paid-for" firewalls cannot pass.

    And Comodo has a great support forum. Where the CEO / President of the company might even himself answer your question! Check it out at:

    http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

    3. For your Anti-Adware and Anti-Spyware needs...............

    Pick and choose at least 2 anti-spywares from the list below and alternate scanning with them on a regular basis. New spywares are created literally hourly, so no single anti-spyware can really detect all malware. Have at least 2 on hand and alternate scanning with each every few days or so. All are free. All can remove as well as detect.

    Spybot Search and Destroy:

    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/spybotsd/index....

    Ewido:

    http://www.ewido.net/en/download/

    Adaware SE:

    http://www.lavasoft.de/software/adaware/

    A-Squared:

    http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/

    SUPERAntiSpyware:

    http://www.superantispyware.com/

    Windows Defender:

    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/s...

    Unfortunately, many "paid for" anti-spyware products are in fact either of limited usefulness or downright scams. When in doubt, look at the list of rogue anti-spyware solutions listed here:

    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.h...

    4. And to protect your computer from ever getting infected with spyware in the first place...................

    SpywareBlaster:

    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.htm...

    SiteAdvisor:

    http://www.siteadvisor.com/

    Everything here is 100% free!!!!!!

    Great luck!

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  • 4 years ago

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    Source(s): Antivirus That Works 100% : http://MoveAntiVirus.com/?qEss
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I can give a few links that offer free virus and spyware removers...! You may be having a virus or spyware installed on your PC. Norton, AVG , Avast are free antivirus software. Ad-aware, Ewido are free spyware removers. You can download free softwares at

    http://fixit.in/antivirus.html and http://fixit.in/spywareremover.html

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    1 decade ago

    All of these are ones that I personally use and all are free.After you install any of them,make sure you update them to get the full affect.

    AVG Removes I-Worm/Stration · BackDoor.Generic3.GBB and .GBC · Worm/Generic.FX · Exploit.WMF

    http://free.grisoft.com/doc/5390/lng/us/tpl/v5

    Spybot - Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications. Spyware silently tracks your surfing behaviour to create a marketing profile for you that is transmitted without your knowledge to the compilers and sold to advertising companies. If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you haven't intentionally installed, if your browser crashes inexplicably, or if your home page has been "hijacked" (or changed without your knowledge), your computer is most probably infected with spyware. Even if you don't see the symptoms, your computer may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging. Spybot-S&D is free, so there's no harm giving it a try to see if something has invaded your computer.

    http://www.safer-networking.org/

    http://superantispyware.com/

    SUPERAntiSpyware is the most thorough scanner on the market. Our Multi-Dimensional Scanning and Process Interrogation Technology will detect spyware that other products miss! SUPERAntiSpyware will remove ALL the Spyware, NOT just the easy ones!

    Easily remove over 100,000 pests such as SmitFraud, Vundo, WinFixer, SpyAxe, SpyFalcon, WinAntiVirus, AntiVermins and thousands more!

    Make sure after you download any of these, that you update them.

    *Be sure to come back to Yahoo Q&A and vote for one of the answers as best answer!

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  • 1 decade ago

    I have a really good one called spyware begone. it is free and keeps track of what ever tries to invade your computer. Gets rid of unkown virus, spyware and restores your computer and gives back up date.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Go here and download free antivirus and antispyware software:

    http://www.helpero.com/Questions-and-answers/Compu...

    http://www.helpero.com/Questions-and-answers/Compu...

    Helpero is a web site that helps every Internet user, from all over the world, solve any computer related problem. You can ask Helpero for free.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Please have a look at this...

    Now as of the time i answer u, Kaspersky Lab antivirus, antispyware are the best combinations, and it is in the 1 st position in the rank list, voted among other softwares.. Also ask u to check in NET.

    Let me give u some introductions about this softwares..

    Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0

    Today, threats to PCs are appearing in ever-greater numbers and diversity. Cyber criminals on the Internet are well organized and tend to target PCs with combined threats. A standalone antivirus solution is no longer enough to fully protect your PC.

    Kaspersky® Internet Security 6.0 is a fully integrated solution that protects your computer from all of the most common Internet threats, including viruses, hacker attacks, adware, spam and spyware.

    Main Advantages

    •Integrated protection from all Internet threats

    •Cutting-edge antivirus technologies

    •Personal firewall

    •Protection from spam and phishing

    •Instant database updates

    •Free technical support

    Key Features

    •Real-time monitoring of all data streams, including email, Internet traffic and network connections

    •Protection from viruses, Trojans and worms

    •Protection from spyware, adware and other potentially hostile programs

    •Proactive defense against new malicious programs

    •Protection from network attacks and system hijacking

    •Blocking of popup windows and banners

    •Rollback of changes made by malicious programs on your computer

    •Blocking of links to phishing websites

    •Trainable spam filtration system

    Kaspersky® Anti-Virus 6.0

    Kaspersky® Anti-Virus 6.0 combines reactive antivirus detection with the latest proactive technologies to provide your computer with solid and dependable protection against malicious programs.

    Beginners in particular will be pleasantly surprised to find a product that is simple to install and set up, while more advanced users will find a highly adaptable product that can be easily tailored to suit their individual requirements.

    New Capabilities

    •On-the-fly scanning of emails & Internet traffic

    •Proactive defense against new malicious programs

    •Optimized antivirus scanning

    •Protection from rootkits

    •Instant database updates

    •Simplicity and ease of use

    Key Features

    •Protection from viruses, Trojans and worms

    •Protection from spyware, adware and other potentially hostile programs

    •Antivirus scanning for removable data storage media

    •Scanning and disinfection of archived files

    •Protection from dangerous macros in Microsoft Office documents

    •Rollback of changes made by malicious programs on your computer

    ...Merry christmas...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    google each of these for free downloads...but the best are:

    Ad-aware 6.0 or professional

    eTrust PestPatrol

    HijackThis

    Spybot

    WinPatrol

    CCleaner

    Spyware Blaster

    All rated top notch by computer magazines, online sites and computer tv shows. and I have used them all for years and I never have an issue, problem, take over or get spammed.

    Source(s): web designer
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