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6-05-2007 @ 7:38PM
Ok.. Everyone needs a good AV to start with... These ones are NOT free, but are recommended1. Kaspersky www.kaspersky.com 2. Anti-Vir www.avira.comThese ones are free1. AOL Active Virus Shield www.activevirusshield.com/antivirus/freeav/index.adp?(Uses Kaspersky's engine meaning it has the same detection rate which is fabulous but lacks features of Kaspersky) 2. Anti-Vir Classic www.free-av.com (Has left out features from the paid version)3. Avast www.avast.com4. AVG.. Though seriously, it misses alot of malware.CHOOSE ONE ANTI-VIRUS, ONLY ONE. If you want to see if you are infected I recommend trying an online scan here:http://usa.kaspersky.com/products_services/free-virus-scanner.phpOk... On to Anti-Spywares/Anti-Malwares...(Everyone will recommend Ad-aware and spybot... But they don't detect many SERIOUS threats like trojans, dialers, rootkits exetera... Mainly just tracking cookies which are near harmless now-a-days)(These ones are in no order)1. AVG Anti-Spyware www.ewido.net (Free version has no realtime protection, but still can update and scan)2. A-Squared Free www.emsisoft.com (Free has no realtime protection, but can still update and scan)3. SUPER Anti-Spyware www.superantispyware.com (Free has no realtime protection, but can still update and scan)4. Comodo BOClean www.comodo.com/boclean/boclean.html (Has no scanner, is a realtime malware blocker and updates all for free... Make sure you choose one of #'s 1-3 for a scanner if you choose this one)5. Spyware Terminator www.spywareterminator.com (Has realtime protection and Hacker Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) all for free. Though its detection rate is a little low.. So I recommend choosing one of the #'s 1-3 for scanning if you choose this one)You can download all 5 if you want... But only 2 will be necessary. And yes Comodo Firewall in the original post is awesome.
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