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#1 salta

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 09:04 AM

Is there a list of antimalwares on this forum(didn't find)?
If not, maybe it's not a bad idea to create such?

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 03:07 PM

We don't encourage members to run programs without guidance from a trained helper. Different tools are used for different infection types, and there are circumstances where running a given tool could result in an unbootable PC.

We generally do not recommend any programs that are not free.

I would recommend these as generally safe:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (MBAM)
The free version of Avast - but uncheck the box for installing Chrome if you already have Chrome.

You will find some others mentioned in the FAQ.
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#3 salta

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 04:28 AM

Tnx.
I mean that not all antiviruses has antimalwares(spywares). Maybe it's not bed to have a list of some of them? Or dealing with a specific malware(spyware) requires it's own specific solution?

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 05:26 AM

Tnx.
I mean that not all antiviruses has antimalwares(spywares). Maybe it's not bed to have a list of some of them? Or dealing with a specific malware(spyware) requires it's own specific solution?

Most of the antivirus programs that include an anti-malware component do not seem to be as effective as a separate anti-malware program... Having a list of antiviruses with that capability would probably only be useful so that people might avoid using those programs... Of course, there may be exceptions - some say that MS Security Essentials works pretty well as a suite... Personally, I would not use that option...
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#5 salta

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 08:08 AM

Wow guys. Tnx. Really didn't know such a nuances.




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