Your Questions About Anti Spyware Software Definition

Posted by softwareguru on August 24, 2014

Mark asks…

Is there any good free anti-virus software that gets virus definitions updated regularly?

softwareguru answers:

PCTools products do get good reviews. The good thing is they have free versions of their products. They work great. Spyware Doctor from the Google pack is a

must. I highly recommend it. I bought Webroots Spysweeper and spyware doctor finds stuff spysweeper does not. Having both is a perfect combo and I recommend

running two anti-spyware products.

PCTools Anti-Virus

PCTools Threatfire – Malware Protection
This free tool makes your current anti-virus better. Definite Download

PCTools Firewall Plus

The Google Pack includes a free starter edition of Spyware Doctor.




You can do an online scan for viruses and spyware for free from the major vendors. Some of these require Internet Explorer to run

because of Active-X

Computer Associates
Panda Software
Symantec Security Check
Mcafee Free Scan
Kaspersky Scanner
Microsoft Protection Scanner


Its good to run two anti-spywares even if some extra resources are taken.

SuperAntiSpyware does an excellent job. AVG’s full version gets great reviews.


Microsoft Defender


Spyware Terminator 2

Spybot Search and Destroy



Anti-Spyware for a cost.
Personally I bought Webroot’s Spysweeper, their product is great and well worth the money. Watch Best Buy ads because sometimes it goes on sale for $10 to $15.

Webroot Spysweeper
PCTools Spyware Doctor


There are free anti-virus scanners availble. They work well. I like AVG and PCTools anti-viruses the best of the free anti-virus programs.
If you are not willing to spend money it is good to have some kind of anti-virus software



Avira AntiVir


For a Cost
This is my recommendation for anti-virus. Free are good, but they are not as accurate as the top paid anti-virus software



Daniel asks…

whats the best software for spyware and antivirus?

softwareguru answers:

Avast anti-virus better definitions, anti-spyware and anti-rootkit built in, faster and more reliable:
Setup Guide:

Spybot S&D:
Download, install, update and Immunize, then click ‘Check for problems’ then when complete select all and then ‘Fix Checked’

SpywareBlaster 4.1:
SpywareBlaster prevents the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, dialers, browser hijackers, and other potentially unwanted programs

Lavasoft AdAware2008:

To scan and remove other malware:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware:
Simply download, install,update and perform Quick Scan.

Also use Spyware Doctor Free Basic Edition, which offers realtime protection:
Its free with Google pack, untick all boxes except Spyware Doctor. Download install, update and run.

Threatfire which runs alongside your antivirus enhancing your protection:
Scroll down and click on Get Free

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