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
http://www.pctools.com/free-antivirus/

PCTools Threatfire – Malware Protection
This free tool makes your current anti-virus better. Definite Download
http://www.threatfire.com

PCTools Firewall Plus
http://www.pctools.com/firewall/

The Google Pack includes a free starter edition of Spyware Doctor.
Http://pack.google.com/intl/en/pack_installer_new.html?hl=en&gl=us&ai=BZy9nzYgZR_j2KofKmwTgjq3mAezuhSGAyqSDAsWNtwEAEAEgw9-LBTgBUIfas8sEYMnG5YbIo-gZoAGWl5z9A7IBD

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Reviews
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,136191/article.html

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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

Trend-Micro
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
Computer Associates
http://www.ca.com/us/securityadvisor/pestscan/
Panda Software
http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/
Symantec Security Check
http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/?langid=ie&venid=sym
Mcafee Free Scan
http://us.mcafee.com/root/catalog.asp?catid=free
Kaspersky Scanner
http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner
Microsoft Protection Scanner
http://onecare.live.com/site/en-US/center/howsafe.htm?s_cid=mscom_msrt
F-Secure
http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/olsbeta.shtml
BitDefender
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
NOD32
http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/index.php

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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.

Adaware
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware

Microsoft Defender
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx

AVG
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/avg-anti-spyware-free/lng/us/tpl/v5

Spyware Terminator 2
http://www.spywareterminator.com/

Spybot Search and Destroy
http://www.safer-networking.org/

SuperAntispyware
http://superantispyware.com/

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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
http://www.webroot.com/consumer/compare/freeware.html?rc=4929
PCTools Spyware Doctor
http://www.pctools.com/spyware-doctor/

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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

avg
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1

avast
http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html

Avira AntiVir
http://www.free-av.com/

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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

Top-Tier
Kaspersky
http://www.kasepersky.com

Nod32
http://www.eset.com/

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:
http://www.download.com/Avast-Home-Edition/3000-2239_4-10019223.html?part=dl-AvastHome&subj=dl&tag=button&cdlPid=10852750
Setup Guide:
http://cotojo.wordpress.com/2008/07/15

Spybot S&D:
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html
Download, install, update and Immunize, then click ‘Check for problems’ then when complete select all and then ‘Fix Checked’

SpywareBlaster 4.1:
http://www.download.com/SpywareBlaster/3000-8022_4-10196637.html
SpywareBlaster prevents the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, dialers, browser hijackers, and other potentially unwanted programs

Lavasoft AdAware2008:
http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-2008/3000-8022_4-10045910.html?part=dl-ad-aware&subj=dl&tag=top5&cdlPid=10844457

To scan and remove other malware:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware:
http://www.download.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?hhTest=1
Simply download, install,update and perform Quick Scan.

Also use Spyware Doctor Free Basic Edition, which offers realtime protection:
http://pack.google.com/intl/en/pack_installer_new.html?hl=en&gl=us&ciNum=12
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:
http://www.threatfire.com/Download/
Scroll down and click on Get Free

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