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the best antivirus/adware scanner

by fillzz / October 12, 2009 5:35 AM PDT

Hi All!
I recently got a major problems with my laptop. Can anyone tell me which antivirus/adware soft is better?

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by Carol~ Forum moderator / October 12, 2009 8:03 AM PDT


If you ask ten different people, what they feel is "best", you might get ten different answers. Try using the search function at the top of the forum, and enter "best antivirus". Do the same with malware/adware. The search should yield you, a countless number of threads, where members have expressed their opinions.

You haven't mentioned which operating system you're using. I can suggest a couple of each, but make sure they're compatible with the system you're running, prior to installing them.

These are all free, with paid versions available:

Avira AntiVir Personal - FREE Antivirus

Avast! Antivirus Home Edition

SUPERAntiSpyware FREE Home Edition

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Best of luck..

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I agree with Carol
by rodshifter / October 14, 2009 5:43 AM PDT

Yes, you should do your own research on what software can provide you the best protection.

She provided a good list there. I personally have used Avast before but replaced it with Avira Personal, and I think Avira is great.

Malwarebytes is a good spyware/malware remover tool.

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