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Virus and malware

I have anti-malware but not an anti-virus software and now I am
paying to remove Trojans. Why can't there be something that
gets rid of all that for the public so we don't have to pay to get rid
of it?

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You need to try this.

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I don't know which OS you're using but if you're using Windows 8.1 you do get an in-built anti-virus software. ie. Windows Defender. I don't know why do some people doubt it's ability. It's created by Microsoft to track out viruses right from the core. And Of course it is Free. It work like a charm for me. With the upcoming Windows 10 it's just going to get better.

Talking about Anti-Malware. I myself use Malwarebytes the best anti-malware I've ever used. It is a Freemium product. So you do have to pay for Premium feature like real-time protection. But, this feature is already provided in Windows Defender. So, no need of premium. And the Free version provides all other important features.

Conclusion: I suggest you use both these software simultaneously. One will protect you real-time and the other will track out malware(well, both will do). And It's all Free.

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Post was last edited on June 18, 2015 7:40 AM PDT

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