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SuperAntiSpyware 2 2.70%
MalwareBytes 20 27.03%
Microsoft Security Essentials 25 33.78%
Other 27 36.49%
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Old January 16, 2012, 12:38 PM
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Bitdefender Total Security
Been using this for 3-4 years, never a problem that I've noticed. It"s cured a couple friends pc"s that literally infested just by loading the disk onto thier machines.
It's cheap, 3 pc"s - 2 year license can be found on sale for $30.00
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Old January 16, 2012, 01:21 PM
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Trying Malwarebytes right now and it's blocking a lot more than what SuperAntiSpyware did in terms of real time protection. However, when I do scans, it doesn't detect anything whereas SuperAntiSpyware detects tracking cookies. Hrm...
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Old January 19, 2012, 10:25 PM
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It seems that using MalwareBytes, it's not letting me go to MYAC.ASIA | Japanese drama, Korean, Taiwanese, Hong Kong, and with english subtitle download center and blocking my torrents thus limiting my speeds. I get tons of popups saying XXX has been blocked even though I added uTorrent.exe to the exception list. It also doesn't detect anything when I scan my computer. SuperAntiSpyware can detect the tracking cookies, whereas MalwareBytes doesn't seem to detect it. I guess this is due to the fact that they're both targeting different things?
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Old January 20, 2012, 04:37 AM
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...superantispyware and avg free
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Old January 20, 2012, 04:57 AM
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Avast,avg or Mse they All work pretty well
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Old January 20, 2012, 05:49 AM
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geokilla, yes....Malwarebytes doesn't bother scanning for tracking cookies.
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Old January 20, 2012, 11:46 AM
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geokilla, yes....Malwarebytes doesn't bother scanning for tracking cookies.
So I should install all 3 programs? Lol damn that's so much... I thought Malware and Spyware were the same things.
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Old January 20, 2012, 02:13 PM
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Currently running with no AV protection on my PC and have been for at least a year, and no issues. Just gotta be vigilant. I'll use Malwarebytes to scan if I think I have anything on here, and I'll usually recommend AVG free to anyone looking for an AV program.
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Old January 21, 2012, 02:56 PM
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Currently running with no AV protection on my PC and have been for at least a year, and no issues. Just gotta be vigilant. I'll use Malwarebytes to scan if I think I have anything on here, and I'll usually recommend AVG free to anyone looking for an AV program.
I was running without AV but MSE is just so efficient and it's free so I had to get it.
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Old January 23, 2012, 07:15 PM
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Wait for both MalwareBytes and SuperAntispyware, it says they protect the PC from malware, spyware, etc. So they all do the same thing, just that one is more efficient than the other... Or maybe MalwareBytes just doesn't scan for tracking cookies like I thought earlier. Let's see how MSE goes on my laptop.
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