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#1 St. Michael (the Red Wing)

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:00 AM

Any good free spyware programs out there for me to download for my laptop without slowing it down? Also that help clean up my computer from like Trojans and such? Need help cause i have nothing for really spyware on my laptop...

#2 Shoreline

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:04 AM

Hijackthis
Malwarebytes
Ad-Aware (not sure if this is still going around)

For trojans find out what trojan it is and there's usually cleaning tools for those, if you have no outright A/V. Given you're infected with so many (by your own words) it would seem your habits necessitate an A/V.

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#3 St. Michael (the Red Wing)

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:12 AM

thanks man. Whats an A/V?

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:33 AM

An anti-virus, or something to prevent the execution of malicious code.

#5 St. Michael (the Red Wing)

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:57 AM

yeah i need anti-virus. Maybe that's what I should have posted instead any ideas?

#6 Shoreline

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 11:54 AM

Most people I know give AVG two thumbs up. I'm not sure if it's still free anymore.

Norton and MacAfee hijack your system so if you need to uninstall, there's a likely chance it screws up the Windows shell and you have to modify certain .ini files just to be able to boot again properly.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 11:58 AM

I use AVG (it's still free) and Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is the greatest thing since sliced bread IMO.
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#8 cjm502

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 01:10 PM

AVG free is your best bet. If you want to spend some $ get Kaspersky, you couldnt get a virus if you wanted to.
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#9 St. Michael (the Red Wing)

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 04:11 PM

cool, thanks everyone for your help. Right now I'm running the best trial version of AVG. Found one threat on maybe 2 threats on my laptop. Thanks guys!!

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 05:00 PM

Ad-Aware (not sure if this is still going around)


Ad-aware is still around, but is slow as dirt since version 5. I use Malwarebytes and Superantispyware.
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 10:09 AM

I use AVG (it's still free) and Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is the greatest thing since sliced bread IMO.


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