Solved Best anti virus malware software out there that is cheap.

May 8, 2015 at 09:37:06
Specs: Windows 8
Looking for a decent anti virus/malware software. Is spybot still very good? Looking at purchasing and not using the free stuff.

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May 8, 2015 at 11:25:30
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Paying for it doesn't make it any better.

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May 8, 2015 at 14:18:45
Thanks riider I appreciate it

I went ahead and downloaded malwarebytes.

message edited by bryangreggorywilson

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May 8, 2015 at 14:22:29
Do you realize that Windows 8 has built in anti-virus/anti-malware? All you need to do is enable it.

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May 8, 2015 at 15:01:27
I personally use Avast. Once you disable the voice notifications and make it run silent, it's great. Windows defender is patchy at best. Bitdefender is pretty darn good too.

Not everyone can decipher Klingon script...
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May 8, 2015 at 15:04:16
I had no idea about defender. I turned it on and it looks like it's been over 1300 days since being on. Running update on it and see how it is. Thanks for all the input guys. I will let ya know how it goes.

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May 8, 2015 at 15:46:04
"I had no idea about defender"
That's what I use.

Also use these.


Go to any Malware forum & no matter what AV they have installed, they got infected.

A lot of programs, now give you the choice to install toolbars & other during the install. Either uncheck these items during install, or use Custom install. No more click, click during an install, you have to read after each click.

WARNING: CNET downloads now come bundled with opt-out crapware and toolbars ( Same applies to Softonic & Brothersoft )

I use Softpedia &, they make you aware what Ad-supported programs the author of the program has included.
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First and foremost, extra attention needs to be paid during installation as ImgBurn offers to create desktop shortcuts to third-party apps, as well as install a browser toolbar onto the host computer, which are not required to ensure the smooth running of the app.
SS of above.
This is what ImgBurn tries to install.

Use Unchecky to help prevent these third party installs. Nothing is perfect, the badies are always ahead of the goodies, so be vigilant.
A reliable application that aims to protect your computer against third-party components often offered during software installations.

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