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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#1
May 8, 2015 at 11:25:30
✔ Best Answer
Paying for it doesn't make it any better.

http://www.bitdefender.com/solution...


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#2
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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#3
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.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/...


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#4
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.

~oldie
Not everyone can decipher Klingon script...
chay' ta' SoH tlhe' vam Doch Daq


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#5
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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#6
May 8, 2015 at 15:46:04
"I had no idea about defender"
That's what I use.

Also use these.

SpywareBlaster
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Intern...
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tut...
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spy...
FAQ
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spy...
Forum
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/foru...

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 Download.com downloads now come bundled with opt-out crapware and toolbars ( Same applies to Softonic & Brothersoft )
http://www.groovypost.com/unplugged...

I use Softpedia & FreewareFiles.com, they make you aware what Ad-supported programs the author of the program has included.
http://win.softpedia.com/index.free...
http://www.freewarefiles.com/new_fi...
Sample pages
http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD...
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.
http://i.imgur.com/jgGYNsP.gif
http://i.imgur.com/rqSpp1e.gif
This is what ImgBurn tries to install.
http://i.imgur.com/ms4DzE9.gif
http://i.imgur.com/vVkd39a.gif
http://i.imgur.com/rqFVaHs.gif
http://i.imgur.com/sm1T7h6.gif
http://i.imgur.com/vhkKLYo.gif

Use Unchecky to help prevent these third party installs. Nothing is perfect, the badies are always ahead of the goodies, so be vigilant.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://www.freewarefiles.com/Unchec...
http://unchecky.com/
A reliable application that aims to protect your computer against third-party components often offered during software installations.


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