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modern virus/spybot protection

paul wheaton

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
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My daughter's crusty old laptop is once again infested with crap. I ran an old copy of ad-aware and it cleaned out a bunch of spybots. She says she uses only firefox, but .... well .... maybe she doesn't all the time. I ran AVG (sp?) and it didn't find any viruses. Spybot-search-and-destroy got stuck and the most recent version wouldn't install.

My son's computer (one of my castoffs from long ago) ran SBSD okay. But I couldn't get anything else going.

I tried to download AVG, but it appears to be not free anymore.

What's the stuff to use these days? I don't mind paying $5 or $10 for something pretty good.

Anybody have any suggestions?

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Sameer Jamal
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Joined: Feb 16, 2001
Posts: 1870
Have you tried Microsoft Anti Spyware
Mahesh Rana
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Joined: Sep 05, 2001
Posts: 139
Before Windows Anti-Spyware,
I used to use Ad-Aware and Spybot combination. It gets rid of all the crap.

Sanjaya Sugiarto
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Joined: Mar 25, 2004
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If you want to invest to a really good AV than you should try NOD32 or Kaspersky.

For Adwares, than use MS AntiSpyware, AdAware, or Spybot.

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