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Old October 9th, 2007, 06:05 PM   #1
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Who do you use? Is there anything you can get free online that works worth a shit?
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Old October 9th, 2007, 06:07 PM   #2
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prevx works pretty damn good, but the "cleaning" part only works free for a month. It's $19 a year after that which is pretty good IMO.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 06:09 PM   #3
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hijackthis

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Old October 9th, 2007, 06:11 PM   #4
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Old October 9th, 2007, 06:12 PM   #5
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hijackthis is an after the fact cleaner/detecter. same as adaware really, but still good tools.

Prevx is an active "firewall" type scanning utility that references a database online of continuously updated programs. As far as I have found, its the only tool that actually checks online every time it scans something its not seen before and has a record of. Mcafee and Norton rely upon updated reference files and aren't adaptive.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 06:35 PM   #6
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I like a-squared free. Works decently.
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I have had AVG free edition and Windows Defender for the last year and a half with no troubles at all since I started using them. I have teenage daughters that are on every site they can find with music chats .games jokes funny videos and more. before these I was always scanning crap out. But now I have to do nothing they take care of anything that may arise and I dont even know I had a prob. They are both free and work better than anything I have ever had before.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 07:00 PM   #8
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I have been using the AVG free edition for awhile myself. Works pretty good with auto updates every week or so.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 07:03 PM   #9
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I have been using the AVG free edition for awhile myself. Works pretty good with auto updates every week or so.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 07:06 PM   #11
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Common sense.
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AVG Free
AVG Anti-Spyware
Spybot Search and Destroy
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Firefox
Mcafee 8.5i
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Behind a (home version) hardware firewall.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 08:35 PM   #14
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I was thinking the same thing. Either that or Deja-Vu
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I have had AVG free edition and Windows Defender for the last year and a half with no troubles at all since I started using them. I have teenage daughters that are on every site they can find with music chats .games jokes funny videos and more. before these I was always scanning crap out. But now I have to do nothing they take care of anything that may arise and I dont even know I had a prob. They are both free and work better than anything I have ever had before.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 08:47 PM   #17
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I was thinking the same thing. Either that or Deja-Vu
yup, I asked just this same question last night.
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