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Old 06-09-2011, 12:45 PM
 
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a free Malware and Anti-spyware that is not Microsoft Essentials, Malwarebites, or Super-antispyware. Thank you,
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Old 06-09-2011, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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HMMMMM.....How good can free software of this type be very good?
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Old 06-09-2011, 01:49 PM
 
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Spybot Search and Destroy is the only major one I can think of that you didn't preclude. For a free antivirus (if needed) I would suggest Avira AntiVir.
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:21 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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HMMMMM.....How good can free software of this type be very good?
Pretty darn good. As as been discussed here many times before, there is no need to buy antivirus or antimalware software. Free programs are available in every category that are adequate to protect your computer or remove nasties as they occur.
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I use MSE, Spybot, Malwarebytes, and the free firewall including with Windows 7 on five computers at home. No viruses, teenagers using the computers, and not one meaningful infection in years.

If the OP continues to have problems, he/she is doing something very wrong on the internet.
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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I haven't used it in a few years, but Add Aware used to be pretty good for malware, and as JNGOAT pointed out, Spybot.

For free virus, Avast or AVG are pretty decent as well, but I've had the most success getting systems clean with MS Security Essentials.
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:54 PM
 
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I'd like to hear the story behind the omitting of those listed by the OP.

Here, I'll start you with some reading material.

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Old 06-09-2011, 02:59 PM
 
Location: colorado
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a free Malware and Anti-spyware that is not Microsoft Essentials, Malwarebites, or Super-antispyware. Thank you,

Will this help

AVG Free | Download Free Antivirus | Recommended software download
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:14 PM
 
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I'd like to hear the story behind the omitting of those listed by the OP.

Here, I'll start you with some reading material.

Best Free Antivirus Software
Thank you all so much.

I am keeping M/S Essentials and Malwarebytes, but I disabled Superantispyware, which was excellent, but I needed to do something in my pc, so I disabled it.

Then, when I downloaded Superantispyware a second time, a Rasas.ex came into the screen as the new start for S/A, and M/S put a round sign with a slash across and scared me into not opening it. So I disabled it, since I was not able to find out who Rasas.ex was.

All in all: S/A found many issues in my pc that the others overlooked, and it worked very well. I will go back to it once I find out who is this new Rasas.ex. I googled it , but was not successful.
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Old 06-09-2011, 05:24 PM
 
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Good to see your changing your mind, makes no sense to rule out 3 of the best free apps available.
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