Is AVG, Malwarebytes & SuperAntiSpyware good for PC protection?

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#1 Posted by MisterWWEfan (124 posts) -
I heard AVG had the best detection rates to find viruses. I heard Malwarebytes is really good when it comes to Malware. And I heard SuperAntiSpyware was pretty good. Is this good protection? If not, reply back and give me the best ones. I don't want crappy protection that will give me viruses, spyware, malware, adware, etc. BTW: Does this combination removes all the viruses, spyware, malware, adware, etc?
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#2 Posted by TheWZRD (605 posts) -

Stick with AVG. My desktop/laptops has had AVG protection for more than 2+ years. Ignore the others.

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#3 Posted by Shadowchronicle (26969 posts) -
What will happen is certain virus guards will work well for awhile until a large population of pc users specifically windows users start using the same virus protection software, it also has something to do with efficiency but that is another explanation I'd have to get into but don't really care for.
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#4 Posted by silentnightmere (1520 posts) -
Thats funny u ask. I jsut did a scan with Malwarebytes and found a few and deleted em. I've been using it for a long time. Works great.
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#5 Posted by tetrim (230 posts) -

I have MSE. It is pretty good.

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#6 Posted by ZombieKiller7 (6364 posts) -

Microsoft Security Essentials, Spybot and Malwarebytes

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#7 Posted by Lief_Ericson (7082 posts) -

AVG sorta messed up my PC by not letting it boot cause it had some wierd error but it was good while it worked, I now use Microsoft Security Essentials

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#8 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

Microsoft Security Essentials, Spybot and Malwarebytes

ZombieKiller7

This. Microsoft Security Essentials is the best and it's free.

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#9 Posted by DazedDarkness (2261 posts) -

AVG slows down my desktop on scans, so when I got my laptop I just used Malware bytes, and MSE.
Funny thing is today I had a dream(or rather a nightmare) that my laptop got a virus. Felt very real.

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#10 Posted by stanleycup98 (6144 posts) -
Malwarebytes is great and I definitely recommend it, but I wouldn't rely on it. I use Norton because my dad payed for a subscription for me, but any AV will do really. AVG, Norton, MSE, Kaspersky, etc. Unless you go to some really shady sites they will all provide ample protection. Run a Malwarebytes scan every once in a while and you should be clean.
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#11 Posted by pero2008 (2961 posts) -

Microsoft Security Essemtials is good, well that's what my one professor said

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#12 Posted by MisterWWEfan (124 posts) -
So I scanned both AVG, Malwarebytes & SuperAntiSpyware on Safe Mode. AVG & Malwarebytes didn't find anything, but SuperAntiSpyware found 32 adware cookies on my laptop (I'm afraid someone looked at bad stuff on the Internet). Since it's remove, am I safe? Or is this a sign that I might have more of this "adware" in the future?
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#13 Posted by lightleggy (16090 posts) -
[QUOTE="MisterWWEfan"]I heard AVG had the best detection rates to find viruses. I heard Malwarebytes is really good when it comes to Malware. And I heard SuperAntiSpyware was pretty good. Is this good protection? If not, reply back and give me the best ones. I don't want crappy protection that will give me viruses, spyware, malware, adware, etc. BTW: Does this combination removes all the viruses, spyware, malware, adware, etc?

it is not recomnended to have more than 1 antivirus program installed.
So I scanned both AVG, Malwarebytes & SuperAntiSpyware on Safe Mode. AVG & Malwarebytes didn't find anything, but SuperAntiSpyware found 32 adware cookies on my laptop (I'm afraid someone looked at bad stuff on the Internet). Since it's remove, am I safe? Or is this a sign that I might have more of this "adware" in the future? MisterWWEfan
the problem with superantispyware is that it has "pretty low standards" so it pretty much recognizes anything unknown or harmless as a virus, those "adware tracking cookies" it detects are actually harmless. SAS is still a good free antispyware...helped me remove some big spyware I had once (which didnt let me surf the web, but it did let me play WoW)
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#14 Posted by lightleggy (16090 posts) -
also AVG is a resource hog.
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#15 Posted by -Renegade (8340 posts) -
I use Avast and the other 2. I read Avast is recommended over AVG.
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#16 Posted by lightleggy (16090 posts) -
I use Avast and the other 2. I read Avast is recommended over AVG.-Renegade
my friends have avast and they computers crawl with viruses. I have AVG and I rarely have any.
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#17 Posted by -Renegade (8340 posts) -
Thats funny u ask. I jsut did a scan with Malwarebytes and found a few and deleted em. I've been using it for a long time. Works great. silentnightmere
I use Malwarebytes but I use SuperAnti Spyware also. SuperAntiSpyware finds stuff that malwarebytes does not.
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#18 Posted by -Renegade (8340 posts) -

So I scanned both AVG, Malwarebytes & SuperAntiSpyware on Safe Mode. AVG & Malwarebytes didn't find anything, but SuperAntiSpyware found 32 adware cookies on my laptop (I'm afraid someone looked at bad stuff on the Internet). Since it's remove, am I safe? Or is this a sign that I might have more of this "adware" in the future? MisterWWEfan
I scan my computer with SuperAntyiSpyware every week. I would suggest you do the same. That reminds me...

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#19 Posted by Jack-o-Thompson (2166 posts) -
I just use Microsoft Security Essentials, no problems yet and if there was, system restore would probably fix it.
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#20 Posted by ZumaJones07 (16458 posts) -
AVG free has been working for me, but i actually know what i am doing on my computer so it may not even be doing anything. :P
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#21 Posted by CKYguy25 (2087 posts) -

i've never heard of those programs, i use Norton

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#22 Posted by lightleggy (16090 posts) -

i've never heard of those programs, i use Norton

CKYguy25
what?