Can you refer a safe, effecient scanning.. (in Off-topic)

Untouchable March 18 2010 11:54 PM EDT

program to me?

much appreciated

Wraithlin March 18 2010 11:58 PM EDT

Salketer [big bucks] March 19 2010 12:18 AM EDT

I always used AVG... some don't like it but I do. Plus you can get a free version.

Eliteofdelete [Battle Royale] March 19 2010 12:28 AM EDT

If you are talking about an anti-virus program then I would go with Avast.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] March 19 2010 4:04 AM EDT

Avira/AVG/Avast it doesn't matter the A's are all good. However, along with those I would recommend installing SuperAntiSpyware2009 and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware.

TheHatchetman March 19 2010 9:16 AM EDT

+1 to what Titan said

AdminNightStrike March 19 2010 10:35 AM EDT

Your ISP probably gives you a good commercial one for free.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] March 19 2010 10:41 AM EDT

it's just superantispyware... no 2009

In addition to those suggestions I'll repeat what I said in chat. Check out the forums at, in particular the explanations of how to run combofix. It's the main utility I'm using to clean out the fake antivirus stuff that is so rampant at the moment.

Guardian March 19 2010 11:36 AM EDT

avira + malwarebytes.

avg detection sucks

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] March 19 2010 3:43 PM EDT

Lol, thanks nov, I have it dl'd and I run it, but I don't know what it's called... XD

Untouchable March 24 2010 9:26 AM EDT

Thanks to all

i love yous

VsCountStrum [Black Watch] March 24 2010 9:29 AM EDT

I would not recommend AVG. It is slows down your system way to much and it has been known to let too much through.

Avira has worked very well for me and I log in through all the worse places since I travel for business so much. Avira like AVG is also free, but appears to work much better.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] March 24 2010 9:35 AM EDT

microsoft security essentials seems like a solid choice in the freeware category these days. i have placed it on about 100 customers computers with no issues so far.
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