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Old May 7th 10, 11:05 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
FromTheRafters[_3_]
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"Americano" wrote in message
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Malwarebytes is a good altrnative for Adaware.


Malwarebytes doesn't do viruses, at least not yet.


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Old May 7th 10, 03:49 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
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For Malware problems, check out this tutorial:

'Ultimate Malware Removal Guide -- Purge Your PC of Junk Files! |
Maximum PC'
(http://www.maximumpc.com/article/how...c_junk_ files)


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Old May 7th 10, 03:49 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
Americano
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Default Free but excellent malware protection



For Malware problems, check out this tutorial:

'Ultimate Malware Removal Guide -- Purge Your PC of Junk Files! |
Maximum PC'
(http://www.maximumpc.com/article/how...c_junk_ files)


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Americano

TRYING THE SAME THING OVER, AND EXPECTING A DIFFERENT RESULT = INSANITY
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Old May 8th 10, 08:45 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
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Default Free but excellent malware protection

Will tracking cookies hurt me? Cause me to get a lot of targeted email
advertising?

"Hank Arnold" wrote in message
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Yeah, but what did it find? A lot of what AdAware finds are tracking
cookies. Hardly malware.


Regards,
Hank Arnold
Microsoft MVP
Windows Server - Directory Services
http://it.toolbox.com/blogs/personal-pc-assistant/

On 5/7/2010 12:41 AM, Paul H wrote:
I downloaded and installed Malwarebytes. It found zero problems. Then
I ran my AdAware and it found 22 bad somethings. Hmmmm...

"Americano" wrote in message
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Malwarebytes is a good altrnative for Adaware.


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TRYING THE SAME THING OVER, AND EXPECTING A DIFFERENT RESULT = INSANITY
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Old May 8th 10, 08:45 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
Paul H
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Default Free but excellent malware protection

Will tracking cookies hurt me? Cause me to get a lot of targeted email
advertising?

"Hank Arnold" wrote in message
...
Yeah, but what did it find? A lot of what AdAware finds are tracking
cookies. Hardly malware.


Regards,
Hank Arnold
Microsoft MVP
Windows Server - Directory Services
http://it.toolbox.com/blogs/personal-pc-assistant/

On 5/7/2010 12:41 AM, Paul H wrote:
I downloaded and installed Malwarebytes. It found zero problems. Then
I ran my AdAware and it found 22 bad somethings. Hmmmm...

"Americano" wrote in message
...

Malwarebytes is a good altrnative for Adaware.


--
Americano

TRYING THE SAME THING OVER, AND EXPECTING A DIFFERENT RESULT = INSANITY
http://www.vistax64.com/images/style...reputation.gif
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Old May 10th 10, 02:17 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
Bob
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Default Free but excellent malware protection

WinPatrol
http://www.winpatrol.com/media.html


"Paul H" wrote in message
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I use Avast and AdAware on my XP netbook, my wife's Vista laptop and my W7
notebook. PC Mag and PCworld give Avast top ratings. No mention of
AdAware, although last year PC Mag said both were top picks. Both mags
give Microsoft Security Essentials mediocre ratings.

Consumer Reports gives Microsoft Security Essentials thumbs up, but what
do they know compared to PC Mag or PCworld.

I would like to have real-time mal-ware protection - not have to run
AdAware frequently (a very slow process), and do the update 1st. Is there
a better free alternative?

TIA, Paul


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Old May 10th 10, 02:17 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.security
Bob
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Posts: 1,334
Default Free but excellent malware protection

WinPatrol
http://www.winpatrol.com/media.html


"Paul H" wrote in message
...
I use Avast and AdAware on my XP netbook, my wife's Vista laptop and my W7
notebook. PC Mag and PCworld give Avast top ratings. No mention of
AdAware, although last year PC Mag said both were top picks. Both mags
give Microsoft Security Essentials mediocre ratings.

Consumer Reports gives Microsoft Security Essentials thumbs up, but what
do they know compared to PC Mag or PCworld.

I would like to have real-time mal-ware protection - not have to run
AdAware frequently (a very slow process), and do the update 1st. Is there
a better free alternative?

TIA, Paul


 




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