Root Kit detector - Beta version.

  john bunyan 17:34 27 May 2013

I use Avira anti virus, Spywareblaster as a malware shield, and Superantispyware and Malawarebytes as malware scanners. I have recently added Malawarebytes Anti Root Kit (Free). Although a Beta version it seems fine.

  Forum Editor 17:43 27 May 2013

Blimey! You must have some seriously important data to protect. I run six machines, all of them with confidential client information on them, and I've never use more than the free version of AVG. I can't remember when I last had any form of file infection.

  john bunyan 19:07 27 May 2013

Forum Editor

I may be paranoid after a loss of data a couple of years ago with a virus that got through Bullguard security, and before the time when (as now) I do ATI backups. I agree it is a bit OTT but my 18 year old grand daughter - normally bright and about to go to Uni, had a laptop full of malware, viruses etc. I suspect Facebook and other sites and downloads of Trojans in "free" downloads. My data is not sensitive, but I like to keep protected - maybe too keenly!

  [DELETED] 19:27 27 May 2013

Forum Editor , hope you're not running free AVG on any PC that's used for commercial use.

  Batch 10:22 28 May 2013


I think you'll find quite a number of bods here take a multi-layered approach (I say this from the comments in a multitude of threads here over the years).

  spuds 10:27 28 May 2013

I use very few anti-wares, and not a combination of the same or similar program, but the ones I regard as being 'highly recommended and free'. On my main use computer, Avast and SuperAntiSpyware.

In all the years I have been 'computer surfing', I have only had two real concerns about infections, and those seemed to have been caused by an error of redirection to porn sites. In the first case Avast came to the rescue, and in the second case (very recent) I apparently did a mistake by not inserting a dot in a browser address for my banking and was directed to adult 'multiple chat' websites. The irony of the last error or security issue, was I contacted the bank, and they didn't appear to be interested, just another stupid customer's fault to them?.

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