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#1 User is offline   newspaper56 

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 03:10 AM

Can some people tell me if MalwareBytes is good or bad??
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Posted 27 May 2010 - 07:18 AM

View Postnewspaper56, on 27 May 2010 - 03:10 AM, said:

Can some people tell me if MalwareBytes is good or bad??

I've had nothing but good results .It gets along well with my other security apps , sits off to the side and behaves as it should .I recommend it highly.I have converted to a totally free anti this and that PC products and I feel as secure as I did with the over priced stuff.
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Posted 27 May 2010 - 10:19 AM

I have it installed as an on Demand scanner ( not running actively as I use Avast! & Webroot Spysweeper actively ). It is good to have preinstalled for when or if a problem should arise.
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Posted 27 May 2010 - 10:47 AM

Hi :

Because of the excellent reputation of the legitimate
"Malwarebytes Anti-Malware", there are counterfeits
beginning to appear . The legitmate Malwarebytes
Anti-Malware is best gotten by going to
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php .
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Posted 27 May 2010 - 12:50 PM

It is my favorite anti-malware application because of it's high success rate. I love the Quick Scan option although I still run a full scan every month.
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Posted 27 May 2010 - 09:30 PM

View Postnewspaper56, on 27 May 2010 - 03:10 AM, said:

Can some people tell me if MalwareBytes is good or bad??



Malware Bytes is good software, detection of rogue software is very good, it has caught some rootkit and nasty malware which Avira and avast! failed to detect. They were providing offline-updater more often and also more customizable settings for IP Blocker and notification and also more customizable scan. I mean layered scan like PC Tools Spyware Doctor.
the very bad part is update system which is growing every day and every time we update it download whole database which is about 3-4 MB, it need to patch database when it update.
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Posted 31 May 2010 - 09:50 AM

First thing about MalwareBytes is definitely its small istallation size.
Irrespective of the size, it is d best in its class. Offers standard features like any other free app out there & more. Got a file deleter named "file Assassin".
What it has'nt got is a real-time shield, but thats good if u r runnin an AV like Avast or AVG. No clashes!
Like said before, d only problem is d update size. Every time u updates it downloads d entire definitions database.
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 03:38 AM

Malwarebyte is almost fine and good, detection of rogue software is very good, it has caught some rootkit and nasty malware which Avira and avast! failed to detect. just I wish they were providing offline-updater more often and also more customizable settings for IP Blocker and notification and also more customizable scan. I mean layered scan like PC Tools Spyware Doctor.
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 02:45 PM

I would say that SUPERAntiSpyware Professional is better. Only because it actually finds stuff when I do a scan. Every time I do a scan with malware bytes it never finds anything. I'll do a scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Professional right after and it's finds stuff that malware didn't.
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 05:02 PM

Actually SUPERantispyware is geared for different stuff than Malwarebytes, although there may be some overlap, and the reason I have both installed as On Demand scans.
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 06:06 AM

I would say that SUPERAntiSpyware Professional is better. Only because it actually finds stuff when I do a scan. Every time I do a scan with malware bytes it never finds anything. I'll do a scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Professional right after and it's finds stuff that malware didn't.
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 08:34 AM

View Postnvrtety2010, on 02 June 2010 - 06:06 AM, said:

I would say that SUPERAntiSpyware Professional is better. Only because it actually finds stuff when I do a scan. Every time I do a scan with malware bytes it never finds anything. I'll do a scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Professional right after and it's finds stuff that malware didn't.



The paid version is a very good app. I have recommended it many times when someone didn't have a problem with a paid version of an anti spyware app. Usually what I get with Malwarebytes is just some minor league junk stuff of no real concern. I have had an occasion in the past that was anything but Minor League and it was all over it. If I recall, it was a ZLOB Downloader trojan ( not picked up by SUPERantispyware ). SUPERantispyware is not geared to pick up Trojans and such ( at least the FREE version ) and why you need multiple apps to cover the board as it were.

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 02:02 PM

View Postnewspaper56, on 27 May 2010 - 03:10 AM, said:

Can some people tell me if MalwareBytes is good or bad??


it is a very good program, i use it as the first scanner in my 3 part malware cleansing program
Even the experts started out as beginners
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Posted 03 June 2010 - 05:37 AM

It's awesome. That explains it.
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Posted 03 June 2010 - 05:41 AM

Is there any software that can remove Smitfraud? I would like to a lease know if I ever get it again.....
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Posted 03 June 2010 - 05:56 PM

View Postnvrtety2010, on 02 June 2010 - 06:06 AM, said:

I would say that SUPERAntiSpyware Professional is better. Only because it actually finds stuff when I do a scan. Every time I do a scan with malware bytes it never finds anything. I'll do a scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Professional right after and it's finds stuff that malware didn't.

WTF dude? Why did you jusy copy-paste what I ask. Way to be lazy.

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 08:21 PM

View Postredcandle, on 01 June 2010 - 02:45 PM, said:

I would say that SUPERAntiSpyware Professional is better. Only because it actually finds stuff when I do a scan. Every time I do a scan with malware bytes it never finds anything. I'll do a scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Professional right after and it's finds stuff that malware didn't.
Is it just tracking cookies to which you are referring?
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Posted 04 June 2010 - 07:56 AM

MBAM is good! I run the PRO version so it's protecting me in real time.
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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:41 AM

View PostAgentF, on 03 June 2010 - 08:21 PM, said:

View Postredcandle, on 01 June 2010 - 02:45 PM, said:

I would say that SUPERAntiSpyware Professional is better. Only because it actually finds stuff when I do a scan. Every time I do a scan with malware bytes it never finds anything. I'll do a scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Professional right after and it's finds stuff that malware didn't.
Is it just tracking cookies to which you are referring?

yes, Adware Tracking Cookies and Adware flash tracking cookies is the only thing SUPERAntiSpyware ever finds, and malware bytes never finds anything. Which I have real time protection enabled so way do I keep getting Adware cookies?
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Posted 04 June 2010 - 12:32 PM

View Postredcandle, on 04 June 2010 - 11:41 AM, said:

View PostAgentF, on 03 June 2010 - 08:21 PM, said:

View Postredcandle, on 01 June 2010 - 02:45 PM, said:

I would say that SUPERAntiSpyware Professional is better. Only because it actually finds stuff when I do a scan. Every time I do a scan with malware bytes it never finds anything. I'll do a scan with SUPERAntiSpyware Professional right after and it's finds stuff that malware didn't.
Is it just tracking cookies to which you are referring?

yes, Adware Tracking Cookies and Adware flash tracking cookies is the only thing SUPERAntiSpyware ever finds, and malware bytes never finds anything. Which I have real time protection enabled so way do I keep getting Adware cookies?



Hey RedCandle !!

You keep getting cookies (any kind) because of the sites you are surfing. You should configure your browser to Delete ALL of your
data after you close down the browser. I hope you are using Firefox ?? but, you can have IE7 & 8 delete your data after you close
it as well. Also, IE8 has the InPrivate Browsing which you can also configure to your liking :

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Am not promoting IE8, it's just that it is better equipped than other versions.

AND YES, SUPERAntiSpyware Free will also track and delete Trojans.

MalwareBytes' is geared to detecting and deleting the really nasties like Fake anti-whatever, Trojans and rootkits or at least parts
of them so, we can have a good idea of what is on your PC to further cleans it.


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