spyware, trojans, viruses, etc.

Discussion in 'Electronics & Video Games' started by DCortez, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. DCortez

    DCortez TGT Addict

    Jan 28, 2009
    Houston, Cy-Fair
    What do you use?

    I use Kaspersky or Symantec (have several computers), Malwarebytes, Pop-Up Stopper.

    if you took the the cash for clunker deal, get a new hard drive. :lolz:

  2. cbigclarke

    cbigclarke TGT Addict

    Feb 24, 2009
  3. cuate

    cuate Well-Known

    Jan 27, 2009
    Comanche Co., Texas
    I use Spyware Doctor from PC Tools...It finds "boogers" and quarantines them and

    you can later remove, finds spyware also...Also a thing called Antimalware that rids

    of junk, evidence, and a host of other fixes...
  4. boycan

    boycan Active Member

    Mar 6, 2009
    North Dallas
    Mcaffee and CCleaner
  5. smschulz

    smschulz Paid for CUT TGT Supporter

    Apr 13, 2008
    Houston, Texas
    I install either Endpoint or AV2009 on most customers.
    Malwarebytes is an exceptional program that is free ~ I have not tried the 'real time' monitoring you get when you pay for it but may do this in the future. I have used this program to clean up and remove virus/Trojans that no other has been able to do. CCleaner is a good clean up program but is not an AV. I try to avoid programs with firewalls especially in a local area network. They can also slow down older computers a lot ~ like Symantec 360 or Norton Internet Security > these programs I am not fond of.
  6. Eli

    Eli Well-Known

    I use Ubuntu, I haven't had any malware/Viruses/spyware/stupidity in over 3 years.
    I do make a living scrubbing crap off of M$ machines.

  7. bleak

    bleak New Member

    Aug 3, 2009
    Mesquite, TX
    I caught the mother of all virus back in March. W32.Virut.CF. It is a poly-morphic virus written by very clever people. It was so hard to kill, I had to wipe my HD three times. It spreads to any usb device and stays resident in memory. You actually have to pull the plug and take out the (laptop) battery! I could write about it for awhile.

    My point is only Avast AV (and Dr Web CureIt) could recognize it then (but could not stop it). I was running Symantec AV Corporate at the time. Since then I've been a devout Avast user and could not recommend it enough.

    But who wants to catch these things in the first place? I use Firefox with the NoScript and RequestPolicy plugins. They do a great job letting you know that the web site offering free South Park (that was what got me ha ha) is not all they say they are. Like that "clunker" web site cars.gov, for example.

    There is also USB Firewall and Flash Disinfector that are useful. W32.Virut actually spread to my blackberry microSD card! It is a good thing I was mostly backed up to NAS drives. Those were not infected.
  8. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

    Feb 21, 2008
    Austin, TX
    -CC Cleaner
    -Occasionally Kaspersky

    I've found personally that Mcafee and Norton don't do jack, and there are some free programs out there that perform better and catch more stuff. ;)
  9. GI-John

    GI-John Hurry up and wait!! TGT Supporter

    Apr 26, 2009
    Houston/San Antonio TX
    spybot search and destroy and Symantec when i was usin VIsta for M, I also took it upon myself to use Itunes solely, and no more sites with any signs of piracy. Im also on a mac now.
  10. Starker

    Starker Active Member

    Os x

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