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Must have security programs - Mark - 12-07-2010 04:41 AM

Must have security programs
By Mark



Free Anti-virus programs


What is an Anti-virus program?

An Anti-virus program is used to prevent, detect, and remove malware, including computer viruses, worms, and trojan horses. Such programs may also prevent and remove adware, spyware, and other forms of malware. Computer viruses are software programs that are deliberately designed to interfere with a computer's operation, record, corrupt, or delete data. They can even spread themselves to other computers throughout the Internet.


Avira AntiVir Personal

AVG Free edition

Avast! Free Anti-virus

Microsoft Security Essentials

Clamwin


Paid Anti-virus programs


Norton / Symantec

BitDefender

Panda cloud

Sophos

McAfee

Eset NOD32

Kaspersky

F-Secure

PC Tools


Anti-malware programs


What is an Anti-malware program?

Anti-malware programs can be used for detection and removal of malware software that has been installed onto a computer. Malware, short for malicious software, is software that's designed to infiltrate a computer system without the owner's informed consent.


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Spybot - Search & Destroy

A-squared

Super anti-spyware

Hitman Pro



Firewalls


What is a Firewall?

A firewall is a part of a computer system or network that is designed to block unauthorized access while permitting authorized communications. It is configured to permit or deny computer applications based upon a set of rules and other criteria.


Comodo Internet Security

Comodo Firewall

ZoneAlarm

Online Armor

Outpost



On demand scanners / bootable CDs

Dr.Web CureIt!



Other software

Hijack This

HijackThis is a useful program for Malware analysis and removal.

Threatfire

Threatfire works off of threat detection as opposed to running off of a virus database. It guards against executables hooking onto .dll files and protects system files from being modified. It should only be installed on a machine that is CLEAN from any sorts of Virus / Malware. It is designed for prevention and not removal.

GMER - Rootkit Detector and Remover

GMER is an application that detects and removes rootkits. It scans for: hidden processes, hidden threads, hidden modules, hidden services, hidden files, hidden disk sectors (MBR), hidden Alternate Data Streams, hidden registry keys, drivers hooking SSDT, drivers hooking IDT, drivers hooking IRP calls and inline hooks. GMER runs on Windows NT/W2K/XP/VISTA/7

TDSSKiller from Kaspersky - Anti-rootkit utility
http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208283363


This thread will be updated regularly so keep checking back for new programs.

If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions please ask within this thread.


RE: Must have security programs - hostingclick - 12-07-2010 08:46 AM

Also add super anti malware which is just as good as malware bytes


RE: Must have security programs - Mark - 12-07-2010 05:46 PM

Added to the list, thanks.


RE: Must have security programs - T3hRogue - 12-07-2010 06:07 PM

Woah, PC Tools is payed for you know. I use it. Comes with firewall, download guard and internet browser defender. 98% effective, and combined with Malwarebytes it's basically 100%


RE: Must have security programs - Mark - 12-07-2010 06:19 PM

So it is, i looked and their site and it said Download, must just be a trial.


RE: Must have security programs - T3hRogue - 13-07-2010 10:46 PM

No, it does free scans, but clean up is payed


RE: Must have security programs - Blue_Social - 14-07-2010 06:49 PM

Nice list! I have a few of those!


RE: Must have security programs - Pack3t SynAck3r - 16-07-2010 09:48 PM

(12-07-2010 06:07 PM)T3hRogue Wrote:  Woah, PC Tools is payed for you know. I use it. Comes with firewall, download guard and internet browser defender. 98% effective, and combined with Malwarebytes it's basically 100%
Actually the complete pc tools package is not 98% effective. Not even close. It is actually closer to 80. Malwarebytes is not at all effective against ring(0) rootkits and the only ring(3) rootkit it can remove is TDSS variants. TDSS is a simplistic rootkit that comes packaged with mostly rogue a/v software.


RE: Must have security programs - Pack3t SynAck3r - 17-07-2010 06:44 AM

(12-07-2010 08:46 AM)hostingclick Wrote:  Also add super anti malware which is just as good as malware bytes
I am assuming you meant SuperAntiSpyware? There is no such thing as super anti malware


RE: Must have security programs - jackhues - 02-08-2010 11:41 AM

Hey,...BitDefender 9 Internet Security is paid ?.. dont you get trial version for it?.. I like playing games dude...but playing online gives me all sorts of trouble. This Antivirus has a gamer mode or something?..i dont want my system to get stuck in between. i hate that. bw that was a good one...Big Grin...i heard that clicking sound..hahaWink