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    Default Virus Malware Protection

    I have ESET Security V6 installed. I also have Malwarebytes, Super Antispyware and Spybot. I know I don't need all that and thought I might dump Malwarebytes.

    Will Super and Spybot do their thing without too much input or are their functions that I need to set up or avoid?.

    Also is it worth paying for ESET when Avast seems to do a good job? Any help appreciated.

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    Default Re: Virus Malware Protection

    personally I'd keep MBAM and drop spybot of the two. Can't comment on ESET, stuck with the free ones myself.
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    Default Re: Virus Malware Protection

    Quote Originally Posted by dugimodo View Post
    personally I'd keep MBAM and drop spybot of the two. Can't comment on ESET, stuck with the free ones myself.
    Why don't you like Spybot?.

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    Default Re: Virus Malware Protection

    Depends what your system gets infected with. If you get a rootkit, you can use something like tdsskiller.

    But other malware / viruses / trojans remove / delete services. In which case no AV program can bring a service back. You'll have to have a spare PC with the same OS, and export the reg key, then import the key into the infected PC to re-add the service. Or find sites online, that have the reg files (for whatever service), for all the Windows OS's. And there's a few. Same goes for files that some may infect. You can either copy it from a clean PC, (like I did the other day), or a repair install may replace the infected file/s

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    Default Re: Virus Malware Protection

    Quote Originally Posted by Pato View Post
    I have ESET Security V6 installed. I also have Malwarebytes, Super Antispyware and Spybot. I know I don't need all that and thought I might dump Malwarebytes.

    Will Super and Spybot do their thing without too much input or are their functions that I need to set up or avoid?.

    Also is it worth paying for ESET when Avast seems to do a good job? Any help appreciated.
    Persoonally I'd keep the lot.
    You can alternate scans with MBAM and SAS....
    Yes NOD32 way outperforms Avast. Keep it.

    It's not that much per year to renew....
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    Default Re: Virus Malware Protection

    Thanks for that advice.

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    Default Re: Virus Malware Protection

    I'll +1 what pctek stuff, keep Eset NOD32, it's worth paying for, for how much better it performs than Avast!
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    Default Re: Virus Malware Protection

    I do like spybot, but recent reviews have been mediocre and I think MBAM is better overall, which is why I said of the two I'd keep MBAM. If I was getting rid of one that is.
    I keep a system image and use the free options, for me the worse case scenario is a few hours lost time while I restore everything or more likely less than an hour if the most recent image is good so I don't stress about Viruses too much.

    To be honest I'm running just defender on 8 at the moment, haven't gotten around to installing anything else and it's been a couple months.
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    No reason not to keep all of them, but as dugimodo said, if you were to get rid of one ditch Spybot.

    Last I tried v2, it was truly awful to use.
    MBAM is good, as is SAS and Eset is about the best AV money can buy

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    Default Re: Virus Malware Protection

    Thanks for further comments and help.

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