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Try 'Malwarebytes Free' and 'a-squared Free'. I use them both along with SAS.

Malwarebytes is a highly acclaimed anti-spyware and complements nicely other similar products in that it focuses more on malware that other products miss.

a-squared has a very powerful engine and a very large database. I hope one of these two can clear the problem for you. Failing that I would recommend PrevX which offers a free (in the cloud) scan but requests you to purchase a license before it will remove the culprit...

I hope this info helps you

Good luck

and

Merry Malware-free Xmas...

:)

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Hi Tmb2610 and a very Merry Xmas to you!...

I am very glad you managed to swat the bugger... Mbam lived up to its reputation again. It's a great companion to SAS and your AV.

I use all three together in 'live' mode and a-squared for occasional off-line deep scans. My AV is NOD32 AV 4 and I also run Online Armor Free as firewall. I must say that I have had no malware except for a few odd tracking cookies.

I am very pleased with this combination but I still look forward to the time that SAS and Mbam implement an incremental database update just like NOD32 and a-squared do.

Again, I am very pleased that I have been of help.

I hope you have a happy and malware free New Year!...

:)

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Hi sunshine !

Why do you use SAS as well as Malwarebytes ? What does it do that Malwarebytes doesn't ? I use AVG as AV and the windows firewall. Should I change those ?

Happy new year to you and thanks again for your help

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Hi sunshine !

Why do you use SAS as well as Malwarebytes ? What does it do that Malwarebytes doesn't ? I use AVG as AV and the windows firewall. Should I change those ?

Happy new year to you and thanks again for your help

No single product can catch everything on a given day. SUPERAntiSpyware cleans up many infections Malwarebytes can't touch, and MalwareBytes catches things we don't - SAS+MBAM is a great combination. Think of it this way : Why does a football team have more than one defensive player to tackle the ball carrier? Because no single person (or product) can catch the ball carrier every time. It requires team work - SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes (and others) are allies in the fight AGAINST malware.

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Hi again tmb2610

As another poster said, two guards are better than one...

However, you need to weigh up effectiveness against system resources used. I think Mbam and SAS are two of the lightest antispyware apps for live monitoring. At first I was in two minds as to which one to have on, but after some tests I see that using both in live mode does not impair the speed of my system. So I keep them both along with NOD32 and Online Armor. I use a-squared just for occasional on-demand scans. It is very good but heavy on resources for live monitoring.

As for AVG, I get the impression that it is not as effective as NOD32 (I love old Noddy...). For a free antivirus I would use Avira which (from what I read) has improved a lot and gets top ratings in group tests. Same goes for Online Armor Free. Definitely better than the Windows firewall and probably better than most of the 'paid' firewalls.

I also use Spywareblaster and MVPS Hosts file - Get it from http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/

My general rule is: Use products that are good AND LIGHT

All the best to you

Sunshine

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