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for windows xp?

i mean security apps! i got a friend with a really infected computer and i got malwarebytes and superantispyware ready on a Flash drive. and it need to be under 3 gigabytes because only 3 gigabytes is left on flash drive.

UPDATE 1: i got back from her house and malwarebytes was so long on a quick scan AND it didn't detect anything! P.S. i tryed SAS but when i pressed scan the computer RANDOMLY TURNED OFF!

asked Apr 23 '11 at 06:29

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edited Jun 15 '11 at 18:50

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answered Apr 23 '11 at 09:07

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thanks i forgot about this programs

(Apr 23 '11 at 09:54) bailey0799 bailey0799's gravatar image

No Problem... :)

(Apr 23 '11 at 10:33) Saakeman Saakeman's gravatar image

and can you run them both without any confilict

(Apr 23 '11 at 20:19) bailey0799 bailey0799's gravatar image

You should be able to...

(Apr 24 '11 at 07:55) Louis Jenvey Louis%20Jenvey's gravatar image

That should be all you need COMODO Cleaning Essentials would help though.

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answered Apr 23 '11 at 10:32

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Louis Jenvey

I can't recommend enough Malwarebytes. That and Avast combined and nothing is likely to get into your computer, at least in my experience with using these two programs for over a year with no issues.

answered Jun 15 '11 at 21:06

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If at all possible try Windows 7

answered Apr 23 '11 at 11:58

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computer not up to the standards

(Apr 23 '11 at 20:15) bailey0799 bailey0799's gravatar image

AVG Free. Then use CCleaner to clear all the temp and other stuff.

answered Apr 23 '11 at 12:04

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I heard CCleaner sometimes hurts your comp? No?

(Apr 23 '11 at 13:22) ryebread761 ryebread761's gravatar image

It's never hurt mine. I don't see how it could. I've used it on Windows XP, 98, and 7 and it's never hurt a thing.

(Apr 23 '11 at 13:47) jebug29 jebug29's gravatar image

Sorry man i got avast 6 install on the flash drive and i am part of bleepingcomputer so i don't trust reg. cleaners.

(Apr 23 '11 at 20:17) bailey0799 bailey0799's gravatar image

Just do an analyse before clicking run. It will list all the files that it will delete. Also, there is a registry cleaner, but it is not ran with the main cleaner.

(Apr 23 '11 at 22:57) KylePolansky KylePolansky's gravatar image

@Bailey0799 If you are part of Bleeping Computer, then you should know about Combofix. That program has been a godsend.

answered Apr 24 '11 at 15:06

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i do but it's not THAT infected

it's really infected but combofix is only for REALLY REALLY INFECTED computers

(Apr 26 '11 at 21:17) bailey0799 bailey0799's gravatar image

If it's not that infected, Malwarebyte's should take care of it. If not, then it is that infected.

(Apr 26 '11 at 22:00) Josh_M Josh_M's gravatar image

$50 - $100

A. ZonAlarm Extreme Security with DataLock $79.95

$10 - $ 50

A. Zonalarm Extreme Security $39.95

B. Zonalarm Security Suite $34.95

C. Panda Global Protection 2011 $14.99

D. anti-virus (norton/ mcafee etc ...) + PeerGuardian2 (free)


A. COMODO + PeerGuardian2

B. Google Pack + PeerGuardian 2

C. Avira AntiVir + Zonalarm free firewall + Peerguardian 2

D. Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 + Zonalarm free firewall + Peerguardian 2

If your Windows is not genuine

ZonAlarm Extreme Security with DataLock

answered Apr 26 '11 at 23:25

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First of all you cant but "Security" and "Windows" in the same sentence. Second XP is sorta out dated...so if possible update to a Win 7. Third: AVG FREE is a good piece of software along with COMODO.

answered Apr 26 '11 at 23:36

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I don't know why people say to use AVG when (in my experience at least) it uses a LOT more memory than most other programs when it's running and it slows me down dramatically.... Malwarebytes is a good choice. You may want to get Doctor Spyware Cleaner (also free... Use it as a backup) too.

answered Apr 27 '11 at 18:55

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You are right about AVG but Malwarebyte's is not a replacement for an antivirus.

(Apr 27 '11 at 22:14) Josh_M Josh_M's gravatar image

I just think MSE is perfect. MSE=Microsoft Security Essentials

answered Jun 16 '11 at 14:07

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