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      9th Apr 2009
On access file scanning is not the only method of real time protection.

"---Fitz---" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:%(E-Mail Removed)...
>I meant that neither SuperAntispyware free nor MalwareBytes free
>provide real time protection because they don't scan files in real
>time...eg when they are downloaded, opened, or closed. They are "on
>demand scanners". These two programs target malware, adware and the
>like... not viruses.
>
> I have no experience with Avira free but I thought it was an
> anti-virus program. According to Avira free info page
> http://www.free-av.com/en/products/1...ntivirus.html:
>
> ******************
> Avira AntiVir Personal - FREE Antivirus is a reliable free antivirus
> solution, that constantly and rapidly scans your computer for
> malicious programs such as viruses, Trojans, backdoor programs,
> hoaxes, worms, dialers etc. Monitors every action executed by the user
> or the operating system and reacts promptly when a malicious program
> is detected.
>
> Avira AntiVir Personal is a comprehensive, easy to use antivirus
> program, designed to offer reliable free of charge virus protection to
> home-users, for personal use only, and is not for business or
> commercial use. Available for Windows or UNIX.
>
> *******************
>
> Regards
>
>
> "Mike Torello" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> "---Fitz---" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>
>>>You do realize that neither SAS free or MB free include real time
>>>scanning?

>>
>> You mean real time monitoring, not scanning.
>>
>> Free Avira 9 does, and so does Defender.
>>
>>
>>>
>>>"t-4-2" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>>news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>> Ok. Then why was my not-so-SuperAntiSpyware too so long ? That is
>>>> the main
>>>> reason I am looking for a different software. A Free edition for
>>>> the
>>>> cheapy.
>>>> t-4-2
>>>>
>>>> "Peter Foldes" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>>> I read it and understood it. Hence my reply.
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Peter
>>>>>
>>>>> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
>>>>> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be
>>>>> acknowledged.
>>>>>
>>>>> "t-4-2" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>>>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>>>> Peter,
>>>>>> You have not read my last reply.
>>>>>> My SuperAntiSpyware free edition took 4 hours and 22 min.
>>>>>> scanning, (
>>>>>> full scan ).
>>>>>> Spybot took about 20 min. at most.
>>>>>> t-4-2
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Peter Foldes" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>>>>> news:#Y$(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>>>>> Get rid of Spybot. It is not needed. SuperAntiSpyware will be at
>>>>>>> least
>>>>>>> 10 times faster. Mine does the job in 24 minutes and I doubt
>>>>>>> your HD is
>>>>>>> not as full as mine in terms of files.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> Peter
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
>>>>>>> Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be
>>>>>>> acknowledged.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> "t-4-2" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>>>>>> news:u1bXM%(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>>>>>>I am afraid what Victek and Mike Hall had said this time could
>>>>>>>>not
>>>>>>>>apply to my situation.
>>>>>>>> Prior to scanning with SuperAntiSpyware, I had done:
>>>>>>>> 1. CCleaner ( I had 4 restore points only 1 day ago ).
>>>>>>>> 2. Spybot Search and Destroy 1.6.2
>>>>>>>> 3. Avast scan
>>>>>>>> In that order. SuperAntiSpyware took 4hrs. and 22 min. That's
>>>>>>>> too
>>>>>>>> much.
>>>>>>>> I'd like to have a free edition for malware protection. Any
>>>>>>>> suggestions ? Thank you.
>>>>>>>> t-4-2
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> "Victek" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>>>>>>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>>>>>>>>> Vista Home Premium 32 bit , SP1.
>>>>>>>>>>> I have SUPERAntiSpyware, free edition. It takes Forever
>>>>>>>>>>> scanning.
>>>>>>>>>>> Is there an alternative I can have ?
>>>>>>>>>>> I also have Avast free edition. Will it do without
>>>>>>>>>>> SuperAntiSpy ?
>>>>>>>>>>> Thank you.
>>>>>>>>>>> t-4-2
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> What slows spyware scanning down is the presence of Temporary
>>>>>>>>>> Internet Files. Use Disk Cleanup to eliminate them first or
>>>>>>>>>> use
>>>>>>>>>> SpyBot S&D 1.6.2 which gives you the option to clear them out
>>>>>>>>>> before
>>>>>>>>>> it starts to scan..
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> Mike Hall - MVP Windows Experience
>>>>>>>>>> http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/
>>>>>>>>> .
>>>>>>>>> In addition you can run Disk Cleanup to get rid of temp files,
>>>>>>>>> old
>>>>>>>>> System Restore points and Shadow Copies. That will further
>>>>>>>>> reduce
>>>>>>>>> scan times.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>

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