"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited. -- Lady Fitzgerald (sevenforums) Clone or Image often! -- Rock E (Windows Secrets Lounge) AVG free is being used and it automatically does 3 items --- Virus scan once a week on Wed at 12 Noon --- Definition updates --- Program updates His Firewall is Windows Firewall I agree with Calimanco to replace Spybot Free --- I was thinking of Super Antispyware Free --- I have read good comments about it but I need to investigate before recommending it SUPERAntispyware is very good at what it does! I have all my programs quarantee everything, that way, if there is a false positive, I can positively restore and whitelist said item[s].
"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited. -- Lady Fitzgerald (sevenforums) Clone or Image often! -- Rock E (Windows Secrets Lounge) As a working tech, of 35 years, the biggest fallacy (disambiguation) that I find is that any ONE program can adequately protect a person's PC. On Spybot S&D: I've been a fan as long as the program has been in the wild.
It's now billed as a full antivirus that promises to destroy "spyware, malware, adware and other malicious software." It does no such thing.
Spybot is free for non-commercial use, though the company solicits donations.
Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background.
Checking a box for Advanced User Mode reveals almost a dozen more icons, though not all of them are functional in the free edition.It was running at startup in Windows 7 as well to test and see if you had upgraded yet.As long as the test passed you never saw the pop-up. It all looked like it worked but on next boot all files were still there and was getting the re-installer prompt on every logon.Twelve years ago "spyware" wasn't in most people's vocabulary, so early antispyware products like Ad-Aware and Spybot had to work on education.It's not entirely clear which of them had the first full-scale antispyware—even Spybot's creator isn't sure. Spybot - Search & Destroy 2.0 is the first update in a long, long time.