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Need a good one

I'm not really sure if I have viruses and shit like that. I have scanned my computer with Norton and as it is scanning I see some of the files or areas it is scanning. I noticed that a few weird ones showed up e.g trojan.zlob and other trojans + some weird shit. It doesn't show up as a virus and according to Norton no files are infected. What I want now is another program that scans the computer and removes viruses and adware. I would be great if you could post some links to some good virus scanners.

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    Norton FTL. worse antivirus that i have ever known. you should try anti viruses such as Avast,Nod32,Kaspersky or even avg. you should also download anti spywares such as Spybot Search and Destroy or malwarebytes Anti malware now you should try downloading one anti virus at the time, see how it works best for you. if its the best then you can leave the new antivirus like that. you should update it to the latest virus definition it already have and run a full scan for the pc now for malwarebytes or spybot it is suggestful that you should disconnect yourself from the internet to avoid the spyware/malware "regenerating" itself when you have supposely clean the malware again I have been using both avast and nod32 for a while now. i mean sure they conflict sometimes but avast did a pretty good job at handling files that are in the systems folder than nod32. so i suggest you start using Avast first because its lightweight, user-friendly interface and its free. so its up to you to choose
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    Avast.Is very good, and well, DOWNLOAD IT NAW!It even makes a pre-scan the first time you restart your PC after installing.AVG=shit.I had it, and a little shitty one got inside my pc. AVG was like trying to attack an US marine with rocks and arrows.
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    Posted by Kapanga Avast.Is very good, and well, DOWNLOAD IT NAW!It even makes a pre-scan the first time you restart your PC after installing.AVG=shit.I had it, and a little shitty one got inside my pc. AVG was like trying to attack an US marine with rocks and arrows.
    I'm gonna use Avast a little later since I still have some time left on my Norton subscription. What I need right now is something that just scans the computer for viruses and removes them.
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    Like previously pointed out; Avast is one of the best anti-viruses out there. You really should get it.
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    I would suggest using Avast and Malwarebytes. Do not use more than one anti-virus program because they could get confused and end up suspecting each other. Also, for a good scan, click this and choose online scanner, or if you find a suspicious file, use the file scanner. :) Hope I helped.
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    If you read this thread, it has all the information you need to get starting repelling/fighting those viruses. Go ahead and read up. Expert opinions, professional knowledge and sweet software all await you.
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    NoD32 was the last anti-virus I've ever used, and it was the most appealing to me. Then again that was about 2 years ago...they were just coming out with v3 when I stopped caring about using AV since I never got any alerts and I figured I'd just save some system performance and not use one. When I suspect I have mal/spyware I throw up HiJackThis to analyze the situation then pull out good ol' task manager, and start trying to rip the process out. If that doesn't work I generally fall back on Spybot.
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    Posted by Welshy I would suggest using Avast and Malwarebytes. Do not use more than one anti-virus program because they could get confused and end up suspecting each other. Also, for a good scan, click this and choose online scanner, or if you find a suspicious file, use the file scanner. :) Hope I helped.
    Can I use Avast! and Malwarebytes at the same time?
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    Posted by Welshy I would suggest using Avast and Malwarebytes. Do not use more than one anti-virus program because they could get confused and end up suspecting each other. Also, for a good scan, click this and choose online scanner, or if you find a suspicious file, use the file scanner. :) Hope I helped.
    Can I use Avast! and Malwarebytes at the same time?
    Yes, but I wouldn't recommend putting high level scans on Avast whilst scanning with Malwarebytes. One scan at a time, but Avast should be kept on as much as possible. :)
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    Ermm, Prob going to get some hate for this. Buy a mac? Or get AVG :D Sorry if your a PC fanboy.
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    I right now use a conjuction of Avast! and Malewarebytes Anti-Maleware. It works perfectly. If 1 doesn't work usually the other will get the problem.
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    A little list would be: AVG -free-, Spybot Search n Destroy -free-, Spyware doctor -not free-. I think you should be interested in the 2 first ones, since you want to "download" a program. Remember that there are programs that scan for viruses and others for trojans etc... Here are my 2 cents: Have installed and active an antivirus and have another one "standing by" (It could be spybot) so it runs just when you ask it so, some viruses, worms and trojans hide from certain programs but not to others ;). P.D: If u install and keep active 2 antivirus at the same time just to "be more secure", youll be in the same situation as wearing 2 condoms before having sex.
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    Avira (To remove annoying pop-up, what occurs during updates, read this) or Avast. Those two anti-virus products are free. But if you are ready to pay for protection, Nod32. 1 year licence is 40 dollars, but it's worth it, on my opinion. You of course need firewall. If you have Vista/7, you can go with it's own firewall. It's good. If you have XP, then you need to get one. I'm not good to suggest firewalls, but you could go with Comodo firewall or if you have enough money, you could by ESET smart security (same link as Nod32). You can always use Malwarebytes to scan your computer, but I don't recommend it as active anti-virus program.
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    If you have the money, I'd get Kaspersky or Bitdefender. Kaspersky is $10 more expensive but it is faster and can be actually turned off--Bitdefender, unless uninstalled, cannot be turned off. If you're looking for a free antivirus, make sure you DO NOT get AVG. Although the free version of AVG is renowned and recommended by many, a week ago my computer got infected via my USB stick despite the fact that I did scan the device before using it and the antivirus reported it was clean. I found out I had been infected only when I checked the Task Manager a few hours later--ridiculously, when I scanned the computer, AVG did find viruses on the system, whereas it was unable to detect them on the USB drive.
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    Thanks for the help everyone! I think I'm good to go now :) I'm using Avast! and Spybot search and destroy. Thread done.
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    I like AVG 8.5.
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    Avira's pretty good. It hasn't impacted my game performance, and it's saved my ass from trojans too many times. The definitions list is updated daily, and the only difference between the free version and the pay version is that the pay version scans the whole network instead of just 1 computer.
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