Re: Anti-Malware and Anti-Virus



If a program boasts Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware should that cover it?
I'm not concerned about paying for protection as long as I get what I should.
My next question I think you answered.
Is Malware and Spyware the same?

James

"Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:gae2c59688rmqi4h02moihesfic6o82bhm@xxxxxxxxxx
On Mon, 28 Sep 2009 17:53:20 -0400, "JamesJ"
<jjy_darwin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I'm currently using AVG free.


OK. Not terrible, but in my view the freeware Avast is a much better
choice.


Should I be utilizing an Anti-Malware program, also?


Since a virus is a kind of malware, it *is* an anti-malware program.
Please be aware that the term "malware" is short for "malicious
software." It includes viruses, spyware, rootkits, trojans, worms,
etc.

Undoubtedly what you mean to ask is should you also be running an
anti-*spyware* program.

The answer is yes! Very definitely! Without running at least one (and
since none is perfect, much better is two or more) you are *very* much
underprotected.

The two best anti-spyware programs are MalwareBytes AntiMalware and
SuperAntiSpyware, both available in freeware versions. I highly
recommend getting and running both.

--
Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
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