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Otherwise, n Protect Anti-Virus / Spyware adds cloud scanning to the mix, in order to detect and eliminate new and unknown threats.
There are multiple scan modes available (basic, full system, scheduled, Explorer), and each one has its own particularities you can explore and customize.
Important note: Geeks to Go highly recommends uninstalling any other antivirus software BEFORE installing another antivirus application.
Antivirus programs often conflict and can cause system slowdowns, crashes, or even leave you unprotected.
However, Superantispyware is different from all the other spyware killer software in that it manages to remove not only the most obvious or easy to remove spyware but also just about any spyware.
Exceptions can be defined for each module when it comes to files, drives processes, malicious code, or the System Restore folder.
The first thing you have to do after installation is update the virus signatures, which are effective when your machine lacks an active Internet connection.
I downloaded Avast 4.8 today because it is the recommended program, uninstalled AVG and installed avast. Maybe Avast will take some getting use to but I really don't like the interface, I think I'm using a media player. Take a look at current test results on the Virus Bulletin website.
Things I like about AVG that evidently Avast can't do unless you buy it for some of the things. Ability to schedule scans when I'm not using the computer. I use Mozilla Thunderbird to access gmail and it scans the email with no extra programs to install and difficult setup. I do like that Avast includes spyware and rootkit protection. To view the link above free registration is required.)Here is a screenshot from the link above showing how AVG, Alwil (Avast), and Avira (Antivir) fared on recent VB100 tests. That's interesting but it's not that far out of date.