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  1. #1

    antivirus software

    hi everyone

    Am I using to many anti-virus programmes, and if I am which one would you all recommend. Can anyone please help.

    Windows Defender
    Super Anti-Spyware - free edition
    Malwarebytes - Anti Malware - free edition
    CCleaner - free edition
    Glary Utilities - free edition

    Regards Calmat

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  2. #2

    As long as they are not running all the time as resident protection, there's no real impact to performance. CCleaner is not much of a protection and about Glary I don't know.
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  3. #3

    Except for Glary Utilities, I have all of those same programs. Plus some others. I know nothing directly about Glary, but have read it's not recomended by those who do.
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  4. #4


    thank you both for all of your help, very much appreciated.

    regards calmat
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  5. #5

    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]

    Windows Defender - this is good; or, one can use Avira, Avast, BitDefender, just to name a few anti-virus programs [be aware if any 3rd party anti-virus program is used, Windows Defender is turned off & kept turned off]
    Super Anti-Spyware - while not an anti-virus program, it is a good anti-spy/mal-ware program
    Malwarebytes Anti Malware - while not an anti-virus program, this also is a good anti-spy/mal-ware program
    Glary Utilities -- ok for some, others switched to WinUtilities
    ccleaner - many many say this is one of the best cleaners to use
    Last edited by RolandJS; 14 Apr 2015 at 13:43.
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  6. #6

    Posts : 110
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Dual Boot

    With the exception of Windows Defender, none of them are "Antivirus Software" per se. You could run them all at the same instance, provided you have enough ram to do so.
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  7. #7

    hi everyone

    thank you all very much for your advice

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