Windows 10: PC Maintanance question

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  1.    28 Feb 2016 #1

    PC Maintanance question


    My first post so please be gentle with me.Also I am not an expert do sorry for this potentially dumb question .....

    My PC runs Windows 10 with office 365 & I use internet explorer with AVG free.

    In addition I use the following additional free security software once a month: CCCleaner,Spybot,glary utilities.In addition I have purchased I Malwarebytes.

    I am purely a home personal used and use PC for surfing the Internet and downloading music etc.


    Am I going over the top with all the additional software or duplication etc ? Also do I have any obvious omissions ?
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  2. Posts : 5,081
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       28 Feb 2016 #2

    The general rule of thumb is.................
    1 anti-virus
    1 firewall
    1 anti-spyware/anti-malware in real time protection.

    I am not sure you should or need to have both Spybot and Malwarebytes ( paid edition ).
    Some users will claim there are no conflicts between the 2. I am not sure about that.

    Other than that, you have enough.

    Remember this............ having 2 of the same kind running in the same computer might create conflicts which will, in effect, reduce degree of protection.
    Last edited by davidhk; 28 Feb 2016 at 08:55.
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  3.    28 Feb 2016 #3

    borischelski said: View Post
    My first post so please be gentle with me.Also I am not an expert do sorry for this potentially dumb question .....

    My PC runs Windows 10 with office 365 & I use internet explorer with AVG free.

    In addition I use the following additional free security software once a month: CCCleaner,Spybot,glary utilities.In addition I have purchased I Malwarebytes.

    I am purely a home personal used and use PC for surfing the Internet and downloading music etc.


    Am I going over the top with all the additional software or duplication etc ? Also do I have any obvious omissions ?
    You seem to only have 1 anti virus app, so that's ok.
    You have Malwarebytes installed, which can run along any anti-virus app with NO problems. ( I do it myself, for last year or so)
    You have CCleaner and Glary's utilities, no problem as I have them too, both registered also.
    I don't have spybot , but I do have Hitman Pro, and SuperAntiSpyware Professional These 2 do not run on my computer, I have them turned off, and run them manually when I feel like checking for PUP's . Malwarebytes DOES NOT look for ANY PUP's so you do need a program that does, that's why I have Hitman Pro and SuperAntiSpyware Both registered.


    I don't see any problem with your installed apps. Just make sure only 1 of each runs automatically. You might want to check out SuperantiSpyware as their is a Free version. Might be better than spybot, ???
    Take Care, Mike. :)
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       28 Feb 2016 #4

    I have only Windows Defender as Real-time Protection and Malwarebytes as On-demand Protection.
    If Malwarebytes did not detect PUPs, I would be flooded with PUPs.
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  5.    28 Feb 2016 #5

    davidhk said: View Post
    I have only Windows Defender as Real-time Protection and Malwarebytes as On-demand Protection.
    If Malwarebytes did not detect PUPs, I would be flooded with PUPs.
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    Wrong David, sorry. I have Malwarebytes run 24/7 or whenever my computer is on, its on, scans automatically in the morning.

    Never finds any PUP's Its posted on their site too, I believe. When I run Hitman Pro manually, it finds anywhere from 5 to 12 pups. I bought Hitman Pro cheap last month, for a 2 year license. So after that I run it against my SuperAntiSpyware app that has a lifetime license. Just to compare them. Seems they both find the same PUP's where Malwarebytes DOES NOT, and NEVER HAS. :)
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       28 Feb 2016 #6

    Why you continue to say that when I posted the screenshot showing Malwarebytes detecting PUPs ?
    As of now, I have 14 on the list and Malwarebytes is still scanning.

    Perhaps other programs detect more PUPs than Malwarebytes, but that does not mean Malwarebytes does NOT detect PUPs.
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  7.    28 Feb 2016 #7

    davidhk said: View Post
    Why you continue to say that when I posted the screenshot showing Malwarebytes detecting PUPs ?
    As of now, I have 14 on the list and Malwarebytes is still scanning.

    Perhaps other programs detect more PUPs than Malwarebytes, but that does not mean Malwarebytes does NOT detect PUPs.
    Because mine never has....not 1 pup Hmmmm what version is yours ??
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       28 Feb 2016 #8

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    Free edition. I did say I have Malwarebytes as On-demand Protection.
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  •    28 Feb 2016 #10

    mine is version 2.2.0.1024 ......latest one as far as I know David.
    and I did check my settings, and your right, it is suppose too, but, NEVER finds any.

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