We all need anti malware software on our computers as much as we need anti-virus software on our computers. I personally have never put too much trust in anti-virus software that claims to clean malware and spyware too. In my experience this is often not the case and I always recommend you use anti malware software in addition to your anti-virus software.
Malware comes in many shapes and forms. Some of it is just resource hogging junk and some of it can be more malicious. You would be surprised at how often even the best antivirus software misses malware.
Choosing a program to protect you from malware is no easy task and can be very confusing especially when there are a lot of programs out there that claim to be legitimate but give false readings to encourage you to purchase their software.
Here are 4 of the best anti malware programs in my experience for removing and preventing malware on your computer.
1. MalwareBytes – Full version and Free
Malwarebytes is the first tool I turn to when dealing with malware and spyware and is probably the most well known malware removal product on the market. There are 2 version available and while the free version is very good for cleaning up an infection after it has happened the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware offers real time protection just as your anti virus software does and detects it before it infects your computer. I love free software but this is definitely a product that is worth paying for especially at the price.
Some features of Malwarebytes:
- Very fast scan speeds
- Scans all drives
- Frequent updates to the detection database
- Great detection rates
- Realtime Proactive Protection Module (Pro Version only)
- Support for Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Noadware is another Spyware and adware removal tool that basically does what it says on the tin and I have had good experiences with. It has been able to clean up malware and trojans that other programs have missed. Because this market is a little saturated the good software does sometimes get lost in amongst the poor quality products and I think this is the case with NoAdware.
Noadaware has a range of features to protect you online from malicious software and is also able to schedule scans and protect your browser settings.
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This is another piece of anti malware software that has both free and professional versions. Some of its features include:
- Ability to Detect and Remove Spyware, Adware and Remove Malware, Trojans, Dialers, Worms, KeyLoggers, HiJackers, Parasites, Rootkits, Rogue Security Products and many other threats
- Light on System Resources
- Repair broken Internet Connections
The advanced version offers scheduling and real time scans along with a variety of other features.
Get the Pro Version: SUPERAntiSpyware Professional Edition 5.0 1-user License Annual Subscription
Download free version from: http://www.superantispyware.com/index.html
Combofix is a little different from the other programs on our list and is recommended as a last resort. Combofix is a very powerful anti malware and anti spyware tool. It is highly recommended you try some of the other tools before using combofix as it can cause problems if not used in the correct way.
Combofix anti malware is freeware and can be downloaded from here