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Do you have a list of recommended software to protect PCs?

I read the TwinHeaded Eagle items where he lists recommended reading and software,
and I wondered if the information is kept in a master guide in your site.

I could not find a guide by searching, but I may not have been able to find it if it exists.

Thank you,


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Hi, you'll find those recommended reading links on the final comment that TwinHeaded Eagle posts on the solved threads in the Malware Removal Assistance area. Here's a shortcut to save you looking for one of those threads... http://malwaretips.com/threads/google-chrome-pricechaop-removal.41181/

There are also many browser extensions, such as AdBlockPlus, Web of Trust (WOT), HTTPS Everywhere, etc.

HTTPS Everywhere: https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere
AdblockPlus: https://adblockplus.org Works on Android,Chrome, Explorer, Firefox, Opera and Yandex
WOT: https://www.mywot.com/en/download Works on all major browsers

Other programs:

Malwarebytes Anti Exploit: https://www.malwarebytes.org/antiexploit/ Anti Exploit software
Secunia Personal Software Inspector: https://secunia.com/products/consumer/ Checks for vulnerabilities in your software that can be exploited
Unchecky: http://unchecky.com/ Useful if you download freeware (helps to dodge the bundled crapware that often comes with it)
CCleaner: https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download *NOTE* DO NOT USE THE REGISTRY CLEANER UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING!!

But one item of Anti-Malware software that just about everyone here seems to agree on is MBAM (Malwarebytes Anti Malware).
The paid version is a real time anti-malware suite that is designed to run alongside your current anti-virus.
The free version is an on demand scanner which you can run at anytime, but it lacks some of the features of the paid version.
It can be found here: https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/

These are all free programs, and are only a tiny drop in the ocean compared to what is out there - but it's a start! :)

As far as I am aware, there isn't a dedicated list of recommended software to protect your PC on MT, as everybody's opinion seems to differ on each item of software. I can only say that I've built up my defences by searching around on the forums on here - there are too many good threads to mention! ;)
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Firefox with Adblock Plus & Unchecky, are a must nowadays. HitmanPro.Alert is also good to have.
Windows Firewall + (AVAST or 360 Qihoo Total Security).
AdwCleaner for scanning weekly.
RunScanner for removing malware and leftover software (invalid drivers and so on), very good for security and stability.