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    Detecting Trojans

    What is a good program I can use to detect Trojans or other malware that seeks to find out my passwords, etc.

    Thank you for any guidance you can give me on this.

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    MalwareBytes is one program highly recommended here. The free and Pro versions are here https://www.malwarebytes.org/.

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    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (free version) would be a good start.

    -- edit -- Oops, looks like I was a bit slow.

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    MBAM is a scanner for after the horse has bolted and your AV program has let you down.

    HitmanPro Alert is more preventative and is a program I use.

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    MBAM Premium https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/premium/ has features that are similar to Hitman Pro.

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    Yep, MBAM Premium constantly watches for trouble.

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    Don't know about MBAM Premium - just have the free version and HitmanPro Alert is also a free program - not to be confused with HitmanPro the AV program..

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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit with ALL updates (except Bing)

    CCleaner
    Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit
    Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    Microsoft Security Essentials
    Secunia PSI
    SpywareBlaster
    Windows Firewall
    WinPatrol

    I think that's it.

    Works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpywareDr View Post
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit with ALL updates (except Bing)

    CCleaner
    Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit
    Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    Microsoft Security Essentials
    Secunia PSI
    SpywareBlaster
    Windows Firewall
    WinPatrol

    I think that's it.

    Works for me.

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    While I have CCleaner installed, I've never considered it as protection against any form of malware.

    I get by in my Win 7 x64 HP with -

    Norton 360
    MBAM (free edition)
    SuperAntiSpyware (free edition)
    Hitmanpro Alert
    Norton Power Eraser - although it is now included in Norton 360.
    Me - and I've never been infected.

    Norton 360 disables Windows Firewall on installation and I got sick of the dog popping up with WinPatrol, so dumped it.
    Last edited by Sudo15; 2014-10-07 at 19:51.

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    Thumbs up

    Sounds good.

    Some like Chevy, others Ford, etc., etc., ...

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    I agree, Malwarebytes is a great FREE EDITION program. I got it, and I run ever day. Thanks, Chuck , I do recommend going directly to Malwarebytes site.

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    MBAM Premium advantages include scheduling scans & updates; invoking the two realtime protection modules, malware & website stuff. SuperAntispyware, both free and fee, is another good 2nd opinion, backup scan plan.
    "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited.
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