Ask the Readers: What Anti-Malware Software Do You Use?

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By Akemi Iwaya on July 28th, 2010

Having good anti-malware software as a supplement to your anti-virus software is important for your PC security strategy. This week we would like to know which anti-malware software that you use.


These days a person not only has to watch out for viruses but also spyware, crapware, and rogue/fake security software such as AntiSpyware 2009 and Antivirus Live. The fun never stops. Those of us who work hard to keep our computers clean usually know someone such as a family member, friend, or co-worker who seems to be a malware magnet. As a one person IT department you get the opportunity to learn all about malware and how to get rid of it.

A malware infested system can be a frustrating pain to work with once the malware has its’ claws dug in deep. On occasion a clean wipe is the only thing that will work, but anti-malware software can save you a lot of work and grief by returning a system to its properly functioning condition. It all depends on the types and amount of malware that has managed to set up home on a system.

Which anti-malware software do you use to protect your computer? Do you only use one or multiple anti-malware apps to get the job done? Let us know in the comments!

Note: Multiple selections (up to 4 choices) enabled on this poll.

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Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 07/28/10
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