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My computer is protected by F-Secure Anti-Virus internet security. The scan I run today found 22 malware. But on the report the actions taken shows: Disinfected: 0 Renamed: 0 Deleted: 0 Quarantined: 0 Failed: 0 . Another scan I ran the day before yesterday found 20 or 21 spyware that could not be removed. Should I expect that malware or spyware be found on my computer every day I do a complete scan? I’m considering of installing a free version of a removal tool for extra protection such as Spybot Search and Destroy. What do you think of that?

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Superuser

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There are certain types of "malware", such as adware and / or PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) which F-Secure isn't designed to remove, and it also cannot deal with some types of zipped files.

I would suggest running a scan with Malwarebytes, as it is known to be compatible with FS, and most other anti-malware products are not. I believe Spybot S&D is known to conflict with FS, so I wouldn't advise using that.

 

https://www.malwarebytes.org/

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Superuser

Re: extra protection

There are certain types of "malware", such as adware and / or PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) which F-Secure isn't designed to remove, and it also cannot deal with some types of zipped files.

I would suggest running a scan with Malwarebytes, as it is known to be compatible with FS, and most other anti-malware products are not. I believe Spybot S&D is known to conflict with FS, so I wouldn't advise using that.

 

https://www.malwarebytes.org/

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Aspirant

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Thanks for the advice. I never thought of compatibility issues. Malware seems to be a good product. I noticed on their website though that F-Secure is not listed on the compatible Antivirus products. Do you have F-Secure and Malware installed on your PC?

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Simon

Thanks for the private message you sent me. Much appreciate it. There are lots of antispyware free products out there and it's hard to find a good one. Some of them might mess up with the registry and the Pc gets worse rather get better. Anyway i did install malwarebytes and performed a scan. I followed the instructions and hopefully i won't have any problems in the future.

Again thanks for your help.

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EJB
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F-Secure isn't listed on the 'compatible anti virus' list at Malwarebytes!

I did recently have reason to use MWB with F-Secure and there were no conflicts!

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I noticed that myself that Malwarebytes is not listed in the compatible antispyware software for F-Secure. However I do have it installed in my computer for about 10 days now and there is no problem. It actually removed spyware that it found and I’m happy with that so far. I also had Adwcleaner installed but somehow it “vanished” and it’s not in my desktop now. I don’t know what happened to that. I think Malwarebytes is pretty good I’ve read good reviews on that.