Weekly Preventive Maintenance
Module 2 - Run Malware Scans

Install, update and run a top-tier active antispyware program. There are many certified security programs to choose from and you will find links to some of them below. It is ultimately up to you to choose what you want to run, but I will also identify my favorite based on many years of personal use. But, never run more than one “active” security program of the same type, meaning only one antispyware, one¬†antivirus and one firewall program. Running two programs of the same type can cause severe Windows stability problems. This limitation does not apply to “passive” security programs.

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MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

MalwareBytes Free detects and removes spyware.

Scan for Malware with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

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Spybot

Spybot Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware and provides passive protection for Internet Explorer.

Scan for Malware with Spybot Search & Destroy

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SUPERAntiSpyware

SUPERAntiSpyware Free detects and removes spyware.

Scan for Malware with SUPERAntiSpyware

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