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What's the difference between “anti-virus”, “anti-malware” and “anti-spyware” tools?

Many products (such as Norton or McAfee) advertise as "anti-virus" tools or suites, while others advertise as "anti-malware" (like Malwarebytes), and even more as "anti-spyware" (Spybot S&D). Are ...
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What is this process “ctfprocdca.exe” doing on my machine?

I found this process on my working machine (win7 64bit), installed at location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Products\Input Processor\ctfprocdca.exe The process name may vary a bit. I try to google ...
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Is an antispyware really necessary?

I've been always running frequent antivirus scans on my computers, more because I am a security freak than because I really need them (I'm not one of those users that, after a browsing session, manage ...
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Going overseas for while and using internet cafes, which precautions to take against keyloggers etc?

Ok lets say I'm taking an extended overseas trip and won't have a laptop with me. Reasons being it'll be too heavy to carry and also the country I'm in isn't very safe for carrying expensive items ...
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How come a Malware got passed Avira when it detected it

So I have Avira installed in my other PC. It detected a Malware, and proceeded with the usual, scan, detect, quarantine. I thought it took care of it but the Malware actually took care of Avira! Now ...
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is it possible to monitor and log “read from Windows clipboard” events?

processes like Notepad or browser have legit reasons for accessing clipboard in short bursts, typically associated with keyboard and mouse activity. The vast majority of processes have no business ...
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Security essentials not starting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer is infected by a virus or a malware, what do I do now? When I attempt to navigate to a site using IE I am always redirected to a seemingly random internet site. ...
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Is it bad for the computer to have an anti-spyware and a separate anti-virus at the same time?

It is said that having two anti-virus software is bad for one's computer. But, I want to know if it is also bad to have an anti-spyware and a separate anti-virus at the same time. Should I just use ...
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How do I deal with messages stating a file “Contained a virus and was deleted” in IE9?

While doing Windows Recovery I installed IE9 on my Windows Vista machine. This is the message I got when trying to download IE9 executable (or any .exe file) from IE9: ...
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How to protect, in real time, a Network External Hard drive against viruses

I have tried everywhere for this answer but all suggestion fail. I use a network attached External hard drive for open storage in an internet cafe. How can I real time protect this drive against ...
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Anti-rootkit tool for Windows 7

Which anti-rootkit tool runs under Windows 7? I tried icesword 1.22 and darkspy 1.05 but both failed to start. Icesword gives me this error: Initialize failed[1]! And Windows tells me that ...
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Trend Micro SysClean.com needs da5 but I can only find da6

The Trend Micro command line scanner SysClean apparently needs an up-to-date definition file for spyware that ends in da5. However, the download list from Trend Micro only has a definition file ...
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Anti-spyware boot disk

Would you know of a great anti-spyware/anti-virus boot disks to quickly repair a computer?
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How do I tell which application has opened a link in my browser?

I am trying to fix a problem with a computer running Windows XP on which, at random points in time, an advertising web page will open up in the default browser. I should point out that I've already ...
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What is Anitspyware Soft? How do you remove it?

I think my PC has been infected by something! IE does not work: "Internet Explorer Warning - visiting this web site may harm your computer!" Pop-ups are pointing me to ...
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How to get a free full anti malware coverage on windows?

There are many specialized anti malware applications, namely: Anti-virus Anti-spyware Anti-malware Anti-rootkit And so on. What combination of free Windows tools would protect me from any sort of ...
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IE8 too slow to start with Spybot immunising same system

IE8 (upgraded from IE7) on XP, is far too slow to start when the system is already is immunised with Spybot - Search & Destroy - it seems that this is the problem. I've been using SS&D for ...
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Any ideas on which is better? MS One Care or Spyware Doctor? [closed]

Does anyone know if the new Microsoft Malware solution is better or worse than Spyware Doctor? My gut tells me that Spyware Doctor would be better just because they aren't a jack-of-all-trades like ...
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Microsoft Security Essentials: How to Disable the 'Real Time Protection Is Off' Warning?

I decided to disable the "real time protection feature" of MSE. Now I have this little annoying "feature", that MSE keeps me informed that I have disabled "real time protection": the little red ...
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Does Microsoft Security Essentials replace Windows Defender?

Does Microsoft Security Essentials replace Windows Defender?
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Is Microsoft Security Essentials a solid security suite [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Would Microsoft Security Essentials be adequate protection? With the release of Microsoft's new Free security suite; Microsoft Security Essentials, the question has to be ...
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Is my computer security suite good enough? [closed]

I have a Windows machine and I run AVG free antivirus, Windows Defender and firewall, Spybot Search & Destroy, Outpost Firewall, and Prevx. I am just checking because I think I might have turned ...
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Which antivirus packages can be configured for on demand scanning only and will not load anything at startup? [closed]

I want a Windows antivirus/antispyware solution that I can use solely for on demand scanning of downloaded files and USB thumb drives. I don't want it to load anything at startup, save perhaps a ...
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OS X rootkit/spyware scanners?

For OS X, I have discovered Rootkit Hunter recently and liked the functionality. What other rootkit/spyware scanners for OS X have been developed that are available for use?
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What spyware protection is available for Windows 7?

How well protected is Windows 7 from spyware? What free clients are available? Do the clients for Windows Vista work at all with Windows 7?