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Roomy Naqvy  Identity Verified
India
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Dec 19, 2003

Dear Colleagues,

With the passage of time, I have become slightly paranoid about the security of my computer. I am loaded with a good anti virus and a firewall. However, I would like to know if there are any spyware programs on my computer and would like to learn about trustworthy names.

Thanks for your time,

Roomy Naqvy


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bergazy  Identity Verified
Croatia
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SpyBot Search&Destroy Dec 19, 2003

I was very happy with AdAware until I've discovered this great freeware utility

Good luck Roomy!


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Roomy Naqvy  Identity Verified
India
Local time: 17:04
English to Hindi
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Paid Programs Dec 19, 2003

I would not mind any paid program. I have ETrust Antivirus with its firewall right now. I have had Norton in the past but once through a colleague, I probably got the Badtrans worm despite having it and updating the reference files, some 2-3 times a day.

I just got X-Cleaner professional from http://www.xblock.com/ but as I said, I feel there's no harm in being extra secure.

Roomy


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RHELLER
United States
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We use Spybot Dec 19, 2003

My husband is an engineer and quite finicky about his computer equipment. We use this in conjunction with Norton, but you have to run it every so often (every week).

Good Luck!


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Evert DELOOF-SYS  Identity Verified
Belgium
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Have a look at Computercops.biz Dec 19, 2003

and marvel at the wealth of info available there.
I use Spybot, but also SpywareGuard and a couple of blasters.

Take good care and enjoy your weekend,

Evert


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xxxschwensen  Identity Verified
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SpyBot Dec 19, 2003

I second SpyBot too; having a good antivirus and firewall, I think SpyBot can do the rest. At least it has helped me a lot.

Best regards,

Anna


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jmadsen  Identity Verified
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Ad-aware... Dec 20, 2003

...is a great little freeware program.
Download from: http://www.lavasoft.de/support/download/


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Tudor Soiman  Identity Verified
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Pest Patrol Dec 21, 2003

I tried AdAware, Spybot, Boolet proof. The most complete seems to be Pest Patrol. It protects not only removes, it even checks memory.
dradum


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Francisco Bolaños  Identity Verified
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Spybot + firewall + antivirus Dec 22, 2003

It may sound quite paranoid, but thats actually what I use. I control cookies and programs with the firewall, needless to say, and Spybot cleans the rest.
McAffee antivirus, properly updated, also detects "malicious programs" that could reach your computer via e-mail, IM transfer or download.


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