Where can I download a good antispyware?
Thread poster: Argentine Translator

Argentine Translator
Argentina
Local time: 15:55
English to Spanish
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Jun 12, 2009

I am looking for a free antispyware. It should be light and compatible with AVG 6.5.
It should also be possible to run it on demand (not in real time, a non-resident software).
I tried Spybot and it was too much.
I use Windows XP. I look forward to hearing you advice. Thanks and best regards,
AT


 

Eric Le Carre  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 20:55
Member (2004)
English to French
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Try Ad-Aware from Lavasoft Jun 12, 2009

Link to their Web site:

http://www.lavasoft.com

They also have a Spanish language Web site.

Best regards,

Eric


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
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Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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Adaware, but it is huge Jun 12, 2009

Argentine Translator wrote:
I am looking for a free antispyware. It should be light and compatible with AVG 6.5.
It should also be possible to run it on demand (not in real time, a non-resident software).


Your best bet may be AdAware, but their latest version is huge. The installation file is 40 MB and when you install it it spends a few minutes downloading what appears to be an additional 100 MB of definition files. It does seem compatible with the latest free AVG.

I also tried some other antispyware programs recently. PC Tools has one but its installer hangs on my computer. There was also another free one whose installer was 800 KB, and you just *know* it's going to download more files, but there is no indication of how much, so after half an hour I killed the installer. Sorry I can't remember its name -- but the point is that I have not been able to find a good, lightweight antispyware app myself recently.


 

Shai Navé  Identity Verified
Israel
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English to Hebrew
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Malewarebytes Jun 12, 2009

http://malwarebytes.org/

Free version available as well. All around one of the best anti-malware softwares to date.
Small efficient, and not too expensive.


 

Argentine Translator
Argentina
Local time: 15:55
English to Spanish
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TOPIC STARTER
Thank you Eric, Samuel and Shai Jun 18, 2009

Thank you for your advice. Regards, AT

 


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