Which Anti spyware you feel best?
Thread poster: keshab

keshab  Identity Verified
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Jul 17, 2006

Hi,

Sometimes ago, I was going to download anti spyware. But there are so many software that I was puzzled. However, at that time I downloaded Xsoft spyware which was lapsed after 30 days evaluation period. Can you name any spyware which is good as well as free?
Thanks in advance.


 

Christian
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Tried and tested anti-spyware programs Jul 17, 2006

- Ad-Aware:
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/

- Ewido Anti-Malware:
http://www.ewido.net/en/

- Spybot Search & Destroy:
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

- SpywareBlaster:
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

- SpywareGuard:
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareguard.html

HTHicon_smile.gif


 

A.Đapo  Identity Verified
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http://www.spybot.com/ Jul 17, 2006

I use this one. It is free and it is very good

 

Bianca AH  Identity Verified
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I've been using... Jul 17, 2006

NOD32 and I've been happy with that.
Used to have Norton - NEVER AGAIN! Norton antivirus is notorious for conflicting with other software and is actually not the best in terms of virus protection (look at http://www.virusbtn.com/index).

NOD32 is not free, however, but it's not expensive.

Good luck!


 

Ruben Berrozpe  Identity Verified
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Redundant option Jul 17, 2006

I use Ad-Aware as well as Spybot. In my experience, the first one yielded a particularly good result. But you should feel pretty confident by using both, as well as a normal antivirus.

Rb


 

Christel Zipfel  Identity Verified
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Alternative browser! Jul 17, 2006

Ruben Berrozpe wrote:

I use Ad-Aware as well as Spybot. In my experience, the first one yielded a particularly good result. But you should feel pretty confident by using both, as well as a normal antivirus.

Rb


I agree - I normally run first Adaware and then Spybot.

But even more, I recommend to use alternative browsers like Firefox, Opera and so on. You will be astonished of the results! They hardly let come in any spyware!icon_smile.gif


 

Hikmat Faraj  Identity Verified
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It is good to change your browser Jul 18, 2006

I hardly ever use Internet Explorer. One of the reasons is that because it is so feature-rich, hackers and spyware generators find it very convenient to work with it in embedding spyware/adware on your computer.

Not the same with browsers built on the Mozilla engine (Netscape, Mozilla, Firefox). However, for the purposes of your web use, you will not feel a difference in features between IE and the Mozilla based browsers.

For spyware I use, SpyDoctor and Microsoft's own spyware software which you can download free from their website.

Hikmat


Christel Zipfel wrote:

Ruben Berrozpe wrote:

I use Ad-Aware as well as Spybot. In my experience, the first one yielded a particularly good result. But you should feel pretty confident by using both, as well as a normal antivirus.

Rb


I agree - I normally run first Adaware and then Spybot.

But even more, I recommend to use alternative browsers like Firefox, Opera and so on. You will be astonished of the results! They hardly let come in any spyware!icon_smile.gif


 

keshab  Identity Verified
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After taking all precautions does any spyware needed? Jul 18, 2006

Ruben Berrozpe wrote:

I use Ad-Aware as well as Spybot. In my experience, the first one yielded a particularly good result. But you should feel pretty confident by using both, as well as a normal antivirus.

Rb



Christel Zipfel wrote:

I agree - I normally run first Adaware and then Spybot.

But even more, I recommend to use alternative browsers like Firefox, Opera and so on. You will be astonished of the results! They hardly let come in any spyware!icon_smile.gif




I use Mozilla Firefox as my default browser and AVG antivirus also run in my machine. Still I think that an anti spyware is helpful to get more protection for my machine.

What is your vision?


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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My experience with antispyware programs Jul 18, 2006

Christian wrote:
- Ad-Aware:
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
- Spybot Search & Destroy:
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html


I only have experience with these two programs. Ad-Aware is very user-friendly. Spybot requires a master's degree in rocket science or brain surgery to use. This is just my opinion.

Besides, a good personal firewall will keep most baddies at bay (or at least it will keep them contained).


 

Setti Mulari  Identity Verified
New Zealand
Local time: 18:44
Finnish to English
F-Secure Jul 18, 2006

I use F-Secure Internet Security for spyware, firewall and anti-virus protection. I also avoid Internet Explorer at all cost - Firefox is the way forward. I used to prefer Opera, but I've now switched to Firefox as I find it more compatible with wider ranger of sites.

F-Secure's Anti Spyware is Ad-Aware though... or at least they look nearly identical if they're not.


 

Textklick  Identity Verified
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This recent forum might help Jul 18, 2006

http://www.proz.com/post/374710#374710

 

xxxMarc P  Identity Verified
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Which Anti spyware you feel best? Jul 19, 2006

Christel Zipfel wrote:

But even more, I recommend to use alternative browsers like Firefox, Opera and so on. You will be astonished of the results! They hardly let come in any spyware!icon_smile.gif


Whilst you're at it, why not drop Windows?icon_smile.gif

Marc


 


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