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Anti-Spyware Review 2005

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#1 Notorious


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Posted 06 February 2005 - 07:37 AM

Spyware has surpassed viruses as the no.1 threat to identity theft and with the large number of anti-spyware software choices available today.
Selecting one that's both easy to use and effective can be at the very least difficult and confusing. Read more..
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Posted 06 February 2005 - 03:23 PM

Unfortunately, the site does not include freeware, nor does it indicate how the tests were conducted nor the weight it gave to the criterion by which the applications were judged. Still, it is useful when combined with other anti-spyware ratings.

See also the discussion at:



Edited by jgweed, 06 February 2005 - 03:25 PM.

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 04:09 PM

I consider Eric Howe's site definitive for rating security applications, and it includes free applications:

Notorious, are you affiliated with that site in any way? It looks alot like spam to me, so I am waiting for a reasonable explanation of why it shouldn't be removed. Does it have any helpful qualities at all? Or were you just trying to post news? :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 February 2005 - 04:50 PM

Sorry Groov, you beat me to it, but here's my post.

I find the site highly suspect because it includes some apps that are rogue or formerly rogue. There are very few reputable anti spywares available today and I won't trust a company that used to engage in questionable practices to promote itself and make money, not to mention stealing code from the honest freeware apps.

A list of reputable apps you can trust is Here, although there are a few others.

Product comparison:

Objective scientific testing:

Edit: Since this is not breaking news, I'm moving it to the appropriate forum. If you link to an article about spyware being the number one threat, then that would be news. :thumbsup:

Edited by Papakid, 06 February 2005 - 04:55 PM.

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