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Do Ad-aware And Spybot Really Work The Way They're Supposed To?

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#1 cute0206


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Posted 24 September 2007 - 11:27 PM

i have both installed on my new laptop. but the thing is everytime i run a scan, the infected files can't really be removed. by that, i mean, it shows infected files were deleted. but if i run the scan two minutes later, pretty much the same amount of infection are detected again.
does anyone here experience the same problem? is there any better free software out there?

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 07:01 PM

Make sure you have the latest versions: Ad-Aware 2007 and Spybot Search & Destroy 1.5

Here are some extra protection you can add to those:

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 10:37 AM

Are you quite positive you deleted, rather than quarantined, the files either found? Sometimes, the applications will report quarantined files; you can check this by following the paths to the files.
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 01:49 PM

It would also be helpful if you could provide the names of these infected files so we know what your dealing with.
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