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#1 nastytang

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 12:30 PM

i`m using Norton 360 spybot search & destroy ad-aware se pro and i have paretologic anti-spyware

which one would you keep and use or would you use some thing else ???

i`ve have seen where Norton gotten kick for not keeping up with the attacks on our computers but

are any one of the programs fast enough to do that !!!


IS SUPERAntiSpyware and SpywareBlaster any better or any worst then the rest of what i have listed !!!

or is it what ever you like ???

i been lucky and gotten help by reading your post here and other sites that help get rid of those nasty bugs

my last hijackthis log and visit to the the site where you can put it in the box and it look at it show every thing ok,.... but i just wonder

if this is ever enough!!!

and yes i update weekly and scan daily too

my last nasty attack was about 6 weeks ago took a little bit but i got rid of it !!!

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 04:16 PM

See my post here and yes, SUPERAntispyware is more effective.

SpywareBlaster is a program that blocks spyware tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Firefox. It also restricts the actions of potentially dangerous sites in Internet Explorer by adding a list of sites and domains associated with known spyware, advertisers and marketers to Internet Explorer's Restricted Sites Zone. SpywareBlaster does not run in the background. Instead it only requires installation and then enabling of all protection. After that you only have to check periodically for database updates and then enable all protection again.
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Posted 03 January 2008 - 02:47 AM

thanks quietman7!!

after having trouble with Norton 360 again with the activation i uninstalled it and install the free SUPERAntispyware

it found 250 Cookies and three other threats

so it does seem to be that the same cookies get deleted all the time the thing is i just done a cookies clean up in Norton today

and SUPERAntispyware finds this many again !!!

i have been to 5 sites i go to all the time so were these still on my PC or did i accumulate that many already !!!

OK it look like ad-ware out for now and i`ve use it foe a few years :thumbsup:

SpywareBlaster spybot and paretologic anti-spyware seem to have some of the same fighting traits for fighting all these bugs
whats the deferents between them ???

also paretologic has real time protection is this the same as SUPERAntispyware Pro offers

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 08:28 AM

You need to replace your anti-virus with another one if you have uninstalled it. Programs like SAS and Spybot are anti-malware scanners that supplement the anti-virus, not replace it. I never have used paretologic anti-spyware.

No single product is 100% foolproof and can detect and remove all threats at any given time. The security community is in a constant state of change as new infections appear. Each vendor has its own definition of what constitutes malware and scanning your computer using different criteria will yield different results. The fact that each program has its own definition files means that some malware may be picked up by one that could be missed by another. Thus, a multi-layered defense using several anti-spyware products (including an effective firewall) to supplement your anti-virus combined with common sense and safe surfing habits provides the most complete protection.

Cookies are text string messages given to a Web browser by a Web server. Whenever you visit a web page or navigate different pages with your browser, the web site generates a unique ID number which your browser stores in a text (cookie) file that is sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from that server. Cookies allow third-party providers such as ad serving networks, spyware or adware providers to track personal information. The main purpose of cookies is to identify users and prepare customized Web pages for them.

The type of cookie that is a cause for some concern are "tracking cookies" because they can be considered a privacy risk. These types of cookies are used to track your Web browsing habits (your movement from site to site). Ad companies use them to record your activity on all sites where they have placed ads. They can keep count of how many times you visited a web page, store your username and password so you don't have to log in and retain your custom settings. When you visit one of these sites, a cookie is placed on your computer. Each time you visit another site that hosts one of their ads, that same cookie is read, and soon they have assembled a list of which of their sites you have visited and which of their ads that you have clicked on. They are used all over the Internet and advertisement companies often plant them whenever your browser loads one of their banners. Cookies are NOT a "threat". As text files they cannot be executed to cause any damage. Cookies do not cause any pop ups nor do they install malware.

As long as you surf the Internet, you are going to get cookies and some of your security programs will flag them for removal. However, you can minimize this by reading "Blocking & Managing Unwanted Cookies" and "Block Third-Party Cookies in IE7".
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