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#1 simonrjnash

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 09:20 AM

i currently have norton 360 installed on my laptop, with ad-aware 2007 aswell, does anyone know what the best spyware and adware scanners are in their opinion, just wondered if i could be using anything better, free or not???? thanks.



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Posted 13 January 2008 - 09:34 AM

It's always best to use at least 2 scanners, as one will pick up something the other didn't.
For a list of recommended programs, please click on the link below for Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps-scroll down to the section regarding Spyware Removal.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 10:39 AM

I'm a big fan of SuperAntiSpyware, which has a freeware version for home users
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 11:04 AM

I also use SuperAntispyware, along with Windows Defender for malware.

In conjunction with Sunbelt Kerio Firewall (free version) and AVG Free AV.

All of these programs cost nothing and are available to anyone with download capability.

I always laugh at "best" questions, since there is no way to tell which is truly "the best."

I use a watch analogy...I don't need "the best watch" in order to have the correct time. I think it's the same with computer defense programs. I only want effective programs.

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 11:30 PM

hhmm, interesting analogy there hamluis
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Posted 15 January 2008 - 10:10 AM

I'm a big fan of SuperAntiSpyware, which has a freeware version for home users

Ditto.

mvps.org is no longer recommending Ad-Aware due to the ever increasing amount of problems. See here.
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Posted 23 January 2008 - 12:21 AM

I wonder if anyone have tried spyware doctor?They say it is a good spyware scanner.

Spyware Doctor 5.5 has further improved overall computer performance by identifying potentially malicious events earlier in the process launch cycle.

The OnGuard real-time protection in Spyware Doctor can now make decisions on threats at the kernel level and filter them accordingly to block malicious activities.

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 07:42 AM

Spyware Doctor Starter Edition (Vista compatible) is a free alternative.
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Posted 23 January 2008 - 09:30 PM

If you dont mind paying for a security suite, Consumer Reports has top rated Trend Micro PC-Cillin.

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