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Which Adware Programme Is Best


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#1 Paulrenno

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 03:38 AM

I have a new laptop which has Vista Home Premium installed. I currently have Spybot installed ok with ZoneAlarm free as the firewall.
What I would like to know, is, as a second programme to install, is Adaware 2007 best (and is it vista compatible) or Superantispyware (is this vista compaitble?). I have downloaded both programmes onto disc, but dont know which one is best to install.

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 08:09 AM

There are lot of good free antispyware programs on the net. I use AVG AntiSpyware Free, and I am very satisfied for now. Both programs are great. Here suggestion, if you can't decide whick program you going to chose then select something else also very good, like AVG AntiSpyware. :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 09:59 AM

Is AVG Antispyware Vista compatible?

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 10:34 AM

These are all Vista compatible

AntiSpyware
  • AntiSpyware is not the same thing as Antivirus.
    Different AntiSpyware programs detect different things, so in this case it is recommended that you have more than one.
    You should only have one running all the time, the other/s should be used "on demand" on a regular basis.
    Most of the programs in this list have a free and paid versions,
    it is worth paying for one and having "realtime" protection, unless you intend to do a manual scan often.
  • Spybot - Search & Destroy <<< A must have program
    • It includes host protection and registry protection
    • A hosts file is a bit like a phone book, it points to the actual numeric address (i.e. the IP address) from the human friendly name of a website. This feature can be used to block malicious websites
  • MalwareBytes Anti-malware <<< A New and effective program
  • a-squared Free <<< A good "realtime" or "on demand" scanner
  • AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 <<< A good "realtime" or "on demand" scanner
  • superantispyware <<< A good "realtime" or "on demand" scanner

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 10:36 AM

Cheers!

I think I will go with Spybot and SuperAnti spyware now I know its vista compaitble.

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 06:07 AM

ONE---Active Virus Protection.....

Several- Active Anti-Spyware Protections

As many as you want- Non-Active Scanners (Just use them when you want to) and on-line scans. Non-Active being that its Real Time Protection is disabled or the program does not offer it.

Do not forget to update ALL before using....And use as many as permissible in "Safe Mode". http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/

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