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What is the Best Free Anti-spyware?


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#1 Artic

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 12:32 AM

What is the best "Free" Anti-spyware to use? I am thinking of installing "Super Anti-spyware" but don't know to install that or Lavasoft Anti-spyware. Been running "Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware" for a month and it has yet to find anything and put it in quartine.
Any and all help deeply appreciated,
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Edited by Pandy, 23 April 2009 - 02:46 AM.
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 05:47 AM

SAS is a good free program, though it tends to use a lot of CPU. For that reason I would not recommend using its realtime protection. But its a good on-demand spyware scanner.
Note that Malwarebytes antimalware is a malware-scanner, not a spyware scanner. I definitely should keep that one too.

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 06:08 AM

You could look as this review.
SAS and MBAM are the best on-demand scanners to complement an AV.

Note that Malwarebytes antimalware is a malware-scanner, not a spyware scanner. I definitely should keep that one too.

Um...is there a difference?

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 06:31 AM

Sorry, I am not allowed to explain the differences. However, I will ask someone too explain this to you.

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 07:41 AM

Artic---Not finding any malware is good unless you are having problems that are likely caused by malware.

What if any problems are you experiencing?

Below is a link to instructions for installing and using MBAM and Super Antispyware. Be sure to update both before
each scan after downloading and installing.
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 09:14 AM

Um...is there a difference?


Malware
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malware

Spyware
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spyware
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 11:31 AM

SuperAntispyware is a top notch program and although the name can confuse a little, it protects against and removes much more than just spyware. I've been using the Pro version for a while now and it uses very little resources on my system, only 450k (on average) in task manager.


Detect and Remove Spyware, Adware, Malware, Trojans, Dialers, Worms, KeyLoggers, HiJackers, Parasites, Rootkits, Rogue Security Products and many other types of threats.

http://www.superantispyware.com/

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 05:31 PM

Um...is there a difference?


Malware is more of a blanket term to describe all malicious software (hence the name).
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Posted 24 April 2009 - 07:43 AM

Um...is there a difference?


Malware is more of a blanket term to describe all malicious software (hence the name).

Yes, I know that. But what I mean is MBAM and SAS are meant to complement an AV, in other words what is normally called an anti-spyware/malware scanner. But that doesn't mean SAS just scans for spyware as RedDawn said.

Edited by Someones, 24 April 2009 - 07:44 AM.





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