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#1 Robert A Duckett

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 03:31 AM

I want to know what is the best spyware protection software, I have Malwarebytes but it is slowing down my internet connection. I wanted to know if SUPERantispware was any good or is Spy Bot any better.

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 06:34 AM


The best spyware protection is yourself :thumbsup:

MalwareByte's antimalware is the better of the two.
Do you have the free version ?

Spybot Search and Destroy is outdated for several years.


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Posted 20 October 2010 - 01:21 PM

I use MalwareBytes and Spybot almost on a daily basis (the free versions)

Occasionally I still use Spybot as it tends to find things that the others do not.
Anxiously awaiting the release of version 2, which is still in beta.
Other than the definitions, Spybot hasnt been updated in a long time and needs it.
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Posted 20 October 2010 - 02:34 PM

mvps.org is no longer recommending Spybot S&D or Ad-Aware due to poor testing results. See here - (scroll down and read under Freeware Antispyware Products)

Further, most people don't understand Spybot's TeaTimer or how to use it and that feature can cause more problems than it's worth. TeaTimer monitors changes to certain critical keys in Windows registry but does not indicate if the change is normal or a modification made by a malware infection. The user must have an understanding of the registry and how TeaTimer works in order to make informed decisions to allow or deny the detected changes. If you don't have understanding how a particular security tool works, then you probably should not be using it. Additionally, TeaTimer may conflict with other security tools which do a much better job of protecting your computer and even prevent disinfection of malware by those tools.
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