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What Spyware/adaware Program To Use


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#1 woody200456

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 09:21 AM

hi i was wondering what is the best adaware/spyware program/programs to use thanks in advanced.

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 10:05 AM

There are two very good applications, Ad-AwareSE and Spybot Search and Destroy; because there are many definitions of what constitutes spyware, most people regularly use both. You will find a lot of useful information, as well as links to both of these programs in this BC Tutorial:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/understanding-spyware-browser-hijackers-and-dialers/

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 02:47 PM

What I use:
aČ free
ewido security suite
Ad-Aware
Spybot S&D

These 2, will help prevent spyware/malware from being installed in the first place:
Spywareblaster
SpywareGuard

Helpful Tutorials:
Using Spybot S&D
Using Ad-Aware SE
Using SpywareBlaster
Using SpywareGuard
Using Ewido
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Posted 03 January 2006 - 09:02 PM

I think Spybot Search & Destroy is having a hard time downloading new updates. Everytime I try to update it says bad check sum. Is this the same for everyone else?

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 10:12 PM

kennj,
When you get a "Bad Checksum" in Spybot, it usually means that the download site is either busy, or they're having problems with the site.
Have you tried selecting a different source, to download the updates from.

Open Spybot.
On the left, click Update.
In the window that opens, click Search for Updates.

When updates are found, next to the Search for Updates button, you will see a button with the name of the site that Spybot will try to download updates from.
On the right side of that button, you will see a small dropdown arrow.
Click the arrow and select a different site to download from.
Then select Download Updates.
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Posted 03 January 2006 - 11:22 PM

Also HijackThis is indispensable for cleaning up after you use the others.
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