Posted 04 May 2006 - 05:33 PM
In my recent science fair that won at my county and 3rd in the state, an aspect I studied was how well four free anti-spyware programs did: Windows Defender, Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware SE, and A-Squared Anti-Malware.
Here are the results of my experiment:
A-Squared: 16 Cookies, 11 Registry, 6 Files - 68% of total amount
Ad-Aware SE: 21 Cookies, 3 Registry, 1 File - 50%
Spybot S&D: 15 Cookies, 1 Registry, 1 File - 34%
Windows Defender: 1 Registry, 1 File - 4%
All of these programs were fully updated and then brought into safe mode to do the scanning. Just thought I'd post this little FYI for people who have Windows Defender as their only anti-spyware program.
B.S. Candidate | Computer Science