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Best Anti-Ware For Chrome?

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#1 zombiewhacker


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Posted 24 February 2014 - 03:23 PM

I've been encouraged to switch tio Chrome as my browser.  (Currently I have XP SP3 and IE 8, so enough said there.)


Up till now, I've relied primarily on Spybot S&D and Spywareware Blaster to patch security holes in IE.  What utilities should I rely on I if I switch to Chrome?

Edited by zombiewhacker, 24 February 2014 - 03:23 PM.

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 05:11 PM

SpywareBlaster can be used with Internet Explorer and many other popular browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Netscape, Seamonkey, Flock and several more (see here).

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 how to use Spybot's TeaTimer 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 in some cases it will even prevent disinfection of malware by those tools.

Note: To be fair, there are now new versions of Spybot such as Spybot 2 + AV (Home & Pro) and Spybot 2 Free but I have not used them, nor read any reviews as to how well they perform.

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