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What Should I Use For Anti Spyware?


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#1 moomoo

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 07:03 AM

Right now i dont hve any anti spyware since Windows antispyware expired(BETA of Windows Defender but its much btr than it) I need to know 2 good antispyware programs from what you guys think and links please.

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 07:27 AM

I'm a big fan of the "original two" as I like to call them.
They have been around for a long time and I trust them both.

Install Spybot© - Search and Destroy- Install and download Spybot - Search and Destroy with its TeaTimer option.
* This will provide real-time spyware & hijacker protection on your computer alongside your virus protection.
* You should also scan your computer with program on a regular basis just as you would an anti virus software.
* A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:
* Click here for more info -->Instructions for - Spybot S & D and Ad-aware

Install Lavasofts© Ad-Aware - Install and download Ad-Aware.
* You should also scan your computer with the program on a regular basis just as you would an anti virus software in conjunction with Spybot.
* A tutorial on installing & using this product can be found here:
* Click here for more info -->Instructions for - Spybot S & D and Ad-aware

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 08:07 AM

Thanks mate, those were actually the ones i was gonna get. 1 question. this wont do anything with my internet connection from my wireless will it? Cuz zonealarm did.

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 10:28 AM

Zone Alarm is a firewall; neither Ad-AwareSE nor Spybot (unless you activitate its tea-timer real time protection) will interfere with your computer's operation or internet connexion since they do not have the same kind of functionality.
Both of these applications are very good, and one will find a slightly different set of spyware the other will not; having both, then, makes perfect sense, and these are perhaps the best of breed, as long as you keep their definitions current.
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Posted 14 August 2006 - 10:30 AM

No they won't :thumbsup:.

Zone alarm is a different kind of tool, it's a firewall. "A system designed to prevent unauthorized access to or from a private network. Firewalls can be implemented in both hardware and software, or a combination of both. Firewalls are frequently used to prevent unauthorized Internet users from accessing private networks connected to the Internet, especially intranets. All messages entering or leaving the intranet pass through the firewall, which examines each message and blocks those that do not meet the specified security criteria." You can read more about firewalls here:
http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/f/firewall.html

You can also read this tutorial for more infomation:
Understanding and using firewalls.

Spybot and Adaware are antispyware tools and are responsible for removing harmful files from your computer. They don't monitor your internet connection/block incoming connections etc, so you should be fine there.

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 11:03 AM

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 10:55 PM

Can SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard be run together, or do they conflict? Some people on this thread have both on their system.
I will be setting up security for a new laptop, and also for an older laptop that have undergone a clean install. Both will have a wireless connection to a router. I'm trying to figure out the optimal possible combination of free download security programs, and BleepingComputer tutorials and forums have been extremely helpful, but I want to avoid program conflicts/redundencies.

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 11:43 PM

raulphie,

You can run them both with no problems.
They're both made by the same people.
In fact:

SpywareGuard provides a real-time protection solution against spyware that is a great addition to SpywareBlaster's protection method.

SpywareGuard 2.2

SpywareBlaster 3.5.1
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Posted 18 August 2006 - 01:59 AM

Thanks for quick reply and download links! :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 02:19 AM

You're welcome, raulphie.
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Posted 18 August 2006 - 11:12 AM

I had problems with Spy Sweeper along with many others, went looking for some program to takes it's place , along with spywareblaster, ad-aware and spy-bot, found a new toy.
Doesn't slowdown my start-up or shutdown, works great so far.
using the pro version.

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 11:17 AM

Yes jokes on me, I often recommend SUPERAntiSpyware. :thumbsup:
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Posted 18 August 2006 - 11:37 AM

I've got Edwido free version, Spybot, spywareguard, spywareblaster, Ad-Alarm SE with Ad-Watch and ZoneAlarm security suite. Would this SUPERAntiSpyware be a redundancy on my system or a good addition as an on demand product? Same question for A-Squared free.

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Posted 19 August 2006 - 01:50 AM

I am running Webroot SpySweeper on my computer now and I want to keep it. I would like to add more spyware protection. I have Spybot S&D and I have some spyware proection on my Pc-Cillin AV. I had Ad Aware but it stopped updating and only scans about 1500 files and stops. What would be a good free anti-spyware to use? I want to keep the SpySweeper running at all times. Will another spyware program interfere with my SpySweeper? If so, is there one that I can set up to run manually such as spybot s&d and like ad-aware, before ad-aware started screwing up? Thanks.....socom.
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Posted 19 August 2006 - 03:54 AM

For spyware real-time protection, you'll only want one running. But you can have as many on-demand stand-alone spyware checkers as you want as each program has a different set of rules of what spyware is. Edwido free version is a good on-demand product. You can find the download link and directions for using it here.

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