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Do I Need Spyware Sweeper?


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#1 Paulrenno

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 04:12 AM

I have recently gained help from this site to eliminate 3 spyware items - my problem was they were starting back up every time computer booted up - windows defender seemed to be the problem - i have now uninstalled this and reinstalled without a problem.

My question is, i have been running webroots spyware sweeper and it is now time to update my subscription. I am having doubts though as i think i might be covered - I need another opinion to my safety.

i have Adaware
A-squared free
spybot - seach and destroy
spyware blaster
zone alarm free
avast free
windows defender

your reply would be appreciated

Paul

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 06:57 AM

I don't use any "pay for" programs. (It's against my religion. :thumbsup:)
In addition to what you have, I would recommend a couple of other programs:
AVG Anti-Spyware - Windows 2000 and XP, only
SpywareGuard - if you're using Internet Explorer
Firefox browser - if you're using Internet Explorer :flowers:

With these programs, plus the one's you use, safe surfing/E-mail habits, and the occasional online scans (once a month), I have remained infection free, so far.

Online virus scanners:
BitDefender
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

Also this online Trojan scanner:
TrojanScan

Edited by tg1911, 13 November 2006 - 06:58 AM.

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Posted 13 November 2006 - 11:29 AM

I appreciate your response and I will check those out

thanks

Paul




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