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Anyone Know Of A Good (free) Anti Spy Program.


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#1 c.p.u

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 02:27 PM

howdy.

i'm looking for a good & free anti spy program.with real time scanning.
can anybody recommend one ?.
iv'e tried spyware guard.(but thats not been updated for years)
iv'e also tried spyware terminator.(but i was having problems with the real time function)



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Posted 07 February 2007 - 03:12 PM

See BC's List of Virus & Malware Resources and Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps.

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 03:16 PM

the only one i see on the list with realtime scanning is spyware guard.
but as i say its not been updated for years.

thanks anyway pal. :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 03:26 PM

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 11:51 PM

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quoting: Stereo_Type link=board=34;threadid=13138;start=15#msg112632 date=1072107513]My question is, how come other spyware detection tools, like Spywareblaster and many more, update frequently, but SpywareGuard hardly ever updates?

Hi Stereo_Type,

The reason for less frequent updates with SpywareGuard is that it doesn't need to update as frequently. Much of its detection abilities are heuristics in nature. They work for many of the newer versions of spyware installers even without adding "signatures" for them. An update is made when there are new items coming out that are not detected that way.

SpywareBlaster's protections are all specific - target for target with no heuristics. It must be updated to stay on top of any new spyware items.


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Posted 08 February 2007 - 06:37 PM

Download Spyware Terminator its free anti-spyware program that includes Real-Time Protection, HIPS and antivirus. It removes spyware, adware, trojans, keyloggers, home page hijackers and other malware threats. Scans your computer's hard drives, memory, process, registry and cookies to remove all known spyware th
This is a great program when people don't want to go out a spend money on a program, it one of the only anti-spyware, anti-virus protector out there that offers no limitations to the product with real time protection that is free, which protects your computer from new spyware or viruses attacking your computer.

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 08:11 PM

as i said in my original post i have tried spyware terminator.
it ran great for a few weeks then i started getting a popup telling me it had failed to load a driver.
and that real time scanning was disabled.
thanks anyway for the suggestion.

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 08:32 PM

Hello c.p.u.,

I would recommend you try the free version of SuperAntispyware. I have had great success using this program to clean up computers. It worked as advertised for me, product support is above average and they have a helpful forum, if needed.

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 08:52 PM

thanks pal. :thumbsup:

but realtime scanning isn't available in the free version.

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 09:00 PM

thanks pal. :thumbsup:

but realtime scanning isn't available in the free version.


Then I would purchase the Pro version if I wanted real time protection. I think it's that good. Download the Pro version trial and see what you think. It's fully functional, will detect and clean what it finds and will give you a chance to see how the program runs on your system.
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Posted 10 February 2007 - 09:46 PM

pipester:

In reading the initial post, c.p.u. specifically requested free anti-spyware real-time protection. Consequently, suggestions should fulfill that request.

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In my reseaches I have found only two free anti-spyware programs with real-time protection: Spyware Terminator and Windows Defender. If you can get Windows Defender to work on your system, give it a try. Unfortunately, my system doesn't like it.

I have another suggestion as well: SpywareBlaster While this software does not have real-time scanning it does prevent a lot of junk from getting on the computer in the first place. Spywareblaster - prevents spyware from being installed on your PC. - Tutorial: Using SpywareBlaster

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 10:00 PM

pipester:

In reading the initial post, c.p.u. specifically requested free anti-spyware real-time protection. Consequently, suggestions should fulfill that request.


My apologies. I would use Windows Defender for a free antispware application with real time monitoring.
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Posted 11 February 2007 - 07:27 AM

@orange blossom.i have tried windows defender in the past.but found it to be not that effective.
also i have spyware blaster installed.thanks everybody for all your suggestions. :thumbsup:

Edited by c.p.u, 11 February 2007 - 07:31 AM.





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