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Do The Spyware Removal Tools Mentioned On These Forums Work On Vista?


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#1 SEE

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 10:09 PM

Hi

I am a relatively recent new member to these forums and this is my first question. While I am currently virus and spyware-free (using OneCare 1.5), I was wondering if the removal tools mentioned here (e.g., Smitfraud. exe or Vundofix.exe) would work on Vista if needed? OneCare doesn't quite catch everything so would these tools work?

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 01:55 AM

Onecare has been rated, on benchmarking (which you can browse for) as fairly low on the efficiency scale. Vista has a good spyware program, on by default (Defender) For myself, The anti-virus programs I have tried are AVGFree, Avast and Nod32. All are totally compatible with Vista and have free releases. I stay with AVG, which takes very few resources and has not let me down on XP or Vista.

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 01:20 PM

Yes, I am aware of those ratings and specifically why they are low. They are based primarily on the use of IE to block cookies and lack of i e-mail scanning.What many of these tests fail to mention is that OC does block suspected e-mail attachments from opening and will disable suspect links It is not the AV that I am questioning. I use OC 1.5 with Defender capability built in. Again, what I am searching for is an answer regarding whether the tools mentioned for additional removal will work with Vista

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 12:01 AM

Sorry, you obviously have more knowledge than me on the subject. I,ll leave it to someone with knowledge of those tools to reply. I had thought, in my ignorance, that any updated spy removal tool would remove thos two spyware items, and that one would not need a specific tool for either. As you are obviously aware, Windows mail has , in any case, an option for not opening attachments automatically.

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 10:04 AM

The Vundofix tool works. :huh:

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 04:37 PM

No apologies required, just a simple misunderstanding regarding what I needed. And many of the veterans of this board have much more working knowledge than I do.

Also, thanks to the most recent poster for the Vundofix note. Hopefully, I'll never need to use it.

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 09:05 AM

In XP I used Spyware Terminator. I installed VISTA and kept getting a popup on startup asking for a disc. I was told it was ST so I uninstalled it and no more problems. I went to ST's website but they did not address the problem (which seems pretty common). Good luck.

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 09:31 AM

NOD32 messed up my Vista ULTIMATE once (after downloading vista updates, internet stoped working without warning, it was NOD32 issue), so I removed it from my pc. The thing is, I am running a 64 bit windows VISTA, so, my choices are even more limited :huh: Some anti-spyware programs claim to work on vista, but not on vista 64., Like spyware sweeper, spyware doctor. I am waiting for better support for 64bit platforms.
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