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Posted 16 May 2007 - 09:18 PM
Posted 17 May 2007 - 07:47 AM
XoftSpy SE, AdAdware and SpyBot are good tools
Posted 17 May 2007 - 08:47 AM
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Posted 18 May 2007 - 04:23 PM
Free Antivirus programs: (choose and install only one)
AVG Anti-Virus Free - AVG Anti-Virus Free User Manual
Avast - How to Install, Configure, and Use
AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic
Active Virus Shield - How to Install, Configure, and Use
XoftSpy is an program that was previously listed as a rogue on the Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware List because of concerns with false positives, questionable license terms, and the use of aggressive, deceptive advertising. It has been been de-listed as a rogue because the vendor has taken some actions to correct these concerns. (scroll down and read the Note on this application). I am still skeptical and would only recommend a progam with a proven track record like those mentioned in Trustworthy Anti-Spyware Products.
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Posted 22 May 2007 - 10:47 AM
Ad-aware, Spybot S&D and SuperAntispyware are actual scanners and you should do your scans one at a time. You will probably get better results scanning in "SAFE MODE".
SpywareBlaster is a program that blocks spyware tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla/Firefox. It also restricts the actions of potentially dangerous sites in Internet Explorer by adding a list of sites and domains associated with known spyware, advertisers and marketers to Internet Explorer's Restricted Sites Zone. SB does not run in the background. Instead it only requires installation and then enabling of all protection. After that you only have to check periodically for database updates and then enable all protection again.
SpywareGuard is a real-time protection tool that monitors certain events and then acts to notify you that these events are taking place rather than prevent specific threats. SpywareGuard will notify you of any event attempt to change the browser home page - it makes no judgment on whether the change is good or bad but leaves the decision up to you to allow or deny it.
SpywareGuard does not require constant definition updates because its detection abilities use a heuristic (rule-based) engine engine. Normally, for an Anti-Virus product to detect a virus, the virus must have been seen before, analyzed and detection added to the signature update files. Heuristics are used since there are some families of viruses that continually change their appearance and it is not possible to detect every variant. Heuristics allows setting up a defined set of rules so if it looks like a virus, and acts like a virus it can be detected, even if the virus has never been seen before. SpywareGuard uses this same approach for detecting spyware. Further, SpywareGuard's strongest protection is its Browser Hijacking Protection, which does not require any sort of definition updates. The last update was 1/22/04.
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