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#1 Cluless

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 02:57 AM

Hi Guys

I have just refomatted after a virus and spyware attack that I couldnot fully eradicate even with excellent support from this forum.

I now have Windows Vista Home premium loaded with Bullguard anti virus suite togethor with Windows Defender.

I would like to build in extra protection on the spyware side, can anyone suggest suitable compatible programs.

I am considering Javacool's Spywareblaster.

regards as always

Cluless

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 09:38 AM

Personally, I'd be content with what you have. I myself have an anti-virus installed. Beyond that I rely on Vistas built-in tools. Much of the malware out there isn't (yet) compatible with Vista. I'd wait to add to the protection until we can tell what the malware landscape on Vista will be like, and then add what is needed to deal with it.
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#3 Cluless

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 01:53 PM

Hi

Sounds like good advice

Much obliged

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 04:33 PM

Javacool's Spywareblaster and SpywareGuard are both excellent, free antispyware programs to have. I have both of them on Vista.
I got rid of Windows Defender, because I didn't feel it was working the way I wanted it to.

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 05:49 PM

If you're going ahead with SpywareBlaster, it does not work well with the DEP feature of Windows Vista (at least, not on our Vista computer). They are planning to fix this in an upcoming version, but until then, you'll need to turn it off for SpywareBlaster.
Go to Control Panel and work your way to System. On the left pane select Advanced System Settings, and select the Settings button in the Performance section of the window. Click on the Data Execution Prevention tab, change the setting to the lower radio button, and hit Add... Find SpywareBlaster and hit OK.

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 12:57 AM

Thanks Fellas

As always good advice

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