Best spyware program

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by titaniummd, Apr 12, 2006.

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What is the best spyware program?

  1. Spybot, Search and Destroy

    61 vote(s)
    29.3%
  2. AdAware

    77 vote(s)
    37.0%
  3. Microsoft Spyware Beta

    20 vote(s)
    9.6%
  4. Spyware Doctor

    16 vote(s)
    7.7%
  5. Other

    34 vote(s)
    16.3%
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  1. Empulse

    Empulse Notebook Evangelist

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    Most of the indentified objects were cookies.. Only one real threat, a Trojan. :)
     
  2. burningrave101

    burningrave101 Notebook Deity

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    Element Notebook Evangelist

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    I use spybot S&D and adaware. They're good enough for me.

    *b00m h34dsh0t*
     
  4. donka

    donka Notebook Geek

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    Spyware Terminator gets my vote too - free, well updated and real time protection. It has good options but is easy to use and light on resources.
     
  5. usapatriot

    usapatriot Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Currently I do not have any anti-virus or anti-spyware for maxium performance on my computer and I can tell you as long as your are decently cautious about what you are doing and what you are clicking on you are pretty safe.

    Personally I have never been infected with spyware or a virus without knowing in the back of my head that what I was doing had a possibility of contracting some type of malware.
     
  6. benlg

    benlg Notebook Guru

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    Spywareblaster works well for me.
     
  7. LFC

    LFC Ex-NBR

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    A word of warning about using the modified hosts file

    Forget spywareblaster or other such programs. The hosts file is king. I was wondering why I couldn't access certain sites via Quidco (its a cashback site). Turns out that "tradedoubler" cookie had to be deleted from hosts file. Allowing it via spywareblaster didn't do it

    Signed
    Happy-again DVD buyer
     
  8. niGht kiD

    niGht kiD .. beach boy ♫

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    Do we need to run those anti-spyware on start-up?
     
  9. System64

    System64 Windows 7 x64

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    Run them weekly. If you run on startup, then your computer's "boot-to-desktop" time will slow down

    I realize that this thread is really old.;)
     
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