What is teh best anti-Spyware program

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  1. AKAJohnDoe

    AKAJohnDoe Mime with Tourette's

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    But there is a way ! scan with a 3rd party spyware proggey! and dont clear ur cookies!
     
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    AKAJohnDoe Mime with Tourette's

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    Actually, on my PC, I have scanned with SpyBot S&D, with Windows Defender, with SuperAntiSpyWare, with CounterSpy V2, ..., not a one of them has ever found a thing. This is because there is nothing for them to find on my machine.
     
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    Here is Image 1 taken by Windows Defender:


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    Then I run a scan with SuperAntiSpyware FTW (free edition) and....



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    All tracking cookies.

    BTW, I also use the feature of the AdBlockPlus add-on to Firefox to extend the sites that AdBlockPlus blocks. Here is an extract of some of those:
     

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    stewie What the deuce?

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    I don't think IBO knows the difference between a real spyware and a tracking cookie, which is ok, cause a lot of people don't.

    For the record, Windows Defender is not a POS.
     
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    I agree with this statement
     
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    For them, then, here is a description
     
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    swarmer beep beep

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    There's a better way... scan with a program that doesn't flag the cookies (such as Windows Defender), and just don't worry about the cookies.

    I'm sure you can turn off cookie-flagging in other programs too... that's ok too, just don't think the program's so great because it found a bunch of crap that Defender correctly decided is not worth flagging.

    Then again, if you want to clear out your advertiser cookies for some reason, then I guess it's convenient... they'll be recreated in a few minutes of web browsing... but it'll thwart advertiser tracking and targeting, I guess.
     
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    Not all cookies are advertising and tracking, either. They are also used for shopping carts, maintaining state (e.g.: logged in), and general storage between visits to sites.
     
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