Which is Better? S & D? or SuperAntiSpyware?

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by MaXimus, Jan 2, 2009.

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Which is better?

  1. Spybot Search & Destroy

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  2. SuperAntiSpyware

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  1. fonduekid

    fonduekid JSUTAONHTERBIRCKINTEHWLAL

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    crash NBR Assassin

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    We did indeed get our information from the same place! That post I linked has some good info about Spybot S&D - I often show it to people who *gasp* have never heard about it.
     
  3. McGrady

    McGrady Notebook Virtuoso

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    Thanks guys, will look into it.

    And kingbob that's fine.
    When I first installed SAS it found 3 nasties. Then later when I found out about MBAM, it found 2 nasties that SAS didn't. Since then, neither has found anything(besides SAS tracking cookies)but I still scan every few days.
     
  4. nu_D

    nu_D Notebook Deity

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    I just re-installed SAS... guess it doesn't hurt to have another scanner to backup MBAM and NIS '09.
     
  5. Hep!

    Hep! sees beauty in everything

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    My computer never has anything but tracking cookies... so I installed SpywareBlaster, enabled protection... now I hardly have anything.
     
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    crash NBR Assassin

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    SpywareBlaster has real-time protection? For free?
     
  7. Baserk

    Baserk Notebook user

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    That would be a bit far fetched imho, I mean, to call it real-time protection.
    It does offer some preventative protection though.
     
  8. Tinderbox (UK)

    Tinderbox (UK) BAKED BEAN KING

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    Hi.

    I always run both! , but i prefer SuperAntiSpyware.

    Regards

    John.
     
  9. Hep!

    Hep! sees beauty in everything

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    Yeah Spyware Blaster isn't real time, but this is what I love about it. You install it, and it sets up your hosts file to redirect known harmful sites (those that tracking cookies come from, and more) and sends them to 127.0.0.1 (localhost). It 100% blocks you from accessing that bad site, so you never get there to begin with. It also patches vulnerabilities in browsers. Because it modifies the hosts file, it does not have to be running, and therefore USES ZERO RESOURCES. That's the reason I like it.
     
  10. McGrady

    McGrady Notebook Virtuoso

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    Tracking cookies can't really do anything. I don't see why you need to protect yourself from getting those.
     
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