A good program to test?

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  1. Comp01

    Comp01 Registered Member

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    I was wondering (Mostly out of curiousity) How Spycop is? and or PestPaatrol, Mainly because I am looking for something slightly better then SpybotS&D and Adaware, and want to check my systems status against stuff that adaware and spybot wont detect, does anyone have any opinions on these 2 programs? is it worth to download a trial of one of them? and if so, which one is better?
     
  2. rerun2

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    If you have both Adaware and Spybot installed you should be pretty well protected against advertising- type spyware.

    SpyCop concentrates more on keyloggers, and includes detection for commercial spying programs and other computer monitoring programs. Examples of this might be programs that a boss might use to watch an employee's activities and things like that. These types of programs can be said to be more intrusive to one's privacy and of a greater threat. SpyCop also has a very good reputation in this area of spyware.

    I have not used PestPatrol but have lately heard some not-so favorable things about it. Like in this thread... http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=13363
     
  3. the Tester

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    Hey Comp01,

    Looking to test another spyware program?

    Here's one that I use in addition to Spybot.
    Aluria's Spyware Eliminator.
    I registered it last year in Sept.It was very new back then.
    Support is good.
    The database has grown by leaps and bounds.
    ASE targets spyware/adware/keyloggers.
    It can load at startup and has home page protection.

    The only thing that I had to get used to was the upgrading process.There isn't a download process bar or guage like it has when updating definitions.

    It's $29.95 for lifetime license and tech support.
    There is a trial also.


    http://www.aluriasoftware.com ;)
     
  4. Comp01

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    I just might try Aluria, although, whats stopping me, is the "Testimonials" on the info pages, about how people found lupwards to 300 Pieces of spyware, I mean, How can one person, get THAT much spyware? without going around, and purposely downloading it :doubt:
     
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    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi comp01,

    The number of entries found has not much to do with the number of spyware programs installed.
    As an example I installed the MyWebSearch toolbar and AdAware found 31 items on an otherwise clean computer.
    Installing KaZaa might indeed get you close to 300 found items.

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  7. Comp01

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    Hey, has anyone tried "X-Cleaner free" I found it on WebAttack http://www.webattack.com/get/xcleaner.html anyone know how it is?
     
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