Adaware and Spybot ?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by cheater87, Sep 23, 2006.

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  1. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

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    should i get rid of adaware?
     
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    Re: How is A Squared free edition?

    I would.
     
  3. cheater87

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    Re: How is A Squared free edition?

    is it outdated now Tester?
     
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    Re: How is A Squared free edition?

    Cheater87,

    I don't know if it's that as much as Lavasoft's history that turns me off.
    I haven't used the program for a long time because there was a major lapse of support in between versions.It was a matter of months.
     
  5. cheater87

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    what is wrong with their history?
     
  6. A1SteakSauce

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    Re: How is A Squared free edition?

    i personally just dont like adaware and believe that its not any better than Spybot but thats just me. If you like it, keep it.
     
  7. kdm31091

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    Re: How is A Squared free edition?

    Adaware and Spybot were very early spyware removers. They are freeware, well known and used to be a lot better. It seems like they don't keep up with the worst spyware anymore. They'll still remove the most basic, common infections usually though.
     
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    hmm i'll think about keeping adaware i use it for cookies but thats it hmmm
     
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    Re: How is A Squared free edition?

    CCleaner is a good cookie manager, so A2 can be config'd to not even scan for cookies. Don't know if it saves any time, but it eliminates overlap.
     
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    Re: How is A Squared free edition?

    If you wanna keep Ad-Aware for cookies that's fine, but just be aware it's not excellent at removal of aggressive threats (as far as I've seen). It usually gets 50% - 60% result in places I've checked and sadly, Spybot is usually 20 - 40%.
     
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    adware has to many fp's atm and its annoying because f-secure uses ad aware engine for its antispyware. so when i go on a certain stie it says it contains spyware when it doesnt.
     
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    I don't run Ad-adware or Spybot S&D anymore unless I am updating them and hoping they find something (almost no chance).
     
  13. mercurie

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    I keep my Adaware Plus up to date but rarely use it. It is just a toy more then anything else just taking up space. It up dates quicker then Spybot, but I like it less. It never finds anything. I am sure that is a good thing but I have so much spyware protection redundance :p Adwatch is never ever used.

    The long and the short of it the $19.95 paid years ago has turned out to be a waste of money.

    I also remember the same issues as Tester mentioned above as well. :p Very poor treatment of user base.

    As far as the free mentioned in the title: Keep Spybot dump Adaware. :isay:
     
  14. cheater87

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    what should i replace it with?
     
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    Cheater87,
    Ditch Adaware and keep Spybot, but Wow...:eek: I just noticed your set up in your sig. You appear to be well covered without Spybot and Adaware but still I would keep Spybot and dump Adaware. ;)

    Got to fly now :D
     
  16. dallen

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    Ad-aware, and everything else by Lavasoft, is crap. Period.

    To answer your question about what to replace it with, I'm sure you will get plenty of good recommendations from the many smart forum members. I use SpySweeper by Webroot. It rates very highly by many reviews and a lot of Wilders Security Forum users use it. However, it costs money. SuperAntiSpyware seems to be a good free option, but I must admit that I do not use it so I’m not the best one to advise on that option.
     
  17. ErikAlbert

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    I ditched Ad-aware and Spybot, because they always congratulated me with my so called spyware-free computer. I had a hard time to believe this day after day. I lost my patience and uninstalled both.
     
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    Spybot is more agressive in the Cookie tracking department. So it could be considered more agressive in protecting ones privacy. Yes??
     
  19. WSFuser

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    ditch ad-aware and spybot.

    you already have spyware terminator and ewido which provide excellent protection and you also have spywareblaster which covers IE immunization (if u want that).
     
  20. cheater87

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    spybot never finds cookies is there a way i can make it do that?
     
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    I ditched Spybot and AdAware for SuperAntiSpyware and Spyware Terminator.
     
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    I would ditch ad-aware if you want to actually get rid of something, but keep spybot s&d for its immunization capabilities.

    Cheers,
    Alphalutra1
     
  23. the Tester

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    If you were to dump AdAware and Spybot you may have enough protection already.

    I use Ewido and A-Squared free scanners.
    SAS is another good free scanner,but I removed it when I installed the CounterSpy beta.One less program to update.;)
    I use Spyware Blaster also.
    These are the programs that I settled on for antispyware.
     
  24. cheater87

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    superantispyware is great
     
  25. cheater87

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    i got rid of adaware se what should i replace it with?
     
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