Anti-Spyware Poll 2006

Discussion in 'polls' started by InfinityAz, Jun 24, 2006.

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What AntiSpyware software do you use?

  1. Acronis Privacy Expert Suite

    3 vote(s)
    1.3%
  2. Ad-Aware

    84 vote(s)
    36.7%
  3. Aluria AntiSpyware

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Ashampoo AntiSpyWare

    2 vote(s)
    0.9%
  5. A-squared

    45 vote(s)
    19.7%
  6. BOClean

    32 vote(s)
    14.0%
  7. CounterSpy

    20 vote(s)
    8.7%
  8. Ewido

    101 vote(s)
    44.1%
  9. McAfee AntiSpyware

    2 vote(s)
    0.9%
  10. Microsoft Windows Defender

    20 vote(s)
    8.7%
  11. PestPatrol

    7 vote(s)
    3.1%
  12. Spy Sweeper

    41 vote(s)
    17.9%
  13. Spybot - Search and Destroy

    79 vote(s)
    34.5%
  14. Spycatcher

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  15. Spyware Doctor

    13 vote(s)
    5.7%
  16. Steganos AntiSpyware

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  17. SUPERAntiSpyware

    69 vote(s)
    30.1%
  18. Trend Micro AntiSpyware

    9 vote(s)
    3.9%
  19. ZeroSpyware

    7 vote(s)
    3.1%
  20. *AV also detects Spyware (please specify)

    45 vote(s)
    19.7%
  21. *Firewall also detects Spyware (please specify)

    18 vote(s)
    7.9%
  22. *Internet Security Suite also detects Spyware (please specify)

    12 vote(s)
    5.2%
  23. *Other (please specify)

    21 vote(s)
    9.2%
  24. *None

    17 vote(s)
    7.4%
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  1. InfinityAz

    InfinityAz Registered Member

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    Bubba suggested in a previous AS poll to create a newer poll with more current choices, so I created this.

    What Anti-Spyware software do you use, whether real time or on demand? You can make multiple selections and should read to the bottom of the poll list (you might find what you are looking for there).
     
  2. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    BTW, it should be two polls, one for free ones, other for paid.
    and can be still one for real time scanners, other for on-demand.
    It will be nice if a rather bit complex poll is created by a mod to eloborate all these aspects.
     
  3. InfinityAz

    InfinityAz Registered Member

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    I thought about this but it was too complex to do and figured people could always post a message to elaborate on their configuration.
     
  4. InfinityAz

    InfinityAz Registered Member

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    My configuration:

    Real Time: BitDefender 9 (P)

    On Demand: Trend Micro AntiSpyware (P), AdAware, a-squared, Ewido, Spybot

    Additional: SpywareBlaster, MVPS Hosts file, WinPatrol

    (P) = Paid
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2006
  5. gerardwil

    gerardwil Registered Member

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    Other: Prevx1 (realtime)
    *AV: KAV

    Gerard
     
  6. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    Real time- W Defender, SpyCatcher, SnoopFree
    On-Demand- SuperAS free, Kl Detector, Ewido free, SpyAudit, Spywarer doctor( just testing to see false positives).
    Plus- SpywareBlaster

    Most are just to play as I do safe surfing but if I could buy SpySweeper, the set up it can be-
    SpySweeper and Ewido free only.
     
  7. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

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    I voted for 4. But I forgot KAV5 ondemand. Ad Aware, SSD, SuperAntiSpyware, KAV5 & NOD32. Only NOD32 RTM.

    Edit: Cr*p people are mentioning preventative software also. I thought you meant products that can detect & cure spyware. So preventative here also: SpywareBlaster, HostsMan, ProcessGuard, ScrpTrap, Sygate PF, Harden-it, SocketLock & Windows Worms Doors Cleaner.

    Edit #2: Also ondemand HijackThis, RootkitRevealer, F-Secure BlackLight & BitDefender AntiRoot.

    So there. Joking.
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2006
  8. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Registered Member

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    Slovakia
    Realtime: None, OnDemand: HijackThis, MWAV, RootkitRevealer.
     
  9. Antarctica

    Antarctica Registered Member

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    Realtime
    KIS MP1 Beta and BoClean

    On demand
    Ewido and SuperAntispyware
     
  10. marcromero

    marcromero Guest

    I voted [None] in this poll. I have no antispyware programs installed on my computer. I have NOD32 Antivirus installed.
     
  11. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    u couldve voted "*AV also detects Spyware (please specify)"

    anyways for me, i have ewido online scanner for trojans and superantispyware (on-demand) for spyware. nod32 can also detect a few spywares i guess.
     
  12. MikeBCda

    MikeBCda Registered Member

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    In addition to the "standards" I use (Ad-Aware, ewido, SS&D), my avast a-v has for quite a while included a number of spyware baddies in its defs.
     
  13. rdsu

    rdsu Registered Member

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    NOD32
    Arovax Shield
    ewido anti-spyware
    SUPERAntiSpyware
    SpywareBlaster
     
  14. Upasaka

    Upasaka Guest

    If I must use my Windows desktop.........

    NOD32

    SuperAntispyware

    Spyware Blaster.
     
  15. TonyW

    TonyW Registered Member

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    *AV also detects Spyware (please specify) = KAV, but using KIS.
     
  16. manOFpeace

    manOFpeace Registered Member

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    Ireland
    Spy Sweeper, Ad-aware and BOClean.
     
  17. Suggers

    Suggers Guest

    Ad-aware
    Spywareblaster & Spywareguard
    ie-spyad
     
  18. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

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    On my rig...
    NOD32 (AV that detects it)
    Spybot S&D..updated and immunized..hardly scan with it though
    Sometimes Adaware scans..not in a long time though.

    Recently changed my home connection (which I do every few months out of boredom)...currently running behind an IPCop *nix router I built on a small form factor P4 2.4 with 512 megs. Added the Copfilter mod...which scans with ClamAV, Spamassasin, Snort, and has a custom web filter.
     
  19. Osaban

    Osaban Registered Member

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    Real Time: NOD32 + ShadowUser

    On demand: Ewido
     
  20. ASpace

    ASpace Guest

    I voted for Ad-Aware se , Spybot S&D , AV + IS suit

    Ad-Aware se + Spybot S&D because they are well known and always clean a lot

    AV=> NOD32 because it is great AV + it is great spyware prevention software and most of the times good spyware cleaner

    IS => Panda Platinum 2006 => Good malware *cleaner* at all :) (never good protection, too high on resourses)
     
  21. Grumble

    Grumble Registered Member

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    Real-Time (all paid)

    - NOD32 (& scan 3 times/week)
    - BOClean
    - Giant AS (& scan daily)

    On-Demand only (scan monthly)

    - Ewido (paid)
    - A-squared
    - Ad-Aware
    - SpyBot S&D (immunized)
    - Outpost Pro AS
    - Bazooka
    - KAV on-line scanner

    Also: Win Patrol, Spyware Blaster, and (sometimes) Sandboxie.

    Have not found any malware on my computer for two years now, but I keep looking!
     
  22. the Tester

    the Tester Registered Member

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    The Gateway to the Blue Hills,WI.
    Real-time:BoClean and Spyware Terminator(beta).
    On-demand:A-squared and Spyware Blaster.
     
  23. herbalist

    herbalist Guest

    I have no anti-spyware apps installed. I use System Safety Monitor to prevent unwanted installs and processes. If I should happen to install something that I either decide against or is bundled with something unwanted, I have regularly updated system backups handy.
    Rick
     
  24. dawgg

    dawgg Registered Member

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    Realtime: KIS Beta (KasperskyInternetSecurity)
    On-Demand: Ewido, Spy Sweeper, SuperAntiSpyware
     
  25. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    just some changes to reflect my setup.
     
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