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. twl845

    twl845 Registered Member

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    I have a chance to purchase Spyware Doctor at $10 off, and am wondering how it compares with Spysweeper, and what you may think of it. Can you give me any info? Thanks in advance. :D
     
  2. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    kis6.0
    A Squared
    ewido micro
    superantispyware if i can get it to complete a scan.
    ive got to say A Squared is my favorite on demand scanner.
    lodore
     
  3. museheart

    museheart Registered Member

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    I have tried both. I think Spyware Doctor is far superior to Spysweeper. It has so many variables that you can set. In fact, I had bought Spysweeper last year and uninstalled it before my renewal date.

    Just my opinion, they both hog resources but with Spyware Doctor you have some control over them. :)

    I have also read that it performs better in keeping keyloggers away.
     
  4. MalwareDie

    MalwareDie Registered Member

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    Oh you have spyware doctor after all. When you typed spy doctor I thought you had a rogue antispyware product. Seeing as you have spyware doctor not Spy doctor then you are fine
     
  5. Long View

    Long View Registered Member

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    Like most on this forum I have spent years trying out one anti virus or anti spyware program after another.

    Now I simply hide behind a hardware firewall + ProSecurity and no longer have any real time security slowing me down. Every so often I run a couple of on demand scans and then make a new system image withAcronis. Should anything nasty ever get through I would simply restore a known clean image. I hadn't realised just how fast my machine could be until I turned off all this protection.
     
  6. EASTER.2010

    EASTER.2010 Guest

    Those choices are staggering. Seriously.

    Myself, have not really taken inventory of ALL the brands floating the market/internet etc. but am taken aback by the pure numbers of those listed above, and know there are yet others too.

    In the beginning was Ad-Aware 6 here after a brief time with my first one which was Spysweeper. Time moved on. XP came about, newer inventions (creations) were introduced to help make detections better and so forth.

    Now we have rootkits & gromozon entities which require even more new developer entries into this fast paced net world of detection/removal programs and all that.

    Things have so evolved en masse and to a much greater degree than i ever expected just to secure and shield a PC before it can even connect to the WWW lines.

    At any rate, from this end it continues to be a constant revolving door. Secure a product that specializes in strictly AV capture, then another one that is highly regarded as a Bot/Spy Detector, on then to a RootKit/Hider Revealer, also comes along now is a good HIPS application, and of course the Firewall...........so on and so forth.

    What used to contain some amusement is become a serious race to reach the best possible combo that offers the MOST protections.
     
  7. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Apropos amusement, Internet is and still can be fun, if things are taken in proportion. But some people are absolutely fascinated with security / malware wars and some others are blinded with money - and this what they want you to hear.
    Mrk
     
  8. btman

    btman Registered Member

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    My OTHER choice is Arovax Anti-Spyware.
     
  9. pipester

    pipester Guest

    I voted *AV also detects spyware (please specify). I use NOD32.
     
  10. Ice_Czar

    Ice_Czar Registered Member

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    none

    pretty much the infection vectors are eliminated or controlled so there has been no real need for a dedicated anti-spyware ap.
     
  11. AaLF

    AaLF Registered Member

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    You could be thrown in jail for dissent with a contrary attitude like that.

    How long have you been "un-plugged"?

    What do you use and what do you mean by "on demand scans"?

    I might have a go. Sounds fun.
     
  12. Long View

    Long View Registered Member

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    un-plugged ? only for a few weeks ..... BUT

    Netgear DG834 hardware firewall shows me stealthed
    ProSecurity has stopped everything that I have been able to test it with.
    Avast - I must confess I have turned Avast back on - but only the Standard Shield.
    Also Firefox ( no script) helps.

    But from my point of view Acronis is the main security. I can make a system image in 5 minutes and restore in 9.

    So I make an image and then install and run windows defender, spybot or ad aware or AVG AS or A squared or prevx and when they all show no problem I simply restore my clean image. Apart from the occasional cookie ( which crap cleaner deals with) I have seen nothing of any importance this millennium. Windows defender has never shown up anything. Most programs that I have tested have shown up vastly more false positives then real. Recently Avast complained about a Power DVD file (straight from the DVD).

    Security is needed to protect not to bog machines down.
     
  13. ASM

    ASM Registered Member

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    Interesting Thread.

    NOD32, Outpost Ver 4 and CounterSpy
    SPERAnitsptware and AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 for on-demand scan
     
  14. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    i use my trusted dr.web,

    did quite well in the PUP test from av comparatives, so no need to use a seperate program.

    very pleased with my dr.web, with performance and with price. :eek:

    wooooohoooo dr.web :) :p :D ;)
     
  15. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    Thanks to all who participated in this 2006 poll.
    Please visit our 2007 Anti-Spyware Poll.

    Happiest of New Years,
    The Wilders Team
     
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