Anti-Spyware Poll 2007

Discussion in 'polls' started by InfinityAz, Jan 6, 2007.

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What Anti-Spyware software do you use (2007)?

  1. Acronis Privacy Expert Suite

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  2. Ad-Aware

    64 vote(s)
    25.6%
  3. AhnLab Spyzero

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Aluria AntiSpyware

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  5. Arovax AntiSpyware

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  6. Ashampoo AntiSpyWare

    2 vote(s)
    0.8%
  7. A-Squared

    41 vote(s)
    16.4%
  8. AVG AntiSpyware

    86 vote(s)
    34.4%
  9. BOClean

    35 vote(s)
    14.0%
  10. CA Anti-Spyware

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. CounterSpy

    22 vote(s)
    8.8%
  12. McAfee AntiSpyware

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Microsoft Windows Defender

    19 vote(s)
    7.6%
  14. Spy Sweeper

    25 vote(s)
    10.0%
  15. Spybot - Search and Destroy

    74 vote(s)
    29.6%
  16. Spycatcher

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. Spyware Doctor

    9 vote(s)
    3.6%
  18. Spyware Terminator

    21 vote(s)
    8.4%
  19. SPYWAREfighter

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  20. SUPERAntiSpyware

    102 vote(s)
    40.8%
  21. Trend Micro AntiSpyware

    6 vote(s)
    2.4%
  22. ZeroSpyware

    2 vote(s)
    0.8%
  23. ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware

    5 vote(s)
    2.0%
  24. AV also detects Spyware (please specify)

    30 vote(s)
    12.0%
  25. Firewall also detects Spyware (please specify)

    10 vote(s)
    4.0%
  26. Internet Security Suite also detects Spyware (please specify)

    13 vote(s)
    5.2%
  27. Other (please specify)

    18 vote(s)
    7.2%
  28. None

    19 vote(s)
    7.6%
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  1. InfinityAz

    InfinityAz Registered Member

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    Since it's a new year and per Bubba's request, it's time for a new Anti-Spyware poll.

    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 list (you might find what you are looking for there).
     
  2. WSFuser

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    Windows XP system - KAV and SUPERAntiSpyware free (on-demand)

    Windows Vista system - KIS
     
  3. pipester

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    I voted AV also detects Spyware (please specify). NOD32
     
  4. The Gorilla

    The Gorilla Registered Member

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    AVG Antispyware, had the licensed version since Ewido, coupled with NOD32 it gives great protection.
     
  5. dawgg

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    Have Spyware protection from Kaspersky (KIS) and for monthly on-demand scans use SuperAntiSpyware and AVG-Antispyware (both free)
     
  6. ASpace

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    I voted for
    • AVG Anti spyware
    • Spybot Search and Destroy
    • Antivirus (also detects spyware) NOD32
    • Other


    In my everyday use , I use only NOD32 and once a month I perform scan with AVG AS .

    When dealing with particularly infected machine (lots of infections) , I also use Spybot S&D as well as other diagnostic tools such as HijackThis , Process Explorer , AutoRuns , some anti-rootkit tools ... :thumb:
     
  7. Long View

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    No actual anti-spyware really

    Netgear router, Firefox ( no scripts ), e-mail virus scanned by mail provider, seems to keep my machines clean

    I now run Antivir and ProSecurity just in case but, of course, nothing exciting ever happens.

    Don't let it in an anti-spyware programs become a bit redundant.

    If something nasty ever did get in then I would simply restore a clean system image.
     
  8. dawgg

    dawgg Registered Member

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    so you dont have a AV constantly running!o_O?
     
  9. Osaban

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    I voted none, as running my system sanboxed, using Opera and HIPS is enough. I used to scan my machine every 2-3 months with Ewido, but it found nothing.

    I know I can't be 100% sure about malware, but even running the best antispyware program won't give you that kind of certainty.

    I almost forgot: A good firewall should be able to alert you if something wants to connect with the outside world.
     
  10. the Tester

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    I have BOClean.
    For on-demand scanners I use SAS and A-Squared.
     
  11. shek

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    no real-time AS.

    avg as and superantispyware free for on-demand.
     
  12. ASpace

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    Dawgg , what do you call NOD32 ;)
     
  13. dawgg

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    Ohhhh! my bad! i thought you meant you used NOD32 for on-demand once a month as well as AVG-AS... now i dont think you're a weirdo! :p
     
  14. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    dr.web, it detects everything.
     
  15. kof

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    • AVG Anti-Spyware

    • SUPERAntiSpyware Professional

    • Antivirus (also detects spyware) NOD32

    • Ad-Aware SE Professional
     
  16. MaB69

    MaB69 Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    I voted twice : for my realtime antimalware BoClean and my realtime antivirus NOD32

    Regards,

    MaB69
     
  17. AaLF

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    Some of the replies here and also echoed in other threads read something like...

    I don't need anti-spyware as my security set-up is tooo goood! :thumb:

    And followed up with remarks to indicate that because their AV hasn't spotted anything then they're clean. :cool:

    How about installing a couple of AS programs and run some scans and reporting back on the results?? ;)
     
  18. Long View

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    Every few weeks I make a system image - then I install several Antispyware programs - test - find nothing and restore my image. If I did find anything I guess I would have to go back to an earlier image.
     
  19. Capp

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    I didn't see SpywareBlaster on the list. I know it's not a scanner, but it does help prevent spyware and I believe it should be included. :)
     
  20. dallen

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    Seeing these results leads me to believe that people in this forum tend to migrate towards free software.

    Two things:

    First, say want you want about Webroot's SpySweeper and it's resource usage, but it is one of the best anti-spyware programs on the market. People can argue about whether it is the best or the 7th best, but it definately warrants more than 0.3%.

    Second, I cannot imagine why anyone would still be using Lavasoft products. They are almost worthless.
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2007
  21. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    SpywareBlaster was missing (other) :( added to these, BoClean, Spybot, and AdAware . :thumb:

    "AdAware (plus) worthless"...pretty much... I keep it up to date, rarely use it....I paid good money for it a long time ago :'( :p
     
  22. MalwareDie

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    Spysweeper is not a very popular product because of its extremely high resource usage. And i agree lavasoft products are terrible. The best it can do is pick up things that you can delete by deleting temporary internet files, cookies and clearing history. it shouldnt get so many votes. Same with Spybot s & D. Weak detection rates.
     
  23. pilotart

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  24. dallen

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    Not to run counter to the purpose of this thread, but can anyone tell me if SpywareBlaster falls into the same category with, regards to being worthless, as SpyBot Search & Destroy and Ad-aware.

    mercurie,
    I agree with your comment about SpySweeper's very high resource usage. I really wish Webroot could make it a priority to reduce the burden on systems while remaining as effective because my system stays pretty clean under SpySweeper's protection.

    MalwareDie,
    Don't feel bad because Lavasoft also took my money. I'm sure it won't be long before Lavasoft meets the same fate as countless other software companies that have decided to ignore their paying customers and remain stagnant in a dynamic environment. The only thing that is prolonging that inevitability is that Lavasoft has some corporate clients. I've dealt with members of their "leadership" and let's just say that a lot can be told about a company's future by learning about a company's leadership and the leaders of Lavasoft are laughable.
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2007
  25. rdsu

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    dallen,

    I agree with about SpySweeper, but I can live perfectly without it because I have something better, in my opinion...

    SpySweeper and Spyware Doctor have a very good detection but they are recource hogs, and I really don't like that...

    That will be one of the reasons because they aren't very popular here...
     
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