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. Arup

    Arup Guest

    For XP 64 I use Windows Defender x64 as thats the only one capable on a 64bit OS, for regular 32bit I use Spyware Terminator, works pretty good with a good HIPS as well.
     
  2. ElPhenix

    ElPhenix Registered Member

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    I voted for :

    - AdAware
    - Spybot
    - AVG AntiSpyware
    - Spybot
    - SUPERAntiSpyware
    - AV also detects Spyware : Dr.Web
     
  3. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    spysweeper use for on demand for now since to heavy for realtime usage on my system. but i have send rthem an email and hope they can sort out the bloat lol.
    superantispyware pro atm for on demand but could use realtime if i take some of the processes out I dont need.superantispyware pro has got to be my favourite antispyware program atm
    lodore
     
  4. Huwge

    Huwge Registered Member

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    AVG realtime and Superantispyware free version for on demand
     
  5. TonyW

    TonyW Registered Member

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    KIS and commonsense.
     
  6. BryanC1968

    BryanC1968 Registered Member

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    Adaware
    Spybot Search & Destroy
    AVG Antispyware
    Super Antispyware
    Spyware Blaster
     
  7. Tommy

    Tommy Registered Member

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    I go with BoClean. So far never let me down. Checking once in a while with a-squared.
     
  8. pipester

    pipester Guest

    As of today, Windows Defender.
     
  9. true north

    true north Registered Member

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    BOClean and SUPERANTISPYWARE PRO
    That's works fine
     
  10. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Specialist

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    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    I use NOD32, BOClean, AVG Anti-Spyware, WinPatrol in real time and SpySweeper, A-Squared for on Demand!

    And When my License Expires for SpySweeper I will not renew because it is so Bloated :gack::gack:


    TH
     
  11. pipester

    pipester Guest

    Uninstalled Windows Defender, re-installed NOD32 Antivirus.
     
  12. Rilla927

    Rilla927 Registered Member

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    SAS Pro. I have tried all the others such as Spyware Doctor, Counter Spy, Spysweeper and they killed my machine CPU usage. I can't deal with that.
     
  13. Badcompany

    Badcompany Registered Member

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    Location:
    RUNCORN UK.
    SAS Pro and Dr.web, which has spyware included.
    Badcompany.
     
  14. Malcontent

    Malcontent Registered Member

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    Dec 30, 2005
    Posts:
    451
    Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio USA
    Boclean and Dr. Web.
     
  15. vhick

    vhick Registered Member

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    224
    Location:
    Noypi.........
    superantispyware free for on-demand.

    and

    spyware terminator realtime.
     
  16. pipester

    pipester Guest

    As of 1/27/07, AVG Anti-Malware 7.5.
     
  17. Jokimoto

    Jokimoto Registered Member

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    Jan 28, 2007
    Posts:
    20
    Ad Aware, Spybot, A squared, AVG.
    For "other": SpywareBlaster, SpywareGuard.
     
  18. Anti_Virus

    Anti_Virus Registered Member

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    Ad-Aware and SpyBot are the best software of this category IMO. The are an excellent combo; the former is expert on tracking cookies, the latter is expert on registry and malware. A must-have duo for Windoes users!

    If you are a mid-experienced user and if you use a firewall, there is absolutely no need to use a software beginning with start-up. In this way, for example, Windows Defender or AVG Antispyware are useless except once-a-week scans. What do they protect? Registry? Not at all. If you know what you are doing with your computer, why bother yourself with them? Insted, I prefer scans of Ad-Aware and SpyBot, nothing missed. ;)

    Another point, I believe some of the software above are spies themselves! They need to connect to main server even when you are not updating anything! For example: CA, Spy Sweeper and Spyware Doctor. These programs behave in a really weird way on my computer. Thanks to my firewall, I was able to detect and understand what they were trying to do. Don't ever trust in this programs, they are watching your computer.
     
  19. dawgg

    dawgg Registered Member

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    I've found with on-demand scans that AVG AntiSpyware often finds many trojans as well, so can protect registry by deleting the trojan before it has time to infect the PC and add entries to the registry.
    Things are missed by Ad-Aware and SpyBot... you know the score, no AS program is 100% effective.

    Very true, if you know what you are doing, you don't need any protection... problem is that most people don't know what they're doing or get tempted or forget about protection
     
  20. Anti_Virus

    Anti_Virus Registered Member

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    I really respect AVG (ewido) AntiSpyware and SuperAS, though I'm still suspicious about Microsoft AS product.
    What you say is really important; none of them provide %100 cleaning. The pinpoint is that user is to find the right scope and accuracy for him/her system.
     
  21. herbalist

    herbalist Guest

    None. No anti-spyware, anti-trojan, or resident AV. Anti-spyware detection rates are poor. Their removal abilities are worse. Many of the business practices and ethics are questionable. Some are actually partnered with adware companies. Others have dropped detections when adware companies threatened them. Such software is nearly useless.
    Using SSM, a good firewall, and running my browser thru Proxomitron, along with a default-deny policy enforced on the system keeps it clean.
    Rick
     
  22. Macstorm

    Macstorm Registered Member

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    About 3 years using Ad-Aware & Spybot, last year added SuperAS -free edition- as supplemental.
    This combo is good enough for me :)

    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________
     
  23. pugmug

    pugmug Registered Member

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    herbalist,help me learn something here. Your words many,some and others are very open ended and I can't keep up. Help me,please.
     
  24. Anti_Virus

    Anti_Virus Registered Member

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    Just on the point!
     
  25. pugmug

    pugmug Registered Member

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    herbalist,thank's for the pm.
     
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