Anti-Spyware poll 2008

Discussion in 'polls' started by emperordarius, Jul 28, 2008.

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What Anti-Spyware do you use?

  1. Ad-Aware

    8 vote(s)
    5.0%
  2. AhnLab SpyZero

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Aluria

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. A-Squared

    19 vote(s)
    11.9%
  5. Ashampoo

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. AVG/Ewido Anti Spyware

    9 vote(s)
    5.6%
  7. Comodo BO Clean

    13 vote(s)
    8.1%
  8. Counterspy

    6 vote(s)
    3.8%
  9. McAfee

    4 vote(s)
    2.5%
  10. NoAdware

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  11. Pest Patrol

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  12. Spy Sweeper

    7 vote(s)
    4.4%
  13. Spybot S & D

    27 vote(s)
    16.9%
  14. SpyCatcher

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Spyware Doctor

    3 vote(s)
    1.9%
  16. Spyware Terminator

    6 vote(s)
    3.8%
  17. Spyware Fighter

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. SUPERAnti Spyware

    85 vote(s)
    53.1%
  19. Trend Micro

    2 vote(s)
    1.3%
  20. Windows Defender

    12 vote(s)
    7.5%
  21. Zero Spyware

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. Zone Alarm

    4 vote(s)
    2.5%
  23. MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

    58 vote(s)
    36.3%
  24. Other (please specify)

    9 vote(s)
    5.6%
  25. None

    17 vote(s)
    10.6%
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  1. emperordarius

    emperordarius Registered Member

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    Last poll ended in December 2007. We're in mid 2008, so I though a new poll would be good. So,

    What anti-spyware do you use?
     
  2. BrysonB

    BrysonB Registered Member

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    I run BOClean active with SAS and MBAM on demand. I am going to drop a-squared.
     
  3. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    MCAfee because it comes with the free ISP package. Windows Defender and SAS because I think they are good enough for me. ;)
     
  4. virtumonde

    virtumonde Registered Member

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    I never used one standalone.Don't see the need for them unless you want to clean something.
     
  5. blacknight

    blacknight Registered Member

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    A-Squared and SuperAntispyware, on demand.
     
  6. HURST

    HURST Registered Member

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    MBAM and SAS, on demand
     
  7. SourMilk

    SourMilk Registered Member

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    I voted "Other". Antivir Premium.

    SourMilk out
     
  8. jpcummins

    jpcummins Registered Member

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    For what it is worth I primarily use SuperAntiSpyware (real time) and Malware Bytes Anti-Malware (on demand). Additionally, I have installed Pest Patrol (free) as well as BoClean (free). Occasionally, I take advantage of an online scan using A-Squared and/or BitDefender. I consider myself a safe surfer but I am considering installing Sandboxie and Returnil (most likely both will be paid) as additional safety.

    John
     
  9. Eldar

    Eldar Registered Member

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    SAS realtime & MBAM on demand.
    Don't need more. :D
     
  10. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

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    MBAM on demand :D
     
  11. majoMo

    majoMo Registered Member

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    Spyware Terminator (real time) and a2-Squared.

    :cool:
     
  12. denis

    denis Registered Member

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    SAS and outpost
     
  13. ChrisP

    ChrisP Suspended Member

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    A-Squared, SAS & MBAM - all realtime - working well together alongside F-Secure AV.
     
  14. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

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    Outpost Security Suite Pro 2009 and Spybot - Search & Destroy
     
  15. The Hammer

    The Hammer Registered Member

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    I figured I'd register a vote for CounterSpy.
     
  16. Threedog

    Threedog Registered Member

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    SAS Pro running real time (most of the time).
     
  17. ambient_88

    ambient_88 Registered Member

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    I use SUPERAntispyware Pro and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware for on-demand scan, although I'm considering dropping MBAM because its full scan is slow.
     
  18. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

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    Voted "None" in the list above...
    Just NOD32 2.7, Firefox as my primary browser, and smarts.
     
  19. ralphn

    ralphn Registered Member

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    Voted None, Just use SandboxIE, Avast Free.
     
  20. HURST

    HURST Registered Member

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    Nosirrah has stated that all you need in MBAM is Quick Scan. Full Scan is for those moments you feel really paranoid. And this is what has made me use more MBAM than SAS. Quick Scan on MBAM is under 3 mins in my system. SAS is over 10 mins.
     
  21. Ohmy

    Ohmy Guest

    I'm surprised that there is AhnLab Spyzero,
    but I'm not surprised that there isn't anyone using it. :eek:
     
  22. debls

    debls Registered Member

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    Norton Internet Security real time
    SuperAntispyware manual scanning
     
  23. ZZZ7

    ZZZ7 Registered Member

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    Same.
     
  24. nosirrah

    nosirrah Malware Fighter

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    This is true . If I ever see MBAM miss something in a quick scan I modify quick scan to compensate .

    The ability to modify scan behavior with a def update keeps app dev focused on malware stomping , not where to stomp .
     
  25. HURST

    HURST Registered Member

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    nosirrah, may I ask:
    If quick scan is all we need, what if full scan for?
     
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