Antispyware recommendations

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  1. mistycat

    mistycat Registered Member

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    I would appreciate any opinions on antispyware applications. Presently, I am using Spybot S & D and Spywareblaster. Ad-Aware SE (free) was used but has been uninstalled due to an issue with my AV. I have heard many good things about MS Antispyware but, because it's in beta, some say it also causes major problems. I have no problem with shareware programs but have to be able to trial them.Thanks for the help.
     
  2. starlight

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    I have had Microsoft Beta ever since it came out and have had NO problems. It is very good. I also have Spy Sweeper by Webroot. MSN and Webroot give it free to MSN dialup customers.
     
  3. mistycat

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    Thanks, I think I'll try Counterspy.
     
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    Try counterspy. Has a trial period. Also NoAdware
     
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    starlight i was wondering about running spysweeper with giant?? can u use both sheilds?? thanks or anyone could answer that...MD
     
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    yes u can
     
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    In the Note link you provided....Please do not overlook the part about Noadware being removed.

     
  9. richrf

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    Hi,

    For strong anti-spyware protection I prefer KAV 4.5 + ProcessGuard + RegDefend. They are proactive and protect against the installation of nasties like keyloggers and rootkits.

    For "after-the-fact" detection, I have found that CounterSpy will detect rogues that MS AS (I have the Giant licensed version), but not the reverse. So I would recommend CounterSpy.

    Rich
     
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    Ok, NoAdware gives some false positives, i knew this , that why im careful what to delete. Agree that CounterSpy is much better that MS.
    I am impressed how many antispy/virus/trojan applications are on the market! Is a big industry this! Im curious to know the percentage between applications/'dangerous items':)
     
  11. AvianFlux

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    I use the passive measures in Spybot S&D, SpywareBlaster w/dak's Custom Block List, and hpHOSTS + eDexter w/JavaDog.

    No malware gets through the blockade.
     
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  12. starlight

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    Microsoft bought out Giant. The Microsoft Beta is from Giant that Microsoft bought. You can use both Microsoft Antispyware Beta and also Spy Sweeper. I use them both with no problems. Both are excellent.


    http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2004/dec04/12-16GIANTPR.asp

    http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,118983,tfg,tfg,00.asp
     
  13. richrf

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    I believe Microsoft modifed Giant AS and removed logic - e.g. tracking cookie detection. I seem to recollect reading that somewhere and it is certainly consistent with my experiences with Giant before and after MS purchased it. In any case, CounterSpy certainly detects malware that MS doesn't, but I have not found the reverse to be true.

    Rich
     
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