AntiSpyware Suggestions?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by mrm3601, Nov 4, 2007.

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  1. mrm3601

    mrm3601 Registered Member

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    I'm new to computers and software.

    I'm using Spysweeper and I was using Zone Alarm Pro's antispyware software until I removed ZA and I replaced it with Online Armor.

    I'm looking for a second antispyware software system to install and I'm trying SUPERAntiSpyware. I find that SUPER does find spyware that Spysweeper misses but the same is true the other way around.

    I'll next be trying AVG Anti-Spyware. In the past I've also used CounterSpy but I didn't particularly like it.

    Any other suggestions as to what to try would be appreciated.

    Thank you.
     
  2. SUPERAntiSpy

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    No single product can or ever will catch everything on a given day, so running multiple layers of protection is your best for cleanup and protection.
     
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    I think you will find AVG-AS to fit the bill really well.
     
  5. SUPERAntiSpy

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    Let's make sure the user knows that even AVG won't catch everything on a given day - no single product can catch everything. AVG is a great application, but a single application won't be the final solution. AVG and SAS play "well" together (for example), as well as many other applications - select two or three to run as on-demand to round out your security selection.
     
  6. LoneWolf

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    Then there's always BOClean which works differantly then others by scanning memory every 10 seconds for malware. It has no on demand scanner.
     
  7. WSFuser

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    If you last tried CounterSpy 1.5, you will find the new version 2 to be lighter.

    Anyways you cant go wrong with AVG, CounterSpy, or a-squared. They all top notch.

    Also if you just want ondemand scanning, keep in mind that CounterSpy doesnt have a free version.
     
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    I agree with you.No single A/S program will catch everything.
    Layered approach is a very good one also.
     
  9. trjam

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    Totally agree. You can never have to much protection.:thumb:
     
  10. acr1965

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    SpywareBlaster is a good start if you do not already have it installed. I like SAS because it does not have all those processes running even for only on-demand scanning. FWIU AVG AS will not allow its guard.exe to be disabled as in the past even for just the free version. I am thinking about just trying some of the free online scanners, ESET, Housecall (the uk version does not need the active x download), etc
     
  11. mrm3601

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    Thank you all very much.

    Yes, I've read that a "layered approach" is the best approach.

    Thank you again.
     
  12. philebus

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    When Nick says AVG and Superantispy "play well" together does this mean the full version of both, or rather the full version of one and the on-demand version of the other. In other words, I know you shouldn't run 2 or more real time AV applications, but is is Nick suggesting you can run these 2 real time antispyware apps without conflict?
     
  13. SUPERAntiSpy

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    SUPERAntiSpyware and AVG can both be run together in real-time - we have had no conflicts reported or found in our testing.
     
  14. JerryM

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    I have run both SAS and AVGAS at the same time active, and have no conflicts.
    Best,
    Jerry
     
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