Antispyware?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Phenom, Apr 2, 2009.

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  1. Phenom

    Phenom Registered Member

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    I don't which antispyware to use, there is no antispyware out there to use.

    Spyware Doctor - Probarly the best antispyware, but its resource hog and causes problems.

    Spy Sweeper - Don't know about its detection rates and memory usage.

    CounterSpy - I have no clue about the detection rates and memory usage.

    SuperAntiSpyware - I heard its real time protection is bad. I only use it for scanning.

    Is there any antispyware I can use??
     
  2. NoIos

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    A-squared and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
     
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    Is Malwarebytes Anti-Malware real time protection any good?
     
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    You can also use Prevx Edge real-time monitor in evaluation mode as a notifier.
    The Prevx CSI free scanner is very good also.
     
  6. NoIos

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    I use the free version as on demand scanner so I have no experience with the realtime scanner.
     
  7. Dr33

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    Malwarebytes and Prevx are very good

    i currently use Avira Premium Security with Prevx and Malwarebytes :thumb:

    i havent used real time A-Squared but as on demand scanner is a great tool
     
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    Another one for Prevx Edge!

    TH
     
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    I would recommend SuperAntiSpyware, which in my experience has good detection and cleaning capability. Regarding RTP there was an issue with CPU spiking in earlier versions, but that has been cleared up. RTP works just fine now AFAICT. There's an option to get a life-time subscription which is a great deal.

    Prevx Edge is also a strong product, though a little more expensive and (I believe) requires an active internet connection to work effectively.
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    Havent got much experience with SD, CS is the best i tried imo
     
  11. jmonge

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    the one that really impress me is Asquare antimalware:)detects alot of malware and that includes rouges that alot vendors mises:)
     
  12. NoIos

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    It is indeed impressive. The extra Ikarus signatures are a real value.
     
  13. Boost

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    I use Superantispyware and Malwarebytes.

    Just cleaned up a work computer the other day with Superantispyware :thumb:
     
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    Hi Boost,

    And me - I use AntiVir! ... and MBAM, Hazard Shield, Nemesis Anti-Spyware.

    Yours faithful PROROOTECT:thumb:
     
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    I have. Prevention and cleaning are top of the bill. IMO CS is the best in the market.

    I also have good experiences with MBAM in cleaning infected pc's.
     
  16. nomarjr3

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    Honestly speaking, all of those are good choices :D :thumb:
     
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    I've read that the Spyware Doctor is in 'perpetual beta'. When they released version 5 it was a disaster. In the end I ended up reformatting my computer. I also don't trust the company ('ethics').

    Spy Sweeper. I still use version 5.5.7, version 5.8 was problematic. I don't know anything about the current version. If you don't use a customized installation you'll end up with the ASK.COM toolbar. I also think there is some other data collection, but I don't remember. Let's say that I also don't trust the company. And (technical) customer support is terrible, if there is any :rolleyes:
    The product used to be good, but obviously 5.5.7 is outdated. In my experience it is/was good at real-time protection, but not at detection in on-demand scans.

    Counterspy: I liked version 2.5. The current version 3.x is a diferent product. I don't know if they still advise customers to NOT enable active protection but use it only for on-demand scans :rolleyes: . Active protection may work, but it depends on your resources and your other security software.

    SAS: I'm biased against the 'SUPER'. I have never used it.

    MBAM: I've read that its real-time protection is not good.

    I have my doubts about A2 as a real-time scanner. I didn't even find it to be effective for on demand scans, it detected only cookies.

    Yes, if only I knew a good antispyware application !
     
  18. jmonge

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    if you really want to stop spywares dead in real time a hips/or sandbox type software is the solution:)
     
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    For realtime, many AV softwares have anti-spyware stuff built-in. Avast, Antivir etc. But it's always good to do a on-demand scan. Look at my sig, those are some of the best.

    Ice
     
  20. Phenom

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    thanks for the suggestions I think I'm going to try counterspy and continue using mbam and sas.
     
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    yes...it`s the best!
     
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    I rarely use A2 or Spybot :)
     
  23. siberianwolf

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    just use av. don't use a realtime asw concurrently with your av.
     
  24. Fly

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    That's true, but they don't excel in it. Except perhaps Avira, which has with heuristics at high a lot of false positives. That's what I get from av-comparatives, and reports from users.

    It would be nice if there were a great antispyware application with A+
    real-time protection, being able to coexist with AVs. Stuff like the older versions of the Spyware Doctor, the Spy Sweeper and Counterspy 2.5, which were needed because AVs at the time were definitely not good at protection against spyware. McAfee's real-time antispyware protection was especially pathetic.
     
  25. jmonge

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    what about vipre?:)
     
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