Back-up for Spybot S&D -- which one should I get?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by bellgamin, Feb 22, 2005.

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  1. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    I use & like Spybot S&D as well as Ad-Aware. Now I am looking for yet another anti-spyware -- not instead of what I have, but in addition to.

    I want an on-demand anti-spyware scanner -- NOT a real-time monitor.

    I would appreciate any & all suggestions. Aloha
     
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    To be perfectly honest I could only suggest to use preventative measures such as SWB - and stick with the proven 2 for scanning. Then again, this is just me. :D
     
  5. bellgamin

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    Thanks for the suggestion bigbuck. But I am a devout ABM* sort of fellow.

    Ohhhhh yeah!!!! What a find. Thanks Dog. I still want to hear other ideas, but (as of now) Bazooka is already on my computer, & shall stay there. Donate? Of course I shall.
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    Mahalo nui loa....... bellgamin

    * "ABM" = Anything But M$ :cool:
     
  6. Jimbob1989

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    What on earth. That bazooka is seriously fast. Don't knlow if thats because it doesn't scan for much.

    Jimbob
     
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    Webroot: Spy Sweeper
    Not free, seems good.
    Has on demand options.
    Never had FP yet.
     
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    I'm just running it now myself. It seems to take up a reasonable amount of my systems resources :( I'm not even using an old pc :D
     
  10. bellgamin

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    It has >500 baddies on its hit list. Their FAQ gives scan time on a slow Celeron as 1 second!

    Wham bam, thank you ma'am! :p

    I am giving Sweeper a trial. Thanks for the recm.
     
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  11. zcv

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    Hello bellgamin,

    I recommend using MS's Anti Spyware beta - the ex-Giant, which according to Eric Howe's tests did better than SpyBot or Ad-Aware or most other anti spyware apps. MS announced recently that it will remain free beyound the "beta" phase.

    It will give you an argument about shutting down the resident feature though and does not scan for tracking cookies.

    Regards - Charles
     
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    hi
    suggested reading
    http://windowssecrets.com/050127/#story1

    bearing in mind that the best two performers only bag around 70% of the nasties it adds weight to preventitive measures(prevention being better than cure).

    webroot spysweeper is available on a free 30day hometrial(best to evaluate before paying for the software).
    http://www.webroot.com/products/spysweeper-indepth?rc=1751


    !Good deal on Spysweeper ... get it for $19.99 instead of $29.99

    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductdesc.asp?description=1300105SF&DEPA=6

    The download is version 3.2 - Register your copy with Webroot and upgrade to 3.5 (no cost)*thanks to "salient" down at spywarewarrior for the info ;)


    on demand/real time ops

    MS antispware beta and webroot can both run on demand if required by adjusting their software settings.
     
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  13. wolfpack

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    Wow, no X-Cleaner fans around here? X-Cleaner makes an excellent back up to any other AS scanner. And here's a link to the free version which will only run on-demand.....just what the Dr. ordered. :p :D http://www.xblock.com/download-freeware.shtml
     
  14. Chris12923

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    I highly recommend Spyware Doctor http://www.pctools.com/spyware-doctor/ . I know some people bash it in another thread for its advertising on search engines but it works good and has many features, easy to use and has been really updating the past 2 months. They are really on a roll and only getting better. It is payware.

    Thanks,

    Chris
     
  15. BlackSwan

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    Both Bazooka & X-Cleaner here. Nice "second opinion" tools (although X-Cleaner sometimes has F/Ps).

    I've also used Aranea Spywizard a few times, but it's recently been replaced by Visualizer Instant Help, which I haven't tried so far (and most likely won't - it looks a bit too, um, ambitious for my taste).

    BS :)
     
  16. bellgamin

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    I visited the Visualizer website. To use their *free* program, you must register. You must join their forum. You must use either Internet Explorer or Firefox. It seems that users of Netscape, Opera, K-Meleon, OffX1, etc are unwelcome. VERRRRY strange.

    It's their software so they can make whatever demands they want. But I am staying miles away, & shall recommend the same to my clients.
     
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    Yes, just what I thought. It looks like they're offering an all-in-one tool (antispyware, antivirus, troubleshooting etc.) which practically enables direct communication between their forum and someone's desktop... Definitely NOT my cup of tea, either.
     
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