Best Anti Spyware and Adware Shield?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by rdsu, May 29, 2004.

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  1. rdsu

    rdsu Registered Member

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    Hi,

    I want to know, for you, what is the best "anti spyware and adware" shield available?

    Thanks
     
  2. Detox

    Detox Retired Moderator

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    My favorite "shield" really is Proxomitron.

    Otherwise I also dig SpywareBlaster and my favorite scanner switches between Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D depending on how they're upsdating etc at the moment.
     
  3. rdsu

    rdsu Registered Member

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    But I want a program that acts like an AV...

    The SpywareGuard doesn't update since 22-01-2004!!!
     
  4. rdsu

    rdsu Registered Member

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    For example:

    If I install the FlashGet with the adware option, the SpywareGuard doesn't block!
     
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    Have you tried Adaware with Adwatch running as guard? :cool:
     
  6. rdsu

    rdsu Registered Member

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    No, I've the free version... :(

    Do you have it active and blocks spyware and adware for you, like when we install the FlashGet with the adware option?
     
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    Isn't either Spyblocker or Spywareguard what your looking for? You will have to pay for them though. But if Javacool got more donations for Spywareguard, maybe he could hire someone else to help him. Then we would get more updates.
     
  8. rdsu

    rdsu Registered Member

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    I only want a program that prevents spyware and adware installation on my PC...

    SpywareGuard doesn't do that, and about SpyBlocker I don't know...
     
  9. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    That's what SpywareBlaster does. The main source of infection these days is the Internet, and that's the source the SpywareBlaster attempts to "lock-down".

    Plus it doesn't have to run in the background, so I don't see a reason not to use it. :) (And it's free.)

    Best regards,

    -Javacool
     
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    Oops in my above post i said: " Isn't either Spyblocker or Spywareguard what your looking for?..." What i meant to say was: " Isn't either Spyblocker or Spywarestopper what your looking for?..."
     
  11. rdsu

    rdsu Registered Member

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    Javacool, thanks for your greats freeware programs! Very handy work... ;)

    As you can see on my signature, I use the SpywareBlaster, but I want to know if exists a program that does not leave that spyware or adware programs are installed.

    For example:
    When I install the FlashGet with the adware option, in the installation, the Cydoor program will not be installed in the PC...
     
  12. tuatara

    tuatara Registered Member

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    Try SpywareBlaster AND the new SPYBOT S & D 1.3 with Teatimer resident.
    i like this combination. (Both free)
    Use Ad-aware for manual scans, as well , have a look at SpyCop and try it for yourself (i have never found a thing with it, but others gave good reviews).

    Before that, i used SpywareBlaster,Spywareguard and SSD 1.2 but indeed this works better (near my personal opinion).

    "The SpywareGuard doesn't update since 22-01-2004!!!"

    If that is true, it must be end-of-life for that .....

    Don't forget to look at tools like:
    DiamondCS Process Guard (Best PC security tool there is), REGPROT,
    PortExplorer and TDS-3 (for Manual scans and much more)
    To be honest,i am a DiamondCS fan and use all there programs...
    But you can use BOCLEAN (together with TDS-3, like i do),
    if you are to lazy to manual scan for Trojans each time.
    A virusScanner: NOD32 or Kaspersky (Not NORTON, because of the impact of your system performance)
    FireWall: Look'n'Stop (Simple one) or...
    Tiny Personal FireWall 5.5 (for experts).
    The last one, has a lot of extra's like a kind of process-monitor,
    that ask you to allow each Process BEFORE it starts.
    Directory and file protection etc. etc.
    PRO: it is very good, Contra it has (almost) no Documentation.

    Tuatara

    Of course this is my Personal Opinion
    All the Resident Progs are low on system-resources,i think that is important.
     
  13. rdsu

    rdsu Registered Member

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    Hi Tautara,

    thanks for your advices... ;)
     
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