Best Paid Anti-Spyware Program

Discussion in 'polls' started by disinter1, Jan 6, 2007.

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Best paid anti-spyware program.

Poll closed Feb 5, 2007.
  1. Sunbelt Counterspy

    6 vote(s)
    12.5%
  2. Trend Micro Anti-Spyware

    2 vote(s)
    4.2%
  3. Webroot Spy Sweeper

    5 vote(s)
    10.4%
  4. AVG Anti-Spyware

    15 vote(s)
    31.3%
  5. Other (explain why)

    20 vote(s)
    41.7%
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  1. disinter1

    disinter1 Guest

    Since in another thread I asked people to rate my security setup, and I think I got low scores in the anti-spyware department due to having Trend Micro Anti-spyware (and other reasons too) so I want to focus on what the people think is the best choice for anti-spyware is. I want the best paid for the active defense, I don't mind paying any price too. So let me hear your thoughts...:D
     
  2. btman

    btman Registered Member

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    You got low marks for having IE7 and site advisor (meaning get firefox or opera)... If you want another anti-spyware program then just get SUPER anti-spyware free because it's a great program or Spyware Terminator (has active shield for free and also has HIPS, but the HIPS is not a need to surf the net) and you'll be fine. Seriously your setup is good for an average user... And your poll... well you forgot ALOT of paid anti-spyware programs.....

    Example...Spyware Doctor
    Super Anti-Spyware Pro
    A-Squared Anti-Malware
    Adaware Pro or w.e they call it

    Remember also, programs with a price are NOT necessarily the best.
     
  3. EASTER.2010

    EASTER.2010 Guest

    WoW.

    I must concede to UNDECIDED! There are some right now that are going thru too many changes too fast to post an accurate measurement of them.

    But if i had to make a decision tomorrow i would select SUPERANTISPYWARE whether i regreted it later or not.


    My Conclusion: Other=UNDECIDED
     
  4. disinter1

    disinter1 Guest

    I know paid or higer price doesn't mean better software, it's just that with paid anti-spyware it's usually has active defense, to free being just scanning. I would never use spyware terminator, I know it's prob good, but it's company background is fishy, and I don't like it.
     
  5. Littlemutt

    Littlemutt Guest

    I could be wrong, but from what I've seen and tested so far, it appears that only AVG Anti-spy supports cleaning of Firefox cookies. The others seem to be aimed at IE type issues, and if one is a user of Firefox only, then little is to be gained IMO.
     
  6. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    superantispyware pro since its very light has lots of options.
    daily updates.
    very good at blocking malware installations.
    more repairs than the free version.
    cute little bug icon in taskbar:D
    Nick can i get a free license?:D
    I think i should be a sales person for SAS
    lodore
     
  7. The Gorilla

    The Gorilla Registered Member

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    AVG AS for me.

    I like the feel of it and I understand how to use it to its maximum to protect my system.
     
  8. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    I also went with Other. I also use paid Superanitspyware. I test it occasionally so I know it's working, but other than that it is light enough I forget it's there.
     
  9. JimIT

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    VERY impressed with Counterspy.
     
  10. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    i would go with SUPERAntiSpyware Pro. its light on resources and effective against spyware.

    CounterSpy is showing great strides with the 2.0 betas though; it probably be my second choice.
     
  11. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    I consider BOClean to be anti-spyware as well and I think it is the best all around non AV protection there is. I got to say BOClean.
     
  12. EASTER.2010

    EASTER.2010 Guest

    OK: It's been given enough time for my local reviews compared to others and the decision is the same.

    SUPERAntiSpyware Pro
     
  13. the Tester

    the Tester Registered Member

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    I agree.BOClean would be #1 for me.
    If you want a program that has a scanner,I'd compare CounterSpy 2.0 and SAS Pro.Trial each and choose the one that runs better on your computer.
     
  14. como212

    como212 Registered Member

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    for a paid Anti-Spyware go with Spy Sweeper.
     
  15. mata7

    mata7 Registered Member

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    i just install SUPERAntiSpyware Pro to try it and see how light on resources is, and it take 35mb to me thats no to light

    so i vote for AVG AS
     
  16. Long View

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    I'm never really sure what people mean when they talk about a program being light. To me its a question of how much the program slows a computer down.
    add enough programs that are "running" and you will soon need a newer and faster machine. So is the 35 meg file size really relevant ? not clear here are you talking 35 meg on hard drive or 35 meg of memory ?
     
  17. Meriadoc

    Meriadoc Registered Member

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