Do I need a dedicated anti spyware app?

Discussion in 'ewido anti-spyware forum' started by ChrisP, May 20, 2007.

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  1. ChrisP

    ChrisP Suspended Member

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    Im using AVG Anti Spyware 7.5. Do I need to run a dedicated antispyware app like SpySweeper or CounterSpy etc - or is AVG 7.5 good enough in this respect.

    Cheers,

    ChrisP
     
  2. ASpace

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    AVG Antispyware is a dedicated anti-malware software . Malware = all kind of malicious software .

    You need antivirus and a firewall in addition to AVG AS
     
  3. ChrisP

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    I mean the adware protection etc. Im sure it will catch malware, but will it pick up adware, those apps with popups etc?
     
  4. Huwge

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    Same thing in my book
     
  5. Firecat

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    AVG Anti-Spyware protects against Trojans, Hijackers, Worms, Dialers, Bots, Zombies, Spyware, Adware, Riskware, Grayware and basically any other non-viral malware. ;)

    But for virus protection you will need a separate AV.
     
  6. Green Giant

    Green Giant Registered Member

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    Since having a new DELL C521 PC installed last week with McAfee Security Centre, AVG AntiSpyware has detected no spyware. Previously with Panda AntiVirus + Firewall 2007, AVG AntiSpyware used to pick up the occasional tracking cookie.

    Given that I have just had to update my paid-for AVG AntiSpyware manually yet again, I wouldn't be content with AVG alone to combat spyware.
     
  7. metmichallica

    metmichallica Registered Member

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    I use Adaware free, Spybot Search & Destroy, Spyware Blaster, along with Spyware Doctor free edition (it can be downloaded in the google pack). Pretty good too, I really had some problems with Spyware Doctor early on, but since they updated the software no problem. GesWall (they have a free version), Arovax Shield. Mcafee Virusscan Plus (the new version)

    http://www.pctools.com/spyware-doctor/google_pack/

    http://arovax.com/

    http://www.gentlesecurity.com/

    http://javacoolsoftware.com/

    http://www.lavasoft.com/

    http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-Destroy/3000-8022_4-10401314.html?tag=lst-0-1

    They are not all antispyware.

    http://us.mcafee.com/root/package.asp?pkgid=276 (Mcafee, not free. The rest are all free). I still think Mcafee is a good deal for all you get in that package.
     
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