End of subscription

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Bongo-Bob, Sep 11, 2006.

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  1. Bongo-Bob

    Bongo-Bob Registered Member

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    Hello,

    My Spy Sweeper user subscription is about to end. Allthough i'm pretty happy with how it blocks spyware with its various shields, i have the feeling that the sweeping system misses a lot of spyware afterwards.

    So i'm wondering which competitor of Spy Sweeper could take over its job.

    Your opinion is more than welcome. Same goes for links to tests and reviews on the web.
     
  2. the Tester

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    Hi Bob.

    Ultimately you're best off selecting some programs to trial.
    Usually you can try programs for anywhere from 14-30 days,depending on the developer.

    CounterSpy,Ewido,A-Squared,and Zero Spyware are four worth checking out.
    Trial the programs one at a time and see if one suits you better than the rest.

    An alternative would be to use a couple of the free scanners as second opinions.
     
  3. WSFuser

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    id look at superantispyware (pro) and counterspy for alternatives.

    of course, i agree with tester's idea of keeping spysweeper and just using free scanners for on-demand scanning.
     
  4. Bongo-Bob

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    Thank you very much for you answers.

    Reading this thread in the forum, got me thinking. What kind of nasty stuff do i want to stop in the first place.

    I'm probably going to give Ewido a try.
     
  5. lodore

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    its worth noting ewido and a squared arent primary antispyware but counterspy and spysweeper are
     
  6. Bongo-Bob

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    That was what i was thinking too. The question is if you can run both an anti-malware and anti-spyware program for real-time protection. If not, you have to choose which nasty stuff you want keep out the most. I chose for malware.

    Apart from Ewido, i'm running spywareblaster, NOD32 and Adaware for the occasional extra scan.
     
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