Free anti - Spyware ?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Groucho, Jul 25, 2007.

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  1. Groucho

    Groucho Registered Member

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    I downloaded Spybot S&D as it was recommended as a good free programme.The scan picked up seven infected files. However if I wanted these cleaned up I would have to pay.

    Is this the norm with "free" spyware progs? Is there a good genuine free programme someone would recommend, or is it a case of you get what you pay for?

    Thanks
     
  2. lodore

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    Hello,
    if i was you i would download superantispyware free version update it and do a scan.
    link in my sig.
    but spybot search and destroy is free and should remove what it finds.
    lodore
     
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    You did not download Spybot S&D which is completely free but some pirate version. It may be that you don't even have anything wrong. Suggest you look again for the real thing

    http://www.spybot.com/en/index.html
     
  5. Groucho

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    Thanks for that people. Very helpful.
     
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    If you want a free scanner and don't want to install anything, use Ewido Micro (yes its the same as AVG Antispyware) located at www.ewido.com. It works two ways, it will run inside Internet Explorer by Active X plugin or alone if downloaded with an alternative browser as an executable file.

    dja2k
     
  8. ASpace

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    You got something fake probably and you'd better remove it . The real Spybot S&D is completely free for everything . They may invite you to donate , however , which is different from paying to clean
     
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    CORRECT & very important!!!
     
  10. Groucho

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    Yes. It turned out to be Spyware Bot which is a suspect anti-spyware application that leverages the Spybot search and destroy name. If you Google Spybot it comes up at the top of the page.

    I got my log checked out in case of malware. - clean - phew !

    Thanks for the advice
     
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    Serves as a good lesson to all. Whenevr I hear of a piece of software that I may be interested in I always try and download direct from the designers site, or if appropriate a link recommended on that site. It tends to ensure that a) You get the right product. and b) You get the most up to date version.
     
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