Is Microsoft/Giant Antispyware good ?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by brjoon1021, Aug 21, 2005.

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  1. brjoon1021

    brjoon1021 Registered Member

    Aug 10, 2005
    I was not exactly sure which forum to post this on.

    I am wondering if Microsoft/Giant Antispyware (you know, the SP2 goodie) is a good scanner for general security, hijacks, activex, trojans and spyware to have running in the background at all times. I had been using it as an on-demand spyware scanner like Ad-aware. I am behind a NAT firewall router and use the XP SP2 firewall for redundance. I am going to start using an AV software, likely NOD32. I liked the trial edition on my laptop.

    I am switching to some real-time protection not covered by NOD32 or typically by AV software and I wanted to know how good this is for a free program. I do like the pop-ups and the info. that they give. I use Avant browser but renamed it "iexplore.exe" so I get all of the popups and info.

    Spybot Search & Destroy can also run in the background and "inocculate" your PC. Any ideas if this is a good application or not?

    Is there a better free alternative to either or both of these ? I noticed in the posts about recommended security software for the three levels of protection that neither was mentioned at all. Do they suck ?

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    Apr 15, 2002
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