Is Spybot S&D still alive?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by berryracer, Jul 25, 2012.

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  1. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

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    I thought this program died 3 years ago or so.... I was just surprised to see it mentioned on MajorGeeks.com that it just had a definitions update...

    Back in 2005, Ad-Aware 6 and SpybotS&D were the best anti-malware programs but I dont know how do they perform with today's threats.


    Please tell me if I need any of the above or not...here is my setup:

    Bitdefender Internet Security 2013
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (on demand)
    SUPERAntiSpyware (on demand)

    I recently also ditched Emsisoft Emergency Kit v2.0.0.9 because it finds too many false positives
     
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    It's on life support, almost dead. :rolleyes:
     
  4. KelvinW4

    KelvinW4 Registered Member

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    Haha, no, they are still quite alive. o_O o_O
     
  5. ams963

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    It's in coma.
     
  6. DX2

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    I used this all the time back in the day, this and Xoftspy. But then I discovered Mbam. ;)
     
  7. Dark Shadow

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    Heck with Tea time,Coffee black with a shot of sambuca,MBAM Bam Bam:D
     
  8. Spiral123

    Spiral123 Registered Member

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    While I have not used the spybot scanner tool in a long time, I have used his other tools like the fileanalyzer and regristry tool more recently.
     
  9. jmonge

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    some tea dave?:D ;)
     
  10. Dark Shadow

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    Java juice please.:D
     
  11. AlexC

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    I still use the portable version. The scan is fast and removes lots of crapware.
     
  12. FanJ

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    And definitions updates are posted in the Update Alerts forum :)
     
  13. jmonge

    jmonge Registered Member

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    the tea timer is like mini-hips;)
     
  14. Dark Shadow

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    Really a mini Hips,thats cool.
     
  15. stapp

    stapp Global Moderator

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    Also not many apps have a hidden game you can play while scanning etc. :D
     
  16. ams963

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    Really? Wow!
     
  17. culla

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    just tried the portable version it found some really old reg keys bearshare pups so yes still useful
     
  18. AlexC

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    I can confirm that after running Kaspersky Rescue Disk, TDSS Killer, Combofix, removing toolbars using Iobit uninstaller, and running a full scan with Emsisoft Emergency Kit, Spybot portable still detects and remove stuff...
     
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    Wow I wouldn't have guessed it would.
     
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    ...not tracking cookies, just to be clear :)
     
  22. Tyrizian

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    That's good to know, I might give it another try once version 2 is finalized.
     
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    their website states that theirs a free version and now a paid version when released.

    wonder what the compairson will be
     
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  24. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    Back in the day as someone said, it was used by me. It seemed as time went on to take more and more resources. Seemed even at 'rest' it would take right much. I moved on. I was really fond of it...'back in the day' ;)
     
  25. hogndog

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    Any questions about the new release should be answered here in their forum

    Hogndog
     
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