Is Spybot S&D still alive?

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

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  1. hogndog

    hogndog Registered Member

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    Well i decided to install it for old times sake and low and behold it caught the Babylon-Toolbar. It must have been a hold over from last week when i stepped outside of Sandboxie for about 5 minutes and picked up Trojan.Agent/Gen-Nullo [Short] I thought my machine was clean until tonight when S&D caught that toolbar, M.S.E. didn't see it. I'm thinking Spybot may be in for a come back.. ;)
     
  2. jmonge

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    this is a good come back:thumb:
     
  3. Tyrizian

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    Looks like they're starting to take thing's more seriously. I visited their website today and it's been completely revamped, it looks more professional now.
    http://www.safer-networking.org/

    All these new changes are starting to look promising.
     
  4. jmonge

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    looking good:thumb:
     
  5. sg09

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    website looks professional. I am too glad that they are taking the product seriously.
     
  6. Ranget

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    Cool new website, the old one also looked nice

    any spybot was very Good back in the day
    i tried the v2,0 well it's good but they over complicated the GUI other than that cool features
     
  7. zip

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    Does it remove freeze.com?
     
  8. luciddream

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    Still alive, but not nearly as useful as it was 5-10 years ago I'd say. With subscription lists on ABP being so comprehensive now, they cover anything (and then some) that the Immunization features on products like Spybot & Spyware Blaster would. Now it's just overlap. JMO. I used to use them both. No more.

    And the Immunization feature was really the only useful thing about it. The scanner was completely dated, even those 5-10 years back.
     
  9. carat

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    Does it automatically edit the hosts file? I found several host file entries from Spybot ... :rolleyes:
     
  10. jmonge

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    i am currently trying this one out:thumb:
     
  11. Tyrizian

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    I'm glad that safer-networking is taking the extra steps to improve on SpyBot...It's been long overdue. While it is getting better, there is a few thing's that I don't like.

    1.While the interface is more modern, I think having it's features/modules separated is a bit too clunky for my tastes. I actually prefer the old layout, rather than the way it is now.

    2.Immunization a few years ago was quite useful, but in the present...I find it not needed anymore, especially if such tools like AdBlock Plus, Ghostery, etc. can basically accomplish the same thing.
     
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