Is SpywareBlaster enough?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Sunnysdsr, Apr 2, 2006.

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  1. Sunnysdsr

    Sunnysdsr Registered Member

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    Hey, I surf the web alot and I'm paranoid about security. I run ad-aware professional to clean all the spyware off my computer and I use SpywareBlaster to block it on the web. I was wondering, are there any better SpyWare blockers than SpywareBlaster? If so, which ones and how?
     
  2. snowbound

    snowbound Retired Moderator

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    Hello,

    as your question is not support related, it has been moved to an appropriate forum.




    snowbound
     
  3. StevieO

    StevieO Registered Member

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    Hi,

    No SpywareBlaster is not enough, but ....

    First of all, how is it that you are getting so much spyware in your PC ? most of us don't get any. I wonder if you have properly secured your browser and PC ? That would be a high priority in stopping it coming in !

    A good HOSTS file can a very useful addition, do some searches on here for info etc about it.

    Here's a few software suggestions to think about as well.

    You could choose an AV with AS built in, like the one i use for example, which has now been upgraded to v9.5

    BitDefender 9 and BitDefender 9 Professional Plus now includes antispyware protection! http://www.bitdefender.com/site/Products/showSolutions/1/Desktop.html BitDefender 9 Antispyware a stand alone solution is also on there

    Just a few other solutions include

    Spybot - Search & Destroy Free http://www.safer-networking.org/en/spybotsd/index.html

    Windows Defender Free http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx

    Spy Sweeper http://www.webroot.com/consumer/products/spysweeper/?WRSID=6dbc76274926da0b74c8b4416f7f4aeb

    SUPERAntiSpyware http://www.superantispyware.com/

    ZeroSpyware http://www.fbmsoftware.com/pmain.aspx?id=3

    You can try before you buy on the non Free ones and see how they perform etc


    StevieO
     
  4. ghodgson

    ghodgson Registered Member

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    No as Stevie o points out. I assume you are using Internet explorer. Why not try another more secure browser instead of Internet explorer such as Opera. A lot of the spyware presently is targeted at IE. But if you must use IE --in addition to what Stevie o has pointed out there is also Spywareguard and dont forget the IE Immunisation feature in SPYBOT.
     
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