Need Recommendation For Spyware Software

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Limoman, Oct 24, 2004.

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  1. Limoman

    Limoman Registered Member

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    I know we're on Wilders Security Forum and can certainly appreciate any allegiance to their software, but with that said....can anyone recommend the "best" software to protect from spyware/adware?

    I'm currently running a variety of programs:
    Spyware Guard
    AdAware
    SpyBot Search and Destroy
    SpyHunter
    No Adware
    CWShredder

    Is there a definitive software program or programs that is considered the most effective?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. snowbound

    snowbound Retired Moderator

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    Hi Limoman. :)

    Welcome to Wilders.

    Since u are not specifically asking about Javacool products(this is the SpywareBlaster and other forum), i will move this thread to the Privacy Software forum for better attention. ;)



    snowbound
     
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  3. Limoman

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    Thank you. Sorry about that.
     
  4. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I also use
    a2
    spywareblaster
    processguard
    mozilla firefox
    winpatrol

    bigc
     
  5. snowbound

    snowbound Retired Moderator

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    U should also take a look at this,

    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm

    NoAdware and Spyhunter are on the rogue list, although it looks like Spyhunter might be legit now.....


    snowbound
     
  6. Infinity

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    I believe in Spyblocker and spywarestopper
     
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    no13 Retired Major Resident Nutcase

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    CWshredder solves only the "CoolWeb" problem
    I'd list out:

    Spybot SD
    AdAware SE
    Giant AntiSpyware (wilders did have a thread on it)
    Webroot SpySweeper (give it a shot, its nice)
    Spyare Blaster/Spyare Guard (JavaCool software)
    a2 free - only on demand scan
    a2 personal - on demand, on access scans, IDS/Fireall in built
    (Don't know much about a2, but a2 free picked up a trojan before Norton AV did, based on generic behaviour rather than signature files)
     
  8. solarpowered candle

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    I notice that in the last tests by E Howes the above two products were not included . I wonder how they would fair?. Spyware blocker is thought to be up there with the best as prevention . They both come with the option of life time licences also which is a very good deal in the long term . Especially as the life time licences are about the same cost as a year of pest patrol or giant .
     
  9. richrf

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    Hi Limoman,

    I've tried out serveral spyware programs. Ad-aware and Spybot complement each other and tend to find different pieces of spyware with the least number of false positives. Fakse positives can be a pain because I end up having to track down each alert to see if it is real or not.

    Pest Control had by far and a way the most false positives with the least number of real detections, so I stay away from it. SpySweeper is O.K, but there were many FPs and so it became a nuisance and I took it off my machine. Giant Anti-Spyware at first had a few FPs but lately it seems to be a lot cleaner. It found a nasty piece of spyware yesterday that Spybot and Adaware totally missed. I am finishing up my trial period with Giant AS, and I will most probably purchase it based upon this last experience. None of the anti-viruses or anti- trojans that I ran picked up on this pience of spyware.

    You may also want to look at either Process Guard 3.0 or Systems Safety Monitor as a way of trapping nasties before they have a chance to burn you. Also, I have to say that I am totally impressed with Prevx. It blocked a nasty that somehow got through FireFox and stopped and Overflow Buffer condition before it could destroy me. I used Process Guard to track down the little devil - which was hiding in Norton Systemworks and SSM's directorys somewhere - and just deleted all traces. I'm still in shock in the way that the nasty was able to get through so quickly and easily. I have KAV 4.5.104 with extended databases, BOClean, SSM, Prevx, and Giant AS all running in real-time mode, and it still got through. I am going to have to look at my FireFix options and see if I can tighhten up a bit.

    Hope this helps,
    Rich
     
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