Recommedations: Anti-Spyware(Freeware) Programs

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by RCGuy, May 17, 2006.

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  1. RCGuy

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    Does anyone know of any really good anti-spyware programs(freeware) that gets rid of spyware cookies from blogs, websites, etc.? I already have Ewido, Spybot, Windows Defender(which doesn't seem like it ever does anything), Ad-Aware SE Personal, and Trend Micro. I'll even take a few really good Payware recommendations also. ;)
     
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    I see I am not the only one that says Windows Defender does nothing :D
     
  4. RCGuy

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    Hey, thanks guys. Also, at a site like this, I was expecting more recommendations. Unless, of course, I have most of the main anti-spyware freeware programs already. :D
     
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    That makes three of us. I ditched it months ago.
     
  6. RCGuy

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    Same here. I just ditched Windows Defender yesterday.
     
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    Hi, to address your main concern; tracking cookies. I might have a solution. Get a full version Ewido, and enable the tracking cookie shield, coupled with any full version of internet surf annonymizer such as ghost surf or hide IP platinum. They will prevent most of cookies from hatching into PC. For the secondary safety, you can use trend micro scanner to get rid of remaining ones. Good luck.:)
     
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    The Proxomitron with Grypen's filter set has made it so I haven't had a spyware cookie in a long long time. It also filters out annoying adds, improves googles look, allows me toggle java and flash on websites, prevents malicious scripts for running, etc. And its free ;)

    Alphalutra1
     
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    SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition...
     
  10. JerryM

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    I have the full version of Ewido, but I do not see how to enable any specific shield.
    Where do I find those settings? Or is it under the SCAN settings?

    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
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    Hi, jerry: to activate cookie shield; open ewido window. click"shield".then check "cookie". on ewido v 4 only.(?).
     
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    i do the same but with firefox. i use permit cookies to easily and quickly change cookie permissions for sites.
     
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    Permit Cookies extension for Firefox is the best "cookie-accept/reject" extention that I have found. I use it myself.

    Cookies Culler is not that great, because it only protects and unprotect cookies, therefore requiring more user intervention, which you may think be more secure then Permit Cookies but it is not...

    To use Permit Cookies, just click on the icon, and click accept, and it will permanantly remember your cookie perference for your site.

    Get it here: http://gorgias.de/mfe/
     
  18. JerryM

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    Thanks, I am using 3.5 and evidently it is not the same.
    Jerry
     
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    i agree with crow SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition is awesome. while other programs choke on removing HORRIBLE spyware like spyaxe and spysheriff, SAS removes them with ease.

    :thumb: :thumb: 2 thumbs way up!
     
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    It is best free spyware scanner I hope.
     
  21. Franklin

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    Agree.

    Also FF with adblock and noscript extensions.
     
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