Which Anti-Spyware do you prefer?

Discussion in 'polls' started by sir_carew, Feb 2, 2005.

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Which one?

  1. SpySweeper

    34 vote(s)
    21.9%
  2. Microsoft AntiSpyware

    30 vote(s)
    19.4%
  3. Spybot Search & Destroy

    18 vote(s)
    11.6%
  4. Ad-Aware

    34 vote(s)
    21.9%
  5. SpywareBlaster

    12 vote(s)
    7.7%
  6. Other (please post)

    27 vote(s)
    17.4%
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  1. sir_carew

    sir_carew Registered Member

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    Which anti-spyware do you prefer? I prefer SpySweeper, however I use SpySweeper+Ad-Aware+Microsoft anti-spyware+Spybot Search & destroy.
     
  2. dog

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    Giant ... prior to M$'s acquisition.

    :ninja: *puppy* :ninja:
     
  3. Spray-on Dust

    Spray-on Dust Registered Member

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    This is tough. It's between MS AntiSpyware (I've never tried the Giant Version) and SpySweeper for me.

    I've switched between both for the past few weeks or so and both have caught stuff the other hasn't. Coincidentally, I just caught my first piece of Spyware with Spysweeper the other day. It was the "Neededware". MS Antispyware caught some kazaa malware and something else maybe. They are both great but I can't really decide which offers better protection. I hate to say it (just because it's Microsoft :D ) but I might be leaning towards MS antispyware.

    Only time will tell, however. My license for Spysweeper runs out in October.


    Spray-on Dust
     
  4. the Tester

    the Tester Registered Member

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    The original Giant here too.
     
  5. Jimbob1989

    Jimbob1989 Registered Member

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    I have used all in the list apart from SpySweeper. All seem to do the job.

    Jimbob
     
  6. polyglory

    polyglory Registered Member

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    Original Giant and Spysweeper
     
  7. manOFpeace

    manOFpeace Registered Member

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    I ticked Ad-aware simply because I can see results which are 99% clean. I have SpywareBlaster which could be equally as good as Ad-aware, but no results displayed. :)
     
  8. bigbuck

    bigbuck Registered Member

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    I use SBS&D, SWB and AAW. They all play nicely together. I found the M$ one a bit buggy and got rid of it....it's still beta anyway.
    Buck.
     
  9. mmmmm, I Think for me is my mother in law staying by my side, that´s the best. jejeje, just a joke!!!
     
  10. nadirah

    nadirah Registered Member

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    I use SBS&D, AAW-SE, Spywareblaster and spywareguard. All run perfectly. ;)
     
  11. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    ADAWARE PLUS ;)
     
  12. Ailric

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    "Which Anti-Spyware do you prefer?"

    I prefer MS-Antispyware which is FREE and is proven to be best in various tests.
     
  13. Firecat

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    eScan's XBases all the way!!! Of course, I do use Ad-Aware and Spybot too.
     
  14. aliwiseman

    aliwiseman Registered Member

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    I've found spysweeper to find stuff that spybot n adaware doesnt. It did conflict with Nod32 initially but soon sorted that. They all run happily enough tho together.
     
  15. Eldar

    Eldar Registered Member

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    I like Spy Sweeper & Ewido (realtime) a lot. They sit in my systray and play nicely together.:)
    Never had any problem with these apps. Adwatch is also running in the systray.
    Together with KAV I think it's a pretty strong defence.
    Just removed the original Giant & ZeroSpyware, although my subscription to Giant wasn't expired yet.:(
    I like it better this way. IMO
     
  16. Antarctica

    Antarctica Registered Member

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    Ad-Aware Plus and SpyBot. :)
     
  17. Security Freak

    Security Freak Registered Member

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    the best anti spyware is a combination of two or more,i have Doctor Spyware,Spy Boot S & D,Ad-aware and another one that sometimes i install for testing.
     
  18. abhi_mittal

    abhi_mittal Registered Member

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    My arsenal consists of Spybot, Adaware, Spyware Doctor, Spyware Blaster and Intermute's SpySubtract.
    I feel its better to have different programs as all programs have their own specialities.

    Abhishek
     
  19. Security Freak

    Security Freak Registered Member

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    lol we have to use a coctel for removing spyware :D
     
  20. Stephanos G.

    Stephanos G. Registered Member

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    CounterSpy
     
  21. richrf

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    Actually, Kaspersky 4.5 with extended databases seems to catch everything. So it would have to be my favorite. After that, Ad-aware seems to be the most useful in catching and cleaning up things. Giant use to find something now and then that Ad-aware missed, but after MS purchased it, it doesn't find anything anymore. MS must have done something to mute it. I'm going to run my once-a-month Giant scan hoping that it finds something and making my purchase somewhat worthwhile. No way will I renew. ;)

    Rich
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2005
  22. abhi_mittal

    abhi_mittal Registered Member

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    LOL, the guys at MS mess up things..ALWAYS! :mad:
     
  23. S!x

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    CounterSpy
     
  24. abhi_mittal

    abhi_mittal Registered Member

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    Forgot to mention it...CounterSpy is a great tool. I am trialling it.
     
  25. richrf

    richrf Registered Member

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    Yes, CounterSpy will be one of the tools I will be looking at when my Giant license expires.

    Rich
     
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