Which anti-spyware works best?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by imapotato!, Jan 31, 2007.

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  1. imapotato!

    imapotato! Registered Member

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    Which one has realtime monitering, preferably free and is light on memory? Do you know any good ones?
     
  2. trickyricky

    trickyricky Registered Member

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    No one single antispyware program is good enough alone, but the best all-rounder regarding all your requirements would be Spyware Terminator. Backed up with Superantispyware as an on-demand solution and most of the nasties out there will be eliminated from your system.
     
  3. btman

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    For free realtime monitering... The only ones that I know are....

    Windows Defender www.microsoft.com
    Spyware Terminator www.spywareterminator.com

    And yeah... All other realtime anti-spywares are paid.... Lol.
     
  4. TopperID

    TopperID Registered Member

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    Your choices are limited if you seek free realtime monitoring; however, in this category, one of the best apps is WinPatrol:-

    http://www.winpatrol.com/

    It is not a scanner, so you would have to use another prog for demand scans, but it does keep an eye on critical areas of your system.
     
  5. carephil

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    Hi!

    I have just joined this forum to share the problems I have experienced with SpywareTerminator.
    I have a new carefully maintained 3 Ghz desktop with XP Home. Twice, when I right-clicked the SpywareTerminator icon in the system tray, I received blue screen stop errors: 0x8E. I had just uninstalled a video capture program with a problem driver. Research indicated that SpywareTerminator may still have some program compatibility problems. System Restore got me out of trouble, but I still like the attributes (especially real-time defence) and interface of ST, and others don't seem to have problems. Do you or others know of the problems I have experienced? How do you all rank Spyware Terminator? I'm using the Opera 9.1 browser and Comodo firewall (both very good), AVG 7.5 free, Ad-Aware SE Personal, SpywareBlaster (which may not recognize the Opera browser), and Spybot. I've disabled real-time scanning in AVG Anti-Spyware because I will lose it anyway in a couple of weeks with my free version. The other security programs seem to be fine, but I wonder whether real-time scanning in SpywareBlaster might be incompatible with SpywareTerminator.

    Kind thoughts....
     
  6. the Tester

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    You could use WinPatrol or Spyware Terminator and use a scanner like SAS, A-Squared,AVG Antispyware.
     
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