Which spyware program to use

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  1. Nontechguy

    Nontechguy Registered Member

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    Which Anti- spyware program to use

    Hi ... At this present time I am curious to know which Anti-spyware program you think is the best ? And also what works the best with nod32 ?

    I would really appreciate your input on this matter , Thanks
     
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  2. Triple Helix

    Triple Helix Webroot Product Advisor

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    Welcome to Wilders Nontechguy!!

    I personally use Ad-Aware SE Pro and SpySweeper and M$ AntiSpyware and I have no conflicks with NOD32!! :D :D

    HTH,

    Cheers,
     
  3. pykko

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    Oh God! So many anti-spywares?? o_O :eek: ! Why do you need all of them?
     
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    Paranoia i suspect....(J/K) ;) :D

    If u think that is a lot u wouldn't want to see my list. :eek: :D :D


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  5. webyourbusiness

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    A layered approach isn't a bad thing by any means - I run:

    NOD32 - Ad-Aware SE - SpyBot SD - Spyware Blaster - M$ AntiSpyware (on some machines) - plus a hardware AND software firewalls...

    and I do not consider myself to be bullet proof by any means...

    Although - the biggest protection is provided by NOD32 - this alerts before the other get a chance - I have the others as a legacy from before NOD32, and because I like the idea that many minds working in similar fields may be attacking different parts of the problem simultaneously - which means I hope to have protection from something that NOD32 might not be aware of yet by regular updates of the others... HOPEFULLY...
     
  6. Nontechguy

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    Thanks for the welcome :cool: .... Does Spysweeper detect trojans and malwares and whatever else there might be out there ? Thanks
     
  7. Brian N

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    I use NOD32 + Ewido and I scan once a month with Ad-Aware + Spybot (once a week with NOD).
    Ewido has a realtime scanner for nasties (spyware, adware, trojans, cookies etc.) and is fully compatible with NOD32.

    If you don't want the realtime scanner in Ewido, you can just go for the free version which 'only' has an on-demand scanner, and it's quite nice too :)
     
  8. PhantomVette

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    I have found nothing that works completely and automatically. Therefore, I want a malware program that lists what it finds so I can remove the problem myself, if it cannot. At least if I know what it finds, I can research the item and also know if it is truly removed. A lot of software "says" that it removes this or that but does not. I started with Adaware, then went to SpyBot, found some help with the Giant product purchased by Microsoft, and am currently using PestPatrol.
     
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    Spyware Doctor

    Spyware Doctor seems to catch more than others for me. The others constantly run clean after I scan with SD. After seeing this pattern for a while, I eventually uninstalled the others. Switching the order around didn't make to much of a difference. SD would still pick up the odd threat the others missed.
     
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  11. Capp

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    I run Ad-Aware, Spybot S&D, SpywareBlaster, MS Anti-Spyware, NOD32, and Ewido.

    I also run back-up scanners and have the newest host file from MVPS along with a hardware firewall. Plus I use FireFox with a few different important extensions.
     
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    Another vote for Spyware Doctor plus A2 for added bang for the buck...:D
     
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    Click on the link in my signature to see what I recommend in 3 stages.

    Hope this helps...

    Cheers :D
     
  14. Nontechguy

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    Hi ... Does anyone one know whether if this program detects nasty and remove them ?
     
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    I truely think this is one of the better Antispyware's and it does remove nasty's it detects but I don't run it real time I do a scan once a week!! MS Antispyware is free and Ad-Aware Personal is free and there are many more free ones just look through out the forum and you will find!!

    NOD32 picks up 99.9% of the nastys that come my way!!

    HTH,

    Cheers,
     
  16. petepohl

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    In conjunction with NOD32, I use Trojan Hunter- real time and manual scanner, Zone Alarm Pro 6.xxx, Win Patrol Plus real time, Spy Sweeper 4.3 real time and manual, MS antispyware manual, ad-aware manual , spybot search&destroy manual, and spyware blaster manual. I have found this combination to be quite adept at preventing insidious infections and all work quite well on my system. IMHO you cannot go wrong with this lineup.
     
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    On clients computers, I regularly use Microsoft Antispyware, I think it's an excellent program, especially the Advanced Features...very in depth.

    Also Spybot S&D, updated and immunized (gives some level of protection)

    On computers of those who I know will be problem surfers who stray around to bad areas, I'll also install SpywareBlaster...it's not a removal tool, but more of a protection for your browsers (IE, as well as Mozilla/Firefox)...think of it as a "Condom for your browser".

    I'll also use Adaware as a removal tool on heavily infected machines, as well as Spysweeper.
     
  18. pc-support

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    Apple Macintosh OS X :D :p

    Seriously though, I always install Microsoft's antispyware program along with NOD on customers computers and (touch wood) they have never had problems.
     
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    LOL! Shouldnt the thread be "Which AntiSpyware program to use"!!!
     
  20. TairikuOkami

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    I use IE, no realtime antispyware for about 2 years and 0 spyware found. :)
    For scaning (all freeware): A-squared (trojans), Ad-Aware, HijackThis, Spybot S & D.
    I do not like Microsoft Antispyware, because it has a service running in background, which takes about 20 MB RAM and more and it cannot be stopped. Only way to stop it - uninstall.
     
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    Which service do you notice that uses that much RAM? I only see 2x processes running related to MS AS, gcasdtserv (7,088K) and gcasserv (3,632K)

    Not that 20 megs is an issue for me, I've not found it to weigh down systems at all, it's light in CPU cycles.
     
  22. TairikuOkami

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    I have 1 GB RAM, but if it takes RAM and does nothing (program is off), then it is useless.
    I have improved security and gain about 50 MB RAM, by disabling useless services and effects.
     
  23. YeOldeStonecat

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    Yeah but have you found a 3rd process/and/or service that MS AS is using that I don't see? I even used processexplorer..and those are the only two that I can find, and by my math it's only about 10 megs.

    And I can shut it down and it remains shut down, the processes do indeed close, I just did it again as a double check.

    Anything that provides real time protection will utilize RAM.
     
  24. TairikuOkami

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    It was a long time ago, I have tried it, maybe Spysweeper forced to me to increase that number I remembered, because SpySweeper service took 50 - 90 or more MB RAM. Anyway I do not like program, which can be closed only by disabling service like SpySweeper. That is all. :)
     
  25. Rilla927

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    Spysweeper is specifically for spyware. If your looking for a program for specifically for Trojans you have Edwido, Trojan Hunter, BOClean. That's all I can think of off top of my head. There is many more.

    Here try this link, there is a list
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=95242
     
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