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Free spyware removal

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Frontier, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. Frontier

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    Im on rather a tight budget at the moment so im looking for a sufficient free anti spyware program now that the licence on the program I was paying for has run out. Does anyone have any suggestions? is the new adaware2007 any good and does it do the job? Any suggestions would be appreciated :biggrin
     
  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    As you have the AVG anti-virus software, why not try the free version of the AVG anti-spyware software?

    Harry.
     
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  3. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    http://www.safer-networking.org/ - SpyBot is pretty good, AVG also seem ok.

    Its seems like with AV productss they all detect slightly different threats.
    Unlike AV products that often include real time scanning, alot of spyware tools only run when prompted so you can instal a few and give them a go.
     
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  4. stuPeas

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    Personally, I run Spybot, Adaware, spywareBlaster, and AVGfree, and CCleaner.
    I never have any problems but as said above, different apps pick up different threats.

    I also do a web scan with TrendMicro HouseCall every now and again. HouseCall also scans your machine for vulnerabilities in your installation of windows. Its takes a while to complete and you need to download Java Kernel, but Its a VERY good scan.
     
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  5. Bambino1506

    Bambino1506 Megabyte Poster

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    Windows defender, AVG and adaware for me. All free.
     
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  6. stuPeas

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    Somebody told me that windows defender was "pants" (don't know if its true)
     
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  7. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    I would not say that it's rubbish as I use it at work but use spybot and ad-aware more often with great results.
     
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  8. Bambino1506

    Bambino1506 Megabyte Poster

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    Yeah I've found adaware to be the best, tend to use that the most, if there's major stuff I run all 3.
     
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  9. greenbrucelee
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    I use AVG, spybot S&D and I run firefox as my browser and have ABP ad blocker all free:D
     
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