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Anti-spyware

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology Forum' started by just-want-peace, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. just-want-peace

    just-want-peace Well-Known Member

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    Any recommendations for a good “anti-spyware” download?

    Thanks!!
     
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    spybot..........
     
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    just-want-peace Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys! Mission accomplished.
     
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    I've tried many, and the two I like the most are AVG Anti Virus, and Lavasoft Ad-Aware. They have freeware versions for single end users.
     
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    For preventative measures, look at SpyBot amd SUPERAntispyware. Both are free.

    SpyBot has an "Immunize" feature that blocks several thousand varients of spyware/adware. SUPERAntiviris is an active protection program that watches for any spyware and acts uon it.

    For cleaning a system infected with spyware, I use Malwarebyets Anti-Malware, along with SpyBot and Ad Aware, if it is not too severe. If the computer is in rough shape, or seems to have something that has really dug in, I go to a website of a friend of mine and go through the process he has there. He knows his stuff and is the security guy on the forum I help run. Spyware-Asylum

    For overall protection, I use Microsoft Security Essentials. I have used it since it started beta testing and have found it to be very light on resources and a very good anti-virus/anti-malware utility. It replaces Windows defender as well as being an anti-virus. It is also free.
     
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