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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:33 AM
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Best spyware blocker?
I've been running free versions of Spyware Blaster, Spybot, and Spyware Killer.
Some how the Blaster and Killer programs got corrupted and they don't work any more. I've uninstalled them.

What do you think is the best program out there now?
I'd like free (natch), but will pay.

Thanks.

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SheepyMcSheepster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:37 AM
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1. i just use
spybot: search and destroy and Ad-Aware, they seem to find and take out everything, at least as far as i can tell.
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shoelace414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:38 AM
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2. Microsoft AntiSpyware
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 07:39 AM by shoelace414
and it's Free! It's the top download on Microsoft.com

It also keeps running like a virus scanner and stops spyware real time too.
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McKenzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:41 AM
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3. you might want to read this if you use M$ spyware blocker
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DebinTx Donating Member (389 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:44 AM
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5. They're asking for big trouble if folks try to edit their registry
MS should have made it easier than that to stop reports being sent.

I'll stick with my spybot and adaware.
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shoelace414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:50 AM
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7. I'm not overly worried about it.
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AntiCoup2K4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:28 AM
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14. Using Microsoft to stop spyware is like using Bush to stop terrorism
They talk big, but they benefit from the shit.
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McKenzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:43 AM
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4. run more than one imo
Adaware and Spybot, with regular updates to the signatures. The proggies differ and one will sometimes miss something the other will pick up.

Try running online scans too at sites such as>>>

http://store.ca.com/dr/v2/ec_Main.Entry17c?V1=677540&PI...
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leftyandproud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:48 AM
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6. spybot (make sure to immunize)+ ad-aware + spywareblaster + FIREFOX
rock solid protection
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:05 AM
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9. AMEN!
Use these programs and you will be virtually bulletproof.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:09 AM
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12. immunize?
'Splain?
Thanks
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leftyandproud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:16 AM
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13. k
navigate through the program menu to update the spyware definitions (you should do this for the other programs too).

After you update the definitions with Spybot, click the "immunize" feature on the elft side of the screen. It should be self explanatory. Basically, it loads all of the spyware definitions on your computer and prevents it from being infected in the first place.

Rather than running the program every time to kill spyware, by keeping an updated immunization, you prevent spyware from being installed at all.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:38 AM
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15. Oh yeah. Thanks.
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goodboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 07:56 AM
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8. what's the best anti-virus software?
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:06 AM
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10. There are free ones.
Avast and AVg are two. Very, very good. Very, very free. Lightweight, do not bog your computer like Norton.

I dislike Norton greatly. G R E A T L Y. It slows your computer down.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:08 AM
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11. I use AVG's new 7.0 version. It's free.
at grisoft.com
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