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Title: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: Omid Farhang on August 01, 2009, 02:11:59 PM
I want to see which antispyware is more popular, and also I wish to hear from you reason of your answer :)
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: Lisandro on August 01, 2009, 02:21:44 PM
Malwarebytes Antimalware (On-Demand) ;)
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: nmb on August 01, 2009, 02:22:09 PM
MBAM on demand .
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: +AdDicT+ on August 01, 2009, 02:25:00 PM
Umm i think its not 10bit but IObit Security 360^^

MBAM and SuperAntiSpyware^^

-AnimeLover^^
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: Omid Farhang on August 01, 2009, 02:29:32 PM
I've been searching for an antispyware for a very longtime!
me too, all days I'm living in security forums!

Malwarebytes Antimalware (On-Demand) ;)
Thank you tech

MBAM on demand .
thanks for reply

But the problem is that most of them are free but gives you only one shield!
I've been trying to find one which has good protection and removal and it is 10Bit Security 360
but I think security is not cheap to use only free programs to protect our computers, IObit is a well known company, but still it's not a trusted antispyware.

Umm i think its not 10bit but IObit Security 360^^

MBAM and SuperAntiSpyware^^

-AnimeLover^^
tnx!
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: Lisandro on August 01, 2009, 02:37:30 PM
How do we take a photo of my desktop and put it in a topic?
Maybe you should start a new topic for new questions.
See how: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=8982.0
You can use Gadwin PrintScreen to get a screenshot (http://www.gadwin.com/printscreen/) or the free version of WinSnap 1.1.10 (http://www.filehippo.com/download_winsnap/?2173).
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: nmb on August 01, 2009, 02:38:40 PM
Welcome Omid.. :)
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: .: L' arc :. on August 01, 2009, 03:09:04 PM
MBAM on demand. +1
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: Omid Farhang on August 01, 2009, 03:27:22 PM
@.: L' arc :. : Thanks.
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: .: L' arc :. on August 01, 2009, 03:31:43 PM
@.: L' arc :. : Thanks.

 You are always welcome. :)
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: YoKenny on August 01, 2009, 03:49:23 PM
I use Malwarebytes Antimalware (On-Demand + Real Time)   
Microsoft Security Essentials (Windows Defender)
WinPatrol as a Security Monitor

I don't use:
SUPERAntiSpyware
Spyware Terminator
Lavasoft Ad-Aware  <==  has not kept up with today's Internet threats
antispyware module in your firewall program 
SpyBot S&D  <==  has not kept up with today's Internet threats
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: Pedro Hin on August 01, 2009, 04:21:53 PM
I use the MalwareBytes on demand scanner. The main reason is they seem to be staying on top of the newest threats better than the others.

A year ago I would have said SuperAntiSpyware. I also used to use smitfraudfix back then but the whole smitfraud thing seems to have died down in my world.
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: Mr.Agent on August 01, 2009, 04:24:25 PM
Malwarebytes 1.39 Free is On-Demand so +1 for him i wouldnt use real time if i got my AV. Spybot S&D done great in my old cpu but no deleted all. Windows Defender not bad but still decent on detection but still i turn it on for like if he catch something that the other wont. So im happy with my kit.
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: rdmaloyjr on August 01, 2009, 04:29:57 PM
I prefer mbam to SAS.  Mbam has more fp's, especially stupid fp's.
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: Omid Farhang on August 01, 2009, 04:49:49 PM
I use Malwarebytes Antimalware (On-Demand + Real Time)   
Microsoft Security Essentials (Windows Defender)
WinPatrol as a Security Monitor

I don't use:
SUPERAntiSpyware
Spyware Terminator
Lavasoft Ad-Aware  <==  has not kept up with today's Internet threats
antispyware module in your firewall program 
SpyBot S&D  <==  has not kept up with today's Internet threats


Thanks YoKenny for the nice answer :)
today I tested Ad-Aware after a long time, let it to scan my hard drive, else than some funny and very worse false positive and very low detection rate it could not do a good job.
SUPERAntiSpyware never found anything in my computer still after long time
but I like Spyware Terminator, I use it only as on demand scanner and the latest version is much more stable and also has a good detection rate (if you ignore Flase Positives!!) very fast scanning and high detection rate.
and about SpyBot S&D, it has helped me in my paste and it has no background process, so I don't uninstall it and ignore it in my computer if one day I needed that!
but I don't use Microsoft Security Essentials because it has conflict with my computer configuration. and also I've removed WinPatrol from auto-start because I've other programs which has WinPatrol features too.
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: Omid Farhang on August 01, 2009, 04:53:05 PM
I use the MalwareBytes on demand scanner. The main reason is they seem to be staying on top of the newest threats better than the others.

A year ago I would have said SuperAntiSpyware. I also used to use smitfraudfix back then but the whole smitfraud thing seems to have died down in my world.
Thanks :)

Malwarebytes 1.39 Free is On-Demand so +1 for him i wouldnt use real time if i got my AV. Spybot S&D done great in my old cpu but no deleted all. Windows Defender not bad but still decent on detection but still i turn it on for like if he catch something that the other wont. So im happy with my kit.
yeah, Thank you!

I prefer mbam to SAS.  Mbam has more fp's, especially stupid fp's.
MBAM had so many false positive in my system, but not anymore, no more false positive in MBAM for me, and only poor detection rate in SAS
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: Shiw Liang on August 01, 2009, 04:55:27 PM
What do you think of spyware doctor?
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: Omid Farhang on August 01, 2009, 05:28:00 PM
What do you think of spyware doctor?
it's a good antispyware, it has good scanner and spyware definition is not bad too. but it's heavy and not modern engine like new antispywares and some times it conflict with your other security software. but it's my opinion and experience of that, our other experts can answer it better :)
for me it has a good detection rate, but it conflict with other programs and also slow down my windows. maybe free version of that which come wityh Google Pack can be a good on-demand scanner with few realtime components.

I hope our other friends tell us their opinion, because it's my question too! :)
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: spg SCOTT on August 01, 2009, 05:33:26 PM
Hi Omid,

At the moment, since I am still getting used to my new pc and vista, I am only using Windows defender. I will install MBAM eventually though, it's always good to have a second opinion and I think it seems to have the edge in that respect.

-Scott-
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: DavidR on August 01, 2009, 05:47:56 PM
The problem being you only see part of the picture as some use more than one anti-spyware/malware. Since I had SAS before MBAM and I liked it, I purchased the SAS Pro version. I have stuck with it as the resident Anti-Spyware (AS) since you shouldn't have two resident AS running and have MBAM as on-demand.
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: bob3160 on August 01, 2009, 07:02:07 PM
ThreatFire (http://www.threatfire.com/) is missing. :)
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: bob3160 on August 01, 2009, 07:04:57 PM
IObit 360 also should be added. :)  Find more information at:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=46939.0 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=46939.0)
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: Omid Farhang on August 01, 2009, 07:26:37 PM
ThreatFire (http://www.threatfire.com/) is missing. :)
usually I think of it as "HIPS/Behavior Guard" and it's why I did not wrote it in list, but if you say, I would add it.
also it's part of PC Tools Spyware Doctor too :)

IObit 360 also should be added. :)  Find more information at:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=46939.0 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=46939.0)
I'm @ your service ;)
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: Omid Farhang on August 01, 2009, 07:37:07 PM
The problem being you only see part of the picture as some use more than one anti-spyware/malware. Since I had SAS before MBAM and I liked it, I purchased the SAS Pro version. I have stuck with it as the resident Anti-Spyware (AS) since you shouldn't have two resident AS running and have MBAM as on-demand.
I'm the other one who vote "more than one antispyware", but I don't use SAS as real time protection, it cause so much problem some times, sometimes when it freeze, it cause whole system freeze until it back to responding, I've not a real time spyware protection else than my Antivirus suite (Avira PSS). but I've a lot of on-demand scanner such MBAM, SAS, Spyware Terminator, SpyBot S&D and even a tweaked installation of Ad-Aware and none of them are on my startup or having background service. so my system is running in optimum performance with having enough security.
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: Omid Farhang on August 01, 2009, 07:41:07 PM
Hi Omid,

At the moment, since I am still getting used to my new pc and vista, I am only using Windows defender. I will install MBAM eventually though, it's always good to have a second opinion and I think it seems to have the edge in that respect.

-Scott-

I cannot trust Windows Defender, because it's what can be find in all infected vista system! it has 0 false positive, but it has most worse/poor detection rate too!! MBAM can be good for a system who don't act very risky in Internet!
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: Lisandro on August 01, 2009, 08:20:08 PM
Omid... the problem is that we can choose (vote for) only one program...
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: Omid Farhang on August 01, 2009, 09:12:40 PM
Omid... the problem is that we can choose (vote for) only one program...
sadly I cannot change it anymore, only I can add/remove options, not change it, or start another one :(
but, anyway my question was about your "frontline" of spyware protection
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: Jahn on August 02, 2009, 12:29:02 AM
I voted "none of above, Other products else than above list". Whereas I do use SAS Pro as a backup and a demand scanner, it is always HIPS (CIS 3.10 w/ Defense+) that blocks and notifies me of problems first. HIPS/behavior blockers are also superior to definition based programs for zero-day attacks. In addition, I have MBAM free and A-Squared free for demand scanners.

There's a similar poll as this at Major Geeks (http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=188032) you/others may be interested in.
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: polonus on August 02, 2009, 12:34:16 AM
Hi Omid,

I could not say which MBAM and SAS (both as on-demands), they seem great as a duo next to your resident AV solution, also have ThreatFire & SpywareBlaster
I miss Trend Micro's RU Botted in your presentation, it is free, does not weigh heavy on the old cycles, and it detects possible bot activity,

polonus
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: Conogo on August 02, 2009, 02:30:42 AM
For me is SAS (real time) + MBAM (on demand). So I have to choose "> 1 antispyware".  :)
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: Rumpel on August 02, 2009, 02:36:13 AM
Anti virus only...  I know it's not common here but I'm tired of updating security apps.  I might be relying on Returnil too much nowadays.
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: RZPogi on August 02, 2009, 09:26:53 AM
I use SAS and malwarebytes (both on-demand) so more than one antispyware for me.
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: Omid Farhang on August 02, 2009, 11:15:39 AM
Thank you Jahn, polonus, Conogo, Rumpel, RZPogi for answering :)
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: Avastfan1 on August 02, 2009, 11:43:00 AM
Hi Omid,

I answered too XD

Well I completed the poll. For the record it is MBAM on demand and resident.

MBAM as a resident module seems to play very nicely with Avast. I have yet to experience a problem.

Best wishes,

Avastfan1
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: Conogo on August 02, 2009, 11:57:07 AM
Thank you Jahn, polonus, Conogo, Rumpel, RZPogi for answering :)

You are welcome. Omid  ;)
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: Omid Farhang on August 02, 2009, 12:11:04 PM
Hi Omid,

I answered too XD

Well I completed the poll. For the record it is MBAM on demand and resident.

MBAM as a resident module seems to play very nicely with Avast. I have yet to experience a problem.

Best wishes,

Avastfan1

Thank you my dear friend!!
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: rdmaloyjr on August 02, 2009, 07:20:01 PM
The votes don't translate to what is the best or worst antispyware.

I voted for SAS Free (on-demand), but I depend on the built in antispyware of avast!.

The poll wasn't done right, those voting for an on-demand antispyware were like me, relying on avast!'s antispyware module.  This is avast!'s support forum. ;)
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: Omid Farhang on August 02, 2009, 07:31:58 PM
The votes don't translate to what is the best or worst antispyware.

I voted for SAS Free (on-demand), but I depend on the built in antispyware of avast!.

The poll wasn't done right, those voting for an on-demand antispyware were like me, relying on avast!'s antispyware module.  This is avast!'s support forum. ;)
and I did not ask what's best antispyware, I asked avast! forum members to find "most popular antispyware" that "avast! users" are using.

Thanks for reply.
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: rdmaloyjr on August 02, 2009, 07:42:12 PM
Quote
I did not ask what's best antispyware
I didn't say you did, but many may interpret it that way.

Quote
The poll wasn't done right, those voting for an on-demand antispyware were like me, relying on avast!'s antispyware module.  This is avast!'s support forum.   ;)
This is the main point of my post.
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: Mr.Agent on August 02, 2009, 07:45:55 PM
For sure MBAM can find some false positive because of his heavy heuristic but with the ignore button u cant have no problem :)
Title: Re: What's your preferred Antispyware?
Post by: Omid Farhang on August 02, 2009, 09:17:57 PM
@rdmaloyjr: I got it!! :)

@Mr.Agent: yes, maybe! it's what I've not seen, but maybe it does, because you have seen it yourself :)