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SteveD

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Anti-Spyware
« on: January 27, 2006, 02:06:10 PM »
Hi good people!

I am so impressed with the helpfulness of everyone on this forum that I thought I'd ask another question.

I currently run Ad-aware se personal which seems good, I also use MS antispy which os "ok". I also have  spybot search & destroy; again "ok" & spywareguard which seems worthless as it never has any updates.

Does anyone have any reccomendations as to the Best anti-spyware (both free & paid for) and do you agree the best approach is multi-layered?

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Re: Anti-Spyware
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2006, 02:20:00 PM »
Hello SteveD,

There is not a single anti-spyware solution that catches all.
Most of the ad- and spyware is found by Lavasoft. The trio ad-aware, spybot s&d and spywareblaster is a good solution,
added by bazooka and a-squared or ewido you are aptly protected.
If you use a browser with Adblock plus installed and updated is also a good measure.

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Re: Anti-Spyware
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2006, 02:38:33 PM »
Thanks polonus,

I will check those out via google. By the way, any comments about Arovax antispy?

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Re: Anti-Spyware
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2006, 02:39:16 PM »
X-Cleaner Free is worth a mention, as is Trend Micro's online scanner. The Yahoo! toolbar includes an anti-spyware scanner, based on Pest Patrol's engine, I think.

More details here:

http://www.geocities.com/dontsurfinthenude/spyremoval.htm
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SteveD

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Re: Anti-Spyware
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2006, 02:42:31 PM »
Ok, Thanks Frank.

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Re: Anti-Spyware
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2006, 06:34:17 PM »
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Hi Steve,

I have had no experience with this product and until now had never heard of it. I did a Google search of Arovax and they seem the offer 3 or 4 products. It seems this is a beta (?) product which does not mean anything bad. Found it listed at many download sites with the standard product summary but only found a few reviews ... both good and bad. Takes these reviews with a grain of salt.    ;)

http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Arovax_AntiSpyware/1131136869/1

http://www.freewarefiles.com/review_9_206_16525.html

Perhaps someone else on this forum knows more about Arovax and it's products.


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Re: Anti-Spyware
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2006, 07:21:55 PM »
Thanks polonus,

I will check those out via google. By the way, any comments about Arovax antispy?
A search of these forums for Arovax will no doubt return many hits as this topic has been previously mentioned a couple of times.
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Re: Anti-Spyware
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2006, 09:49:19 PM »
The best way to be protected for Windows users is this:
http://blogs.zdnet.com/Spyware/index.php?p=760
It is 99% proof to stay malware free.

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Re: Anti-Spyware
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2006, 12:32:39 AM »
The best way to be protected for Windows users is this:
http://blogs.zdnet.com/Spyware/index.php?p=760
It is 99% proof to stay malware free.

polonus
I'm going to give that a try, seems like a very good idea, but they only draw back is that the Browser Appliance is 260+mbs  :-\

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Re: Anti-Spyware
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2006, 12:46:18 AM »
Hi watchthisspace,

Yep, if on broadband-(a)dsl it is quite some download, but you then have virtual arena (environment)  in linux that is running apart from, but inside your normal win environment, so if they (the baddies)  get root or can install malware, what is very unlikely with this confusing virtual software browsing enviroment, because the main malware vectors go for either IE and "Windhose" and in the unlikely case the virtual environment is shot down by a malware clown, you can just delete and reinstall a new one. It is just like a gigantic safe-proof sandboxie. Can you see the benefits and the advantages there.
If you have the space for it, I like to hear of your experiences. You can F8 your way through,

Try it,

polonus

PS The browser space is what the normal mem key having, not that big huh.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2006, 01:01:06 AM by polonus »
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Re: Anti-Spyware
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2006, 12:57:38 AM »
I'm looking foward to getting it  8)

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Re: Anti-Spyware
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2006, 06:32:36 AM »
X-Cleaner Free is worth a mention, as is Trend Micro's online scanner. The Yahoo! toolbar includes an anti-spyware scanner, based on Pest Patrol's engine, I think.

More details here:

http://www.geocities.com/dontsurfinthenude/spyremoval.htm

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Re: Anti-Spyware
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2006, 08:23:03 AM »
Hi to All of you
In my opinion the best protection (I mean  99.999%) can be achieved by a  multi-layer software combination.Total protection (100%) has only the OFF-line computer.
 ;) ;) ;)
I use a combination of freeware and shareware applications, see post bottom. Try these products which I have been used for 3 months without any conflict.
I hope it helps.
Yannis
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Umath

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Re: Anti-Spyware
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2006, 01:44:17 PM »
Yannis
(That means "John" in English)
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Sounds less Greek to me.  ;D