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helllo

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Spyware
« on: August 18, 2006, 09:03:51 AM »
Just wondering, does avast! dectect and remove spyware??

If not, does anyone know a good, free spyware remover like avast! ?

roro

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Re: Spyware
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2006, 09:40:01 AM »
As far as I know Avast doesn't detect and remove spyware.

I use Ad-Aware SE 
http://www.download.com/3000-2144-10045910.html

 and Spybot Search & Destroy  http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-Destroy/3000-8022_4-10122137.html

They are both free, and recommended by other users of Avast.
 
I also scan weekly with Ewido 
http://www.ewido.net/en/download/
(free after trial period) for trojans.

I am sure others in this forum will direct you to more freebies.

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Re: Spyware
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2006, 02:12:33 PM »
avast does detect some spyware and it is adding more detections. However, it isn't a specialist anti-spyware program the ones mentioned by roro are freeware and bring and extrat level to your security. another to consider is Spywareblaster Don't install this until you are clean.
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Re: Spyware
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2006, 02:14:21 PM »
As far as I know Avast doesn't detect and remove spyware.
Well... some of them, yes... anyway, avast is an antivirus and not an antispyware...

Besides Ad-Aware, Spybot Search & Destroy and Ewido
I can sugget:
1. a-squared
2. Spyware Terminator
3. Advanced WindowsCare (seems to have a very good imunization feature)
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carioca

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Re: Spyware
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2006, 10:20:01 PM »
 :D
you may add to: Arovax antispyware; Doctor Alex; SuperAntispyware, Bazooka and Spydefense. They are all freewares. Good luck. Best.
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Re: Spyware
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2006, 10:31:36 PM »
For me:
Arovax antispyware: is under 'development' and it's not mature yet. Poor detection.
SuperAntispyware: it's a good one, but without resident and the virus scanning of Spyware Terminator.
Bazooka: very limited...

Spydefense and Doctor Alex: don't know.
Doctor Alex was listed on this page because of concerns with the lack of information about the company and its privacy practices, as well as the false use of TRUSTe seal on the Doctor Alex web site. In December 2005, the vendor behind this application took steps to address all of our concerns. Thus, we can no longer consider Doctor Alex to be "rogue/suspect" anti-spyware.
Spydefense is not listed  :o
Is it Spyware Defense of  spywaredefense.com: too much false positives. Work as goad to purchase; dubious corporation associations  :(

Look, ewido and a-squared are more than antispyware but trojan removers.
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carioca

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Re: Spyware
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2006, 10:42:38 PM »
 :)
OK. You're almost right. But for Doctor Alex because I have read at spywarewarrior site that  they removed  from the black list. Thus, It is delisted there. You can read the note about it there. I have heard it has a big antispyware basis and now it's recommended. Best.