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Windows Defender vs. Spyware Terminator
« on: June 21, 2007, 07:03:40 AM »
I am using AVAST and Microsoft Defender on my computer and it looks good so far. However I read that Spyware Terminator is a much better choice than windows defender as free Antispyware. Any recommendations?

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Re: Windows Defender vs. Spyware Terminator
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2007, 08:16:09 AM »
Spyware Terminator would be my program of choice

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Re: Windows Defender vs. Spyware Terminator
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2007, 11:03:02 PM »
For my experience, Spyware Terminator is better than Microsoft Defender, but it could use more resources. Maybe your system get too stressed. You can test and, please, post the results.
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Re: Windows Defender vs. Spyware Terminator
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2007, 11:22:27 PM »
You don't say what OS you are using but I assume XP.

Of the two I would say Spyware Terminator, though I don't use ST any more I didn't care to much for the interface. I prefer avg-as, there are others.

AVG anti-spyware (formerly Ewido). Or a-Squared free. Or SUPERantispyware.
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Re: Windows Defender vs. Spyware Terminator
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2007, 01:52:13 AM »
I just tryed both of them one after the other and on my computer (p4 2gb ram and XP SP2) i didnt notice any performance trouble. However ST did found 2 trojans that WD did not reported!


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Re: Windows Defender vs. Spyware Terminator
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2007, 07:19:16 AM »
I'm a SpywareTerminator (and Avast) user.
Like all security applications, hope you quarantined rather than deleted them, in case of false positives.
What were they called/where were they found? Did anything else detect them?
If this is heading off topic, might pay to post to the ST forums. (Link inside the program.)
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