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Offline Vaganzza

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Anti-spyware program?
« on: December 29, 2007, 10:21:36 AM »
Hi

I have the avast 4.7 professional edition on my computer. I read on the website that only the home edition (free edition) should install an anti-spyware program. Do I need to install an anti-spyware program also or is it already in the professional edition? (and if it already is in the software: Where can I find it?)

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Re: Anti-spyware program?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2007, 10:41:06 AM »
There is no difference between engines in home and pro version.
And Avast! Antivirus is no antispyware program although it is able
to detect some kinds of spyware - look here: http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html
I recommend urgently to install an Anti-Spyware programm.
Look here http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=31842.0
where you can decide which program could be the best for you.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2007, 10:44:58 AM by Tevion »
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Offline Vaganzza

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Re: Anti-spyware program?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2007, 11:18:35 AM »
Thanks for the quick reply. Maybe the website should be changed so it would be clear you can better install an anti-spyware program too if you have the professional edition.

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Re: Anti-spyware program?
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2007, 11:53:53 AM »
You can try AVG Antispyware; SUPERantispyware and/or Spyware Terminator to scan for spywares and trojans. All of them are compatible with avast.
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Re: Anti-spyware program?
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2008, 12:12:26 PM »
Hello  ;)

I installed 'avast! Home Edition' yesterday and i really like it. I'm searching for a Antispyware-Tool which is free and which have a resident scanner. I like AVG Antispyware but as you know the resident scanner works only 30 days in trial version  :-\ So what about your experiences?

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Re: Anti-spyware program?
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2008, 12:19:46 PM »
Hello  ;)

I installed 'avast! Home Edition' yesterday and i really like it. I'm searching for a Antispyware-Tool which is free and which have a resident scanner. I like AVG Antispyware but as you know the resident scanner works only 30 days in trial version  :-\ So what about your experiences?

Spyware Terminator is free and have real-time protection

http://www.spywareterminator.com/
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Re: Anti-spyware program?
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2008, 12:25:48 PM »
Thank you. I read that there is spyware in spyware terminator  :( Maybe 2 resident programs (avast / spyware terminator) will make problems?
« Last Edit: January 10, 2008, 12:34:14 PM by ght1 »

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Re: Anti-spyware program?
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2008, 12:37:28 PM »
Other possibility is the Starter version of Spyware Doctor that comes with Google Pack.
It's free.
Take a look, also, on ThreatFire (it's not the same of an antispyware, but it gives you event checking and blocking suspect actions).
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Re: Anti-spyware program?
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2008, 12:43:29 PM »
Thank you for that information, I will test it. If the computer is getting to slow i stay at avg antispyware without guard  :)

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Re: Anti-spyware program?
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2008, 12:48:57 PM »
Thank you for that information, I will test it. If the computer is getting to slow i stay at avg antispyware without guard  :)
Or the other two, without the guard too :)
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Re: Anti-spyware program?
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2008, 09:17:26 PM »
You can try AVG Antispyware; SUPERantispyware

I like both - which is the "better" one?  8)

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Re: Anti-spyware program?
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2008, 12:01:52 AM »
SAS for sure, since Grisoft took over Ewido (A.K.A. AVG anti-spyware) the program just doesn't seem to be progressing.

There are also a number of people in the forums who help on other forums (and this one) to clean out malware and SAS currently does a better job.
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Re: Anti-spyware program?
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2008, 12:05:17 AM »
Thank you :D
« Last Edit: February 10, 2008, 12:11:01 AM by ght1 »

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« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2008, 12:12:42 AM »
Your welcome.
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Re: Anti-spyware program?
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2008, 11:50:39 PM »
Thank you. I read that there is spyware in spyware terminator  :( Maybe 2 resident programs (avast / spyware terminator) will make problems?
There is no spyware in SpywareTerminator. I've been using it for a couple of years with no problems. There have been many discussions in the past about ST being "rogue", that has been proven to be not the case.
There is a toolbar that installs if you opt in for the "WSG" part of SpywareTerminator. I personally wouldn't install that - don't like toolbars - but it's down to user preference.
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