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Offline źђєкє°¹

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 i want to know if which is the better free anti-spyware in this two:

*spyware doctor starter edition 5.5
*spybot S&D

 plss help me
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Re: which is better spyware doctor or spybo S&D with avast home 4.8?
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2008, 10:08:19 AM »
It's hard to tell "who's the best" - tastes differ. As for me, I'm using Spybot S&D for more than a year and have never had "Spybot-Avast" conflicts.
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Re: which is better spyware doctor or spybo S&D with avast home 4.8?
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2008, 11:27:06 AM »
It's hard to know. SD Starter reportedly has fewer malware definitions than the full version but is still likely to be more effective than Spybot S&D Re: conflicts with avast! 4.8, you could ask on the SD forum.
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Re: which is better spyware doctor or spybo S&D with avast home 4.8?
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2008, 03:51:14 AM »
Generally SpywareDoctor on-demand has a greater detection rate than Spybot.
But Spybot allows immunization.
Why don't you keep both?
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Re: which is better spyware doctor or spybo S&D with avast home 4.8?
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2008, 01:38:26 PM »
Generally SpywareDoctor on-demand has a greater detection rate than Spybot.
But Spybot allows immunization.
Why don't you keep both?

But immunization, I think, will fill your hosts file with some 18000+ entries and thus will practically negate hosts main purpose - speeding up the web browsing...

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Re: which is better spyware doctor or spybo S&D with avast home 4.8?
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2008, 04:14:00 PM »
But immunization, I think, will fill your hosts file with some 18000+ entries and thus will practically negate hosts main purpose - speeding up the web browsing...
I didn't notice a slow down... I'll remove the hosts entries and see what I get.
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Re: which is better spyware doctor or spybo S&D with avast home 4.8?
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2008, 06:07:51 PM »
but when i install spybot,my pc gets slow on its start-up! :'(

how can i improve my start-up speed?
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Re: which is better spyware doctor or spybo S&D with avast home 4.8?
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2008, 11:15:24 PM »
but when i install spybot,my pc gets slow on its start-up! :'(

how can i improve my start-up speed?
Really? I can't see a relationship unless you've scheduled Spybot to on-demand scanning at boot time...
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