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frankieplus

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Spyware scanner to use along side AVAST recomendation please?
« on: October 05, 2008, 05:04:59 PM »
I'm using Avast 4.8 and want to scan my computer for spyware and adware etc.

What is a good program for this that won't interfere with Avast?


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Re: Spyware scanner to use along side AVAST recomendation please?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2008, 05:23:59 PM »
Try a Google search and download from their sites SUPERANTISPYWARE (free version) and SPYWARE TERMINATOR (free version, it has resident protection, don't install the tool bar nor the integrated AV). I recommend too MALWAREBYTE (very useful). All are compatible with AVAST and FREE ;)

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Re: Spyware scanner to use along side AVAST recomendation please?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2008, 05:49:16 PM »
Just check out my signature and you will see I use two anti-spyware/malware tools one resident the other on demand.

SUPERantispyware On-Demand only in free version.

Or MalwareBytes Anti-Malware freeware (on-demand) version http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/malwarebytes/mbam-setup.exe, right click on the link and select Save As or Save File (As depending on your browser), save it to a location where you can find it easily later.

Or Spyware Terminator Resident scanner (if you use this don't install the toolbar or crawler or the anti-virus module).
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Re: Spyware scanner to use along side AVAST recomendation please?
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2008, 06:24:51 PM »
You might want to have SpywareBlaster too, not as a scanner (It doesn`t) but as a resident spyware blocker:

http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/sbdownload.html

Not a hog on resources and no conflict with Avast ... free too, unless you want to submit a contribution or pay for automatic updates.
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Re: Spyware scanner to use along side AVAST recomendation please?
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2008, 06:43:16 PM »
frankieplus,

avast! 4.8 has real-time on-access spyware protection, but it is good to run an on-demand scan occasionally.  I recommend SUPERAntiSpyware free edtion.

Additionally, I highly recommend WinPatrol.

SpywareBlaster is good to have, also.

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Re: Spyware scanner to use along side AVAST recomendation please?
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2008, 08:05:12 PM »
I am posting so you can see my signature. Those are the items I am running for a secure and clean system.
All of the files listed in above posts are very good in thier own way, and work well with avast!
I like Spybot because of its' resident protection and it can be found here:
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

But really, it is a personal preference depending on your needs. As I said, any of the programs in the above
posts are very good at what they do.

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Re: Spyware scanner to use along side AVAST recomendation please?
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2008, 08:36:00 PM »
I like WinPatrol and I purchased the PLUS update.  Woof. Woof.

I find that SUPERAntiSpyware free edition is a bit bloated but it is a good application.

SpywareBlaster is good and it does not consume system resources.

SpyBot S&D is good but TeaTimer is redundant with WinPatrol and after an update then Immunize I advise going back to SpywareBlaster to insure that all its protection is enabled.

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Re: Spyware scanner to use along side AVAST recomendation please?
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2008, 10:54:31 PM »
T-timer is NOT redundant with Win Patrol
T-timer is more of an on-access - runs before program runs- changes are prevented or confirmation is required- a black/white list is also referenced
Win patrol is an after the fact scanner-Scotty goes on patrol- anything that changes have to be undone
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I use both
Scotty is lighter on resources
T-timer's first access does a memory-registry scan and loads the database so there is some slight delay, subsequent program openings are quicker

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Re: Spyware scanner to use along side AVAST recomendation please?
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2008, 02:46:49 AM »
I like WinPatrol and I purchased the PLUS update.  Woof. Woof.

Hi...

Does he howl too? If he does, I might buy it for my system. ;D

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Re: Spyware scanner to use along side AVAST recomendation please?
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2008, 04:34:14 AM »
Win patrol is free
avast anti-trojan does not do registry scans- what it does it does well- the best free product out there and very nearly the best in any comparison
so a specialty real time anti-spywaree-anti malware-anti trojan is required plenty of discussion above
Super anit spyware is bloated? compared to what
AS the free version is "on demand" only it really does not matter













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Re: Spyware scanner to use along side AVAST recomendation please?
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2008, 10:05:31 PM »
I find that SUPERAntiSpyware free edition is a bit bloated
Why? Drivers loaded at booting? ???
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Re: Spyware scanner to use along side AVAST recomendation please?
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2008, 11:08:27 PM »
I find that SUPERAntiSpyware free edition is a bit bloated
Why? Drivers loaded at booting? ???

I don't find that to be the case and I'm using the resident pro version.

In the free version you can disable the background process, which is there to give a context scan functionality, without having to start the program and even then it doesn't use much in the way of resources as it is idle.
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Re: Spyware scanner to use along side AVAST recomendation please?
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2008, 10:01:37 AM »
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For many years, I have used Spybot-S&D as my resident anti-spyware (Teatimer active since it's inclusion) and, as of last year, Spyware Terminator as an on-demand anti-spyware scanner.

Both of these work well with avast ... as do others that have been mentioned above.


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