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Offline EliyahuT

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ad-aware vs spybot
« on: January 02, 2009, 01:03:01 PM »
what more better with AVAST PRO Edition?

AD-AWARE 2008 PRO or SPYBOT S&D?
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Re: ad-aware vs spybot
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2009, 02:03:59 PM »
This "debate" is well covered in threads like this one. Personally I would not bother with either because they are not very effective.
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Re: ad-aware vs spybot
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2009, 02:24:33 PM »
Better will be using SUPERantispyware, MBAM or Spyware Terminator.
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Re: ad-aware vs spybot
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2009, 03:44:31 PM »
OK...

but what more better from that program?

AD AWARE PRO or SPYBOT S&D?
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Re: ad-aware vs spybot
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2009, 07:50:48 PM »
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My choice of those 2 would be Spybot for it's resident protect of the registry and it's host file. Adaware is one I gave up on several years ago. I still use Spybot even though many here do not. I also have MBAM and Spyware Terminator for on demand scans. One thing good about Spyware Terminator is that, even though I use it as non-resident, it can be set to scan each day at a certain time.


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Re: ad-aware vs spybot
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2009, 08:34:08 PM »
but what more better from that program?
AD AWARE PRO or SPYBOT S&D?
Spybot (it's free ;))
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Re: ad-aware vs spybot
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2009, 09:05:49 PM »
Have to go with Spybot if for no other reason it does not
have a permanent running process like Ad-Aware.
I really have a problem with that.
A-Squared default also runs a2free.exe as resident,
but you disable it if you run as Administrator.
The Ad-Aware thing can not be.
Dear old SpyBot,long in the tooth,but still useful.
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Re: ad-aware vs spybot
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2009, 09:09:21 PM »
Have to go with Spybot if for no other reason it does not
have a permanent running process like Ad-Aware.
Run SpywareTerminator than. It's better than ad-aware and Spybot.
In Spybot, the only resident is TeaTimer (not enough protection though).
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Re: ad-aware vs spybot
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2009, 12:35:47 PM »
First of all these two do not really have the same perspective and abilities to deal with malware. I would say AD pro is better then SB but this does not mean that i would recommend it for any reason. Avast is enough for real time protection but as a second back up scanner you could use SUPERANTISPYWARE free with no realtimefunctions and once a month do  a thorough scan with DR WEB CUREIT . Mind that all these are free.
When i do scans with both they only find some cookies and nothing else.
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Re: ad-aware vs spybot
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2009, 08:41:04 PM »
Have to go with Spybot if for no other reason it does not
have a permanent running process like Ad-Aware.
Run SpywareTerminator than. It's better than ad-aware and Spybot.
In Spybot, the only resident is TeaTimer (not enough protection though).

Sorry Tech,I miss used my terms.
I did not mean real time protection,
I meant that Ad_aware,when ran as a on-demand scanner,without the Ad-Watch
real time module,still has a permeant running process visable in task manager.
Unless the Tea-Time is activated in Spy-Bot it does not have a permenate running process.

The one in A-Squared free to enable non-Adminstrator accounts to use the software,can be disabled with administrator rights with no harm.
The Ad-Aware process if disabled will prevent the program from loading.
That is what I have a problem with,on-demand scanners with permanent running process's.
I really have rethought the whole real time anti-spyware thing,and no longer feel
a need for it.
Avast plus on-demands seem enough.
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Re: ad-aware vs spybot
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2009, 09:02:16 PM »
Sorry Tech,I miss used my terms.
I did not mean real time protection,
I meant that Ad_aware,when ran as a on-demand scanner,without the Ad-Watch
real time module,still has a permeant running process visable in task manager.
It's a useless service... just taking resources and offering no protection at all... :P

The Ad-Aware process if disabled will prevent the program from loading.
SpywareTerminator is not a solution either.
You can use MBAM.
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