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Offline harman123

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spybot worth it
« on: October 21, 2009, 11:05:38 PM »
i have malwarebytes and superantispyware.

does spybot still worth it and how is the detection rate against malwarebyte or superantispyware

YoKenny

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Re: spybot worth it
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2009, 11:10:41 PM »

Offline harman123

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Re: spybot worth it
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2009, 11:12:20 PM »
i do trust avast ;D
i did submit all the samples from MRG rogue test to alwil already.

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Re: spybot worth it
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2009, 11:34:15 PM »
i do trust avast ;D
i did submit all the samples from MRG rogue test to alwil already.


then forget SS&D, it's been out for a while now  ;)

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Re: spybot worth it
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2009, 02:04:08 AM »
Spybot is Old School. In recent online tests, it does not stand up to the two scanners you list. There are users who like the Tea Timer in Spybot as a guard in real-time protection, though. I personally only depend on the anti-spyware that is included in Avast free. I routinely use  the two scanners you list every couple of weeks or when I notice a system slow down.

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Re: spybot worth it
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2009, 04:43:02 PM »
agree Spybot is so old school.
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12 GB ram 1 tb hard drive. Avast 18, MBAM

Offline Shiw Liang

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Re: spybot worth it
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2009, 01:20:44 PM »
Do someone know how much update we have a week from spybot?

YoKenny

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Re: spybot worth it
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2009, 01:28:55 PM »
Do someone know how much update we have a week from spybot?

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Offline Shiw Liang

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Re: spybot worth it
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2009, 01:30:32 PM »
Eh?Why is it so?
But is spybot not putting update anymore?
Did they stop their business?

YoKenny

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Re: spybot worth it
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2009, 01:32:02 PM »
They put out updates maybe once per month.

Hermite15

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Re: spybot worth it
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2009, 01:34:16 PM »
true, if I remember correctly, haven't used SS&D for a while, updates are rare...may be once a month or something like that...another issue I remember is when an update was available, you had to retry and wait and retry again...SS&D server was most of the time overloaded and really slow...and update failed to download. There has been some improvement to that, but not enough to justify the use of the software which is basically meant to take care of IE cookies browser helpers and toolbars  ;D

Offline Shiw Liang

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Re: spybot worth it
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2009, 01:39:00 PM »
What anti malware protection will you suggest me to use I have now avast,threatfire,immunet protect and spyware begone

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Re: spybot worth it
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2009, 01:47:27 PM »
What anti malware protection will you suggest me to use I have now avast,threatfire,immunet protect and spyware begone
Only MBAM on demand, nothing more.
Do you use Windows firewall?
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Re: spybot worth it
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2009, 01:48:31 PM »
Yes I removed comodo firewall taking too long for startup.
Malwarebytes?
Okay^^You are the expert

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Re: spybot worth it
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2009, 01:56:39 PM »
Spyware Begone is a bogus malware remover:
http://hosts-file.net/default.asp?s=www.spywarebegone.com <== FSA - sites engaged in the selling or distribution of bogus or fraudulent applications

I use a HOSTS file for additional protection:
Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm