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Duane Blomberg

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« on: August 11, 2011, 08:14:13 AM »
whats a good antispyware for free?
to run along with avast free

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Re: antispyware
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2011, 08:31:45 AM »
whats a good antispyware for free?
to run along with avast free

Well, spyware is already covered by avast. ;)
But for a second opinion, you can use free Mbam.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/
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Re: antispyware
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2011, 08:53:47 AM »
whats a good antispyware for free?
to run along with avast free

Well, spyware is already covered by avast. ;)
But for a second opinion, you can use free Mbam.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/
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Re: antispyware
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2011, 09:09:38 AM »
i had that program and it never even found tracking cookies

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Re: antispyware
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2011, 09:14:52 AM »
i had that program and it never even found tracking cookies

Well, if you want to go after cookies use CCleaner: http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
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Re: antispyware
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2011, 09:17:03 AM »
i had that program and it never even found tracking cookies

Well, if you want to go after cookies use CCleaner: http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

+1 and watch out for the toolbars ;)
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Re: antispyware
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2011, 02:57:43 PM »
i had that program and it never even found tracking cookies

Which is hardly surprising as it isn't looking for them, a total waste of time if you ask me (which you didn't ;D).

Don't worry about reported tracking cookies they are a minor issue and not one of security, if you really want to look for them use SAS (SuperAntiSpyware) to scan for and deal with them. - See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie.

Cookies - The main issue with cookies are third party cookies, those that aren't for a site that you are viewing, they can track your browser usage and activity for that site other site (shopping, etc.). Depending on your browser (?) you should be able to block third party cookies, you can also set your browser to clear your cookies when you close it.

Since I use Firefox 5.x, I also have the cookie monster add-on and by default that only allows session cookies; they are only valid for the time you have your browser is running. The cookie monster add-on also allows you to accept cookies (normal time limited ones) for a site, like forum.avast.com as cookies are used so you don't have to logon all the time, etc.

All of the above helps remove the need for you to manually manage cookies.
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Re: antispyware
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Re: antispyware
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2011, 12:56:26 AM »
The inoffensive tracing cookies again...
I tend to consider scareware the software which alert them deliberately without warning the user...
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Re: antispyware
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2011, 03:57:32 AM »
so from what i read cookies are harmless to the pc

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Re: antispyware
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2011, 04:21:52 AM »
so from what i read cookies are harmless to the pc
Yes.
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Re: antispyware
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2011, 05:54:56 AM »
so from what i read cookies are harmless to the pc

Yes is safe it keep Tech hungry eating harmless cookies and keeping him very happy ;D
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Re: antispyware
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2011, 06:55:01 AM »
I use Spybot search and destroy, updates weekly , works great for me

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Re: antispyware
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2011, 06:39:18 PM »
I use Spybot search and destroy, updates weekly , works great for me
I did use SpyBot S&D until I figured out it is useless. SpyBot is one huge resource hog and could cause conflicts with avast. May I suggest sticking with avast, MBAM and SAS. avast has no issues with either one.

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Re: antispyware
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2011, 10:35:22 AM »
I am using malwarebytes for several years and can only tell that this software save my head couple of times. My recommendations to all. Must have software on every machine.  8)