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    What free SPYWARE program should I get?

    I know there are a few, i'm not sure which ones to trust. What do you all have, and what could you recommend for me to use? I currently have 'Ad-Aware', but I know there are others and want to try them out.

    thankyou!

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    Spybot s&d.

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    Theodore Roosevelt's idol TheKillerPenguin's Avatar
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    I use AdAware and spybot-S&D. What one doesn't pick up the other certainly will.
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    Spybot search and destory

    AND

    Adaware

    I run both. The tend to find different things depending on the definition dates.

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    I used to have Spybot but for some reason I got rid of it...is it free or just a free trial?

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    free, but they do accept donations.
    Masochism is a training adaptation.

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    Okay.

    How often do they realese updates for it, Ad-Aware dosn't do it too often how about Spybot S&D?

    Which one of those do you prefer? Are there any others??

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    Use both. Not any one program gets it all! The both seem to have regular updates, just make sure you are running the current version. Also visit trend.com and run their spyware a/v routine on your puter. I'm also using Avast a/v program free and it auto updates!

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    Get a Mac...

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    Spybot S&D, Ad-aware, use Firefox as your browser, and run CCleaner to clean up registry leftovers whenever you clean out your recyclebin.

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    Most definantly Spybot. I have been using just that, with great luck. Perhaps I will run ad aware as an insurace, but my system performs well now.
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    I run McAfee;s Firewall /AV /Spyware with Ad Aware and Spybot. They all find different things!! But between the three of them they do a good job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CdCf
    Get a Mac...
    Neveeer!

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    Ok we'll i'll download Spybot again and I'll look into the others mentioned (got Firefox as browser and ZoneAlarm as firewall ).

    Thanks guys!

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    I like Ad-Aware and Spybot Search and Destroy. I have also used SpyWare Doctor...it is pretty good, too.
    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

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    I strayed to a PC once. Both SpyBot and Ad-aware were okay, but for the most part they couldn't remove spyware that installed directly to the registry.

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    Anyone using the Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta? It's free at the Microsoft site, or by googling. I'm currently using it, but haven't compared it to Spybot or Adaware yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_neon
    Neveeer!
    Why not?

    Oh , and what is a virus and what is spyware? We don't got those things in Mac land, must be because Macs suck eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gusboh
    Why not?
    Dunno, can't be bothered converting and everything is set out differen't its confusing! I've never gotten a bad virus before either, so i'm lucky in that sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gusboh
    must be because Macs suck eh?
    I never said Macs suck

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    I use a combination of Spybot S&D and Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta
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    Quote Originally Posted by koine2002
    I use a combination of Spybot S&D and Microsoft Anti-Spyware Beta
    Does Spybot still catch a lot even with Microsoft Anti-Spyware running?
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    I'm asked this question (the original topic question) so often at work, that I wrote up something that gathers together my thoughts on it and links to the software I recommend. Now, whenever someone asks, I just send them the link to my site.

    I approach this from the angle that software should be free, so there may be better stuff out there. But, I really doubt it.

    http://www.nicomachus.net/weblog/archives/000057.html

    And, yes. Spybot, Ad-Aware, and Spyware Blaster are all still useful even with Micro$oft's spyware filters running.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gusboh
    Why not?

    Oh , and what is a virus and what is spyware? We don't got those things in Mac land, must be because Macs suck eh?
    We don't get them in Mac land... YET. We (Mac users) have just not yet drawn the ire of the hackers and programmers who write the spyware. As soon as we achieve a larger share of the software market, we'll be a target. Any Mac user who does not use anti-virus software is just asking for it. It's all a matter of time.
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