What do you use to check for Spyware

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  1. Enodreven

    Enodreven Deleted User

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    Hi,

    What do you use for your Anti-Virus Software and your Anti-Spyware Software

    I use AVG Free edition as Anti-Virus and Microsoft Defender free edition for Spyware


    Brian
     
  2. The Poor Relations

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    spybot search and destroy, and Macafee
     
  3. Road Runner

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    Ad Aware & Avast both FREE::bigsmile:
     
  4. Digger Driver

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    According to the nerdy nerds i talk to for complete protection you will need!
    AVG anti-virus!
    Spybot search and destroy!
    Ad Aware!
    Spyware Guard!
    and Spyware Blaster!
    Spybot and Ad Aware are after infection programs!
    Spyware Guard and Spyware Blaster are active programs to prevent infection!

    All are free and available at this site!
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/
     
  5. Road Runner

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    Spybot is not free:Doh::cry:
     
  6. American Dream

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    Oooh yes it is.

    You can donate to it's development

    Windows Defender.

    NOD32

    Zonealarm

    Adaware
     
  7. Road Runner

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    Did a search went to use it and asked me to register and pay:Doh:
     
  8. Papa Smurf

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    Windows defender is unfortunately not up to the job.

    I do use it, however, in conjunction with Avast, Spybot, Spyblaster , all of which are free, and which together provide as comprehensive package as I'll need.

    Never had a virus, so never needed to find out how good Avast is at removal :Smile:
     
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  11. Bryan

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    Zonealarm internet security suite is a good package offering a/v, spyware removal and a firewall.

    It's neither free nor expensive.
     
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    I have a product key for Zone Alarm Pro so it is free if anyone wants it!:thumb:
     
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    Sometimes I wish I had a windoze machine so I could contribute and share in all this fun...

    .. :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    Got spybot in the end for free.

    thanxs:winky:
     
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  18. Enodreven

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    Hi, Everyone

    Thanks for the advice, I have downloaded "Spyware Search and Destroy" - "Adware 2007" and "PC Tools Spyware Doctor"

    PC Tools downloaded fine but wouldn't remove any infections unless i purchased it, however what was very interesting was that when I went to remove it, it offered me a free cut down version which appears to work fine. Just thought I would mention it as when I ran the orginal downloaded copy it was the only program to find a number of problems all of the others said there was no problems.

    Hope that helps
     
  19. Papa Smurf

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    Enodreven,

    I do not know of ANY programs that offer a free service which DOESN'T highlight things that cannot be fixed unless you purchase the full version.

    There is rarely, if ever, a real problem.
     
  20. Enodreven

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    Hi, Papa Smurf

    All of my Virus/spware type programs are free and they all fix the problems they find, including NOW the PC Tools spyware doctor (Starter edition which is free)

    Hope that helps

     

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