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Old 07-23-2005, 11:20 AM   #11
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Default Re: which is the best anti spyware

Dude, MSAS is just a copy of Sunbelt Software's CounterSpy, except that CounterSpy doesn't take loads of spyware of their detection list.
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Old 07-23-2005, 05:38 PM   #12
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Lets just give this a bump up, as it is a serious concern.
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Lets just give this a bump up, as it is a serious concern.

Hey, no one really besides me ever bumped up my Spyware thread!!!

It is a concern though.
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Old 07-23-2005, 05:54 PM   #14
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I think that Norton is the best, sure it slows up your computer, but as soon as I uninstalled it, I got a virus, its great. Now I use Avast, SpywareBlaster and CCleaner. The other day I deleted nearly 2 gigs worth of rubbish with CCleaner, its a must have

I must stress to be careful with Search and Destroy, it completely B******* my computer, because it deletes some windows components, I had to format my hard drive and re-install windows, do be careful
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wow, no one mentioned spy sweeper, personally i think that spy sweeper is one of the best out there.
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I think that Norton is the best, sure it slows up your computer, but as soon as I uninstalled it, I got a virus, its great. Now I use Avast, SpywareBlaster and CCleaner. The other day I deleted nearly 2 gigs worth of rubbish with CCleaner, its a must have

I must stress to be careful with Search and Destroy, it completely B******* my computer, because it deletes some windows components, I had to format my hard drive and re-install windows, do be careful
Ok what windows componets is Spybot taking out?
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Old 07-24-2005, 09:12 AM   #17
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Default Re: which is the best anti spyware

Definitely, SpySweeper is the best, followed closely by CounterSpy.

Norton sucks; AVG is free, doesn't slow down your PC and its detection rate isn't much worse.
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Old 07-24-2005, 09:17 AM   #18
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Default Re: which is the best anti spyware

i picked ad-aware, just cuz i like using it along w/ spybot. but i hate spybot now because downloading it from the internet, i always seem to have spyware attached to spybot. (which doesnt make much sense). so i am going to buy the full version and not get that stupid freeware one.
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Default Re: which is the best anti spyware

I never got spyware with Spybot, so i wouldn't blame it.
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i went with Ad-Aware and Spybot they both are excellent Spyware scanners
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