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Old 06-09-2009, 06:05 PM   #1
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Default Protection -spyware, adware ??

Hi guys,

Basically I am wondering what its spyware, adware etc protection is like? Would I need to buy something like Spydoctor too?

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Old 06-09-2009, 06:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: Protection -spyware, adware ??

No need to buy any software. There are many free apps that will protect your computer from viruses and spyware.

AVG Free and avast! antivirus Home Edition are a couple of the more popular antivirus programs.

Some good spyware scanners would be Ad-Aware Free and Spybot - Search & Destroy
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Default Re: Protection -spyware, adware ??

I haven't ran into malware in years. Do people still get it?
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Yup, just search the forum. . .
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I've run AVG with good results. It has a light footprint on the computer (does not use excessive resources). I like using Malwarebytes and CC Cleaner to remove spyware. Both Adaware and Spybot are legitimate and viable spyware programs as well. Be sure to keep them updated and make sure they are running regular scans, and you should be fine.
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