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Old 01-28-2008, 10:11 PM   #11
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Default Re: Spyware AVG Free

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Originally Posted by Kage View Post
Don't know if you know about this but:

http://free.grisoft.com/doc/download.../frt/0?prd=asf

A free version of a Spyware scanner made by AVG

I'm trying it now to see if it sees anything Spybot doesn't see. If not, I'll get rid, but it may be good

EDIT:

Never Mind. Says its free, but for some reason when you run it, it says its only a trial for 30 days...

Though, reading further, it says automatic updates will be turned off (pretty useless for a scanner then huh?), but will still run.

Running now

EDIT 2:

Okay, it may be better than I thought. Currently, it has found 16 tracking cookies Spybot didn't see, after only 1 minute of scanning.
I've been using it for a while now, even mentioned on this forum a couple of times iirc, don't worry about auto updates or resident shield after 30 days, you can manually update and I really don't see the sense in an anti-spyware being resident, just another process to slow down your pc imo.


AVG also has an anti rootkit for free on their site.
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