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Old 01-28-2008, 09:11 PM   #11
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Default Re: Spyware AVG Free

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


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


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


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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