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I have used spybot and found it to be useless campared to Ad-Aware SE

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I agree with you. Spybot does not do the job for me. It is worthless to me. Ad-aware is much better.

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1 is not enough!

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I use Spybot, Lavasoft's Ad-aware, Spyware Blaster, and AVG --- as well as a NoAds utility. I help teach computer classes and have been afforded the knowledge of what I need to do to keep my PC out of the shop. With the programs above, I've been clean for over 2 years; but nothing is 100%. One must keep all these updated too or they are useless.


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I agree! "1 is not enough"

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Zebell I could not have said it any better! The folks at Spybot, Spyware Blaster and Ad-aware work hard to help all of us who use their product keep our machines running smooth and clean. I am amazed that all of these utilities are still free! I hope that every one who uses them make a fair contributin to their cause as I do! As you said, ''1 is not enough'' Its plain and simple. I have found Ad-aware will find problems Spybot will miss and vise-versa.
Not only do I build computers but I also educate my customers how to use these utilities along with safe common since use of the internet and Email. The only machines that come back to me are either a hardware failure or for upgrade.
Thanks for letting me speak my peace, I will get off the horse!

Remember, ''pray to god but continue to row toward the shore''...

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It's kinda like this.......

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I was asked why use both ( by a novice) and explained it thus:

You know an enemy boat is trying to enter your harbour but don't know what kind or where....Adaware will find it from birds eye view if its a hydrofoil (no hull in water), Spybot will find it if its a submarine and both will find it if it's a surface ship !! Happy
From one of my other posts. Plus Patrick is a great white hat with a great urge to serve (save) us and unlike some others has not & will not (I hope) sell out to great, greedy,corporate giants despite endless monsterous attacks upon his name & his work ! Please donate if you can. If we all donated $5 each he'd probably become a great NON-greedy corporate giant (amazing) !! Happy

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ok, but

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remember, ganging up on spyware is a must as each finds what the others do not, it what way do you find it useless? is it because it never picks up on anything that AdAware does? have you given any thought as to why? think of the scanning capabilites of both, one for bots and one for infected files and folders. why is it that if malware scanners do not find anything make it useless? i would think that it is a good sign and not a useless one, but if you don't like it, rid the system of it for about 1 month, redownload it and see what it finds that AdAware has not......then judge it!

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obviously your opinion...

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and you are entitled to it,

please remember where we are when you get hit......

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Agree About Spybot

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I agree that Spybot doeesn't find much. I still use it, but I also use AdAware, NoAdware and SpySubtract. I find the last two to be much better. Interesting that I had to pay for NoAdware, but it was worth it. It was the only thing that killed what hijacked Explorer the past Winter.

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I use:-

Aluria Spyware Remover
Microsoft Anti Spyware Remover
Pest Patrol



All I care about is- that my system is clean!

Spybot itself is not enough. No one said it was.
But when you use it in combination with other spyware / adware removers, you have quite a powerful
answer to the problem of spyware/malware etc.

Best regards

Elinor W

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Three is not enough!

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I take free trials from Download.com from time to time of whatever is highly rated.

I tried 2 this week-- Trojan Hunter and Spy Cleaner. TH found nothing. SpyCleaner found 2 alarming threats-- a Worm and CWS, which it was able to remove (plus a bunch of cookies, which i don't worry about too much).

I scan every weeks with Adaware, Spybot (well every other week) and Spyware Doctor. In addition, I use SpyGuard and Spyware Blaster to prevent downloads (plus have Spybot protection enabled).

It makes me wonder if even three scanners are enough. Nothing catches everything (oft repeated on these pages). But my guess is there is no "perfect mix" of spyware scanners that will catch EVERYTHING.

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good points all, ones that i agree with, i have remained scumware clean for over a year. how? this is what i have and use
my connection is DSL btw

OutPost Pro Firewall (any good firewall will do, imo)
main scumware detect and removal
Webroot's SpySweeper v3.5.0
AdAware SE
Spybot -Search and Destroy (with teatime/resident enabled)

Host Files

MRU Blaster

Firefox -Main (but not default]
Opera -Secondary (but still not Default)
IE -for pages that require ActiveX (Still set as Default)

For Backups and Registry i use ERUNT and NTREGOPT


regular port scans for blocked or open ports as all of mine are stealthed.

this is how all my boxs are set up and how i set up those around me, and all have remained hijacker/malware free. if you use Firefox on a regular basis to do most of your web browsing.

it is just that simple, staying away from dirty pages, ie, porn, gambling, p2p sites (just to name a couple). read my quote in my profile, that is what i generally believe, and prove that by staying clean. of course this is not a cure all situation, nor would it work for everyone, but really, when something ''bad'' comes out, like the recent Nail.exe/Aurora and the ''error 317'' i myself search for those and evaluated them, then send in my results on how i ridded my test system of it to ''people'' who then reevaluate and make the proper ''defenses'' definitions for the updates.

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About Spybot

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Spybot search some problems. To complement the search , I use SpySweeper too.

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