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Ad Aware Se, Spybot & Spyware , all or just one?

by cretin / February 18, 2005 4:28 AM PST

I enjoyed recent discussion on this topic & came away with immpression that using all would be best. I was recently looking at "Answers That Work" and they seemed to strongly suggest using only ad aware or spy bot? now
I'm confused again (as usual), has anyone encountered problems using more then one?
Thanks! Steve

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No problem Steve...
by glenn30 / February 18, 2005 4:43 AM PST

In fact more that one is better since each catch different things and work in different ways.

SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard are execellent low resourse software to keep malware off your computer so the others will find less. Just install and occasionally check for reference updates. That's all there is too it and they do their thing. Google for these programs.


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PC-cillin Internet Security
by A tester / March 3, 2005 1:29 AM PST
In reply to: No problem Steve...

But if I'm using PC-cillin Internet Security (it has a spyware ditector), do I need any of them?

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I look at PC-cillin
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 3, 2005 1:38 AM PST

And it doesn't appear to be much of a spyware centric tool.

One lament is there is no "one tool" that will detect and remove all known spyware. What we have today is we use a collection or suite of tools such as Adaware, Spyspot, Cwshredder and Housecall for the automatic detection and removal or most pests.

If there's a pest they don't deal with, we move to Hijackthis and support forums.


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Here's my take on this. . .
by Coryphaeus / March 3, 2005 2:14 AM PST
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Don't use IE
by dagger906 / March 4, 2005 5:58 AM PST

A simple approach would be not letting spyware to be installed on your machine in the first place, which means not using Microsoft Internet Explorer.

IE is known to automatically install a lot of things from ad banners. Use Mozilla Firefox instead.

When you install it, the program automatically transfers all your bookmarks from IE, but not the cookies. Then go to Add/Remove Programs and uninstall IE. Sweep the harddrive with Spyware removal software immediately after.

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