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Best Spyware / Pop-Up removal Software

by Bill9924 / November 30, 2004 11:12 PM PST

I wanted to know what the best "all around" software for removing spyware software, preventing pop-up ads... any other function worthwhile . I have reviewed alot of critics comments and getting a little overwhelmed. I run Lavasoft Adare, and Spybot but I wanted something more proactive.

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Re: Best Spyware / Pop-Up removal Software
by Brent Welch / November 30, 2004 11:22 PM PST

There is no single best "all around" program, but what you currently have, Ad-Aware and Spybot are the most recommended here.

In addition, for something more proactive, you may also want to try SpywareBlaster from: http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html This is similar to the Immunize feature of Spybot, but offers much more extensive protection.

Another program offering real-time protection against spyware, much the same as your Anti-virus protects against viruses is SpywareGuard. http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareguard.html

Hope this helps.

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Re: Best Spyware / Pop-Up removal Software
by roddy32 / November 30, 2004 11:25 PM PST

Hi Bill
You already have the best 2 all around spyware scanners. There are other specialty ones that hopefully you wouldn't need. I would also add 2 spyware "blockers", both made by Javacool. All you do with these is download them, set your preferences and forget about them except for checking for updates once a week or so. The second one does not update very often because it works in a different way than others.

SpywareBlaster
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

SpywareGuard
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareguard.html

As far as popup blockers, there are so many it's ridiculous. I use the one on the Google Toolbar because it's convient and I use the bar about 50 times a day for searches LOL. That is just my personal opinion.

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Good thing we agree Brent. LOL
by roddy32 / November 30, 2004 11:28 PM PST

Glad to see you back on the job. Grin

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