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Just got computer back

Windows XP Home Edition, SP2

Got my computer back from the computer doc's; said my computer had several pieces of spyware.

I run my programs religiously: spybot, adaware, eTrust, AVG and (used to) Windows Defender.

Any suggestions as to a different spyware program I should use, or perhaps a combination?

Thanks, Katie

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Look into

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The great deal on Ad-Aware and SpyBot is they're free. They do a good job, but being free they're not on the cutting edge of the latest and greatest threats out there. You can get a pro level of Ad-Aware and pay for that. You should look into SpySweeper, its been reviewed and seems to be on the mark much of the time. The only real hassle with it is cost, you need to renew it after a 1yr. to maintain support and updates. You should look at SpyDoctor as well, again you have to pay for the best protection.

For better or greater forum support look at the virus&security forum, re-ask your query there or get the basic text note.

tada -----Willy Happy

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(NT) Thanks, Willy, I'll check on both.

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And these few pieces of

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spyware caused enough problems to cause you to take it to a repair place??? Share with us what ones they were, please.

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Some freebies

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I use some of the same ones you have, AdAware,Spybot, Windows Defender, AVG free antivirus, Zone Alarm firewall. They have kept my system clean for some time now. In addition, from time to time I run the following "free" online scans: A-Squared On Line Trojan Scan -- http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/
BitDefender On Line Scan -- http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
Ewido On Line Scan -- http://www.ewido.net/en/onlinescan/
F-Secure On Line Scan -- http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtml
House Call Anti-Virus http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp
Kaspersky http://usa.kaspersky.com/services/free-virus-scanner.php
These are what I put on everyones machines that I fix, within our family. I don't like to pay for anything if I don't have to.
Good luck,
Eddie

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Eddie

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Thanks for all the detailed information!

Katie

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Spyware...

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At one time, SpywareTerminator from Crawler had somewhat a tracker in it and was known for this. Since then, they have become legit and even sell pro versions. I have used it for months now. It has integrated\optional HIPS protection, real time scanning and the darn thing even removed Trojans on other's pcs. It's a free home version and is simply excellent. They woke up one day and realized they had a good program and are now climbing the rating scale since legit. I recommend it 100%.

http://www.download.com/Spyware-Terminator/3000-8022-10468541.html

Paul

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