REQ:Opinions about running more than 1 spyware program

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by Rick, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. Rick

    Rick Guest

    Is it advisible to run more than 1 spyware program resident in the
    background? I now have 1 running in the background and another I can use
    as a manual scanner.
     
    Rick, Jul 27, 2005
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    Charani Guest

    Which ones??
     
    Charani, Jul 27, 2005
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    Rick Guest

    I'm running Spyware Doctor and XoftSpy.


     
    Rick, Jul 27, 2005
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    Harold Guest

    Its advisable not to run *any* spyware programs. Anti-spyware progs. are
    what you need :)
    Ok, I know what you meant......
    I use SpywareBlaster and MSAS.
     
    Harold, Jul 27, 2005
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    Rick Guest

    My bad. Jeez, I didn't even realize that little foe-pa. Anyway, I'm
    now running Spy Sweeper, Spyware Doctor and XoftSpy. Hope its not
    overkill.
     
    Rick, Jul 27, 2005
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    forehead Guest


    Be careful with XoftSpy. I'm not so sure that you should
    even be using it. Sorry to have to tell you that. Consider:
    http://netrn.net/spywareblog/archives/2004/04/29/xoftspy-dont-buy-heres-why/
    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewtopic.php?t=1154&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=
    http://www.infopackets.com/channels/en/windows/gazette/2004/20041103_xoftspy_spyware_tool_legitimate_or_scam.htm
    Remember, if you google it, you're going to see a lot of hits
    saying how great it is- /these are advertisements/. They bait
    you with the free download, then show you a bunch of false
    positives, or exaggerate the danger of some fairly harmless
    tracking cookies. Don't fall for the hooks.
    I personally prefer Spy Sweeper over all the on-demand
    spyware scanners, but it's $30. Definitely use Spyware Blaster.
    (( {:->\ )
     
    forehead, Jul 27, 2005
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    siljaline Guest

    No, since they don't "talk" to eachother.
    That's fine.

    I like running MS Anti-spyware in the background but that's just me.
    Opinions will and do vary. SpyBot with the full-load of "tea-timer", etc
    enabled works well, too.

    Silj
     
    siljaline, Jul 28, 2005
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