What's the best anti-spyware program out there?

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by Tassilo, Aug 24, 2008.

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    Tassilo Guest

    So here's the ultimate naive question to ask this particular
    audience: what's the best anti-spyware program out there, free or
    otherwise?

    -david gable
     
    Tassilo, Aug 24, 2008
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    siljaline Guest

    http://www.eset.com/products/compare-NOD32-vs-competition.php

    Silj

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    siljaline

    "Arguing with anonymous strangers on the Internet is a sucker's game
    because they almost always turn out to be -- or to be indistinguishable from
    -- self-righteous sixteen-year-olds possessing infinite amounts of free time."
    - Neil Stephenson, _Cryptonomicon_
     
    siljaline, Aug 24, 2008
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    Kayman Guest

    Anti-Spy applications - for non-viral malware.
    The effectiveness of an individual A-S scanners can be wide-ranging and
    oftentimes a collection of scanners is best. There isn't one software that
    cleans and immunizes you against everything. That's why you need multiple
    products to do the job i.e. overlap their coverage - one may catch what
    another may miss, (grab'em all).

    SuperAntispyware - Free (on-demand apps.)
    http://www.superantispyware.com/superantispywarefreevspro.html
    --and--
    Ad-Aware 2007 - Free (on-demand apps.)
    http://www.lavasoftusa.com/products/ad_aware_free.php
    http://www.download.com/3000-2144-10045910.html
    --and--
    Spybot Search & Destroy - Free (on-demand apps.)
    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html
    --and--
    Windows Defender - Free, build-in in Vista - (real-time apps.)
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx
    WD monitors the start-registry and hooks registers/files to prevent spyware
    and worms to install to the OS.
    Interesting reading:
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,136195/article.html
    "...Windows Defender did excel in behavior-based protection, which detects
    changes to key areas of the system without having to know anything about
    the actual threat."

    Some more useful applications:
    SpywareBlaster - Free
    SpywareBlaster is not a scanner.
    It prevents the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser
    hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted software.
    Blocks spyware/tracking cookies in Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.
    Restricts the actions of potentially unwanted sites in Internet Explorer.
    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

    CW Shredder - Free
    Is a premier tool to find and remove traces of CoolWebSearch ¡V the name for
    a wide range of insidious browser hijackers ¡V from your PC.
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Popup-Ad-Spyware-Blockers/CWShredder.shtml

    WinPatrol
    It helps keep your system tray free of clutter and warns you when a program
    insists on loading at system boot-up.
    http://www.winpatrol.com/

    CCleaner - Free
    Cleans temporary internet files, cookies, history, recent urls, application
    MRUs, etc. ...
    http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
    If Windows Defender is utilized go to Applications, under Utilities
    uncheck "Windows Defender" (so it won't delete the history of WD)
     
    Kayman, Aug 24, 2008
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    Gaz Guest

    nod32 is not capable of removing av2008

    Gaz
     
    Gaz, Aug 25, 2008
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    siljaline Guest

    Defs of today do...
    http://www.eset.eu/podpora/aktualizacia-3385?lng=en

    Silj

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    siljaline

    "Arguing with anonymous strangers on the Internet is a sucker's game
    because they almost always turn out to be -- or to be indistinguishable from
    -- self-righteous sixteen-year-olds possessing infinite amounts of free time."
    - Neil Stephenson, _Cryptonomicon_
     
    siljaline, Aug 25, 2008
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    Gaz Guest

    Five weeks later, maybe they should ask the fantastic authors of
    malwarebytes how come they could have a live system picking up the multiple
    variants for free, while Nod32, considered one of the premier anti-virus
    (and it claims to offer anti-spyware protection) products tells its paying
    user that their system is 'protected' while half a dozen pieces of vundo
    related spyware is crapping all over their system.

    Not good enough, not good enough at all.

    Gaz
     
    Gaz, Aug 25, 2008
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    Max Wachtel Guest

    In
    The one between your ears.

    max
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    Keep Clean http://max.shplink.com/keepingclean.html
    Tools http://max.shplink.com/tools.html
    Change nomail.afraid.org to gmail.com to reply by email.
    nomail.afraid.org has been specifically setup for use in USENET.
    Feel free to use it yourself.
     
    Max Wachtel, Aug 26, 2008
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    Dustin Cook Guest

    We (malwarebytes) have spent alot of time and dedicated specific routines
    for the detection and removal of XPAntivirus. Their are several variants
    of it; and it's something we specialize in being able to remove from a
    system without causing harm.
     
    Dustin Cook, Aug 26, 2008
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