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Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by wxfreqrs, Nov 4, 2008.

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    wxfreqrs Guest

    Have a question
    using sony viao and vista HOME PREMIUM
    what's a good spyware program
    tried a couple I used with XP and they either will not install or install
    wxfreqrs, Nov 4, 2008
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    Dave T. Guest

    Ad-Aware 2008, Spybot S&D, A-squared, Spyware blaster are all good in
    Vista. Spyware blaster is a real time monitor, A-squared is good except
    it takes forever to do a scan, and all these are freeware.

    Dave T.

    You can't imagine the extra work I had when I was a god. - Hirohito,
    Emporer of Japan
    Dave T., Nov 4, 2008
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    Big D Guest

    Big D, Nov 4, 2008

  4. Malwarebytes is the best around presently..

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    Mick Murphy Guest

    The 3 below are a good combination:

    Spybot Search & Destroy 1.6 is a very good, FREE Anti-Spyware Program.
    Download, install, update, and immunize your System with it.
    Then SCAN with it.
    Update it, and scan your System once a fortnight.

    SpywareBlaster 4.1 is a non-intrusive, FREE Anti-Spyware Program (no
    scanning by you!).
    SpywareBlaster prevents the installation of many so-called spyware, adware
    and malware programs by disabling the CLSIDs of popular spyware ActiveX
    controls, and also prevents the installation of any of them via a webpage
    Update it once a fortnight.

    Malwarebytes is as the name says, a Malware Remover!
    For the Free version scroll down their page to either download from, or Major

    Download, install, and update.
    Mick Murphy, Nov 4, 2008
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    Ken Blake Guest

    There are no *good* spyware programs. All spyware programs are bad and
    should be avoided. Instead you should install and use *anti*-spyware
    programs. ;-)

    Also note that no anti-spyware is anywhere near perfect, so you should use
    more than one to give you decent protection. I recommend using two or more
    from the following list (all of which work under Vista):

    Spybot Search and Destroy
    Spyware Blaster
    Windows Defender
    Super Antispyware
    Ken Blake, Nov 4, 2008
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    GTS Guest

    I have seen far too many users download hoax anti-spyware and anti-virus
    programs by Google searches. It's wise to seek recommendations.

    GTS, Nov 4, 2008
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    Big D Guest

    If one can't maneuver their way around a Google search and find a
    reputable download site, they're too damned stupid to be operating a
    computer and to be seeking advice from complete strangers.
    Big D, Nov 4, 2008
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    wxfreqrs Guest

    Thanks for all the input
    as to Google
    that's why I seek recommendations

    GOOGLE THIS!!!!!!
    wxfreqrs, Nov 5, 2008
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    Spirit Guest

    You were absolutely right to ask here. Many of the bad programs are
    the easiest to come across. What the "poor thinking" naysayers do
    not take into account is that you are not looking for just one person
    to recommend something. Rather to sort the many. Good move!

    AdAware - Spybot Search and Destroy- MalwareBytes - Spyware
    Blaster - Super AntiSpyware.
    Spirit, Nov 5, 2008
  11. A simple visit to CNET, PCWorld, or PC Magazine sites would give you
    everything you need. Another site is Tucows.

    There is nothing there that you have to worry about.

    Richie Hardwick
    Richie Hardwick, Nov 5, 2008
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    wxfreqrs Guest

    appreciate that recommendation

    wxfreqrs, Nov 5, 2008
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    Ken Blake Guest

    I disagree. Reviews and ratings in PC magazines are not reliable, primarily
    because the magazines get most of their income from their advertisers.

    Moreover several years ago, I had a young woman working for me as a
    technical writer; her previous job had been as a reviewer for PC Magazine.
    She wasn't a bad writer, but her knowledge of PCs and therefore abililty to
    review was next to nothing. I have no confidence in their reviews.
    Ken Blake, Nov 5, 2008
  14. Who - except YOU - said anything about "reviews"???

    I never mentioned a word about "reviews". What I was referring to was
    the fact that one would not have to worry about picking up
    trojan-laden software at those sites.

    As for "reviews"... the best IMO would be the number of downloads of a
    particular product. At least one of the sites I mentioned - CNET -
    even lists the Top 20 downloads across the entire field.

    One would have to be blind not to find two or three good
    anti-virus/anti-malware programs on that list.

    Richie Hardwick
    Richie Hardwick, Nov 5, 2008
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    Ken Blake Guest

    OK, I understand now, but that wasn't clear from your message. The OP said
    "I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOOD that's why I seek recommendations" and you replied
    "A simple visit to CNET, PCWorld, or PC Magazine sites would give you
    everything you need." That sure sounded to me like you were recommending
    sites that would give him the recommendations he wanted--in other words,
    Ken Blake, Nov 5, 2008
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