Which One?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Zygy, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. Zygy

    Zygy Guest

    Now that Ad-Aware (which I consider the best in its class) will not be
    ready for Windows Vista until the fall, which is the second best I should
    install meanwhile?
    Zygy, Jun 15, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    Ad-Aware SE Personal 1.06 runs fine on Vista. It's the new version, 2007,
    that isn't Vista compatible yet.

    SuperAnti-Spyware runs fine on Vista and they have a free version.

    Spybot S&D runs on Vista. Just don't use the immunize function.

    HiJackThis runs on Vista, I believe.
    Rock, Jun 15, 2007
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  3. Webroot Spy Sweeper is well-respected and compatible with Vista.
    David Dickinson, Jun 15, 2007
  4. Zygy

    Zygy Guest

    There is no point (and waist of money) in buying the Ad-Aware Personal now
    and then when the 2007 Vista compatible version is available, buying the
    Ad-Aware Pro, which is the best in my opinion.
    Zygy, Jun 15, 2007
  5. Zygy

    Zygy Guest

    Thank you both for your postings. They were great help, but in the end I
    went for the free one.
    Zygy, Jun 15, 2007

  6. Over and above the other replies, be aware that a single anti-spyware
    program, whichever it is, is *not* enough to protect you. None is good
    enough and you need at least two. Note what Eric Howes, who has done
    extensive testing on Anti-Spyware products, states:

    "No single anti-spyware scanner removes everything. Even the
    best-performing anti-spyware scanner in these tests missed fully one
    quarter of the "critical" files and Registry entries" See

    I personally run the following anti-spyware programs (all are free):

    Spyware Blaster
    Spybot Search and Destroy
    Windows Defender.
    Ken Blake, MVP, Jun 15, 2007
  7. Zygy

    Rock Guest

    Adaware SE Personal is free. Why buy it?
    Rock, Jun 16, 2007
  8. Ken

    SpywareBlaster and Spybot 'immunization' features screw up Windows Mail big
    time after recent updates..


    Mike Hall
    MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    Mike Hall - MVP, Jun 17, 2007

  9. Thanks, Mike. I don't use Windows Mail, and I wasn't aware of this.

    What are the symptoms of this screwup?
    Ken Blake, MVP, Jun 17, 2007
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    Iuvenalis Guest

    I use Windows Mail & have Spybot updated.
    I have experienced nothing out of the ordinary.
    Windows Mail is running fine here.
    Iuvenalis, Jun 17, 2007
  11. Sandi Hardmeier did a piece on it just as I experienced hell.. it slows
    down, and is almost impossible to edit a mail having typed it out..

    The problem lies in IE7.. the immunization process puts a bunch of bad sites
    in the restricted sites zone.. this was not a problem until the 'last but
    one' updates. Clearing the restricted site list out brought WM back up to
    speed and editing is again possible all within the same day!!

    Manual removal takes for ever, and advice from another in the PNG was this..

    Start regedit and navigate to

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap

    Delete the key Domains and then create a new key with this name.

    Delete the Key Ranges and then create a new key with this name.


    Mike Hall
    MS MVP Windows Shell/User
    Mike Hall - MVP, Jun 18, 2007

  12. Thanks, Mike.
    Ken Blake, MVP, Jun 18, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    Try BitDefender Internet Security v10 Vista. Have it, love it.
    Guest, Jun 18, 2007
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    Iuvenalis Guest

    Mike, is this a common problem as I have never had a problem with WM & I
    have Spybot fully updated & immunised?
    Iuvenalis, Jun 18, 2007
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    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    I also have Spybot fully updated and immunized with no slow down with either IE
    or Win Mail. In fact, if I "un-immunize", IE7 will not open at all.
    Cal Bear '66, Jun 18, 2007
  16. Zygy

    Spirit Guest

    Use HOSTS file from this site to help stop Spyware and Spyware activity
    while browsing. FREE of course.


    Been using the regularly updated versions on XP and Vista with no issues
    and NO problems.
    Spirit, Jun 19, 2007
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