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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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the best spyware program??

what do you computer guru's use??
i have been using xoft spy and i like it but if there is something better let me know
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006, 11:20 AM
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You can't go wrong with Ad-Aware, Spybot, Windows Defender, or Etrust's Pest Patrol...
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006, 11:41 AM
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006, 11:47 AM
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There is no 'one' that is best. Your best bet is to use at least three. I use Ad Aware, Spybot S&D and Windows Defender.

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006, 11:48 AM
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OSX Tiger works the best. I use Zone Alarm's security suite though and have been fairly happy with it. I run adaware every few months and it only finds maybe 10 missed pieces of spyware.

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006, 12:48 PM
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i use nothing... works pretty good.

oh, i use firefox instead of IE.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006, 12:51 PM
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I use Windows Defender, and the ne IE beta. <--- Has no problems and it's free.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006, 01:04 PM
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I run the McAfee corporate av and antispyware at the house but I also work there and support the product for a living

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006, 01:07 PM
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006, 01:37 PM
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Spyware Doctor has worked great for me.
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006, 02:06 PM
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I agree with the multiple product approach the most. No one product catches everything. My arsenal is like this. Ad-aware (free-don't waste the money to buy the pro edition), Spybot S&D, then Hijack this if it is still there. The latter takes a little experience because it will let you remove things that are needed for other applications, but it can also clean up a lot of things that NO product can touch. There are a lot of spyware forums that will take Hijack this logs and give you advice if you've got a really nasty bug.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006, 02:55 PM
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I would say etrust and spyware doctor. I would go with spyware doctor. I have had almost every good well known spyware program. Spyware doctor has been the best so far.
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