Antispyware

Posted: 01-19-2008, 09:29 AM
I am currently using SuperAntiSpyware, but I would be happier if I had
another one, since I am advised one will not always do a totally
comprehensive job. I used to also have Ad Aware, when I was on Win. XP, but
they it is not yet compatible with Win. Vista. What others are as good as
these two and are compatible with Win.Vista?

Antispyware


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MickK
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Re: Antispyware
Posted: 01-19-2008, 09:52 AM
I use Ad-Aware 2007 (free) with Vista with apparently no problem.
I also use Spybot S&D but have disabled the Resident protection as I
considered it might cause some conflict with both the security included with
Vista and also Avast! which I also use.

MickK

"Zygy" <zygy@microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I am currently using SuperAntiSpyware, but I would be happier if I had
> another one, since I am advised one will not always do a totally
> comprehensive job. I used to also have Ad Aware, when I was on Win. XP,
> but they it is not yet compatible with Win. Vista. What others are as good
> as these two and are compatible with Win.Vista?
Charlie42
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Re: Antispyware
Posted: 01-19-2008, 12:50 PM
"Zygy" <zygy@microsoft.com> wrote:
>I am currently using SuperAntiSpyware, but I would be happier if I had
>another one, since I am advised one will not always do a totally
>comprehensive job.
The problem isn't SuperAntiSpyware in itself, but an issue with anti spyware
programs in general: None of them have a sufficient detection rate. Experts
therefore recommend you scan with multiple anti spywares, hoping that one
will catch what the other(-s) do not.

I assume you also use Windows Defender, so theoretically you should be well
covered.
> I used to also have Ad Aware, when I was on Win. XP, but they it is not
> yet compatible with Win. Vista. What others are as good as these two and
> are compatible with Win.Vista?
There are several: Spybot S&D, AVG Anti-Spyware, Spyware Doctor, and of
course the ones that come with security suites like Norton, McAfee, Eset and
F-Secure.

In addition you can run an online scanner like Kaspersky or HouseCall every
now and then, just keep in mind that these are also advertising tools, and
may portray things a bit dramatic in order to make you purchase a suite.

Charlie42

Zygy
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Re: Antispyware
Posted: 01-19-2008, 12:59 PM
Hi, Thank you for the reply. There may not be any problem using 2007 ver. of
Ad-Aware on Win. Vista, but is it doing the job it should be? Ad-Aware will
not confirm that 2007 is suitable for Win. Vista. I asked them at least
three times. Try yourself.
"MickK" <mick_keetley@NOhotmailSPAM.com> wrote in message
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>I use Ad-Aware 2007 (free) with Vista with apparently no problem.
> I also use Spybot S&D but have disabled the Resident protection as I
> considered it might cause some conflict with both the security included
> with Vista and also Avast! which I also use.
>
> MickK
>
> "Zygy" <zygy@microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:esisU3nWIHA.5596@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> I am currently using SuperAntiSpyware, but I would be happier if I had
>> another one, since I am advised one will not always do a totally
>> comprehensive job. I used to also have Ad Aware, when I was on Win. XP,
>> but they it is not yet compatible with Win. Vista. What others are as
>> good as these two and are compatible with Win.Vista?
>
Gerald3092
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Re: Antispyware
Posted: 01-19-2008, 02:32 PM
Go here.... pick one off top three.... end of story.
TopTenReviews.Com - Antispyware
http://anti-spyware-review.toptenreviews.com/

Vista Ready.

"Zygy" <zygy@microsoft.com> wrote in message
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I am currently using SuperAntiSpyware, but I would be happier if I had
another one, since I am advised one will not always do a totally
comprehensive job. I used to also have Ad Aware, when I was on Win. XP, but
they it is not yet compatible with Win. Vista. What others are as good as
these two and are compatible with Win.Vista?

Gerald3092
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Re: Antispyware
Posted: 01-19-2008, 02:35 PM
A "must see"....
December 2007 Windows Vista Application Compatibility Update
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943302

"Zygy" <zygy@microsoft.com> wrote in message
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I am currently using SuperAntiSpyware, but I would be happier if I had
another one, since I am advised one will not always do a totally
comprehensive job. I used to also have Ad Aware, when I was on Win. XP, but
they it is not yet compatible with Win. Vista. What others are as good as
these two and are compatible with Win.Vista?

Robinb
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Re: Antispyware
Posted: 01-19-2008, 04:18 PM
Superantispyware happens to be one of the best antispyware around
and you should purchase it so it runs in real time.
Another good one that you can get free or purchase is AVG free antispyware
Adaware 2007 is very funky in Vista and in XP
I was using it and found it had so many problems on both operatiing systems
that i removed it
Spybot Search and Destroy 1.5 runs fine in vista too but I would take off
tea timer when installing it.
robin

"Zygy" <zygy@microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I am currently using SuperAntiSpyware, but I would be happier if I had
>another one, since I am advised one will not always do a totally
>comprehensive job. I used to also have Ad Aware, when I was on Win. XP, but
>they it is not yet compatible with Win. Vista. What others are as good as
>these two and are compatible with Win.Vista?

Victek
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Re: Antispyware
Posted: 01-19-2008, 04:30 PM


"Zygy" <zygy@microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Hi, Thank you for the reply. There may not be any problem using 2007 ver.
> of Ad-Aware on Win. Vista, but is it doing the job it should be? Ad-Aware
> will not confirm that 2007 is suitable for Win. Vista. I asked them at
> least three times. Try yourself.
I regularly use different antispyware applications to cleanup badly infected
machines and I recommend Spyware Doctor which can be used "On Demand". I
like SD because the "Intelli-scan" (short scan) is very fast which is
important when I'm working and also because it does a good job of finding
and removing malware. I can't recommend Adaware 2007. In my experience
it's detection capability is very poor.

Ken Blake, MVP
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Re: Antispyware
Posted: 01-19-2008, 06:32 PM
On Sat, 19 Jan 2008 12:59:55 -0000, "Zygy" <zygy@microsoft.com> wrote:
> Hi, Thank you for the reply. There may not be any problem using 2007 ver. of
> Ad-Aware on Win. Vista, but is it doing the job it should be? Ad-Aware will
> not confirm that 2007 is suitable for Win. Vista. I asked them at least
> three times. Try yourself.

If you will go to http://www.lavasoft.com/ and look at the picture of
the Adaware box in the upper left-hand corner of the page, you will
note that it says there "Windows Vista Compatible."

I can confirm that it works fine in Windows Vista.

--
Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP Windows - Shell/User
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NonSuch [MVP]
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Re: Antispyware
Posted: 01-20-2008, 06:46 AM
Ad-aware has gotten progressively bloated, and now they've added the
"Ask toolbar."

http://securitygarden.blogspot.com/2...dark-side.html

I no longer use it nor recommend it.

> On Sat, 19 Jan 2008 12:59:55 -0000, "Zygy" <zygy@microsoft.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi, Thank you for the reply. There may not be any problem using 2007 ver. of
>> Ad-Aware on Win. Vista, but is it doing the job it should be? Ad-Aware will
>> not confirm that 2007 is suitable for Win. Vista. I asked them at least
>> three times. Try yourself.
 
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