Windows Vista Home Premium security - Spybot or Lavasoft Adaware?

Posted: 06-04-2008, 06:15 AM
Hi, there is so much information out there and different reviewers offer
different suggestions. So what does Microsoft suggest? When I was using
XP I had Lavasoft Adaware Personal 2007 and it worked fine. I have heard
that Spybot is also good. I understand my system comes with Windows
Defender (is that correct) but perhaps I need something else ??? Many
thanks.
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Trish

Windows Vista Home Premium security - Spybot or Lavasoft Adaware?


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Re: Windows Vista Home Premium security - Spybot or Lavasoft Adaware?
Posted: 06-04-2008, 07:50 AM

Trish;736137 Wrote:
> Hi, there is so much information out there and different reviewers offe
> different suggestions. So what does Microsoft suggest? When I was usin
> XP I had Lavasoft Adaware Personal 2007 and it worked fine. I hav
> hear
> that Spybot is also good. I understand my system comes with Window
> Defender (is that correct) but perhaps I need something else ??? Man
> thanks
> -
> Tris
Hi Trish

Defender is ok, but not enough on it's on. Spybot and Ad-Aware 2008 ar
some good free choices to have with it

You can find these and more in this list of free programs that I hav
tested in Vista without any problems

http://www.vistax64.com/software/115...list-vista.htm

Hope this helps
Shaw

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RE: Windows Vista Home Premium security - Spybot or Lavasoft Adaware?
Posted: 06-04-2008, 09:07 AM
My Security Programs, and how to use them to remove problems.

Vista’s Firewall works very well.

http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

Avast Anti-Virus is Vista compatible (32bit and 64bit Versions), FREE,
auto-updating, and a low resources user of your computer.
And, only have 1(one) Anti-Virus installed / running on your computer at any
one time..
Conflicts may occur if you have more than 1(one).

http://www.spybot.info/en/index.html

Spybot Search & Destroy 1.5.2 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.

http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

SpywareBlaster 4.0 is a non-intrusive, FREE Anti-Spyware Program that runs
in the background (no scanning by you!).
Update it once a fortnight, and let it do its work in the background!

Important re: Safe Mode
If you happen to find a problem that you can’t uninstall / delete, reboot
the computer, and go into Safe Mode.
To get into Safe mode, tap F8 right at Power On / Startup, and use UP arrow
key to get to Safe Mode, then hit ENTER.
RESCAN your computer with Avast and Spybot S & D while in Safe Mode.

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"Trish" wrote:
> Hi, there is so much information out there and different reviewers offer
> different suggestions. So what does Microsoft suggest? When I was using
> XP I had Lavasoft Adaware Personal 2007 and it worked fine. I have heard
> that Spybot is also good. I understand my system comes with Windows
> Defender (is that correct) but perhaps I need something else ??? Many
> thanks.
> --
> Trish
farbuncle
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RE: Windows Vista Home Premium security - Spybot or Lavasoft Adaware?
Posted: 06-05-2008, 11:53 PM
With spyware, its a case of the more the merrier. I use all three, Defender,
Spybot and Adaware. So Far so good.


"Trish" wrote:
> Hi, there is so much information out there and different reviewers offer
> different suggestions. So what does Microsoft suggest? When I was using
> XP I had Lavasoft Adaware Personal 2007 and it worked fine. I have heard
> that Spybot is also good. I understand my system comes with Windows
> Defender (is that correct) but perhaps I need something else ??? Many
> thanks.
> --
> Trish
 
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