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May 12, 2004 8:00:33 PM

What is the best ad-ware & spy-ware removal/detection tool currently available ??

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May 12, 2004 10:49:20 PM

spybot and lavasoft adware. or is it adaware?

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May 12, 2004 11:25:01 PM

Yeah, my vote's for Spybot as well. Handy little program.
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May 13, 2004 2:14:41 AM

It's Ad-Aware 6.0, from Lavasoft. I prefer this over spybot, but I run them both.
May 19, 2004 4:07:12 AM

Both.

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May 23, 2004 1:21:46 PM

both, plus Add-Remove Pro for those really pesky programs that windoes cant remove.

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July 22, 2004 6:09:49 PM

1st - Spybot S&D v1.3
2nd - SpywareBlaster 3.2
3rd - Ad-aware 6.0

I run all three and find each has it's place ...



<b> ...more people are driven insane through religious hysteria than by drinking alcohol - W.C. Fields </b>
July 22, 2004 6:23:49 PM

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It's Ad-Aware 6.0, from Lavasoft. I prefer this over spybot, but I run them both.

Spybot (and SpywareBlaster 3.2) block spyware ... ad-aware 6.0 only identifies and removes it after it's installed. I prefer to block the crap myself ... but I still scan with ad-aware to pick up anything that the others might have missed (if I forgot to update the definitions).



<b> ...more people are driven insane through religious hysteria than by drinking alcohol - W.C. Fields </b>
August 3, 2004 12:02:18 PM

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Spybot (and SpywareBlaster 3.2) block spyware ... ad-aware 6.0 only identifies and removes it after it's installed. I prefer to block the crap myself ... but I still scan with ad-aware to pick up anything that the others might have missed (if I forgot to update the definitions).



Spybot S&D itself recommends SpywareBlaster ...



<b> ...more people are driven insane through religious hysteria than by drinking alcohol - W.C. Fields </b><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Jake_Barnes on 08/03/04 08:27 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
August 8, 2004 12:26:14 PM

I´ve been reading only the negative reviews on all these programs on downloads.com and a lot of people warn not to use these. Lots of similar problems and warnings of deleting windows files and network problems. I don´t know what to think now, but I´m still looking for a good SAFE program to install and remove all my ad/spy ware. Does anybody know anything about this?
August 8, 2004 10:13:43 PM

I've been using Spybot and Ad-Aware and never had a problem with either of them. Easy install, no crashes, no conflicts with other programs.
August 9, 2004 5:33:17 PM

Caution about download.com - they push apps that they get paid to push - for example, they recommend Spyhunter ... Spyhunter <b>is</b> spyware.

Listen to us - screw doenload.com

Use Spybot S&D, Spywareblaster and adaware 6.0 (get latest versions - do a search).



<b> ...more people are driven insane through religious hysteria than by drinking alcohol - W.C. Fields </b>
August 9, 2004 6:06:36 PM

Perhaps the reason you're getting negative reviews on download.com - is because the good apps are free and download doesn't get a cent from the authors ...

Check this <A HREF="http://help.lockergnome.com/index.php?showtopic=22890" target="_new">forum</A> - some good advice can be found there ...



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