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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 11:41 am 
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I have run Ad-aware, spybot and spy sweeper, all of which report no more spyware (even in safe mode). However, when I just ran a trial version of pest patrol, it reported 313 hits!!! How is this possible?? Are all the other programs crap and pest patrol so overwhelmingly good or is pest patrol full of it??? :?:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2004 12:43 pm 
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Check the path to the hits. Pest patrol will find the detection files as well as any quarantined files within other spyware utilities and report them as positive hits. Spybot and Ad-Aware weren't designed as trojan removers so their functionality in this regard is somewhat limited as opposed to Pest Patrol.

Pest Patrol is a good program, you just have to pay attention to the results it gives you to get the whole story. Ad-aware, spybot and spy sweeper are all good programs when used within their design limitations.


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hey robert, update you version of adware if you didnt yet. get the adware SE version which works better than the adware 6 version. adware SE finds more spyware than the previous version and also scans your computer more deeply for all those garbage.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 2:49 pm 
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I would try what the others are saying and also try out Stinger.


http://download.nai.com/products/mcafee ... tinger.exe


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