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 Post subject: which adware/spyware software do you suggest
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 8:48 pm 
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iv been using adware6, bps, hijackthis and spybot search and destroy for awhile now and keep them updated. but it seems more and more that they are struggling to locate the latest threats. i use all of them on heavely infected machines. my question is is there another software out there that can make my job easier? what do yall use and or suggest?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2004 2:57 am 
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Well I use those and Pest Patrol. But I'm having problems too, one way to do things is to try doing a reboot in safe mode and running all your spyware software there. Then reboot. Sometimes it'll find things and remove them that it didn't in a standard boot mode.


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Spyware Blaster, I like it better than SBS&D or Adaware.


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Downloading it now... Will letcha know if it catches anything SBS&D and AdWare didn't.

Hmm, slow download... odd.


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Ok, installed and ran it, it's not really a spyware detector, it's more of a browser checker, it doesn't really do a system wide check, but, it did find some related spyware cookies and whatnot so that's good, good to have as an additional weapon in the arsenal. Thanks for the tip.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2004 8:42 am 
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I'm have also used one called guard bar that installs as a IE toolbar that has a google search and informs you of spyware and gives you the ability to remove it.


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The Insane Modder wrote:
Ok, installed and ran it, it's not really a spyware detector, it's more of a browser checker, it doesn't really do a system wide check, but, it did find some related spyware cookies and whatnot so that's good, good to have as an additional weapon in the arsenal. Thanks for the tip.


Hey Modder,
You called it on that one - It has helped stop the ability for people to get to certain known SpyWare places. I treat it more like a Blacklist for SpyWare :)

We run "Ad Aware SE Professional" and "Spy Sweeper Enterprise"

I like em Both - and use them in conjunction with each other.
Tuathal


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2004 11:29 am 
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Ive heard that the AdAware free version is actually just as good as the pro version, the only difference being some kind of update mode or some automatic thing, not sure what. Any truth to this? Never tried spy sweeper though.. At least, I don't think I have, god, I can't keep track of 'em all, there's just too darned many. :)


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No,
I believe that the Pro version finds much more...
I believe this cause I've downloaded the updates to the free version - then pulled the machine off the network - run it - and found stuff. - then I've done the same thing with the pro version (on the same machine) and the Pro version found 200 or so more... There's no way that in the 3 minutes it was on the network - that I got 300 more tracking urls, etc...

I really like Ad Aware SE Professional -

Spy Sweeper Enterprise is really good - I wasn't nearly as impressed with their plain old Spy Sweeper version...

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Hmm, well I guess I'll have to get the pay version then. The free version seems to catch the most now. Used to be that Spybot did but not for a while now.

Thanks for the info.
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