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Help!! Ad-aware free edition vs Spybot S&D

Discussion in 'General Security' started by JKim1303, Jul 11, 2009.

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  1. JKim1303

    JKim1303 Guest Thread Starter

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    Hi guys !! I'm new in techguy.org

    I'm wondering which app. to choose for my netbook because i think installing Ad-aware and both Spybot causes my netbook to slow down, so im wondering if there is another lite software or if i should uninstall one of the programs (between Ad-aware and Spybot)


    Thanks,
     
  2. JKim1303

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    Also id like to know which antivirus software i should use
     
  3. stantley

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    I'd uninstall both AdAware and Spybot. For anti-virus get avast! antivirus Home Edition, which also has anti-spyware. It will update automatically.

    As an extra anti-spyware scanner get the free version of SUPERAntiSpyware and also get the free version of SpywareBlaster. These programs must be updated manually, so occasionally check for updates.

    If you have Vista you can just use the Windows Firewall.
     
  4. Blackmirror

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    I would choose Malwarebytes
    It doesnt tell you tracking cookies are a threat
     
  5. perfume

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    Dear JKim1303,
    Follow what stanley and Blackmirror have suggested, Avast A-V,SAS and MBAM!

    You've got 2GB RAM and you can jolly well install Spybot S&D, the venerable and proven anti spyware. The Tea-Timer is a Golden bonus which you get with Spybot! Don't throw away the baby with the bucket!;)(y)
     
  6. blitzkreig

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    I would never use ad-aware, its a little high on resources, higher detection of false poitives, ineffectiveness when it comes to dealing with quite a lot of threats. I would use spybot s&d, its teatime updater is almost a good asset :D. I would also recommend using malwarebytes' antimalware free as blackmirror pointed out.
    For virus protection I would recommend
    Avira antivir personal (free)
    Avast home edition (free)
    Kaspersky internet security 2010(paid)
    Bitdefender security software(paid)
    ESET nod32 smart security or just the antivirus(paid)
     
  7. blitzkreig

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    Oh! yeah, how can I forget recommending super antispyware free edition. It offers excellent protection against spyware.
     
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    Dear blitz,
    Great minds (though i don't have one) think alike!:D(y)

    BiiP's WinPatrol 2009(free) would make an awesome combination! Download site :http://www.winpatrol.com/ (y)
     
  9. Kenny94

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    I concur.
     
  10. Blackmirror

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    Great minds etc etc :D
    Hope you are well Kenny
     
  11. Kenny94

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    Doing well Donna. Thanks for asking....:)

    I don't care for Spybot or Ad-Aware by Lavasoft. That's is me. Others may feel differently. I did a write up on my blog as to why.
     
  12. Blackmirror

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    I have used then in the past but i prefer MB :D
     
  13. stantley

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    The thing I didn't like about Malwarebytes when I had it was it seems like it can only scan a whole drive at a time.

    Is there a way to do a custom scan so it only scans certain folders? Or is that only with the paid version?
     
  14. Kenny94

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    Right click on the folder you want to scan and from the pull down menu use Malwarebytes to scan.
     
  15. stantley

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    OK, thanks. Maybe I'll give it another try.
     
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