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Spyware Doctor Plus Antivirus vs AVG and Super AntiSpyware

Discussion in 'General Security' started by meghanald, Apr 7, 2010.

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  1. meghanald

    meghanald Thread Starter

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    I recently took my computer in for a tuneup, because I was having some processing issues. He resolved that, but then changed all of the security settings that I had. My computer seams to be worse after bringing it home. Before I take my computer back to the shop to have him set it back to the way I had it, I wanted to make sure that I'm choosing the right options.

    I've always had PC Tools Spyware Doctor Plus Antivirus and have loved it. It seems to catch or stop everything that tries to enter my computer. In fact, the tech was surprised, but said he couldn't find a single virus anywhere. Anyway, when I got it back from the shop, he had uninstalled Spyware Doctor Plus Antivirus and replaced it with AVG Free and Super AntiSpyware Free Edition. Within 1 week, I had 264 viruses and 9 threats and hijacks. I am not impressed at all with these two new programs and want Spyware Doctor back on my PC. Does anyone know of a reason why I shouldn't have Spyware Doctor back on here or why AVG or Super AntiSpyware might be superior?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Deathblow

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    264 Viruses in a week?!!?
     
  3. meghanald

    meghanald Thread Starter

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    I know! Lol I felt like he sabotaged my computer. I mean really... I've never ever seen that many viruses before. You know...he did make a comment to me that he didn't like it when his customers knew too much about their computer because it would put him out of a job. Hmmm....
     
  4. GoJoAGoGo

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    Time to find a new PC tech. Why would he remove a program you paid for and replace it with free ones? AVG Free and SuperAntiSpyware Free are good programs but still he should of asked you first. And yes, it does sound like he has sabotaged your computer.
     
  5. perfume

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    Dear meghanald,
    Yes,you better change the technician before he/she ;)"does more damage"! If PC Tools Spyware Doctor plus Antivirus were doing such a good job for you, no need to change it. If you have the details of your account ,when you bought and the registration Number, you can always ask the PC Tools guys to send you a new .exe file for re-installation. That is one good reason to take a print out of such valuable purchases. In the mean time , after uninstalling AVG, visit this site for download of the trial version :
    http://www.pctools.com/spyware-doctor-antivirus/ (Don't change the one you have had). Uninstall AVG first,using the AVG remover : http://www.avg.com/us-en/download-tools . Hey,keep(or re-install) the SuperAntiSpyware,SAS as it's efficacy has been proved many a times here! Site to download the free version of SAS(free) : http://www.superantispyware.com/ (y)(y)(y)

    Then kindly visit this support site : http://www.pctools.com/support/ .There you can see the various "excellent" and user-friendly options to get back your full version:)! I am posting a thumbnail.click on it to view it nicely in another window! All the very best!:)(y)
     

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  6. Phantom010

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    My guess is that AVG and SAS did their job and detected what PC Tools didn't... :rolleyes:

    I would bet a week's pay that most of your 264 "viruses" were in fact harmless tracking cookies detected by SuperAntiSpyware. So, let's not be too hasty to throw stones at SAS and AVG.
     
  7. E-7

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    I'll join Phantom010 in betting a week's pay the 264 "viruses" were harmless tracking cookies.
     
  8. Blackmirror

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    Thats why i use malwarebytes
    why detect something that is harmless to make yourself look good
     
  9. Phantom010

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    Scanning for tracking cookies can be disabled in SAS.
     
  10. Blackmirror

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    But how many people realise that
     
  11. Phantom010

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    Probably very few. :)
     
  12. Blackmirror

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    They do now (y)
     
  13. alexcarlson

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    Hi,
    I have never ever seen that many viruses before. Use malwarebytes.
    Thanks
     
  14. perfume

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    Tracking cookies may not cause a BSOD, but are insidious spies! These are also called" Third party cookies". If you choose to allow them to remain on your computer, they keep on gathering info' about all the sites you visit, how frequently, which items you ordered from Amazon or ebay and build up a pattern of your computer personal profile and your privacy is eroded ( the one small liberty we all cherish so much). :(http://www.worldprivacyforum.org/cookieoptout.html

    So,kindly do not create an impression in the minds of new visitors to this site that, these tracking cookies are harmless, whereas the truth is otherwise! I am not kidding myself that teenagers do not visit "Porn sites" and "torrent sites", and if these are relayed back to the businesses whose job is to collect and forward the info' to the ones who have employed them, that's like"cash on the barrel"! Tracking cookies is BIG BUSINESS!:eek::eek:

    I urge those using FF to install the "Better Privacy" Add-on, and those in the habit of using IE 8, to definitely use"private Browsing", especially when you use an internet kiosk!

    Under"tools" in my FF, under "Options" -->"Privacy", it looks like this. Kindly view!
     

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  15. Phantom010

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    Cookies can be deleted very easily whenever you feel like it. I stand by my opinion. Cookies are harmless text files. :) ;)

    http://kdiamondkenny.blogspot.com/2009/03/what-is-cookie.html (from Kenny94, malware fighter on TSG)

     
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