what's the difference between AdAware and Ewido?

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pfunk_40

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what's the difference between AdAware and Ewido? i thought that AdAware was supposed to be the best anti-spyware scanner??? am i wrong?

i run Ad-Aware and Spybot S & D as my two anti-trojan programs, but it appears from reading many posts that Ewido is the "new" most recommended. i am familiar with the other two and am not ready for change...unless i have to of course.

what is the major difference between them and should i install ewido and learn how to use it and get rid of the other two?
 
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hi, Adaware is for spyware while ewio is mianly for trojans and some spyware! Both should be used as part of your general defence agianst threats from the internet along with a firewall and other tools!





Here's some free tools to keep you from getting infected in the future.


To stop reinfection get spywareblaster from


http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/downloads.html


get the hosts file from here.Unzip it to a folder!



http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm


put it into : or click the mvps bat and it should do it for you!


Windows XP = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
Windows 2K = C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC
Win 98\ME = C:\WINDOWS



ie-spyad.Puts over 5000 sites in your restricted zone so you'll be protected

when you visit innocent-looking sites that aren't actually innocent at all.


http://www.spywarewarrior.com/uiuc/resource.htm


Arovax shield: stop your computer from being hijacked!

http://www.arovaxshield.com/


Winpatrol, protects your computer from hijackers !


http://www.winpatrol.com/winpatrol.html


Use spybot's immunize button and use spywareblaster' enable
protection once you update it. you can put spybot's hosts file into
your own and lock it.



I would also suggest switching to Mozilla's firefox browser, it's safer, has
a built in pop up blocker, blocks cookies and adds. Mozilla Thunderbird is also a good
e-mail client.

http://www.mozilla.org/


Another good and free browser is Opera!

http://www.opera.com/


Read here to see how to tighten your security:

http://forums.techguy.org/t208517.html


A good overall guide for firewalls, anti-virus, and anti-trojans as well as
regular spyware cleaners.

http://www.firewallguide.com/anti-trojan.htm
 

redoak

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The new, current version of "Ewido" can be run concurrently with the programs you already have and many others. There is a compatibility list provided at the download site. "Ewido" will continue to run after the 30 day trial period, with some alterations. Updates run manually, and it then provides a good scan check.

I run the security programs listed below. They have served me very well for a long time (fingers crossed).
{redoak}

ZoneLabs free firewall
AVG anti-virus
Ad-Aware SE Personal
Spybot S and D
SpywareGuard
SpywareBlaster
EWIDO- extended trial version
A-squared
CWShredder
Bazooka

All of these are free or have a free/trial version.
 
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