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    best adware/spyware software?

    anyone have a suggestion for an adware/spyware program? I have Windows defender installed, but in the last few days I have been getting ads randomly poping up on my computer. There use to be free versions of Adware, but I don't see those anymore.



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    Re: best adware/spyware software?

    Ad-Aware 2007 is what I have in addition to Spybot 1.5.2. They seem to do a good job for me.



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    Re: best adware/spyware software?

    SUPERAntiSpyware.com - AntiAdware, AntiSpyware, AntiMalware!

    AVG Free - Download antivirus and antispyware software for Windows XP and Vista

    avg is a great all in one program you can use but if you are looking just for a anti spyware program I would go with super antispyware



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    Re: best adware/spyware software?

    Spybot has upgraded to version 1.60 and it seems to be much faster. I have that installed on all of my computers. I also have Spywareblaster installed on my computers. They both have features to block spyware/adware and Spybot has a search feature to go in and look for spyware/adware to remove it. Both are free and can be downloaded easily from www.download.com



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    Re: best adware/spyware software?

    cytech

    SuperAntiSpyware will get rid of AntiMalware? It has taken over my computer. Do you have to remove all your other spyware programs to install?


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    Re: best adware/spyware software?

    I don't think I'm alone when I say I'd like to see more and more planets fall under the ruthless domination of our solar system.

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    Re: best adware/spyware software?

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneG View Post
    I use avast as well. Don't even notice it is on my computer except for the voice that announces that my "virus database has been updated" or whatever he says! Great software!



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    Re: best adware/spyware software?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfanatic View Post
    Spybot has upgraded to version 1.60 and it seems to be much faster. I have that installed on all of my computers. I also have Spywareblaster installed on my computers. They both have features to block spyware/adware and Spybot has a search feature to go in and look for spyware/adware to remove it. Both are free and can be downloaded easily from www.download.com
    i second both of those.



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    Re: best adware/spyware software?

    Quote Originally Posted by WLCY View Post
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    SuperAntiSpyware will get rid of AntiMalware? It has taken over my computer. Do you have to remove all your other spyware programs to install?
    Probably won't be needed to remove others from your system it just depends on which ones you have installed.



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    Re: best adware/spyware software?

    In addition to those above, Malwarebytes seems to do a good job of getting rid of adware/trojans that already exist. Not sure how good they are at protection.

    Malwarebytes.org



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    Re: best adware/spyware software?

    The best spyware you can get is abstinance. =) I dont keep anything installed and havent had spyware in years. Its perfectly avoidable. However if you do get an infection, a combination of Spybot and Adaware work great.



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    Re: best adware/spyware software?

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    The best spyware you can get is abstinance. =) I dont keep anything installed and havent had spyware in years. Its perfectly avoidable.
    Agree :)



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    Re: best adware/spyware software?

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    SUPERAntiSpyware.com - AntiAdware, AntiSpyware, AntiMalware!

    AVG Free - Download antivirus and antispyware software for Windows XP and Vista

    avg is a great all in one program you can use but if you are looking just for a anti spyware program I would go with super antispyware
    AVG is a good program but I'm not a fan of Superantispyware, it is a memory hog in my opinion and tends to slow the computer down, even while only working in background.



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    Re: best adware/spyware software?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iastfan112 View Post
    AVG is a good program but I'm not a fan of Superantispyware, it is a memory hog in my opinion and tends to slow the computer down, even while only working in background.
    Superantispyware is great for removing infections from your system, just remove it after the problems are gone



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    Re: best adware/spyware software?

    Thank you guys for all of the help. I went with avast!, just because it had a cool pirate sound to it. It really cleaned a lor of crap off the old hard drive and the computer is working better than it has for 4 months.



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