Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Asst. Regional Manager
    Points: 234,643, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.4%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    mj4cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    16,705
    Points
    234,643
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 532
    Given: 499

    Spyware question

    What do people use for spyware protection? TIA


    @RandomGeoFacts

  2. #2
    Pro
    Points: 29,791, Level: 53
    Level completed: 4%, Points required for next Level: 1,059
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,738
    Points
    29,791
    Level
    53
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 18
    Given: 3

    Re: Spyware question

    SuperAntiSpyware here but have Malwareabytes on another computer. I think Malwareabytes does a perhaps slightly better job but it seems to slow my computer more during a scan and scan significantly slower.



  3. #3
    Asst. Regional Manager
    Points: 234,643, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.4%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    mj4cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    16,705
    Points
    234,643
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 532
    Given: 499

    Re: Spyware question

    SO I have Avastand Malwarebytes....do I need anything else for protection?


    @RandomGeoFacts

  4. #4
    Rookie
    Points: 20,985, Level: 44
    Level completed: 27%, Points required for next Level: 665
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    552
    Points
    20,985
    Level
    44
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Spyware question

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    SO I have Avastand Malwarebytes....do I need anything else for protection?
    I use SpyBot, MalwareBytes, & Micrsoft's Free Defender Security tools that you can download in your Window's Updates.

    Between all of that I only get low risk cookies on my pc, but I do manual and automatic scans about once every other day or so.



  5. #5
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 65,584, Level: 79
    Level completed: 46%, Points required for next Level: 866
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    cyfanatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    Posts
    3,987
    Points
    65,584
    Level
    79
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 28
    Given: 328

    Re: Spyware question

    SpywareBlaster is free...and prevents...

    SpywareBlaster - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    And MalwareBytes Anti-Malware...free and removes any problems...

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    Also...I use Avast Free for anti-virus...never have had a problem with this setup!



  6. #6
    Rookie
    Points: 13,270, Level: 34
    Level completed: 89%, Points required for next Level: 80
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience PointsCreated Album pictures
    RotatingColumn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Sioux City
    Posts
    578
    Points
    13,270
    Level
    34
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 20
    Given: 49

    Re: Spyware question

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    What do people use for spyware protection? TIA
    a macintosh.



  7. #7
    Addict
    Points: 80,785, Level: 88
    Level completed: 36%, Points required for next Level: 1,165
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    jumbopackage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    5,465
    Points
    80,785
    Level
    88
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 20
    Given: 8

    Re: Spyware question

    I don't use anything. Haven't for years. And *knocks on wood* haven't had any issues.


    "Homemade beer, after all, is like a democracy. Every so often, youíre gonna hate what comes out of it. But when itís good, itís the best." - woot.com

  8. #8
    Addict
    Points: 159,428, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 27.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    ISUKyro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    9,663
    Points
    159,428
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 98
    Given: 220

    Re: Spyware question

    stop looking at porn and it will help you computer greatly!



  9. #9
    Rookie
    Points: 9,732, Level: 29
    Level completed: 64%, Points required for next Level: 218
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points
    jcats322's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Urbandale
    Posts
    377
    Points
    9,732
    Level
    29
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 6
    Given: 122

    Re: Spyware question

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUKyro View Post
    stop looking at porn and it will help you computer greatly!
    A computer does other things?



  10. #10
    Addict
    Points: 159,428, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 27.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    ISUKyro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    9,663
    Points
    159,428
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 98
    Given: 220

    Re: Spyware question

    Quote Originally Posted by jcats322 View Post
    A computer does other things?
    I never said it was a viable options.... was just throwing out ideas



  11. #11
    Legend
    Points: 204,581, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 22.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesVeteran50000 Experience Points
    dmclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    50131
    Posts
    13,412
    Points
    204,581
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 234
    Given: 339

    Re: Spyware question

    Spybot



  12. #12
    Rookie
    Points: 10,650, Level: 31
    Level completed: 15%, Points required for next Level: 600
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    Klubber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    417
    Points
    10,650
    Level
    31
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Spyware question

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfanatic View Post
    SpywareBlaster is free...and prevents...

    SpywareBlaster - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    And MalwareBytes Anti-Malware...free and removes any problems...

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    Also...I use Avast Free for anti-virus...never have had a problem with this setup!

    Same setup here, except I use AVG Free for anti-virus. SpywareBlaster is great for preventing tracking cookies and other nasties from getting on your computer in the first place. My anti-virus scans come out a lot cleaner now.



  13. #13
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 11,766, Level: 32
    Level completed: 74%, Points required for next Level: 184
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    CloneBack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    West Des Moines
    Posts
    272
    Points
    11,766
    Level
    32
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 1

    Re: Spyware question

    common sense..


    Ron freaking Swanson

  14. #14
    Starter
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    736
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Spyware question

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneBack View Post
    common sense..

    this, i dont run a spyware, or antivirus, i had to get around the whole anti virus requirement to use ISU's internet and haven't even ran through spyware problems my entire time since i started doing it.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: Fox Sports 1
  • Iowa State vs. Kansas State
  • September 6, 2014
  • 11:00 AM