best adware/spyware software?

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  1. CyCloned

    CyCloned Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  2. Cyclonesrule91

    Cyclonesrule91 Well-Known Member

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

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    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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    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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    1100011CS Well-Known Member

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    i second both of those.
     
  9. cytech

    cytech Well-Known Member

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    Probably won't be needed to remove others from your system it just depends on which ones you have installed.
     
  10. c.y.c.l.o.n.e.s

    c.y.c.l.o.n.e.s Active Member

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    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
     
  11. bos

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    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.
     
  12. Cloned4Life

    Cloned4Life Well-Known Member

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    Agree :)
     
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    Superantispyware is great for removing infections from your system, just remove it after the problems are gone
     
  15. CyCloned

    CyCloned Well-Known Member

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    Thank you guys for all of the help. I went with avast!, just because it had a cool pirate sound to it.:growl5cj: 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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