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I did not see any posts for this one, and it works well with Spybot (1.4 was posted).

For those interested and who do not yet have the new version, you can download here Link

Ad-Aware and Spybot, paired with a good Firewall and Anti-Virus make for improved functionality and peace of mind.

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on Jun 06, 2005
Corky, I dont mean to disagree, Ad-aware is a decent program and worth the "plug" but...

Ad-aware I used to swear by..Spybot didnt impress me in the least bit..
But MS's Antispy Impress's me entirely! Works much better than both Ad-ware and spybot together, the "Real-time" protection is an awesome and actually needed feature..

Im not saying anything is wrong with Ad-aware, but if you own your copy of XP, MS's Antispy is free and personally I think it is better...
Go get it and see!..LoL http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx
on Jun 06, 2005
DZ,

You are free to disagree, I take no offense.

I have tried MS Anti-Spyware, and thought it was alright, but I did not want the extra process running. I also found that it missed a few items that Ad-Aware picked up during a scan which was run after one week of running just MS Anti-Spyware (though they are continually updating their information, and may have fixed this issue).

I use Internet Explorer and Norton Internet Security Pro exclusively for browsing and protection, so the weekly "Malware, Spyware, Adware" scan has served me very well - never had an infection on this computer (4 years old now).

Thanks for the input, and I am sure anyone dropping by will benefit from one of these programs.
on Jun 06, 2005
Ad-Aware and Spybot, paired with a good Firewall and Anti-Virus make for improved functionality and peace of mind.


No arguments there.
Also, Ive found that JavaCools Spyware Blaster Link, in conjunction with Spybots Immunize feature, is both effective and worthy. (I dont remember Spybots Immunize feature being spoken of here before, so I thought I'd throw that in.)

Thanks for the heads up Corky.
on Jun 06, 2005
[qoute] I also found that it missed a few items that Ad-Aware picked up

I have been trying to catch MS's antispy missing something by running ad-aware and still havent caught it..LoL

I Use Firefox and Nortons internet security suite '05..I also have a couple other antispy programs running aside from MS's so that could just be doing the trick...

At anyrate.. people need to use something..anything!..LoL..the amount of "Web-pests" out there is simply incredible...

Oh yeah, I meant to say *thanks* as well for the update Corky...
Even though I use it rarily now, I do still use it on occassion to see if MS is still doing it's job..LoL
on Jun 07, 2005
I use Adaware pro, Zone Alarm Pro, AVG7 pro, and Spybot for several years, and to this day have yet to get a bug. In fact AVG stops bugs before you get them. I use to use Norton, but it lets you get bugs and then tries to deal with them. Spybot has just upgraded and has more features. The teatime feature on it is excellent. I also have MS antispyware, but it still has some bugs and when it pops up with an alert about something changing there is usually not adequate info. They need to work on it some. Since I have never gotten a bug while using the other progs, I have stopped using the MS prog till they get the kinks worked out. I may not use it then either. I feel there is room for all the above mentioned progs. As they say. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
on Jun 07, 2005
Thanks Corky. Don't run Ad-Aware that often, use MS AntiSpyware and purchased Pest Patrol. But is good to update for when I run it next.
on Jun 07, 2005
I've been running Spybot, Adaware, and SpywareBlaster ever since I've had my pc (2 years) and I have never had any problems. The nice thing about them is that they only run when I want them to. I tried the MS AntiSpyware app when it came out and didn't like it at all, just seemed to buggy...didn't like it running in the background...noticed a lag in my pc.
on Jun 07, 2005
I have been using AdAware, Spybot, and Spyware Blaster for years, and thought all was well. They picked up all the nasty stuff and got rid of it. When MS Anti-spyware came out, I tried it. I first did scans with the other 3 apps, and supposedly everything was clean. Then MS picked up a couple of nasties the others missed! So, now, I am using it along with just AdAware and Spybot. I ditched Spyware Blaster because the latest version was buggy and kept freezing up my computer.
on Jun 07, 2005
What's the secret to using MS Anti-spyware? I've installed it something like three times at Windows Update, and see nothing in my Start menu. But when I go back to WU, it doesn't prompt me to install it again, so it must be somewhere.

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on Jun 07, 2005
But when I go back to WU, it doesn't prompt me to install it again, so it must be somewhere


It still has some bugs. Before I stopped using it, it stopped showing up on the taskbar even though it was set for startup. Hopefully they will get the finished version out soon.
on Jun 07, 2005
Huh..Maybe it isnt so great..LoL..

I have had no problems with it, works awesome...

Ah well, you all should probably stick with Ad-aware and Spybot, sorry, I had no idea there were "glitches" in MS's Antispy..
on Jun 07, 2005
I had no idea there were "glitches" in MS's Antispy..


You've got nothing to be sorry for, Zero. You're one of the lucky ones it works for! Smile!
on Jun 07, 2005
What's the secret to using MS Anti-spyware? I've installed it something like three times at Windows Update, and see nothing in my Start menu.


There are two of them!

One is a commandline-only version which is the one that is updated via Windows Update.

The other is a beta, which Microsoft got when they purchased a company called Giant (see: http://www.giantcompany.com/default.htm). It's available here: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx

This second one is a lot more like your conventional spyware apps.


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on Jun 08, 2005
Thanks for the link, Corky, I'll install that straight away.
Like many others, I'm sure, I use Adaware and Spybot (with teatime) in conjunction with the MS Antispy, and the only real problem I had was a bug riddled browser hijacker some weeks ago. That was covertly installed with a theme I downloaded and not detected by any of these programs until it was unzipped, so even with all this protection it pays to be careful just the same.

In any event, all these progs are goood and good to have - be bug free everone
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