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Ad-aware vs Spybot

By olefarte
Feb 29, 2004
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  1. hotlips69

    hotlips69 TS Rookie

    I've been using Ad-Aware & Spybot for ages and they complement each other, but I also recommend using Spy Sweeper (www.webroot.com) which finds spyware that the other 2 miss!

    I've proved this time & time again and always run Spy Sweeper after the other 2 just to make sure.
     
  2. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 822

    I just tryed the Spy Sweeper program and I highly recommend it. It found 3 programs Ad-Aware did not.....
     
  3. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,646

    Masque I have used Mailwasher , Spamkiller Although they are fine programs . They use the principle of large straining type lists to screen your email based on user reports.Too bulky.
    Read up up on this program.http://www.digiportal.com/ Choice Mail One ( I am not trying to promote ,Just an opinion) It is small and simple and I prefer it's different approach to spam.
    Let me know what you think.
     
  4. jshields13

    jshields13 TS Rookie Posts: 128

    Masque - If you are interested in Mail Washer, you should be able to find it at www.mailwasher.net I just checked through Google, and it's there.
     
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    So a typical Spyware search would consist of a run of AdAware, followed by Spybot & finish it off with Spy Sweeper ?

    Wouldn't it be simpler not to install any progs ? ;)
     
  6. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,384   +15

    Um, no. Progs were made for a reason.. gotta use whatcha gotta use ;)
     
  7. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 1,427

    To start up an old argument again, ,here is another review/test of Ad-aware and Spybot. I suppose the only way to really not have any spyware/adware is to do what Didou said, don't download anything . So, I guess I'll have to continue to use these programs..
     
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