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What is the best spyware protection i can use?


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Blaze88

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Hi there

I was wonder which is the best spyware protection i can use?

thanks

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Download Spybot Search and Destroy 1.4 from www.download.com. Its a very good spyware removal program.
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I have this already maybe i got the old version

thanks anyway
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Also, download Ad-Aware from www.download.com.
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no single malware proram will catch everything. The rule of thumb has been spybot and adaware, but both MS antipy and Spysweeper are excellent.
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I already have spybot....

is this ok
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no single malware .....

I would use two or three --- and then learn how to do it manually.

Since malware programs work by definition files, they can only remove programs they know about....
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so should i download spysweeper?
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At the moment i am using Ad aware, spybot search & destroy and Mcafee

Are those ok?

Also should i download spywareblaster?

Edited by Blaze88, 21 June 2005 - 02:04 PM.

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i think those are ok,

spyware blaster is another animal entirerly---it blocks malware from being installed, rather than removes it...and yes, download it,
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ok i am on it thanks
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what is mozilla/firefox?

do i need it?
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It's a program used to access the internet, just like Internet Explorer. You don't need it, but it seems more and more people are switching to firefox.
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Is better then Internet Explorer?

Are those programs enough for protection on my machine

Mcafee
Spybot Search & Destroy
Spyblaster
Ad-aware se personal

Also thinking about downloading Winpatrol is it worth it?

Edited by Blaze88, 22 June 2005 - 04:24 AM.

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"Better" is really a relative term - some people like it better because it has some capabilities that IE does not. Others (such as myself) still use IE because they don't like change :tazz:.

I agree with gerryf that those programs are ok for your protection.

I personally have never used Winpatrol so I can't comment on that.
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