top 10 anti-spyware list...some surprises !

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  1. anandk

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    ~Phenom~ The No.1 Stupid

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    windows defender at No 8.
    Thats really shocking , and I thought its the most reliable.
    I think I need to change my antispyware.
     
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    Windows Defender whouldn't be at No.8 position but below that as I never saw it catching any spyware applications. I purpously installed a few spyware softwares in my computer just to check if or not the anti-spyware software catches it and Windows Defender was the only that didn't catch any. I personally feel Ad-Aware and Spysweeper are the best...
     
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    Vyasram The pWnster

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    windows defender , IMO mustn't be in top ten. Still nothin can beat lavasoft
     
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    spyware doctor is my personal favourite.
     
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    Third Eye gooby pls

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    hello

    Spybot Search & Destroy !
     
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    Vyasram The pWnster

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    cud u plz gimme the link. Anyway webroot is paid, adaware per is free.

    I use lavasoft adaware and spybot sd. Free and make a superb combination
     
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    shocking to see windows defender at such low position.... as i thought its the best in its class........
     
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    Windows Defender is better than any other antispyware.
     
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    ZdNet and PCMag and all big companies always favour Zone-Alarm and i dunno why...and as for this rating i give balls to it!
    ad-aware and especially Zonealarm is nowhere in anyone's top-ten list!
    Za's anti-spyware is good more at prevention than is curing and detection!
    In my view,
    1.Spysweeper,
    2.Spyware Doctor,Ewido
    3.Spybot S&D,
    4.counterspy/Ad-aware
    5.Pc-Cillin Anti-Spyware,
    Sorry this topten-review and other site s mis-lead you,goto pcmag.com or pcworld.com for better knowledge.
     
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    aug has changed things :)
    some latest (aug) reviews etc suggest that that the evolving malware market have left adaware/spybot/WinDefender in the dust, now spysweeper, spywaredoctor, ewido rulz !
     
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    Do you really need antispyware?
     
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    Yes, antispyware is as necessary as antivirus.

    My personal favourite is Spyware Doctor. I dislike Windows Defender because it takes a hell lot of time to scan the whole system.
     
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