Which is the best free anti spyware app?

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  1. aryayush

    aryayush New Member

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    Hello!
    Well, the question is there in the topic title itself and I guess it is pretty self explanatory.
    So, what is the answer according to you? And why? And do you use it yourself?
    Thanks! :)
     
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    nithinks True Techie

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    I don't know the BEST!!! but ad-aware personal is the one which is good and is free .You can try that...
     
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    Ad-aware is the best...
     
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    QwertyManiac Commander in Chief

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    Why do people use it? If you are an avid onliner you wouldnt even care for an a/v either...

    Btw, I have used Ad-Aware and it was pretty nice in usablity, found no spyware to test though :p
     
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    ad aware is one of the best free anti spyware out there ...

    I use 5 such tools.However the rest are not free :(
     
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    Please elaborate.

    I myself am using Ad Aware, Spybot, Spywareblaster and Win Defender, of course along with Avast.

    But over the past few months none of these ever detected anything but I have never faced any Spyware/Adware/Virus problems either.
     
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    MysticHalo Your Maker.

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    How do u get time to use all those :?
    I get bored by that single long Spybot S&D scan..i feel most antivirus like KAV,NOD,NAV have inbuilt spyware guard. Other than that..i only use Windows malicious Software removal tool once a month :)
     
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    I "HAVE" Adaware and Spybot SnD... I rarely use it... Mostly my system is stable and rarely do i install any trial software, etc... Even then, I only go for freeware that has been reviewed and given good ratings by many different known websites... So, I rarely worry about these things...

    There was a time when I did a lot of messing around with the computer... At that time, more than the spyware, the Firewall was my greatest asset... As soon as I install a new software, if it has a spyware installed and tried to access the net, the firewall would catch it... In addition, I also had to run the spyware tests regularly because not all spyware used such direct methods of accessing the internet...

    Now, once you get comfortable with the stuff around you, you dont need to experiment that much...

    Arun
     
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    Thanks a lot, guys! :)
    I am downloading Ad aware.
     
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    Ad Aware is the best but uses much resources. Spybot may be better if you are working on Win XP and 128 MB RAM.
     
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    Other than Ad Aware, all others have real time protection.
     
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    sude Tech'ing life seriously!!

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    hey u can use Spybot. i am using it for 3yrs now and believe me very very... less attacks. i also use ad aware, but not much as it has a tendency to eat up system resources... more over their is no resident protection in free ver of adaware...

    whereas its not the same with Spybot...

    give it a try...

    and remember perfection can never b acheived... so the best antispyware/antivirus will never evolve...ok...

    -SUDE
     
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    As- Aware personal or spybot serach & destroy any one of them is good.
     
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    QwertyManiac Commander in Chief

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    What I meant to say was, after you spend some time browsing the net, knowing whats what and where, you will hardly get infected. And if you get infected by CDs, etc.. your anti virus is lame...
     
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    i use ad-aware+spybot sd+windows defender
     
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    Windows Defender. It's a good free anti-spyware.
     
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    spybot s & d + adaware + spywareblaster

    one query :: spywareblaster don't provide security to opera and i use mostly opera , any solution to keep opera safe from spyware loading ??
     
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    best freeware : adaware
    best paid : spyware doctor.
     
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    I bought Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE Professional and it is a classy software. I love it! Thanks for all the help, guys! :)
     
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    adware se pro and trend micro anti spyware are good ones
     
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