What is the Best FreeSpyware Remover?





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By Gxing (Gxing) on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 01:41 pm: Edit

I currently use SpyBot, which is pretty good. The thing is, it uses a database so new spyware may not be picked up in its search. Also it does not block spyware from entering my computer. What do you guys recommend??

By Soulofheaven8 (Soulofheaven8) on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 01:55 pm: Edit

try adware.

By Allena (Allena) on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 02:35 pm: Edit

I've been using ad-aware as well as Spybot. It works pretty well since if one of the programs misses something, the other one picks it up...

On my desktop I got something called a "Huntbar." That little thing has done so much damage (I've decicided that this is no longer spyware, but a virus due to the overwhelming damage) that I'm now at the point of backing up important files and formatting my hard drives. None of the ad programs can (they do find it) actually remove all of the components of it.

By Crazylicious (Crazylicious) on Monday, July 12, 2004 - 03:34 pm: Edit

webroot spysweeper. free at download.com

By Vadim (Vadim) on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 03:43 pm: Edit

Spywareblaster (supposedly) prevents spyware from being downloaded on a computer. It does not need to be running to function. I've been using it for a few months, and I have noticed a significant reduction in spywre on my computer. It's available at www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html.

By Lisasimpson (Lisasimpson) on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 04:22 pm: Edit

ugh i tried all this stuff and nothign would work. now i'm using a different browser than explorer called opera. now i get no freezing, no popups or anything. it's a dream come true!!

By Jmatt (Jmatt) on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 04:39 pm: Edit

Ad-aware and spybot

By Gxing (Gxing) on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 04:42 pm: Edit

thanks everybody! now i'm using spybot, adaware, and spyblaster. lol

By Buddnutz (Buddnutz) on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 04:56 pm: Edit

hijackthis always picks up stuff adaware and spybot doesn't, and its free.

By Eyesclozedtight (Eyesclozedtight) on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 06:27 pm: Edit

buy a mac.

By Aim78 (Aim78) on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 09:20 pm: Edit

You use all of those in conjunction? Good lord. How about not downloading so much junk?

Adaware is all I use.

By Vadim (Vadim) on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 09:41 pm: Edit

" You use all of those in conjunction? Good lord. How about not downloading so much junk?

Adaware is all I use."

Actually, I use all three of those as well. Plus, I use Firefox as my primary browser, and I'm behind a physical and a software firewall. I also only download from "reputable" websites. As a result, I don't have much spyware :)

By Gxing (Gxing) on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - 11:33 pm: Edit

I don't download a lot, but what I do is filled with spyware. btw, I also use a firewall like vadim.

By Congresssenator (Congresssenator) on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 03:14 am: Edit

Allena-

Try this?

http://www.pchell.com/support/huntbar.shtml

By Gxing (Gxing) on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 03:23 pm: Edit

what about spyhunter?

By Socalnick (Socalnick) on Thursday, July 15, 2004 - 02:09 am: Edit

Im telling everybody the best way to avoid spywear is to change browsers, i changed to netscape recently and i hav been having no problems and thats pretty good considering how bugged up my computer is. oh yeah and i had that huntbar thing and adadwar got rid of it.

By Lisasimpson (Lisasimpson) on Thursday, July 15, 2004 - 07:49 am: Edit

agree with socialnick. i use opera, though. not netscape.


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