what is the best free spysweeping program?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    There are a number of free programs that are very good.

    Windows Defender http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/s...

    Spybot Search and Destroy http://www.safer-networking.org/

    and my favorite AdAware SE Personal http://www.lavasoft.de/software/adaware/

  • 1 decade ago

    There isn't a single best spysweeping program. The best way to go about preventing, detecting or removing any spy/ad/malware is to install an array of anti programs as each program is slightly different in their detection technologies and their definitions of wat is considered spy/ad/malware. That and some safe surfing habits should keep nasties out of your computer. Personally I use Ad-aware SE, Spybot S & D, Spywareblaster for scanning and prevention And you might wanna try changing your host files. Also there is a great site called Spyware Warriors that will give you loads of information and also they have a list of shady/fake anti-spyware programs.

    Source(s): To change host files: http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm Spyware Warriors: http://www.spywarewarrior.com/
  • 1 decade ago

    Windows Defender by Microsoft

  • 1 decade ago



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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hi, you can try firefox browser.

    firefox is much smaller than IE, so it run faster than IE.

    it can block any annoying popup ads. it can prevent most of the virus in the webpage, as you know, most of the virus is spread through internet.

    Download firefox for free:


    Good Luck!

  • 1 decade ago

    I don't think Windows Defender has ever found anything for me... but i still install it as a backup. Frequently update and run: SpyBot, AdAware, and HijackThis... they each have their quirks... though Hijack this has the most advanced features.

  • 1 decade ago

    Best Spyware Removal

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  • Mohan
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago


  • 1 decade ago

    Microsoft Antispyware...this best around and even better than windows defender!!!.

    Source(s): The Bluff Inc.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ADWARE SE no doubt about it. Download it from download.com

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