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wut are good free software downloads for adware/spyware security?

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also, which is better? Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4 or SpywareBlaster 3.5.1

Update 2:

i just got spybot and i was wondering if the "immunize" feature is to prevent spyware/adware just like spyware blaster

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Ok heres the thing with spyware, trojens and adware(let call them junk for the rest of this dialog) there is no one program developer that can take care of them all free or not. I know there are tons of programs that say they do, but its not true. It takes alot more work to find, classify, and remove this junk than it does to create them; and there are more people making them than working to get rid of them. Does that mean that there is nothing we can do? No, a good defense is a good offense in this situation. First you need a firewall. A firewall is like the front door to your house, you let in and out what you want but not what you don't. So when junk comes a knockin you can close the door and keep it out. Now there is some clever junk that still gets in, thats where anti junk programs come in. Like i said before there in no ONE program developer that can get rid of them all. So you should use at least two. But doesn't that get expensive you say? No, lucky for you and all the other tight wads out there some of the best programs are free, yes free, as in no yearly fees, one time fees, ect... I know this because i've tried alot of them myself free and not free; and the best were free.(in my experience) Well thats it, just remember to keep them updated. Oh yeah below are the links to some free programs(and descriptions of). Download, install, update and run them all and you will be junk free.

    Ad -Aware= http://www.download.com/ad-aware-se-pers...

    spybot= http://www.download.com/spybot-search-de...

    zonealarm= http://www.download.com/zonealarm/3000-1...

    Ccleaner= http://www.download.com/ccleaner/3000-21...

    p.s. these are all free and don't take up allot of processing power unless your using them.

    P.S.S. Ccleaner also has a registry cleaner that can fix alot of damage junk could have caused.

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  • 4 years ago

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    Source(s): Amazing Protection Antivirus Software : http://MoveAntiVirus.com/?bHHh
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It is not a decision about Spybot or SpywareBlaster. They are different types of programs and function differently.

    SpywareBlaster does not scan and remove like Spybot. It monitors and blocks incoming malware from getting on your computer. It cannot stop everything and that is why you can't use it as sole protection.

    Spybot S & D provides active full time protection and scans and removes malware.

    You should use both of those programs for the best protection.

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  • π²
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Use both at the same time.

    Spyware Blaster is to PREVENT spyware from ever becoming installed.

    Spybot - Search and Destroy is to REMOVE it after it does make it to your system.

    Spybot has a feature called TeaTimer (I think), that protects/prevents like Spyware Blaster, but it's not Spybot's main purpose. Spybot actually recommends you use Spyware Blaster for prevention.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    For your Anti-Adware and Anti-Spyware needs...............

    Pick and choose at least 2 anti-spywares from the list below and alternate scanning with them on a regular basis. New spywares are created literally hourly, so no single anti-spyware can really detect all malware. Have at least 2 on hand and alternate scanning with each every few days or so. All are free. All can remove as well as detect.

    Spybot Search and Destroy:

    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/spybotsd/index....

    Ewido:

    http://www.ewido.net/en/download/

    Adaware SE:

    http://www.lavasoft.de/software/adaware/

    A-Squared:

    http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/

    SUPERAntiSpyware:

    http://www.superantispyware.com/

    Windows Defender:

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

    Unfortunately, many "paid for" anti-spyware products are in fact either of limited usefulness or downright scams. When in doubt, look at the list of rogue anti-spyware solutions listed here:

    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.h...

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  • 1 decade ago

    Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.4 is the best as far as a free version of spy / ad ware. They keep up with the updates better than other freebies. We are using it on thousands of PC's

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  • Amirah
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Avg antivirus free, Comodo firewall and Avg anti spyware is what I use on 3 computers. I have never had a problem using them.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I can give a few links that offer free virus and spyware removers...!You may be having a virus or spyware installed on your PC. Norton, AVG , Avast are free antivirus software. Ad-aware, Ewido are free spyware removers. You can download free softwares at

    http://fixit.in/antivirus.html and http://fixit.in/spywareremover.html

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Go here and download free antivirus and antispyware software:

    http://www.helpero.com/Questions-and-answers/Compu...

    http://www.helpero.com/Questions-and-answers/Compu...

    Helpero is a web site that helps every Internet user, from all over the world, solve any computer related problem. You can ask Helpero for free.

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  • 1 decade ago

    you should also use a firewall program, anti-trojan program and of course never forget anti-virus program's I suggest the following programs to protect your computer

    Ad-Aware @ http://www.lavasoft.com

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

    cyberscrub to clean up @ http://www.cyberscrub.com note it only has a 15 day free trial

    WindowsLiveOneCare comes with 90 day free trial @ http://www.microsoft.com

    as for firewall's

    zonealarm free firewall @ http://www.zonelabs.com

    and for alternative programs try http://www.magnisiummedia.com be warned the download speed if very slow being capped at a certain speed by the server good luck you will need it.

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