Spyware What do you use ?

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  1. MoneyMan Not Active

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    Spyware is one of the most annoying things on the net and has even taken over viruses in terms of being a pain. What software do you use to protect your self ? its known that around 95% of computers connected to the internet are infected with spyware which out being known.
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    Dude! Please.... control your tension! You seems to be on fire right now in starting threads.

    Well.. coming to the topic.... I use neither anti virus nor any anti spyware , malware or adware.

    I don't even open .exe files which I download from the doubtful source and this keeps my laptop on good stand!
    Asad,
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    I use spybot with a scan maybe once every 2 weeks, it gets rid of the little things that every computer picks up if they are protected or not. I never get anything serious though because i use Nod32 as my anti virus/mailware
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    I always use spyware doctor to remove those spywares and for the virus I always use kaspersky antivirus, it's great and specially the latest release, check them out
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    Well ... According to me , I think that AVG is the best anti virus you can find. The free edition is the killer ... Worth using ... :yes:
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    The one I use is Spy Bot Search and Destroy

    I think it's one of the best free pieces of software
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    avg free for me, if it doesnt get rid of the problem i dont waste any more time i just do a system restore
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    System restore?

    But, you will loose the files you have installed between the Restoring date and the present day. So, what do you do for that?
    Asad,
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    its weird, im not sure what it restores, it keeps all my documents and files, yet it seems to remove any viruses,trojans/spyware etc, i think the system restore on each computer is different
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    I use the AVG free antivirus and anti Spyware solutions and till now i'm happy with results.
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    Sometimes the system restore does restore the virus or spywares, so beware from that!
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    lol , i have backups for restores that are virus free incase i do that
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    I really dont like AVG it's no where near as good as people make it out to be, for people that know alittle bit about computers and the internet its not to bad but for the end user, the person that knows nothing AVG is a real nightmare
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    Same here I don't like AVG that much, I prefer kasper sky antivirus, the last release is too strong against virus' or spywares.
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    i disagree - people say - -- -- is better than avg etc etc, but each software has a different database, so some will be able to remove stuff others cant and vice versa
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    Actually even AVG can't remove some stuff, it depends on its db, if it found a file contains a code (Hexe code) from the db and the file does exist in the computer it would delete it, that's why there is always new releases, they catch every new virus' code and include it in their db
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    i think they should make all anti virus software free, itll help clean up the internet more, as people new to the internet wouldnt buy an anti virus software
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    Would you pay the coder for creating the application ? No way it would be free, however they give a free trial but the license is always paid, it's their only profit!
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    they can make money from advertisments though?
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    It's hard to find advertisers, and specially in security niche, however they got some they will not cover the expenses of creating this program, that why the license does exist, if they could earn from advertisments that much they would give it away free!

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