Your Questions About Anti Spyware Software Definition

Posted by softwareguru on August 11, 2014

Joseph asks…

Best Anti-spyware?

Which of the available free antispyware programs is the most effective and has the least problems in your opinion?

ps I have ad-aware and Avast so it must be compatible

softwareguru answers:

No one of them will catch everything. They all have different definition libraries or update processes. You should have several that scan, but only one with the shield active.

Spybot Search & Destroy
http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html
Windows Defender
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx
AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5
http://www.grisoft.cz/doc/downloads-products/us/crp/0?prd=asw
a-squared Free 3.0
http://www.emsisoft.com/en/info/a2/
SUPERAntiSpyware
http://superantispyware.com/

SpywareBlaster does not scan the hard drive for spyware. Its strategy is to prevent modifications of your files and settings
http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

Rootkit detectors
Panda AntiRootkit
http://research.pandasoftware.com/blogs/research/archive/2007/04/27/New-Panda-Anti_2D00_Rootkit-_2D00_-Version-1.07.aspx
AVG Anti-Rootkit
http://www.grisoft.com/doc/download-free-anti-rootkit/us/crp/0
Sophos Anti-Rootkit
http://www.sophos.com/products/free-tools/sophos-anti-rootkit.html
F-Secure BlackLight
http://www.f-secure.com/blacklight/
Rootkitrevealer
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/RootkitRevealer.mspx
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Ruth asks…

I need to know the best Anti Spyware Software?

It happened almost overnight;when I try to log on to my yahoo mail or google or anything else, it takes up to 5 or 6 minutes. This is a fast, SONY VAIO and it is only 1 year old.

Can someone advise the best thing to do. I live in a rural area and will have to take it quite a distance to have someone work on it.

softwareguru answers:

These free ones are better than what you can buy:
Free Anti-Spyware:
–AVG Anti-Spyware http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1 is a free anti-spyware protection tool developed by GRISOFT for home use.
–SPYBOT – SEARCH & DESTROY http://www.safer-networking.org/ Download and install Spybot – Search & Destroy with its TeaTimer option. This will provide realtime spyware & hijacker protection on your computer alongside your virus protection. You should also scan your computer with the program on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software.
–AD-AWARE http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware Download and install Ad-Aware. You should use this program to scan your computer on a regular basis just as you would an antivirus software in conjunction with Spybot.
–SpywareGuard http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareguard.html to catch and block spyware before it can execute.
–SpywareBlaster http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html to help prevent spyware from installing in the first place. Install & update SpywareBlaster with the latest definitions. After you have updated, click the button – enable protection for all unprotected items.
Free ANTI-VIRUS and Firewall Programs:
ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE It is very important that you have anti-virus software running on your machine. This alone can save you a lot of trouble with malware in the future.
–AVG Anti-Virus http://www.grisoft.com
–ZoneAlarm Anti-virus/Firewall http://www.zonelabs.com

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