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
Windows Defender
AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5
a-squared Free 3.0

SpywareBlaster does not scan the hard drive for spyware. Its strategy is to prevent modifications of your files and settings

Rootkit detectors
Panda AntiRootkit
AVG Anti-Rootkit
Sophos Anti-Rootkit
F-Secure BlackLight

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 is a free anti-spyware protection tool developed by GRISOFT for home use.
–SPYBOT – SEARCH & DESTROY 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 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 to catch and block spyware before it can execute.
–SpywareBlaster 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
–ZoneAlarm Anti-virus/Firewall

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