Your Questions About Spyware Removal Freeware

Posted by softwareguru on August 13, 2014

Joseph asks…

WHat’s the best spyware pogram to use right now?

For My computer…. to delete spyware?

softwareguru answers:

The top rated program in most computer publications for spyware prevention and removal is Spyware Doctor. I personally find that making good choices from available freeware programs is just as effective. Here are my recommendations:

firewall:
Comodo (http://www.comodo.com), or
PC Tools (http://www.pctools.com/firewall)
Comodo recently released version 3.0 of its firewall, which adds an intrusion prevention component that’s very effective, though it does take time for it to learn your system, and requires some ongoing attention by the user to make sure programs don’t get improperly block. Comodo is one of the strongest firewalls available, freeware or commercial, according to the independent testing site matousec.com.

Antivirus: (listed in order of preference)
Avira (http://www.free-av.com)
AVAST! Home (http://www.avast.com)
AVG (http://free.grisoft.com)
all provide realtime protection and automatic updates; all have ICSA and VB100 certification, but Avira has been among the highest rated in tests by several respected US and UK computer publications.

Antispyware:
Spyware Terminator (http://www.SpywareTerminator.com) or
Spyware Doctor (http://pack.google.com)
either one will give you good, realtime protection, along with
Ad-Aware Free (http://www.lavasoftusa.com) and
Spybot S&D (http://www.safer-networking.org) for additional removal ability.

Betty asks…

hi any1 at all know any good possibl free real spyware removal?…?

hi any1 at all know any good possibl free real spyware removal? my computer is in big danger and going bye theses free scans i have most say the same of the spyware i have and going bye them i need a spyware removal thats free cant afford a good1 any1 have any links to a very great free spyware Remover or maby a copy?if no its np and ty:)

softwareguru answers:

PCTools products do get good reviews. The good thing is they have free versions of their products. They work great. Spyware Doctor from the Google pack is a must. I highly recommend it. I bought Webroots Spysweeper and spyware doctor finds stuff spysweeper does not. Having both is a perfect combo and I recommend running two anti-spyware products.

PCTools Anti-Virus
http://www.pctools.com/free-antivirus/

PCTools Threatfire – Malware Protection
This free tool makes your current anti-virus better. Definite Download
http://www.threatfire.com

PCTools Firewall Plus
http://www.pctools.com/firewall/

The Google Pack includes a free starter edition of Spyware Doctor.
Http://pack.google.com/intl/en/pack_installer_new.html?hl=en&gl=us&ai=BZy9nzYgZR_j2KofKmwTgjq3mAezuhSGAyqSDAsWNtwEAEAEgw9-LBTgBUIfas8sEYMnG5YbIo-gZoAGWl5z9A7IBDmZvcmRicmFrZXMuY29tyAEC2gEWaHR0cDovL2ZvcmRicmFrZXMuY29tL4ACAagDAw&gclid=CJu2m5HWnI8CFSUYagodtkXDew&ciNum=11

Reviews
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,136191/article.html

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You can do an online scan for viruses and spyware for free from the major vendors. Some of these require Internet Explorer to run because of Active-X

Trend-Micro
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
Computer Associates
http://www.ca.com/us/securityadvisor/pestscan/
Panda Software
http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/
Symantec Security Check
http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/?langid=ie&venid=sym
Mcafee Free Scan
http://us.mcafee.com/root/catalog.asp?catid=free
Kaspersky Scanner
http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner
Microsoft Protection Scanner
http://onecare.live.com/site/en-US/center/howsafe.htm?s_cid=mscom_msrt
F-Secure
http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/olsbeta.shtml
BitDefender
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
NOD32
http://www.eset.com/onlinescan/index.php

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Its good to run two anti-spywares even if some extra resources are taken.

SuperAntiSpyware does an excellent job. AVG’s full version gets great reviews.

Adaware
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware

Microsoft Defender
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx

AVG
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/avg-anti-spyware-free/lng/us/tpl/v5

Spyware Terminator 2
http://www.spywareterminator.com/

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

SuperAntispyware
http://superantispyware.com/

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Anti-Spyware for a cost.
Personally I bought Webroot’s Spysweeper, their product is great and well worth the money. Watch Best Buy ads because sometimes it goes on sale for $10 to $15.

Webroot Spysweeper
http://www.webroot.com/consumer/compare/freeware.html?rc=4929
PCTools Spyware Doctor
http://www.pctools.com/spyware-doctor/

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There are free anti-virus scanners availble. They work well. I like AVG and PCTools anti-viruses the best of the free anti-virus programs.
If you are not willing to spend money it is good to have some kind of anti-virus software

avg
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1

avast
http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html

Avira AntiVir
http://www.free-av.com/

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For a Cost
This is my recommendation for anti-virus. Free are good, but they are not as accurate as the top paid anti-virus software

Top-Tier
Kaspersky
http://www.kasepersky.com

Nod32
http://www.eset.com/

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