Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 20

Thread: Anti spyware programs

  1. #1
    Beard hat ftw! steve threlfall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    6,743
    Thanks
    302
    Thanked
    192 times in 123 posts
    • steve threlfall's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z77-D3H
      • CPU:
      • Core i5-3570K
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 830 256
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Radeon HD6870
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX750
      • Case:
      • Antec P280
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407 WFP 24" Widescreen, Rev A04
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 120/12 mb

    Anti spyware programs

    Whats everyone using?

    I need a new free program. I have been using spybot but its stopped letting me update despite a reinstall. I have also been using adaware which is still doing ok but another checker has detected a load of new stuff and now i need something to get rid of it.

    What free program is everyone using at the moment. While we are at it has anyone else noticed avg isnt picking stuff up anymore its used to be great

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    91
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    sygate is good! sorry i dont know a link to the site but a quike google search will give you the link straight away its doing a good job so far, and all is going well, check it out, hopefully you will like it... also no loss because its all free of course.

  3. #3
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    49
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Did you try to change the download location where you get the updates from in spybot?

  4. #4
    I eats food da_ging's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    2,256
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked
    29 times in 24 posts
    • da_ging's system
      • CPU:
      • E5200 @ 3.75Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 4GB kingston HyperX 8500
      • Storage:
      • 2*WD640gb in Raid 0 +500gb 32mb seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG GTX 260 Maxcore OC2
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 650w TX
      • Case:
      • Stacker 831 black
      • Operating System:
      • XP Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • 23" fujitsu 3230t LCD 1920*1080
      • Internet:
      • 8mb
    Quote Originally Posted by Beninio
    Did you try to change the download location where you get the updates from in spybot?
    yep as spybot will hang for years if it cant download from the server its trying to which is the only annoying thing about spybot tbh

    spyware blaster is another good un to have http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

  5. #5
    Beard hat ftw! steve threlfall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    6,743
    Thanks
    302
    Thanked
    192 times in 123 posts
    • steve threlfall's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z77-D3H
      • CPU:
      • Core i5-3570K
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 830 256
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Radeon HD6870
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX750
      • Case:
      • Antec P280
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407 WFP 24" Widescreen, Rev A04
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 120/12 mb
    Its always returns a checksum error... after hanging forever. Will give what you have both said a try

  6. #6
    Pink & Fluffy! Elmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Glarsgow
    Posts
    3,234
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    6 times in 6 posts
    i need a new free spyware remover too, I also use AVG and experienced it missing a virus on my friend's PC the other day. It's free tho...

  7. #7
    Slightly Trigger Happy
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    In front of a computer
    Posts
    366
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    avast for free antivirus and for spyware it will have to be adaware (sp?) by lavasoft, it works well and is quick.
    your computer is similar to a fridge in that if it cannot keep a beer cold then it sucks

  8. #8
    Senior Members' Member Matt1eD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,462
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • Matt1eD's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI K9N6SGM-V GeForce 6100
      • CPU:
      • Athlon 64 LE-1620 2.41GHz
      • Memory:
      • 2 GB DDR2
      • Storage:
      • 1.25 TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Onboard
      • PSU:
      • eBuyer Extra Value 500W!
      • Operating System:
      • XP Pro
    Malware:

    adaware
    spybot
    ms/giant software
    spyware blaster

    (Avast for AV and Sygate for firewall)

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Chorley,Lancs.
    Posts
    218
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2 times in 2 posts
    thy the ms spyware works well on my computer

  10. #10
    Banned myth's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    alone in life
    Posts
    2,553
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    M$ anti spy... It does its job....

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Bournemouth, Dorset
    Posts
    1,631
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked
    2 times in 2 posts
    iam using ad-aware, ccleaner and when needed me own hands

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    491
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Spysweeper is the best spyware program I've ever used. In the 6 months it's ben running I haven't had a single cookie or spyware program installed as it intercepts them all It's not free but I think it's only like $10 after finding a money off coupon so well worth it.

  13. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    78
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    What can i say - I actually work for a company that makes a damn good anti spyware programme....

    www.sunbelt-software.co.uk

    ok - I know i work there - so i would say it was good.... (i am also an Account manager - so definately would!).

    Bottom line - it IS very very good - we offer a 30 day eval download from the site - try it.... you never know, you might like it!

    *EDIT* I only sell the corporate version so this is NOT a sales pitch!!!!!!!
    Last edited by Mako159th; 08-10-2005 at 11:22 PM.
    'Speak softly and carry a big stick'

  14. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    on the banks of the river Trent
    Posts
    77
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    make sure uve got version 1.4 of spybot...since my upgrade its been problem free ...also the MS spyware is excellent..

  15. #15
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    London UK
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts

    Malicious software

    I had some irritating programme which kept firing up Winfixer in my browser and I just couldn't get rid of it using all the spyware tools I had.

    But the people at Tom Coyote were brilliant - I would recommend anyone having spyware difficulties go there for help. And don't forget to thank them, they don't charge but the do accept donations.

  16. #16
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Brookhouse
    Posts
    155
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    im using sygate and have been for a long time and it is very good no problems at all
    link is http://www.simtel.com/product.downlo...s.php?id=53687
    Please write your complaint legibly in that box -->[].

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. anti spyware software
    By lodore in forum Software
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 10-10-2005, 07:12 PM
  2. does any know of any trusted anti spyware forums
    By lodore in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-09-2005, 03:04 PM
  3. The best anti spyware
    By nvening in forum Software
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 15-06-2005, 10:52 PM
  4. VXers creating 150 zombie programs a week
    By Steve in forum HEXUS News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-01-2005, 03:44 PM
  5. ctrl+alt+del taskbar programs?
    By johnnr892 in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 02-05-2004, 01:16 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •