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youngpaul 17th July 2010 08:39

What is the best Antispyware proggy for Win 7?
 
I have been using SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition for a while now, but I'm wondering if there is any better program that is free?

OSWiz 18th July 2010 18:47

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Originally Posted by youngpaul (Post 260433)
I have been using SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition for a while now, but I'm wondering if there is any better program that is free?

MS Security Essentials -- lightweight and non-intrusive

wutske 18th July 2010 23:36

Feel free to ignore youngpaul, he's a spambot :rolleyes:

OSWiz 18th July 2010 23:50

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Originally Posted by wutske (Post 260489)
Feel free to ignore youngpaul, he's a spambot :rolleyes:

OK, and thanks ...

wutske 19th July 2010 11:10

Now, to get back to your answer (the bot's question wasn't that stupid actualy).
MS Security Essentials isn't an Anti-spyware program, it's anti-virus and in my humble opinion not so good. Detection rates are okay, but the fact that it stalls my computer during it's 5-10 minutes update process is kinda unacceptable.

I'm still a fan of Avast 4.x when it comes to Anti-virus, it might no have the best detection rates, but it's fast, doesn't come with ads, is absolutely not intrusive and it has a nice URL blocker which accepts wildcards which blocks annoying intellisense ads :ws:
As Anti-Spyware I use Spybot S&D, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and Microsoft's monthly anti-crapware checker.

jmke 19th July 2010 14:16

I use none :)
unnecessarily slows down your system, use apps and sites from trusted sources
and if you do want to install/visit something from untrusted, use "Sandboxie" to run your application and browser in a secured/closed environment.

wutske 19th July 2010 16:27

I have those apps installed, but they aren't running in the background. I have them scan my computer from time to time, tough I haven't had any malware in years (also thanks to VirtualBox which I use for testing new/untrusted apps)


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