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Old 17th July 2010, 08:39   #1
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I have been using SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition for a while now, but I'm wondering if there is any better program that is free?
 
Old 18th July 2010, 18:47   #2
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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
 
Old 18th July 2010, 23:36   #3
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Old 18th July 2010, 23:50   #4
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Feel free to ignore youngpaul, he's a spambot
OK, and thanks ...
 
Old 19th July 2010, 11:10   #5
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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
As Anti-Spyware I use Spybot S&D, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and Microsoft's monthly anti-crapware checker.
 
Old 19th July 2010, 14:16   #6
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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.
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Old 19th July 2010, 16:27   #7
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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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