Adware/spyware prog

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by scriptasylum, Dec 29, 2002.

  1. scriptasylum

    scriptasylum Moderator

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    I've heard Adaware is no longer making new updates (bummer). So, I am looking for a new program that will do the same thing. Does anyone know of one that works well?
     
  2. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    spybot is very nice replacement.

    I don't have the link, do a google search for it

    be very carefull on your first scan...amke sure you read all the microsoft entries before deleting them, as some you are sure to not want to delete
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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  4. scriptasylum

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    Thanks SPeedy! I'll check it out. I know I could have found several myself, but I figured someone else out there had already done it and weeded out the crappy ones.
     
  5. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    yeah..good job speedy sorting those out for him:(
     
  6. engel59

    engel59 Guest

    Ad-aware 6.0 should be out by mid January.

    You can read about it here.
     
  7. scriptasylum

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    Ok, how I do I know which of the not-so-obvious ones to not delete?
     
  8. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    spybot has a great feature which describes the purpose of every entry is finds

    ask speedy, he'll tell you about it:rolleyes:
     
  9. Herkalees

    Herkalees Guest

    Lavasoft is not making anymore updates for their Adaware version 5.XX software... they will be releasing a new version of their software (ver. 6.XX) in Jan for paying customers, and Feb for freeware...

    I'm a genius (that or I read 714 other websites that posted this info yesterday).

    Glad I could spread the great news.
     
  10. allan

    allan Guest

    Until you are comfortable with SpyBot, just delete the items marked in RED
     
  11. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    And the old, 1/2 blind old ppl would like to thank you for the large print :rolleyes: :p
     
  12. Herkalees

    Herkalees Guest

    Sweet, they're welcome. (scope the Dealer sig... lol)
     
  13. polyglory

    polyglory Walkabout Specialist

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  14. the_tazinator

    the_tazinator Are we there yet?

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    I get a message saying that the product is not available until the beginning of February. :(
     
  15. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    I like that spybot ........ just dl'ed it and ran it very nice


    :D
     
  16. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    thanx for the update poly...I also saw your post over at the lavasoft board

    this is news, and important enough to get it's own thread

    I haven't downloaded the program yet, we'll get a review as soon as someone tries it.

    thanx again