adwatch or spybot tea timer

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Perris Calderon, May 29, 2005.

  1. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    these are little sandboxes that provide real time protection against adware

    tea timer is free from spybot, seems to do a good job

    adwatch is in the paid version of adaware

    I have a paid license for adaware, but I think I like the spybot version a little better

    does anyone have a preferance between these two. (besides the free part)
     
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  2. LordOfLA

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    tea timer is useless from my experiance. It's never once stopped spyware getting into a computer. Runnnig spybot after a week on my sisters pc was testament to that.

    Your're best bet for realtime spyware monotoring is MS AntiSpyware. I bought it when it was still Giant becuase it did a superior job of caching stuff in realtime. In conjuction with adaware and spybots on-demand scanning you'll be pretty safe.

    Also consider NOD32/Kaspersky AV set to watch for "potentially harmfull applications" on top.
     
  3. Perris Calderon

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    has the ms application included cookies yet in the realtime protection?
     
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    If you download spywareblaster it will keep 99% of bad cookies out, so you wont really need to worry about that part. Next time I am going to format my computer I will download a bunch of spyware with the spybot protection running, that way we can know for sure :)
     
  5. Perris Calderon

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    when I used to run adwatch, I never got positive from results on a scan, now that I've been running spybot tea timer, I also get no positive results

    comparing both, tea timer uses less memory...this is always running, so that memory useage is actuall

    I think I'm gonna stay with tea timer, but if someone thinks adwatch is better, let me know

    thanx for the input guys