Three Great Ant Spy Programs

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  1. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    First, install xp anti spy

    this program turns off all of the ms phone home activities...small and excellent little ditty...you will love this little program

    next, install spyware blaster

    this is my favorite anti spy program.

    there is no scanning with this program!!!...that's right!!!!

    you just check off all of the spyware entries in it's reflist, and it preempts the registry against spyware...without a scan...this is sweet

    then, there is spybot

    this program is very inclusive, and in it's scan, will include some folders that belong in programs, but might present security risks.

    very informative program, and this is probably the most powerful of all of these programs

    and then of course, you must download the latest adaware

    this is the father of antispy programs...it's a marvelous program that will scan your registry and folders for spyware...very fast, very nice

    all of these programs are free, and all are excellent

    my favorites are the anti spy, and the spyware blaser...these programs are marvelous in their simplicity, and in their ingenious approach to this issue.

    never the less, I use all of these...everybody who frequents the internet should
     
  2. Nick M

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    Very, very, very nice post dealer.
     
  3. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    hey dealer - ya got an English version of xp anti-spy??

    Niche sprecken duetch- or whatever I was supposed to learn in High School - many, many years ago!;) ;)

    <edit - never mind I found the "translate to English" link>
     
  4. Perris Calderon

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    hi dy...

    I got my english version from that site
     
  5. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    dealer - I edited above response - I go it - now what?

    Is it running all the time or what? To start with I left the default setting is that correct? Couldn't find much out in the FAQ other than check it every once in awhile to make sure the settings have not changed!
     
  6. Perris Calderon

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    just set it, let it turn off whatever you want, and then it's finnished

    you can uninstall it, or leave it in till you want to make other changes
     
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    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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  8. vadislav

    vadislav Guest

    can i install spywareblaster alone on AOL's browser?

    what's so bad about MSN update's!?! they are simply patche's. correct me if i'm wrong.

    thank's
     
  9. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    when will a free version of adaware be available?
     
  10. loque

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    Supposidly it will be available 'at the beginning of Feb.'

    so; any day now is a good bet
     
  11. Perris Calderon

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    first, to answer a few questions;

    yes, all of these programs are stand alone...anyone can install any and all of these anti spy programs...free.

    next question, there is nothing wrong with msn updates.

    what xp antispy does, is it keeps your computor from looking for the updates on it's own.

    there is nothing wrong, (at the moment) with xp looking for updates...but for bandwidths sake, I like to get the information on my own, so I don't want the computer looking for me.
     
  12. Perris Calderon

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    And now, I'm going to add to the original post, another program.

    win patrol is another excellant addition to this list.

    this program has real time monitoring of your registry, and will make you acknowledge any start up program installations while you are on the internet.

    wow

    talk about realtime virus and malicous script protection, this is it.

    now, I want everyone to know that the pro version of adaware also has this feature, which the free version does not.

    with the pro adaware, you probably don;t want to install win patrol
     
  13. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    dealer - I saw win patrol mentioned somewhere else and was woindering about - thanks for the info - I'll be installing it later this weekend!
     
  14. Zooker

    Zooker OSNN Addict

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    Thanks Dealer! I've been looking for something like that, got it and installed it last night.:cool:
     
  15. Perris Calderon

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    Ok, here's a great internet program...net run...not neccessarily for security, but can be used for your security programs

    this program will launch whatever programs you want when it recognizes an internet connection.

    this is nice, so you don't have to launch your firewall, anti virus, ad watch, win patrol when you boot.

    now, whe you use this program, you just drag your programs of choice right into the list.

    you also should set the programs to launch staggered, so you don't bottleneck

    also, with this cute program, you can set the programs to close when you loose your connection...this is nice....free up some resources without having to click yourself

    I let the program launch my av, my firewall, my cliptrack, my adwatch, and my little doggy, my fastnet 99.

    you might want to let it also launch your mail client, or your mail washer.

    cute
     
  16. Perris Calderon

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    you know, maybe we'll turn this thread into a great free internet programs thread.

    gonna add mail washer

    this is an unbelieveable anti spam prorgram for your mail...get the beta...plenti stable with more features.

    hey guys, I don't have time now, but you might as well start adding free firewalls, mail clients, and other internet programs, like fastnet 99.

    NO ADWARE PROGRAMS ALLOWED...NAGWARE IS FINE...mailwasher is nagware...I don't want to see incredimail, or eudora type programs on this list.

    HAVE AT IT
     
  17. Perris Calderon

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    I'd like to see some of the members get the links to all the firewalls up

    kirio

    sygate

    za

    also the free avs would be nice...the pop up blockers, the download managers...all that...cool