Adaware/Spybot

Enyo

OSNN Veteran Addict
#2
There functions do overlap abit you will be fine with one or the other or both if you so wish.

Features for SpyBot:

http://security.kolla.de/index.php?lang=en&page=bots

Features for AAW:

http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index.php?act=ST&f=1&t=2669
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

Try them both, ive never used SpyBot myself but have heard good things.

It seems more far reaching than AAW in terms of features (does keyloggers and trojans for one) but the basic function is the same. I think however AAW's database is far more complete.
 

Capricorn

OSNN Senior Addict
#3
Many thanks. I have that many cleaners installed on my computer that I have given them their own folder on my start menu. Sometimes though, I feel I am too paranoid. I do wonder if cleaning the computer too much might cause more problems than it solves.
 

Perris Calderon

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#4
your concern is valid...too much cleaning is more harmfull then helpfull

for instance, registry cleaners will usually recognize as invalid some entries that you will miss in the future, and you won't even recognize the problem when it arises

spybot can easily remove some very functiional history logs...history, address completion, stuff that I use every day

adaware will rmove some keys on programs and render them invalid, where you might have prefered to keep using the program...like dap, or eudora...though eudora is no longer a target, it will be again soon
 
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vadislav

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#5
i used ad aware and it didn't install right because of spyware preventing it. i deleted the spyware it found and i could no longer connect to the dail up service. i had to use the restore CD's. the spyware slowed my PC down bad.
 

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